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How to draw in Inkscape: 7/1/2017 19:37:37


Belgian Gentleman 
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How to draw in Inkscape (1)
This blog will be the first part of the tutorial on how to draw in Inkscape. A second part will follow soon.

Since I’ve explained you what Inkscape is. I’m going to teach you how to draw in Inkscape in a handful of steps. First of all you need to have a desktop computer and the program Inkscape installed on it. Inkscape can be downloaded for free here: https://inkscape.org/nl/download/

At first glance you’ll notice a lot of tools at the left side of your screen. Most of these tools are drawing tools. We won’t go through all of them, since you’ll only need to know the most important ones.



From top to bottom (highlighted with arrows):

The first tool is the cursor which you use to select objects

the second tool is the magnifying glass which you use to zoom in and out on your screen

the third tool is the pencil tool. Use this to draw shapes

the fourth tool is the pen. It works just like the pencil tool but it’s more stylish and fancy

the fifth tool can be used to add text

The sixth tool is the eraser which as the name says you use to erase things
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/1/2017 19:40:18


Belgian Gentleman 
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How to draw in Inkscape (2)
This blog is the second part of the tutorial on how to draw in Inkscape. It succeeds the first part.

Now after you’ve learnt how the tools work, you can begin to draw! In order to draw, use the pencil tool. Since this is your first drawing and therefore you’re not experienced in Inkscape, I’d recommend you use an image of the internet to be your inspiration source. Go to google images and find a find an easy-to-draw object or animal. In this example we’ll use a cartoon cat. We copy our image from the internet and paste it into Inkscape. We then put it in the background and set the opacity to 50% to make it transparent. Like this:



How to draw in Inkscape (3)
This blog is the third part of the tutorial on how to draw in Inkscape. It succeeds the second part.

So now that we have our kitty in our file, we can actually start to draw the outline of our cat. For this you’ll have to use the pencil tool. It’s really easy and simple. Just go over the lines and draw. It is important to know that you always have to start to draw the shape of the object first and the details (for example nose, paws & eyes) later on. Don’t also forget to put everything in the right color after you’re done.



How to draw in Inkscape (4)
This blog is the fourth part of the tutorial on how to draw in Inkscape. It succeeds the third part.

After you have drawn the entire outline and the ribbon on the top of the cat, it’s time to move on to the glasses. The pair of glasses is more tricky to draw. The first thing you need to do is to draw a circle , adjust in size until it correlates with the same size of the pair of glasses in the image, don’t fill it, but make it empty, and thicken the stroke to a preferable 15 in pixels. Don’t forget to color it pink too!



the same goes for the border of the eyes. Draw a circle, don’t color the inside and give it a stroke that is thick enough.For the eyeballs however, you need to color the inside blue and make it have no stroke at all.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/1/2017 19:42:00


Belgian Gentleman 
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How to draw in Inkscape (5)
This blog is the fifth part of the tutorial on how to draw in Inkscape. It succeeds the fourth part.

Congratulations! If you did everything right you now have succesfully drawn a cat in Inkscape. Don’t forget to delete the background image from your file, and save the file on your computer. Share your creation with others and let them know your experience with Inkscape. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it helped you in becoming more efficient with the software. If there are any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to ask. If you want to be more interested in Inkscape, please contact me. I can teach everything about it.



Also, this kitty’s name is Jeremy. Say meow to Jeremy!
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/1/2017 19:42:26


Belgian Gentleman 
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everything is taken from my blog site
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/1/2017 20:12:53


OnlyThePie
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When using Inkscape to draw a WL map, how do you make the lines look not really jagged and cause the territories to not have gaps but also not overlap

I.E. not this: https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=36001
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/1/2017 21:44:12


Belgian Gentleman 
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good question. Thanks for asking me. there are two options that can help you with drawing your borders clean. From the 2 options there are 2 tools that you can use

the first is
pencil tool > smoothness set to 50



or use the

bezier tool if you want to have straight lines (withour curves)



the guide on how not to overlap your territories is also easy

1. Draw the entire landmass first in 1 draw
2. Draw your bonus lines
3. Divide the landmass in bonusses
4. Draw your territory lines
5. Divide your bonusses into territories

if you're like one of those 5 year-olds and want this explained in images ( I know you want too) then here it is:

1.

