Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

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Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:02 am

Videotutorial by Marco Riva aka zerocinquanta :
https://youtu.be/OsZiWk5-B80

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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:37 am

Not only do i love this effect (as can be seen in my previous work), but this tutorial gave me an epiphany or two (well sort of, lol).
I used to do this with blurred raster-images and always struggled with the effect, because it gave me the craziest (bug-like) effects.
Using opacity instead of lightness is a much better way for the tracing.
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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Lazur » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:50 am

Nice!

May worth mentioning the same look can be reproduced by filtering too.

Similarly as described in the hatch/crosshatch topic.

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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:02 am

Lazur URH wrote:Similarly as described in the hatch/crosshatch topic.

Will re-check that in a minute.



Here is one of said crazy effects (with a rasterimage as the base), and i think i know why it does that. Its because i resized the canvas to image size. It doesnt happen when i use the unmodified canvas.
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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:15 am

Lazur URH wrote:May worth mentioning the same look can be reproduced by filtering too.

Similarly as described in the hatch/crosshatch topic.

Hmmm, i had a look at that thread again. No idea how do it with a filter, and especially with dots...

Show us please !


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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Lazur » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:19 am

Resizing the canvas means adding transformation to the (parent)layer.
It is suggested putting everything on a newly created canvas once the page is resized and maybe even nudging path nodes...
Guess that would be an important feature to have a magic button to eliminate all the unwanted transformations.
Though it would be problematic on objects other than paths.

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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:24 am

Lazur URH wrote:It is suggested putting everything on a newly created canvas once the page is resized and maybe even nudging path nodes...

mmmh, yeah. Its the same bug that sometimes happens when trying to make a sunburst with tiled clones. I know of that workaround.
I didnt realize its the same with the tracing option, because the result is so outrageous, lol

Why nudge a path node though ? Just wiggle it a bit ?

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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:45 am

Excuse me while i hit the sky !
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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:58 am

Trying different shapes (rounded rectangle) with size and opacity trace.
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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:13 am

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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby Espermaschine » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:45 am

last one
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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby signart » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:01 am

Absolutely fascinating - Are these methods written anywhere - step by step, to read? - I find videos hard to follow sometimes - the inkscape interface is slightly blurred - the pointer darting all over the place . . . :P

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Re: Traffic lights with traced clone tiles (half tone effect)

Postby signart » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:27 am

Hi - may I add my 2 cents? - Basic settings for the image. Then x 4. - Also found I could put a filter or whatever, on the original shape, and clones ok. -

Cannot get the radial color like the traffic light - (yet) - :roll:

Also put a bitmap on top - select both - object - clip - set - and = a fragmented photo.
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