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inkscape mini-tut: thicknesss by yaylitambur inkscape mini-tut: thicknesss by yaylitambur
my second Inkscape tut. this time a mini-tut on exclusively one topic: how to draw lines with varying thickness. i had not found the way when i was preparing the previous tut; hence the need (i feel) for this one. i hope it helps. awaiting feedback from you. see you!:wave:

Inkscape is a free vector program. You can download it from [link]
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capencom Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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wlyteth Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! I've been looking for an Inksacpe tutorial like this. :D Thanks so much for making one.
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Adalgeuse Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this tutorial :heart:
Its super helpful :)
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:icondarklight436:
inkscape is confusing :(
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:iconrts8459:
Hi I just started using Inkscape and this is a great time saver. I was getting vary line thickness by actually drawing a double closed path which takes ages.
Thanks
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:iconyaylitambur:
You're most welcome. Thank you for the feedback. Yeah, been there, done that :disbelief: The "stroke to path" option makes it much easier.
But from ver. 0.47 onwards, there's a new method that makes it even easier. Here's the deal:
Draw a very simple shape of how you want your line to look, like a thin triangle or arc. Just remember to close the path, and to make one side of it a simple horizontal line. Then copy that shape to the clipboard (Ctrl+C).
Now, when you grab the bezier tool, you will notice on the top left that it shows "Shape: None". From the drop-down menu for the shape, select "From clipboard". Now go ahead and draw a curve, and you will be amazed :D
Hit Shift+Ctrl+7 or from the Path menu select "Path Effect Editor" for fine tuning. The name of the effect is "Pattern Along Path", as you will see in the editor box.
It looks like it will take some time to get the hang of this new feature, and I haven't had the time to mess with it for a while now, but I'm sure it will be a big help when you get used to it.

Cheers! :ahoy:
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:icondemonedaway:
This one is even more useful to me :D Though it takes some time to practice, I'm sure it'll be worth it
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:iconyaylitambur:
I'm very glad to know that this mini tut turned out helpful. Well, yes, it takes some time in the beginning, but you'll soon get used to the process, and you'll love the results, i hope. Just make sure not to be too picky about the smoothness. If you try to make it perfect, it will take one hell of a time :faint:
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pseudolirium May 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I've come across another one of your lovely tutorials, I'm glad that we can change the lines to "simulate pressure", it acts a bit like Illustrator at this point, where each line is a Vector. Very nice, thank you for another nice mini-guide. :)
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