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The easiest way I figured out is probably this: Draw a figure. Select the pattern from Fill and Stroke ("Füllung und Kontur"). Click Extensions > Colour > Replace colour .. (should be something like Erweiterungen > Farbe > Farbe ersetzen in German). Enter the hex code for your desired colour. Another way: Select Edit >> XML Editor. Expand svg:defs >> ...


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I am not a graphic designer but I do some small graphics work occasionally and I use GIMP and Inkscape. GIMP and Inkscape are both very nice and quite powerful - but if you compare GIMP to photoshop its obvious GIMP is not on the same level (I've never user Illustrator so I can't compare it with Inkscape) Photoshop has more features, produces better ...


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With a bit of boolean operation trickery this is a pretty easy process. Just take a set of the hexagons you have there, create a rectangle that matches the orange one I've got in the image above (make sure the corners snap to the appropriate points on the hexagons), and then use the intersection tool to get rid of everything outside of the rectangle. That ...


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Use the circle tool to control-drag a uniform circle and once created, double click to edit and change the start and end angles to 90 and 0 (or 360) as in the image below. If you want an outline, then add a stroke and remove the fill. If you don't want the arms on the section either, then double click the shape and choose the middle circle tool in the ...


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The development version of Inkscape (upcoming 0.91 release) has a global anti-aliasing toggle in the Document Properties window, which should also work for export. Look for "Development Versions" on the download page: http://www.inkscape.org/en/download/


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The GIMP is great for the price and is certainly usable on a professional level for screen graphics. It's not equipped to handle professional print color spaces or file formats, however. For that, you'll still need PhotoShop. Inkscape is what I use instead of AI since Freehand was given up for dead. Maybe that's a stubborn political statement more than ...


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To modify the document bounding box: Go to File → Document Properties... (or press Shift +Ctrl + D) In the Custom size area on the Page tab, expand Resize Page to content... (or press Alt + Z) Click the Resize page to drawing or selection button (or press Alt + R) You can add margins if you like


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The fastest way to obtain such an image is to translate the rotation center of the initial object and then proceed manually by duplicating and applying a transformation (rotation in this case) to the last duplicate. For example, you can start with two circles, grouping them (Ctrl-G) and translating the rotation center (by selecting the group, clicking a ...


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You haven't mentioned what OS you're running. I'm using Ubuntu, and I've been able to use librsvg2 successfully. If you have access to Ubuntu, here's what you can do. First, install librsvg2: sudo apt-get install librsvg2-bin Then, cd to the directory that has your SVGs (make sure it only has SVGs!) and use a command like the following: for i in *; do ...


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In inkscape, you count on sort of Potrace(an excelent tracer, free) embedded there. Just go to top Path menu, vectorize. I've played quite with its settings, and while you won't get total control you can reduce it to quite an accurate result and few nodes. But you need to play a lot with the settings till you find the right ones for you. It worked for me for ...


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Save your work. Experiment first :-) Path Menu > Object to path - Convert the text to a path Path Menu > Path Effect Editor - Shows path effect editor at right Choose Envelope Deformation from drop down Click the Add button Select the Top bend path option (edit on canvas button - the left of the four btns on each row) Shift-drag out the tangents from the ...


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What I ended up doing is the following: Select the object(s) to export Open the document properties window (Ctrl+Shift+D) Select "Resize page to drawing or selection" File > Save As Copy... Select Optimized SVG as the format if you want to use it on the web Not as quick as I would like but quicker than creating a new document for each graphic that you ...


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To quickly create the desired image we can use the Clone > Create Tiled Clones... tool. Here is the steps involved (in Symmetry: P1: simple translation mode): Draw a circle of desired size (e.g. 400 px) Set fill to nothing Set Stroke Paint to fully transparent (here I used light blue for demonstration Style to Mid Marker DotL (dot size depends on stroke ...


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I haven't read about anyone being sued for vectorizing, but I have read about someone being sued for pixelating. After seven months of legal wrangling, we reached a settlement. Last September, I paid Maisel a sum of $32,500 and I'm unable to use the artwork again. Pixelating is removing detail whereas vectorizing would be adding detail (if you ...


