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Howto bring Inkscape, Gimp and Blender together!

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Hey People!

Today i will show you how i created this new chrisdesign artwork:

chrisdesign2Klick image below:

English version / Deutsche Version

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Creating Banners

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Hi !

Today i will show you how you can create banners in Inkscape by using the extrude effect. It is very simple !
First you need a single path with the beziĆØr-tool or the pen. But it is really important to reduce the knodes.
On the picture below you see why. šŸ™‚
So, if you have your path, you have to extrude the path like this example:

pathUngroup all and move the original path away from the new objects. Union the three objects in the middle part.
Now you can fill it with color. You can can see, the objects outside are on top or behind the middle.
Change the z-order how you like it.

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For a realistic look it is nice to fill it with gradients:

gradient

If you want to put text on your new banner, use the original path and the effect text to path and adjust spacing between letters by manual kerning. (Description under: Help>Tutorials>Advanced )

textAnd that`s it !

Thank you for reading and have fun with your banners !

g2772 Deutsche Version im Inkscape Forum: >>LINK<<

Creating golden frames

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Its very easy to create some gold looking frames like this. You can do it only with gradients!

Download the SVG from OCAL:
http://openclipart.org/people/Chrisdesign/Chrisdesign_gold_frames_set.svg


Watch the video:

Creative cloning

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Today i played with this Tutorial :
Render Bitmap Images using Tiled SVG Clones

So my idea is how it looks if i use easy shapes for it and get interesting vector backgrounds.

Import a colorful Bitmap and create a shape (like a star for example). Unset the paint:

unsetpaint

Then you have to create the tiled clones (you can play with the sizes and rotations too):

The final background should look like these:

Have fun !!

Deutsche Ɯbersetzung gibt es im Inkscapeforum. Link