Tessellations are repeating shapes that fit together without overlapping and without any gaps. Tessellations can be simple geometric shapes (for example a square) or complex shapes like animals. See more at the web site tessellations.org Inkscape is a good tool to create tessellations. Method One: Use of paths Step 1. Create a perfect square by [...]
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Inkscape is great tool to create fractals since it allows duplication and grouping so that the same structure can be repeated to created larger structures. Fractals are based on repetitions of the same structure. See more on Fractals, including fractals in nature. Creating fractals manually (you have to hit Control D and make copies) In [...]
Inkscape projects can not be used easily in email, or on a web site. In order to showcase your work, it is necessary sometimes to export the project from Inkscape. Inkscape files are of the type ‘.svg (scalar vector graphics) and the exported file is of the type ‘.png’ (portable network graphics). In order to [...]
A very simple way to make any object look 3D is to use shadows. Shadows look like the original object so a duplicate copy (using Control D) can be used. Here is one simple example.
An object drawn on a 2D paper or computer screen can be made to look 3D by adding shading and shadows.This can be done using gradients. A simple example follows. 1. Create a circle and select and choose a color. Make sure it is NOT transparent. Use paintbrush (Fill-Stroke window) and choose Stroke to None. [...]
No one can draw perfectly. That is the reason, it is important to be able to change the drawing by editing the line. Inkscape allows editing by using the second tool on the left toolbar, the Edit Path by Node. See the example beow. The pencil tool was used to create the line and then [...]
Clones change when the original object is changed. There are many ways to use Clones to create symmetrical patterns. Here are 2 examples. 1. Creating symmetrical patterns using clones and P6 transformation Create any object – circle, rectangle, star etc. Select the object and open the Fill-Stroke window by clicking on the paintbrush icon on [...]
There are many ways to create symmetrical patterns. Here are 2 simple methods. 1. Creating symmetrical patterns using simple duplicate and rotate Create any object – circle, rectangle, star etc. Select the object and open the Fill-Stroke window by clicking on the paintbrush icon on the top. Click on RGB – Fill and slide the [...]
Inkscape comes with several built in shapes – ellipse, rectangle, polygon for example. These can be modified to create new shapes 1. Convert the built in shape, called an object to a path, so it can be edited. Select the shape and click on Path – Object to Path. Click on the second tool Edit [...]
Inkscape is a great tool for making some cute characters. It is a good way to practice many of the Inkscape features learned earlier, including Union of shapes, moving objects etc. Some important elements that make a character cute are Some examples To make something not so cute, add a long neck, eyes close together [...]