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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:04 am

Issue #76 is out, with part 16 of my tutorial series. In this exciting instalment: manually tracing a logo.

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Postby Xav » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:40 am

Issue #77 has part 17 of my tutorial series. In this instalment: manually tracing a cartoon sketch.

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Postby Xav » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:25 am

Issue #78 has part 18 of my tutorial series. In this instalment: manually tracing a cartoon sketch, continued.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:47 am

Issue #79 is out. My article this time deals with single scan tracing in the Trace Bitmap dialog. Note: due to the editor's computer problems (and inadequate backups), this issue has some empty columns and pages in the PDF, so don't think you've got a corrupted download or a bad PDF viewer.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:08 am

Issue #80 has part 20 of my tutorial series which continues the previous issue's look at the Trace Bitmap dialog.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby paul59539 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:13 pm

Great job. Thanks for sharing it..

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:22 pm

Thank you for the comment, I'm glad you're finding the articles useful. There should be many more to come, as I've only really scratched the surface of Inkscape so far...
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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:44 am

Issue #81 has part 21 of my tutorial series in which I finally get to the end of tracing bitmaps.

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(Oh, and I also wrote the review for the "Super Scratch Adventure" book, as I'm now teaching a group of kids to write games using Scratch as part of a Code Club)
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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:01 am

Issue #82 is now available for free download. My tutorial this time (part 22) looks at the Tweak Tool:

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:44 pm

Issue #83 is now available to download, with the Inkscape article finishing off my look at the Tweak Tool.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:26 am

Catch-up time!

Issue #84's article covered the zoom tool (plus a load of other tips about zooming)

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Issue #85's article covered the 3D Box tool.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:57 pm

There's another special edition available to download for free, containing parts 15-24 of my tutorial series:

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:51 am

Issue #86 is now available to download, with a look at the Spray tool.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:21 am

Issue #87 is now available, covering the last of the main toolbar icons: the eraser tool and the connectors tool.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:49 pm

Issue #88 is out, with the first part of a multi-article exploration of clones.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby McRoth » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:41 pm

Hello Xav,
Yesterday I started to read your articles. They are very thorough, thank you for explaining some of the obscurities (for me) of the tweak tool. I always thought it would be fun, but I couldn't understand it at all. It must be a very nice tool to use in combination with a touch screen, something like finger painting.

How many more episodes do you plan to write?

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:42 am

McRoth wrote:How many more episodes do you plan to write?


I'm glad you're finding the tutorials useful. I don't have plans to stop any time soon, there's still so much to cover. I've only just started with clones and I've barely mentioned LPEs, filters or extensions.
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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby McRoth » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:46 pm

Hi Xav,

Yes I agree that there is a lot going on in Inkscape. I recently wrote a part of a Dutch book, 30 pages about Inkscape. It felt like trying to put an elephant into a moving box. ;-) Well, good luck with the work.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:44 pm

Issue #89 is out, with the second part of my exploration of clones: using clones to create mirrored or kaleidoscopic drawings.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:16 am

Issue #90 is out, with the next part of my exploration of clones: using unset fills and strokes to allow clones to have different colours to their parents.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:39 pm

Just a note to let you all know that I've edited the first post of this thread to include an index of all the articles and links. This should make it easier for readers to find the articles they're interested in, and provide a good place for people to link to if they want to recommend my tutorials.
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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:20 pm

Issue #91 is out. In this edition I sort of continue with my exploration of clones by introducing the XML editor as a means to address this issue.

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Unfortunately the editorial process seems to have severely cropped one of the images I supplied, and dropped one altogether. Therefore you might find the text a little easier to follow if you also keep these images to hand:

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:27 am

Issue #92 is available. Continuing with clones, I delve into the advantages of combining clones with clipping and masking.

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The editorial process has cropped the example comic strip I included at the end of the article, so if you want to see the technique from the article in context, you can find the full comic strip here:

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Xav » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:11 am

Issue #93 is available. The article this time takes an initial look at the "Create Tiled Clones" dialog.

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Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Postby Janne » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:19 am

Hi Xav - thank you for your tutorials - they are amazing :)


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