Author Topic: Can Inkscape do brush strokes with vectors?  (Read 220 times)

April 17, 2019, 07:00:29 AM
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Something like this image. Basically thin on the ends and thicker in the middle.

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April 17, 2019, 01:38:47 PM
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Already replied in the other forum:

http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=34702

(if possible, try to not post in both, almost all the people who reply here are on inkscapeforum.com, too)

April 18, 2019, 11:31:29 PM
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You can also add that effect to paths after they are created, using Path menu > Path Effects > Powerstroke, or maybe Pattern Along Path.

With Pattern Along Path, you can create your own custom "brush" strokes.  http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Paths-LivePathEffects-PatternAlongPath.html  Or else there's a PAP extension which allows you to use groups for the pattern.  Extensions menu > Generate from Path > Pattern Along Path.

Hhmm, it seems the Powerstroke LPE isn't covered in the manual, but the tutorial here does:  http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-107/  Find the Inkscape article in that magazine.  It's a tutorial series -- excellent -- read them all, if you have a chance or want to learn a lot!
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April 19, 2019, 03:12:17 PM
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Side topic - Brynn, I just tried to access that article you link to in the full circle magazine, I can't get beyond the first page.  Do you have to have a paid subscription or something to access it?   The > button took me nowhere, and I went into the table of contents but they don't seem to be actual links. 

April 20, 2019, 05:32:00 AM
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Then just scroll down in the pdf until you find the article.

April 20, 2019, 08:36:37 PM
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Hi flamingolady, I'm happy to see you're back working with Inkscape again!  Did you open the PDF or the EPUB?  I always look at the PDF (click "English PDF").  The 2nd page is almost always the table of contents.  The Inkscape article is almost always in the bottom-left corner.  It is a link for me, but the "finger" isn't active until my mouse is in the very middle of the Inkscape chapter/article box.  Like if I put the mouse in the paintbrush, it's not a link.  Or like  Moini says, scrolling should work.
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