Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

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Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby capnhud » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:18 am

I am used to the Gimp interface and can pretty much do anything that I want. But what I would like to know is how do I move selections or objects from one layer to another in Inkscape.

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby ryanlerch » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:21 am

i pesonally find the layers implementation in inkscape fairly limited, so i try to stay away from it (i dont really do much work that requires using layers anyway...)

AFAIK there are a couple of ways to move a selection and or objects to a different layer:

1. Make your selection and use Layers>Move Selection to layer Above & Layers>Move Selection to layer below. But this is limited cos it only steps one layer at a time....


or you could


2. Make your selection, Edit>Cut, choose the layer that you want and Edit>Paste in place....

but as i said i rarely use layers... other than to lock a background or something...

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby microUgly » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:02 am

In addition to ryanlerch's first suggestion, get to know the hotkeys.

Shift + PgUp and Shift + PgDn are your best friends.

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby capnhud » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:30 pm

@ microUgly
In addition to ryanlerch's first suggestion, get to know the hotkeys.
Shift + PgUp and Shift + PgDn are your best friends.

Umm forgive me for sounding noobish but these do what :?:

@ryanlerch
2. Make your selection, Edit>Cut, choose the layer that you want and Edit>Paste in place....

Will try this approach seems the quickest.

Ok just one more thing where can I edit my keyboard preferences? If it is at all possible

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby ryanlerch » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:20 pm

capnhud:

shift+page up - moves the selection to the layer above
shift+page down - moves the selection to the layer below

The Default Inkscape keys are all laid out in a nifty SVG file that can be found in the Help menu:
Help>Keys and Mouse

And if you want to play with changing the key shortcuts around, the file that defines these is:

Your Inkscape Directory/share/keys/default.xml

by default that file is exactly the same as inkscape.xml
inkscape reads default.xml to find the keyshortcuts i think....
there are a couple of other keyprofiles in that directory that you could try (or make your own. :P)

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby capnhud » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:30 am

Found it and edited it to my liking thanks for the heads up. One last thing can I add fonts, gradients, and palettes like in the Gimp?

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby ryanlerch » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:16 am

capnhud wrote:Found it and edited it to my liking thanks for the heads up. One last thing can I add fonts, gradients, and palettes like in the Gimp?


i am not sure about gradients and fonts, but palettes are just gimp palettes and they reside in:

Your Inkscape Directory/share/palettes

just dump the palette you want in there and restart inkscape and it will find them...

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby capnhud » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:49 am

Thanks, been reading the manual somewhat to try and find more information. Thanks ryan for the help.

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:58 am

Better than copying the files for palettes is to make a link like
~/.inkscape/palettes -> ~/.gimp-2.x/palettes

This will allow you to use common files and then update a palette only once and share it between both softwares for coherent dezign

If you want to make nice palettes, i suggest you to use agave tool that is really nice, with most of the basic color tools/notions used by designer and painter. This tool save in the same format than gimp/inkscape :

http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby capnhud » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:26 pm

Better than copying the files for palettes is to make a link like
~/.inkscape/palettes -> ~/.gimp-2.x/palettes


How do you do this? :o

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby ryanlerch » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:30 am

what OS are you using, that tip above is a linux tip (i think, correct me if im wrong)

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby microUgly » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:23 pm

capnhud wrote:
Better than copying the files for palettes is to make a link like
~/.inkscape/palettes -> ~/.gimp-2.x/palettes


How do you do this? :o

The above isntructions is for Linux but it can also be done under Windows (2000, XP, Vista) if your keen. In Windows the feature is called "junction point". You'll need a program like Junction Link Magic to create and manage Junction Points.

Note that I've never tried this myself but in theory it should work flawlessly. It is a geniune feature of the Windows filesystem, MS just don't give you a way to create them.

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Re: Setting Inkscape Workflow to Resemble Gimp

Postby aqeeliz » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:40 pm

What about copying palettes from

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C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\palettes
to

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C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\palettes
It would create duplicate files, but still, seems like the easiest way.


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