Barcode with Sub Path Stitching

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MavisPuford
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Barcode with Sub Path Stitching

Postby MavisPuford » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:15 am

Just a quickie. Here's how you can make a fake barcode in inkscape(yeah yeah, I know there is an effect in Inkscape that does this already. Oh well):

-Make a rectangle.
-Convert it to a path. (I set the stroke width to 5 for a 380x250 pixel barcode and also set the cap to "square cap")
-Remove both the left and right sides so only the top and bottom are remaining.
-With the object selected, Go to Path -> Path Effects.
-Add Stitch Sub-Paths. (I had to reverse the bottom line of the square horizontally because the stitches were crossed)
-Change the amount of paths to 50 or whatever you want.
-Make the Start Spacing Variance AND End Spacing Variance values the same. (2.00)
-Add some numbers with white backgrounds on the bottom and you've got a barcode! You might also want to go to the document properties and change the background to white so it will export all nice.

**Example SVG HERE**
**Or HERE**

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Sorry if the instructions aren't detailed enough, I'm in a hurry to go somewhere right now.
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Re: Barcode with Sub Path Stitching

Postby kelan » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:23 am

Nice idea!

Instead of cutting up a rectangle, you can use the pen tool :tool_pen: to create a line, duplicate it (Ctrl-D), move it down, then combine them (Ctrl-+).

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Re: Barcode with Sub Path Stitching

Postby yemanja » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:27 am

Scuse me, i don't understand, why try to do a barcode that way. In 0.46 you have the Effects barcode.

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Re: Barcode with Sub Path Stitching

Postby MavisPuford » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:52 am

Actually yemanja, you know what, I've never seen that effect! Hahahaha! Thanks for pointing that out. Thats funny. Well, you can do it either way then I guess. This tutorial is pretty much a waste of time now lol. I thought it was neat anyway. :P

@kelan - Yeah I was gonna suggest that too.
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