Make the highlight on a shirt button

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Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby unconformed » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:15 pm

Hi guys

I am trying to replicate the highlight on this button



I almost got it, but I am having issues. It needs to match the curve of the circle, and finish nice and pointy. I tried to just draw it but you could tell the distance was not uniform and it looked wrong.

What I am doing ATM

I create a circle (stoke only) and align it so it's just a tad smaller than the larger one.
I go stroke to path

I end up with the stroke which gives me two circles. I try to adding a node and break path (shift b), but this causes me issues. I think this is because it is a stoke so it has a "top" and "bottom" edge.

I also tried to trace it, but I gave on on this approach. I realise that may be the best way, but I am new to inkscape and want to learn how to do it.

Cheers.

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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby tylerdurden » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:39 pm

You could try something like this:
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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby Xav » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:50 am

If it was me, I would do the following:

1) Duplicate the circle that constitutes the main body of the button (or draw a new one on top that is the same size)
2) Change the duplicate's fill to white
3) Double click to get to the circle's handles. Adjust the square ones to form an ellipse that comes close to the outer circle in one axis, not quite so close in the other.
4) Rotate the ellipse by 45 degrees anti-clockwise.
5) Duplicate the main circle again and move it down and to the right.
6) Adjust the position of the duplicate, and the handles of the ellipse, until the right amount of highlight is displayed.
7) Select both the duplicate and the ellipse then use Path > Difference.
8) Optionally add a little blur to the highlight.
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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby unconformed » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:06 pm

tylerdurden wrote:You could try something like this:
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Mate - thank you so much for going to the effort of doing this!

I ended up tracing it, but I am going to follow your instructions. What a great way to share techniques too!
:D :D

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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby unconformed » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:08 pm

Xav wrote:If it was me, I would do the following:

1) Duplicate the circle that constitutes the main body of the button (or draw a new one on top that is the same size)
2) Change the duplicate's fill to white
3) Double click to get to the circle's handles. Adjust the square ones to form an ellipse that comes close to the outer circle in one axis, not quite so close in the other.
4) Rotate the ellipse by 45 degrees anti-clockwise.
5) Duplicate the main circle again and move it down and to the right.
6) Adjust the position of the duplicate, and the handles of the ellipse, until the right amount of highlight is displayed.
7) Select both the duplicate and the ellipse then use Path > Difference.
8) Optionally add a little blur to the highlight.



Ty Xav, after doing the exercise above, I will give this a crack too.

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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby unconformed » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:49 pm

tylerdurden wrote:You could try something like this:
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I lcan not do the first part. "Handle to object rotation centre". :lol: :lol: :lol:

It looks like a really useful feature!

Would you mind explain in simple terms how I perform this first function (or refer me to a tutorial / resource?)

FYI I have completed up to "advanced" in in help tutorials.

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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby Maestral » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:28 pm

^ It`s an option from the Snap toolbar
:tool_zoom: <<< click! - but, those with a cheaper tickets should go this way >>> :!:

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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:43 pm

Maestral wrote:^ It`s an option from the Snap toolbar

TL;DR :lol:

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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby unconformed » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:28 pm

Oh great, I thought it was an option there. I don't think I have covered those in the tutes yet.

I incorrectly assumed that you were setting some stroke and making the inside some sort of clipping mask (as if you combined a stroke and a difference).

I'll get on with the rest of it now!

PS, I am making a logo, I have some concepts but I am interested in using some sexy features for fun. Can you point me to any tutes that may be particully handy for a logo? For context, the concept will trump all else (I am not putting a filter on something for no reason), I am just looking for techniques that'sll help my design shine, if that makes sense.

When I have some a bit more concrete, I will share it in another thread and tag you guys via this thread. Cheers.

I am also interested in creating accessible, standards compliant animations using Inkscape as the source image creator. I am not afraid to code. I am competent in Html, CSS and some JS. I have played a little with SVG.

I would like to us this protect to learn, and penitentially create something for my friend I can animate - she would love that. A dear friend trying to do a good thing too.

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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby Maestral » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm

At this point, google is your friend - but, if you could post some examples (for logo`s and animation as well) we could narrow the scope.

i.e. - what do you consider to be a sexy feature? ,)
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Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

Postby Moini » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:31 am

I'd suggest looking at Nick Saporito's tutorials for 'sexy features' on logos: http://logosbynick.com/
As for the animation part, you could start out here: https://inkscape.org/en/learn/animation/
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