Erasing

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Geinartone
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Erasing

Postby Geinartone » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:23 am

I'm trying to figure out how to erase something...hard to explain...let's say you make a circle with no fill and an outline only...then you have 3 lines going through the circle, but you don't want the lines showing inside of the circle outline...how would you do that?

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brynn
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Re: Erasing

Postby brynn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:21 pm

Not with the Eraser tool.

If I understand what you're asking, here's how I would do it.

1 -- Draw the circle
2 -- Draw a long skinny rectangle, which will be used to create one of the missing lines.
3 -- Duplicate and move it downwards
4 -- Repeat
5 -- Select the circle and the top rectangle
6 -- Path menu > Cut Path

Before you deselect the results, notice on the canvas that there are 4 parts to the circle now. And notice where the 2 pieces are, which will need to be deleted.

7 -- Deselect everything
8 -- Select each piece and delete
9 -- Repeat 5 through 8 until finished

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Re: Erasing

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:41 am

Maybe this?
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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/

Geinartone
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Re: Erasing

Postby Geinartone » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:05 am

Exactly that Tyler! Thanks for the help!


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