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Yes, a vectorized image generally counts as a derivative of the original, which means that distributing it without the original copyright holder's permission would be a copyright violation. Of course, if you just want to make a nice poster to hand on your own wall, then you're probably safe — doing so might or might not be legal, depending on your ...


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The effect you described is simply achieved by duplicating the shape, changing it to outline, moving it up a bit and putting it in the background. What the website you linked to describes is a concept of creating a depth perception. The examples you have given are not meant to represent the final design but how this effect is basically executed. The final ...


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Your basic question is whether to create your type at its final size the turn it into outlines, or create it at an arbitrary size, outline that, and scale to suit. The answer to that question, especially if you're creating SVG for on-screen viewing, is that it doesn't make much practical difference if all you're using are TrueType fonts. The Metafont ...


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This is one of the most frequently asked questions about Inkscape, so I'll just quote from their site: How do I change the color of markers (e.g. arrow ends)? By default, markers are black. You can change their color to match the color of the stroke of the object they are applied to by enabling an effect: Extensions > Modify Path > Color Markers to ...


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Insert linked image Open XML editor and select the image Change the xlink:href attribute to be relative instead of absolute. For example, if your image is in the same directory as your svg file, then the value for xlink:href would look something like this: "./MyPic.jpg" After saving, closing, and moving your svg file along with your image file, Inkscape ...


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In the context of wireframing, I don't now that there's a simple way to do this in Inkscape, as Inkscape doesn't have the concept of 'brushes' that something like Adobe Illustrator has (making this rather easy to do). What I have done, however, is made my own 'sketchy' objects just for wireframing. The process was essentially drawing a few UI Primitives ...


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Centerline Tracing The method you are looking for is "centerline tracing". This converts a bitmap to a vector line rather than object graphic. Only few tracers will be able to do that. There is a free Open Source tool AutoTrace which is able to do this fairly well but with limitations depending on the source image quality. Tracing the signature you ...


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It looks pretty trivial to draw by hand. Here's a few tricks you could use to make it a bit easier: Start by setting up a grid for your document (via File → Document Properties... → "Grids" tab) and turn on "Snap to Grid". That way, you won't have to take so much care in getting things lined up correctly. Also (or alternatively), you could set ...


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One simple solution is to export to PDF, and then use Ghostcript on the resulting PDF. Using a strawberry image from Openclipart and the command gs -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=png16m \ -r72 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=1 \ -sOutputFile=image.png image.pdf I get the following result. If your image also includes text, you’ll need to add ...


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Following are a few that I found while doing a quick search: the InkspaceTutorial Weblog Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program screencasters.heathenx.org Hope this helps you out.


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The easiest way: If you want to do this in a much faster way you could go to http://www.openstreetmap.org/ and find a street map you want your map to look like. Then click 'export' and download the map as pdf (Map will be vector) which you can open in Illustrator and modify it to match your needs. If you want to do it from scratch: Start out with a ...


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If I understand what you are asking, this is what you want to do.you have a bunch of paths creating an image and you need to slice the image with a line. so here is an image and we want to cut it on that black line. And we want this (two movable parts). To do this: You should group all your paths. Duplicate and move it (you will need to move it ...


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Indeed Alt-click in often used by the Window Manager. So as a workaround, I often use one of these method : 1) The method described by Christian (move, select, undo) 2) Depending on the objects size, selecting with a zone, like : 3) Or the one I use the most, it's "Tab" to go through the objects. This may seem long & difficult, but as Objects ...


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As DA01 mentioned the gradient options in Inkscape are somehow limited. If you don't mind using two objects instead of one here's a guide: Create a rectangle with a gradient, transform it to a path and drag two nodes to create a triangle. Hit F2 and drag the Linear gradient end node to the tip of the triangle. Now create a rectangle, cover the upper half ...


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Partial strokes are not part of the Inkscape SVG format, so you have to build them yourself: Create a version of the desired rectangle with strokes on all 4 sides. Duplicate it. Turn off the stroke for one of the rectangles (A) and the fill for the other ones (B). Lower rectangle A behind rectangle B, if it isn’t already. Use Convert selected object to ...


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Inkscape comes with a variety of effect filters we can apply to our drawings. Amongst the many there are some effects to simulate hand-drawings. We can apply these filter with the menu Filters > Textures > Name of effect to all selected objects. Below are some example effects:



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