Using the "Pick colors from image" tool

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Grobe
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Using the "Pick colors from image" tool

Postby Grobe » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:54 am

Hi.

I have a background picture within its own layer that is locked.

Then I have another layer above where I have a beizer curve. There is a colored line on that picture that I want to apply same color to my beizer curve. So I guess I could use the :tool_dropper: for that job.

However - I don't know how to do that :(

It's NOT like ms_paint I figured out.
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Re: Using the "Pick colors from image" tool

Postby prkos » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:15 am

Select your line, choose the Color Picker tool and Shift + click on the color you like, zoom in if necessary to be precise. Shift makes sure the color is applied to the stroke and not fill of your object.
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Re: Using the "Pick colors from image" tool

Postby kelan » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:37 pm

The difference with MS Paint is that in MS Paint you use the color picker to change the "active" color to whatever you click on. Inkscape doesn't really have an idea of an active color. In Inkscape, you use the color picker to change the fill or stroke color of the currently selected object. So you need to select the object you want to change first, then use the color picker to click on the color you want.

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Re: Using the "Pick colors from image" tool

Postby jason1234 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:45 am

Excuse me if this is a dumb question, I'm just getting started here. What if the color you want is in a different document? Do I just need to insert the image for a second to get the color I want or is there a better way?

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Re: Using the "Pick colors from image" tool

Postby Lazur » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:12 am

If you want to pick fill from a vector object and not a raster image, you can copy the object in one document (Ctrl+C) and select the object in the other file and paste in the style (Ctrl+Shift+V).

Similarly, if your original object was a raster image/boundled in a group/on a locked layer etc., draw a rectangle in that file, use the dropper tool to pick a fill/stroke colour to it, then cut it (Ctrl+X), and paste in the style in the other svg -Ctrl+Shift+V, when target object is selected.


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