Circle graphic

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cvh2013
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Circle graphic

Postby cvh2013 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:20 am

Could anyone please describe the steps I'd need to take to develop a graphic like this, please?

UK.png
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I can get as far getting the circles done (a white-filled one over a yellow-filled one) but can't work out what to do from that point onwards. I don't need any directions for the 'UK' text in the middle.

Many thanks,

Clive

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Maestral
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby Maestral » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:32 am

Might be easier than you thought...

1 - create blue circle
2 - duplicate and change colour to yellow
3 - duplicate, scale down and change colour to white
4 - with Ellipse tool, select yellow circle and move nodes at the right

Than, you could try, just for fun, to make the same thing with the yellow one at the bottom, while blue one lays under the white one.

p.s.
Adding that small blue triangle is not a problem, right?
:tool_zoom: <<< click! - but, those with a cheaper tickets should go this way >>> :!:

Lazur
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby Lazur » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:28 am

Depends on your needs.

If the blue and orange parts are simply above eachother, sharing the same edge, some small rendering issues may occour.
Wether you want the centre part to be transparent or white, the steps would differ.
Also if you want a more complex design, where you can rotate the blue part only, it would be quite a challenge.
(something similar)

tylerdurden
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:37 am

Here is a start...

UKcircle-screenshot.png
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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ip5 ... circle.svg

Download and open the svg and double-click on any angled guide to see how they can be set parametrically.

There are a many options on putting the bits together with masking and/or booleans, so shout if more guidance is desired.


Regards, TD
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

cvh2013
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby cvh2013 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:33 pm

Thank you to all who replied, some great ideas there for me to look into, and a special thank you to TD for the download of the .svg file too! This is a very helpful community, thank you for your time.

I'm off now to read up on angled guides.

cvh2013
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby cvh2013 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:46 am

Using TD's .svg file I've got as far as this:

1.png
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I used layers to get this far, but don't know how to finish the job by making the orange follow the curve of the blue circle. Could anyone point me to the relevant tool, please?

My .svg file can be downloaded at http://ubuntuone.com/4fJwrygXMqG4NLslqM4i1z

Lazur
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby Lazur » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:24 am

A solution would be using a combination of grouping and clipping.

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cvh2013
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby cvh2013 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:28 am

Thank you. I've not used those tools before - could you elaborate a little so I can follow. Which elements do I group (and must they be in the same layer)? And which do I clip?

Lazur
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby Lazur » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:58 am

Used one layer for that svg, you can download and check it.

It is a group of an orange triangle and a clipped group that shapes the circle part.
You can group objects by pressing Ctrl+G.

The circular part's group is made of a blue ring and an orange rectangle above it, grouped together,
clipped with another ring so now the edge is only "drawn" by that clipping mask.

The rings were made by combining two circles together.
To do that, draw those two, center align them -align and distribute tool may help, Ctrl+Shift+A-,
and reverse one of the paths -or mirror it once which is equal with it in such case.
Select both and press Ctrl+K.

cvh2013
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Re: Circle graphic

Postby cvh2013 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:12 pm

Thank you, I managed it. Quite proud of myself :-)


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