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Inkscape keyboard shortcodes or cheatsheet

Another very useful keyboard cheat sheet for Inkscape, to speed up you workflow. Made by Rizky Djati Munggaran.

Found on: https://ridjam.deviantart.com/art/Inkscape-Advance-Keyboard-Shortcuts-518481672

Update: https://doctormo.deviantart.com/art/Inkscape-0-92-Keyboard-Shortcuts-667351975

By | 2017-08-14T07:37:55+00:00 rugpjūčio 14th, 2017|Applications, Inkscape|0 Comments

Blender keyboard shortcuts or cheatsheet

As you know Blender is keyboard heavy applications, there’s always that shortcut, that I forgot. So some fellows made keyboard cheatsheets, that I share here.

 

This guy continuously updates blender keys infographic. Link of Origin : https://www.giudansky.com/design/51-blender-map

 

This one is keyboard layout view, a bit older, but keys remain the same.

 

By | 2017-08-10T11:15:36+00:00 rugpjūčio 10th, 2017|Blender|0 Comments

Awesome free applications for artists

Here’s a list of awesome free applications I use in my work. Very useful for artists, designers and generally for everybody. I will not list here most popular and excellent free software like Blender, Gimp, Krita, only some of less known tools, that I found to be great.

1. Kuadro – your reference images manager

Every art starts from referencing. And I see a lot of people using Photoshop for their general image reference layout. But there is a better tool. And It’s freeware.

Kuadro is a tool that lets you open multiple image windows across multiple monitors, resize, rotate, crop, zoom, and organize them the way you want it on your desktop, and then save that preset for later!

The tool is portable, so all you need is the executable, no installation and it can live in your dropbox or gdrive. It’s designed to stay out of your way and be as minimal as possible.

The tool is free to download, and you can get […]

By | 2017-08-07T12:27:16+00:00 liepos 13th, 2017|Applications, Tutorial|0 Comments

Better free text to speech voices on older „Windows“

Text-to-Speech (TTS) refers to the ability of computers to read text aloud (speech synthesis). A TTS Engine converts written text to a phonemic representation, then converts the phonemic representation to waveforms that can be output as sound. Windows desktop systems can use SAPI 4 and SAPI 5 components to support speech synthesis and speech recognition.

Windows XP has a English voice engine called Sam. Beginning with Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft Anna is the default English TTS voice. It is a female voice and is designed to sound more natural. Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 and later install the Microsoft Anna voice on Windows XP systems for the voice-prompt direction feature.

In 2010, Microsoft released the newer Speech Platform compatible voices for Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech for use with client and server applications. These voices are available in 26 languages and can be installed on Windows client and server operating systems, also on Windows 7 and Server 2003.

The […]

By | 2017-06-05T11:16:21+00:00 gegužės 23rd, 2017|Applications, Tutorial|0 Comments

How to achieve sharp offset in Inkscape

  • This tutorial is for Inkcape (free vector program www.inkscape.org)
  • This is advanced level tutorial: you need to know what is Inkscape, how to create and manipulate objects, paths, fill and stroke.
  • Tested in version 0.92

Problem: there are some offset tools in inkscape (http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Paths-Editing.html#Paths-Offsets). But they produce some kind of rounded and deformed paths in result. For example:

If you need sharp and exacts offset like in other drawing or CAD programs, you can achieve this in Inkscape also, but this needs more steps.

Solution: I found some workaround to this „feature“ to achieve exact path offset is through duplicating the object, then playing with its stroke parameters, and later converting stroke to path.

Step 1. Make a duplicate of your original object (that is already a path object).

Step 2. Make a stroke of desired width, and remove fill of object. You can again make another duplicate of the same path and adjust its […]

By | 2017-05-10T11:58:51+00:00 gegužės 10th, 2017|Inkscape, Tutorial|0 Comments