Hot answers tagged

16

Start by drawing a circle using the Circle tool, whilst holding down Ctrl Turn on "Snap to object centre" & "Snap to rotation centre" and create guides that snap to the centre of the circle With the circle tool and circle still selected, you can calculate the arc length you desire by expressing it as a percentage fraction X 360. i.e. (25/100)*360 ...


7

This has to do with the algorithm that InkScape and other graphics programs use to create gradients, namely (pseudo-code): var gradient = [] var firstColor, secondColor, steps for i in range(steps): p = i/steps R = firstColor.R * p + secondColor.R * (1 - p) G = firstColor.G * p + secondColor.G * (1 - p) B = firstColor.B * p + secondColor.B * (1 - p) ...


5

You can go to document properties -> grids, and add an axonometric grid with angles 30 and 30 degrees. The resulting grid will consist of equilateral tirangles. Activate node snapping to grid, and it sholud be easy to draw perfectly aligned triangles.


5

In Inkskape there are two different plugins to be used to put a pattern along a path: Pattern Along Path Live effect: Path... Path Effects... +... Pattern Along Path, to be applied as a Path Effect: Pattern Along Path Extension: Extensions... Generate from Path... Pattern along Path The plugins are slightly different. In this case I suggest you to ...


5

This is a common problem with poor rendering engines. I regularly encounter this problem with ristretto, an image viewer for Linux. Problem The problem occurs because text elements are rendered incomplete. Rendering text elements means loading a font, apply various operations (defined in XML attributes) to it and rendering them on the graphics grid (...


4

This is possible to do with masks, and keep the text as text. With the creative use of clones, you can also make it so the text is editable without having to release the mask too! Here is a quick run of the steps: First, create your rectangle that you want to 'cut' the text out of I made mine magenta Next, duplicate the magenta rectangle, and make it ...


3

You are correct--that "checked background" is how many programs indicate transparent areas. SVG files have a transparent background. Changing the background color is not part of the SVG standard, so changing the background color in Inkscape won't carry over to the SVG file when its viewed in a browser. There are a few ways to get a solid background color: ...


3

Try Scribus. https://www.scribus.net/ But I really feel the need to write something extra. This is not meant as an insult in any way. On the contrary, it is to encourage you: Stop having a poor man's (woman) mentality. gobs of time (months) and thus money by going back and forth with the printer which apparently has been tweaking the colors at their ...


3

In Gimp: Open the document Open Hue-saturation tool ( Instructions ) When you got the Hue-saturation window open, just adjust the hue slider like a crazy person and you should see the colors change.


2

So the most elegant way is probably using axonometric grids, as suggested by Juancho. However, for the few triangles you need, you can definitely do it by just using "Align and Distribute" (Shift+Ctrl+A). Here's what I was able to obtain in a few minutes: Step by step: 1. Create the shape Draw a polygon with 3 corners so you get an equilateral ...


2

Not 100% sure what you mean by thick from bottom and thin from top like a tower but I'm assuming you want to achieve either one of these: Case 1: Draw a rectangle, let's say 300x200px with a stroke of 10px. Select the rectangle and in the menu choose "Path" > "Convert stroke to path" (or hit Ctrl+Alt+C). Now enter the "Edit paths by nodes" mode (...


2

Yes, Inkscape does have swatches -- but they are a little tricky to figure out if you have never used them before. In the Fill / Stroke Dialog, there is a fill type called "Swatches". Select the object that you want to apply a swatch too, then press the Swatches Fill type to create a new swatch. This is also where you edit the color of an existing swatch. ...


2

I found an even easier way: Turn on snap to cusp nodes and snap to object centers. Grab vertical guide. Snap star center to vertical guide. Rotate until the top node of star snaps to vertical guide. It should be perfectly aligned now.


2

You can actually use a clone to improve your workflow here, as the path tool will snap to a clone of the path you are editing. so you just need to create a simple path, then clone it. then just use the path tool to extend the original path. Note that you will need to end the path drawing periodically to make the clone update, but then just extend the path ...


2

There is not a single tool or command to do this in Inkscape, but you can get accurate results by using the Path Editor, Snapping, Guides, and Object to Guides. Duplicate the your paths With the 3 duplicated paths still selected, convert them to guides with Objects > Objects to Guides With snapping enabled, move the nodes to the guide intersections. join ...


2

You can make a copy of the path, then convert the copy's border to a path by using the "Sroke to Path" command. The edge of the border has now its own node that you can snap to. Finally you can delete the copy and are left with the original path and the objects snapped to its outline. This way you can still use the geometric bounding box.


1

If you are going to print these then you are much better served by PostScript (PS) than SVG. PostScript engines have better quality checks than SVG. But more than that PS actually defines printer color spaces something that SVG does not do well at this point, not that most viewers would even begin to support this. Regardless of format issues you should be ...


1

When I need to "destroy" an object (often text being converted to a path) that I might want to keep for later, I use layers. Open the Layers dialog with Ctrl+Shift+L. Create a layer and call it something like "Text". When you are ready to finish the image, duplicate the text layer, convert it to paths (or whatever you need), and then hide the original. If I ...


1

Changing the unit used in a new document is done by configuring a default template: In Windows the default template is a document that is saved as: %appdata%\inkscape\templates\default.svg. This folder is actually: C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\templates in Windows 7, and is empty. See more details on this answer related to changing the ...


1

In ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick: mogrify -fuzz 50% -fill violet -opaque "#F4BF75" *.png I used "identify -verbose file.png" to display the histogram and determine that #F4BF75 is the predominant orange color present. The fuzzing is needed because your samples are antialiased and have a variety of approximately orange colors present. You can omit "-fuzz ...


1

You can perform the task with a simple awk-script. Using a sample svg-file, searching for 'id=' I get: grep "id=" sample.svg id="svg2" id="metadata8"> id="defs6"> id="clipPath3342"> id="circle3344" id="namedview4" showgrid="false" id="image10" id="path3348" id="image3338" id="path3337" ...


1

Depending on how your document is constructed, there are three Inkscape features that might help you here. Layers are your friend -- Add the items that you want to not be selected into a new layer, and use the Lock feature on that layer to stop them being selected. For more info on layers, see: http://en.flossmanuals.net/inkscape/ch036_layers/ The second ...


1

The "root" layer in Inkscape is simply any objects that are not in a layer. Layers are not part of the SVG standard; they are a special feature for groups within Inkscape, using the inkscape namespace (example: <svg:g inkscape:groupmode="layer">). In the current version of Inkscape, there is a default layer when you create a new drawing--older ...


1

Inkscape can export scaled bitmaps. Besides resizing, the resulting graphics can take into account added enhancements such as clipping, masking, gradients, and filter effects. If density and dimension are final, the original graphics and part of their elaboration can be replaced with the corresponding exported bitmaps. That makes it possible to continue ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible