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Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 11:46:19


Hodop
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So, when I am drawing a lot of lines or tracing a very large object, sometimes I misclick and it starts a new line. On a small scale, it wouldn't take long to fix. But when I am drawing a ton of lines, and I accidentally make a new object, I have to retrace like half of the thing which takes like another hour. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 11:49:24


Hodop
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Literally seconds after I posted that, this happened, lol, it's that big of a problem. (But I noticed it immediately, so it wasn't a big deal.)
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 12:03:05

Roman Empire
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Hodop, I actually don't know how to prevent it, but i know a perfect way how to notice it faster. When I make lines in Inkscape, I make them red-coloured. So if I accidently start a new line, it will be black and it'll attract my attention. After finishing your line, you can easily change the colour back in FILL AND STROKE menu.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 12:03:55


Hodop
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Wow, thanks a lot! I did not even know that was an option. I just normally draw in black anyway. THX!
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 12:04:39

Roman Empire
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You're welcome
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 12:05:23


Hodop
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I'm a make mine green, though. Red is the same as when drawing a line.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 12:26:00


Murk
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I'm not sure I understand. You can just connect the new line to the old line, right?
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 12:27:07


Hodop
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No, not without making the ends connect. And when I am trying to cut something, the ends cannot connect. Like, a line is not shape.

Edited 12/24/2020 12:27:20
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 12:27:55


Hodop
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A shape would subract the area inside the outline, but a line has no outline, so it just cuts it. A shape puts a hole
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 18:00:20


Murk
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You're not using Inkscape's terms (object, path, stroke) so that makes it very hard to understand what exactly you're trying to do.

It sounds to me like you're drawing with the bezier or freehand tool, and then accidentally misclick and start a new line? In that case, you can select both the end node of the first line and the start node of the new line (shift+click on both nodes) and then click "join selected nodes".
That makes the two separate lines into one line.


If Roman Empire's suggestion works and is all you needed, great! Don't mind me then.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 22:59:41

Orannis
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This used to happen to me all the time, just use the bezier pen instead of the freehand tool
- downvoted post by Laconic
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 12/24/2020 23:04:23


joeydavis761 
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So that's the bezier tool. Ah. I've only ever used it by accident and never could figure out how. Well now I know.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/4/2021 17:53:20


Hodop
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What's the bezier tool?
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/22/2021 18:54:05

Orannis
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Like the freehand tool except you don't need to click the previous node to make a new segment. You can just click click click all the nodes of your shape, then click the first node to close it. It saves a lot of time. Also if you click and drag it makes a curve rather than a freehand drawing, but I don't use this feature often. Press b on the keyboard or click the pen icon in the toolbar to use it.

Edited 1/22/2021 18:55:50
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/22/2021 18:55:51


Hodop
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Oh my god, this is so helpful, I've accidentally clicked it before, but I never knew that it did this.
"So that's the bezier tool. Ah. I've only ever used it by accident and never could figure out how. Well now I know.
"

@Joey, if you want to use it again, it's located at the side of the screen, looks like a pen.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/23/2021 22:23:09


Beren Erchamion 
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Honestly, the bezier tool is basically the only one I ever use.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/23/2021 22:28:31


Lilleahy
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I love the bezier tool I use it for tracing images. It is insanely powerful if you spend the time to learn it.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/23/2021 22:28:57


Hodop
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It takes time to learn?
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/23/2021 22:29:51


Lilleahy
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The finished product also turns out a lot neater than the free hand.
Inkscape Drawing Large Objects.: 1/23/2021 22:30:46


Lilleahy
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Any feature take time to learn to its full potential.
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