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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2013, 02:06:53 PM »
Got a black background and I have a black image (object) with white text. When I bring this image (object) onto my black background it disappears. How do I bring this image (object) to the front so it can be seen?

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2013, 02:14:50 PM »
Up at the top, under the object screen, you can bring forward/send back. Also, using layers can be effective.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
Up at the top, under the object screen, you can bring forward/send back. Also, using layers can be effective.

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That doesn't seem to be working.

I got two layers. The background is one layer than this black object is on a layer of it's own.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2013, 02:36:54 PM »
If it's on a lower layer, it won't be above. Layers themselves need to be in the right order.

I'm sure you understand that. Also, layers can be hidden - there's a little eye image on the layers panel. Make sure you can see the layer and it's not locked. Layers higher up in the order are above layers lower on the list.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2013, 06:48:51 AM »
So I took an image copied it into Inkscape and traced it to bitmap (I think thatís what itís called). This image has a bunch of circles in it. I want to fill the inside of these circles with colour. The circles in this image are each individual paths so I imagine this canít be too hard.

How would I go about doing this?
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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2013, 09:42:27 AM »
You could try tracing the image again, this time inverting the image. Then, you can delete the paths that you don't want from that image, and combine the two (inverted and non-inverted). Then, you can fill in the circle.

There's probably an easier method, but that's the first one that jumps to mind. I remember not being able to do what you're describing as well, and finding some sort of workaround for it.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2013, 11:18:54 AM »
If the circles really are paths, then you can just select them and then pick a "fill" color.  Use the palette at the bottom of the window or the fill/stroke controls (ctrl-shift-F).

edit oh wait - if they're "holes" in a bigger path, then you can try this.  First, make a copy of the outer shape (the thing with holes).  Make a random shape (rectangle or whatever) that's a little bigger than the hole, and make it a path (object to path).  Drop the copy of the original shape over your rectangle, make sure both the shape and the rectangle are selected, and then do a "Difference".  That should leave you with a complete path that's just the "hole".
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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2013, 03:24:19 PM »
Path-->Break Apart-->Edit Path(s) by Nodes-->then fill as you like

Thanks guys! You got me thinking

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2013, 03:50:21 PM »
Stoked you got it figured out! I have found the easiest thing is often to cheat in a way. I would have drawn a new circle using the color you want, and then move it behind the original object. Or another example is when i want to make a "cut" in a border line running around the ouside of a decal for where the In Out and 9VDC labels are i will just make some white rectangles and order the objects (bottom to top: the line -> white rectangle -> text) so that it looks like the line is broken. 

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2013, 07:34:33 PM »


Here's another one I've been trying to figure out. How do I round the corners here? I'd like to increase the radius a bit more.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2013, 10:43:08 PM »
Chris, If the perimeter line is continuous, a rectangle, double click on the line to enter the Node Edit mode, two corners will show small squares, one corner will show a small circle, grab the small circle and slide it along the side to increase the corner radius.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2013, 02:10:41 PM »
Thanks Dave. My rectangle was a path and not an object. I redrew the rectangle as an object, radiused the corners, converted it to a path then did the cutouts I had before.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2013, 05:30:26 PM »
Thanks Dave. My rectangle was a path and not an object. I redrew the rectangle as an object, radiused the corners, converted it to a path then did the cutouts I had before.

Yeah, that's about the only way to do it.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2015, 09:52:10 PM »
I just downloaded inkscape, running OSx Yosemite.  Does anyone remember what you type into X11 after the Bash-3.2$ prompt, to make Inkscape being.  I am stumped.
I thought this would save me money.

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Re: INKSCAPE Questions and Help
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2015, 07:14:01 PM »
Disregard please
I thought this would save me money.