Author Topic: Boundary outline?  (Read 1586 times)

November 14, 2017, 08:23:41 AM
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Hi All,

I want to create an outer boundary on this map image to show areas that have been missed out. I want to follow the outline as neatly as possible but in a different colour.

I've tried different parts of inkscape but cant seem to get this right I just end out with a terrible looking raggedy edges.

Any help greatly appreciated :)

November 14, 2017, 08:49:45 AM
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I would suggest using the Pen/Bezier tool.  A long time ago, I wrote a Lllooong tutorial, generally about "how to draw a line" and covering all of Inkscape's  path tools (well most, I guess).  Unfortunately it is heavy  with text.  For just doing what the tutorial guides you to do, it probably is only a 5 minute tutorial.  It's just that it takes a lot of words to get there  :()

However, if you only focus on the Pen/Bezier tool section, it might not be too bad.  (I guess now that I've started learning to make videos, I should make a video for it.);sa=view;article=7

I have an idea for auto-tracing your JPG.  I'm not sure if it will work.  But I'll do some quick tests and let you know.
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November 24, 2017, 03:13:26 AM
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Hi jim, i am new to the forum so please forgive me if i miss understood your final outcome, but attached is something 'similar' to what i think you are wanting to achieve (please see attached).

You want the smaller boundary to fit snug inside the larger with no overlaps what so ever. Is this correct?
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