2.

3.


4.

5.


tadah here you go



a clean, fresh good-looking map without any jagged lines, gasps or overlaps
later you can set the bonus values for flanders to 100 and wallonia to -5

it couldn't be more easy
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 08:25:10

DanWL 
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Mind linking your blog site here?
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 10:43:42


Belgian Gentleman 
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I'm sorry to say no. I'm afraid it's too personal
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 10:56:20


Cata Cauda
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Well now the last bit is fucking useful ... I always adjusted the nods manually to get clear bonus borders ...
Thanks ._.

Fuck my life.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 15:42:06


OnlyThePie
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Awesome, thanks for the help

EDIT: I cannot get the "Stroke to path" command to work. I can start with one line selected, I click the "stroke to path" button, and click the other line, and it just unselects the first.

Edited 7/2/2017 17:18:13
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 15:50:13


Min34 
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How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 19:07:29


OnlyThePie
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I realized maybe you haven't seen my edit cause it doesn't look like anything new was posted
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 19:21:40


Belgian Gentleman 
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make sure 1 line is selected when you stroke to path otherwise it won't work


@Cata Cauda, no problem Cata. Always here to help you

@Min34, no ads allowed on my thread
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 19:27:49


OnlyThePie
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I only have one line selected, I click the other one and it just selects that one. I made them using the Bezel tool, does that matter? I tried using both the regular pointer and the node pointer.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 19:46:23


Belgian Gentleman 
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I don't know how more simplified I can explain this to you. Make sure you don't do it wrong this time
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 19:49:58


OnlyThePie
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Okay turns out I was doing that right, but something is wrong with my "division" action. I select both lines and choose "division" but it just makes the interior line disappear.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 19:55:20


Belgian Gentleman 
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oh wait I see. I think I got it. It only works when your line is brought to the upper layer of the map



I got this problem before don't worry
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 21:52:06


OnlyThePie
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Nope, didn't fix anything, it just changes which one disappears when I try to "division" them
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 22:28:27


Dexterous Strategist
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Belgian, do you live in Bavikhove?
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/2/2017 23:06:05


Belgian Gentleman 
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@OnlyThePie maybe try 'difference' followed by 'break apart' maybe that'll work
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 17:36:11


OnlyThePie
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Nope, that doesn't work either.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 17:49:02


Onoma94 
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Maybe your line isn't long enough? As in, are you sure it does touch and exceed your figure's lines in two different places (like in #3 point in sixth post in the thread)? :p
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 19:00:27


OnlyThePie
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That didn't work. I made them really long and it still disappeared.

Edited 7/3/2017 19:00:42
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 19:04:57


Clint Eastwood 
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Try redrawing the line completely and/or moving it to a different location, then try again. It doesn't happen very often, but occasionally if the positioning of the line and the territory line up in just the right way, it won't work no matter what you do. I can't explain how or why; just give it a shot and see if it works.

If even that doesn't work, you might want to give your SVG to an experienced mapmaker and see if they can fix it for you.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 19:45:31


OnlyThePie
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It's not moving it because it doesn't work with any of the lines on the page. How would I share the file with somebody?
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 19:47:16


Clint Eastwood 
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Hmm. Odd.

Email works fine. Send it to someone you somewhat trust, though.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 20:35:57


OnlyThePie
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Aye can I send it to you Clint?
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/3/2017 21:19:34


Clint Eastwood 
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Sure, but there's no telling when I'll be able to get to it--I'll try and figure it out ASAP though.
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/4/2017 14:19:32


OnlyThePie
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So i figured out that it IS dividing the larger line, but it causes the smaller line to vanish and I dont know why
How to draw in Inkscape: 7/4/2017 18:41:02


Victor-y
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Hi pros, how do I fix the map by creating the missing territory? http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=359i87c&s=9#.WVvVjojyuUl
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