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How to make awesome mesh gradients in Inkscape

  • This tutorial is for Inkcape (free vector program www.inkscape.org)
  • This is beginner level tutorial.
  • Tested in version 1.0

Awesome mesh gradients in Inkscape

This tutorial is about a quick way how to create awesome looking mesh gradients from images or manually in inkscape. Mesh gradient is a like lots of linear gradients arranged in grid or network of gradient nodes.

For a simple linear gradient, here’s a great tutorial about it : https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-how-to-create-gradient-fills-and-strokes-in-inkscape–vector-14240

Mesh gradients can be useful for subtle gradients like skin, fruits, sky etc. So let’s start.

Steps

Step 1. Open Inkscape and import some reference image for gradients. I have chosen this picture to be my gradient model. (  https://pixabay.com/photos/landscape-shore-sunset-clouds-914148/)

Awesome Sunset

I chose default settings for import:

Image import

Step 2. Draw a rectangle (or any desired shape) around image, I […]

By |2020-08-17T06:38:58+00:0014 rugpjūčio, 2020|Inkscape, Tutorial|0 Comments

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 |2020-08-04T17:49:07+00:0014 rugpjūčio, 2017|Applications, Inkscape|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

2020.05.01 Important update.

Inkscape version 1.0 has been released. This version has received major updates to program. One of the new features added is new Live Path Effects dialog and new effects, one of these is the great „Offset“ effect.

Below you will find an updated instruction for versions up from 1.0 and older instruction for versions below 1.0.

Sharp offset for Inkscape 1.0 and above

Inkscape Path Effects

Select desired path to change

  1. Go menu „Path -> Path Effects…“ or press Ctrl+&
  2. Click [+] button in „Path effects“ panel

3. „Live Path Effects“ dialog opens..

4. Select „Offset“ effect […]

By |2020-08-04T17:54:00+00:0010 gegužės, 2017|Inkscape, Tutorial|0 Comments