I am fairly new to Inkscape and have thus far been able to convert images with flat colours (no gradients) to vector images without any difficulty. But I would like to know how to convert images with gradients to SVGs.
Multiple colour scans using the Trace Bitmap tool will naturally split the image into a number of sections divided by paths, each with a different colour. Now every forum I have seen tells me to trace the paths using the pen/Bezier tool and then apply a gradient. The problem is I do not know how to (a) not only manipulate those tracing tools, being a newcomer as I said, but (b) also apply gradients along the right paths without the awkward results that come from having only linear or radial gradients, and also the fact that the paths generated from the Trace Bitmap tool have not yet been saved as vector paths in the file.
Below is a logo that has thus far never been fully vectorised online due to its numerous gradients, so this presents a challenge to me to start converting images with gradients to vectors. I would like to know how to get started. The more challenging the task is, the more fulfilling the end result will be.