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Import tracks from Inkscape, Gimp

Anyone with intellectual honesty would not hesitate to affirm that the level of interoperability reached from the Adobe suite (the manner in which they interface between their programs) e di Gran go top compared to open source alternatives. An example is importing tracks the Illustrator a Photoshop, possible by the classic copy - Paste.

Today's article, however,, not meant to be a criticism of the lack of communication between the developers of several open source projects, intention is to demonstrate how it is possible (in a way perhaps slightly longer) the same import operation paths between Inkscape and Gimp.


Inkscape: use interpolation to fill the space between two tracks… with other tracks

In today's tutorial we see how to create a effect "ribbon" (tape) real Inkscape. The process is very simple, also suitable for novice users and can be imported subsequently within Gimp only if we save the job Inkscape SVG native.

This tutorial is very fast, are necessary for the realization by 2 to 5 minutes.

First select tool "Draw straight lines and paths" from the left side menu and begin to draw a path.


Import the format “.to” in Inkscape

Many of you already know Inkscape, the program open source for excellence vector graphics, that with Scribus and Gimp defines the complete package for graphics its GNU/Linux. If on one side, however, is limited in 'import / export formats (not more than it is Adobe Illustrator), the other is definitely more versatile as modular.

The following software allow the import format ".to", Owner Adobe Illustrator.


Tutorial: da bitmap a SVG con Inkscape

Together with Gimp by image manipulation, e a Scribus for desktop publishing I happen sometimes to adopt the use of Inkscape. Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, a program for the picture "screen". It can be used in various fields, there are those who used to draw company logos, or even for the illustrations of some books. Personally, I have many skills in this area, and I find that even a pencil and paper in many cases are the most expeditious (of course, from my point of view). More than anything else I Inkscape is useful for vectorization of raster images, I know that Inkscape provides several other functions and is a little 'reductive use it exclusively for this, but for now I have no other duties for him to perform.

Open Inkscape and import an image jpg: