Inkscape

A gradient mesh applied to a pen created shape verses a gradient mesh applied to a shape object.

Inkscape Experiments: Mesh Gradients

  The latest release of Inkscape (version 0.92.3) brought aboard the much anticipated Create And Edit Meshes Tool (C&EM). It allows Inkscape users to create and edit gradient meshes. It pretty much behaves like the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator, with the exception of having a convoluted name. But that’s okay. I’ll start with a brief rundown on this …

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crash course in inkscape 0.91 graphic of baby Hopper putting on goggles

A Crash Course in Inkscape – Version 0.91

On January 30, 2015, Inkscape Version 0.91 was released to the world. That means new and updated features, plus an updated crash course. Much like the previous version of A Crash Course In Inkscape (version 0.48), this 0.91 version is geared to get you up and creating vector art with this free, open-source program. That means you’ll …

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Windows 8.1 touch screen interface

Inkscape Experiments: Enable Saving to XCF Inside Windows 8.1

Enable Saving to XCF   My Thoughts on Windows 8.1! When Microsoft first released Windows 8, my reaction was more of a, “meh!” I’m a Mac guy, but I was perfectly copacetic using Windows 7 under [amazon text=Parallels&amazon template=preview script&chan=amazon default&asin=B00ENFVLAQ]. Windows 7 does everything that I could ask for. Plus it’s pretty stable. It really only serves …

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A visual result of using Shift Y options to step and repeat

Inkscape Experiments: How to Step and Repeat

  Step and Repeat It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these articles. Just to get back into the groove of things, I’ll cover a basic action done by most graphic designers. It’s called “Step-and-Repeat”. Step and Repeat is as advertised, create one duplicate, and repeat that duplicate across the same distance for however …

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