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Author: Tavmjong Bah
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Sourceforge, ©2010.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version: Bah, Tavmjong.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tavmjong Bah
ISBN: 9780137051724 0137051727
OCLC Number: 606573105
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 446 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments xAbout the Author xiOverview of What Is in This Book xiiIntroduction xiiiHow to Use This Book xiiiVector Graphics xivSVG xviThe Inkscape Program xviHelp xviChapter 1: Quick Start 1The Anatomy of the Inkscape Window 1The Swedish Flag-A Short Example 5The European Flag-A More Elaborate Example 17A Hiking Club Logo-An Exercise in Paths 20The Northern Pacific Railway Logo-A Tracing Example 32A Box for Cards-An Isometric Projection 39A Can of Soup-A Three-Dimensional Drawing with Gradients 44A Vine Design-A Tiling Example 56A Neon Sign-Animation 66A Bank Note-Security Features 82A Bottle-Photorealism 94Chapter 2: Files 103Opening and Saving Files 103Importing Files 104Exporting Files 107Printing Files 120Vacuuming Files 121Chapter 3: Changing the View 122Panning the Canvas 122Zooming the Canvas 122Miscellaneous View Commands 123Chapter 4: Editing Basics 126Undo and Redo 126Selecting Objects 126Copying, Pasting, and Deleting Objects 129Clones 130Ordering Objects (Z-order) 131Groups 132Layers 133Chapter 5: Positioning and Transforming 136Inkscape Coordinates 136Transformations 137Snapping 144Alignment and Distribution of Objects 150Chapter 6: Geometric Shapes 154Rectangles and Squares 1543D Boxes 156Ellipses, Circles, and Arcs 159Regular Polygons and Stars 160Spirals 162Chapter 7: Paths 165Bezier Curves 165Creating Paths 166Editing Paths 177Path Operations 186Chapter 8: Live Path Effects (LPEs) 189Bend 190Construct Grid 191Envelope Deformation 191Gears 192Hatches (Rough) 192Interpolate Sub-Paths 194Knot 194Pattern Along Path 195Ruler 198Sketch 198Spiro Spline 200Stitch Sub-Paths 201VonKoch 204Chapter 9: Text 208Creating Text 208Selecting Text 209Editing Text 210Formatting Text 211Kerning, Shifting, and Rotating Characters 214Text on a Path 215Text in a Shape 216Chapter 10: Attributes 218Fill and Stroke Paint 218Stroke Style 239Chapter 11: Tweak Tool 244Tweaking Objects 244Tweaking Paths 245Tweaking Colors 246Chapter 12: Eraser Tool 247Eraser Touch Mode 247Eraser Cut-Out Mode 247Chapter 13: Paint Bucket Tool 248Simple Use 248Filling Fidelity 249Filling Multiple Regions 250Closing Gaps 250Adding to a Fill 251Chapter 14: Clipping and Masking 252Clipping 253Masking 253Chapter 15: Filter Effects-Preset 254Use of Preset Filters 254ABCs 255Bevels 256Blurs 257Bumps 258Color 260Distort 261Image Effects 262Image Effects, Transparent 263Materials 264Morphology 265Non Realistic 3D Shaders 266Overlays 267Protrusions 268Ridges 268Scatter 269Shadows and Glows 269Textures 270Transparency Utilities 271Chapter 16: Filter Effects-Custom 272Basic Use 272Filter Effects Dialog 273Mini Tutorial-A Drop Shadow 274Color Filter Primitives 277Compositing Filter Primitives 279Fill Filter Primitives 283Lighting Filters Primitives 287Pixel Manipulation Filter Primitives 289Complex Examples 298Chapter 17: XML Editor 302Basic Usage 302Editing XML Nodes 303Examples 304Chapter 18: Tiling 306Symmetry Tab 307Shift Tab 310Scale Tab 314Rotation Tab 316Blur and Opacity Tab 318Color Tab 320Trace 322Tricks 326Chapter 19: Tracing Bitmaps 329Single Scans 331Multiple Scans 333Common Options 336SIOX 337Chapter 20: Connectors 338Creating Connectors 338Modifying Connectors 339Routing Connectors 339Chapter 21: Extensions 340Arrange 341Color 342Generate from Path 351Images 361Modify Path 361Raster 370Render 372Text 387Visualize Path 389Web 391Chapter 22: SVG and the Web 394Simple SVG Display 394Adding Links 397Using Style Sheets 398Using JavaScript 400Simple Animation 401Chapter 23: Customization 404Inkscape Preferences Dialog 404Inkscape Configuration Files 404Chapter 24: Using the Command Line 408General Options 409Export Options 409Query Options 412Chapter 25: Challenges 413Red Spiral 413Knot 413Squares 414Pine Cone 414Spiral Gyral 415Appendix A: Inkview 416Appendix B: File Format 417Default Template File 417SVG Groups with Objects 418Groups of Objects 418Paths 419Defs 420Appendix C: Spheres 421Sphere with Gradient Shading and Shadow 421Sphere with Hatched Shading and Shadow 421Sphere with Dot Shading and Shadow 422Sphere with Text Shading and Shadow 422Appendix D: Solutions for Challenges 423Red Spiral 423Knot 425Squares 427Pine Cone 428Spiral Gyral 430Appendix E: List of Dialogs 431Appendix F: Tips for Illustrator Converts 433Key Mappings 433Terminology 433Glossary 435Index 439
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