Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Tracing bitmap images, part of Inkscape Essential Training.
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- When you want to create a vector version…of a bitmap graphic like a photograph,…you don't have to recreate it from scratch.…You can use Inkscape's tracing features…to do in seconds what it would take hours…or even days to do manually.…So, let's check it out.…In the exercise file for this movie,…there's an imported jpg photo…of the Eiffel Tower and a Viking ship.…The Eiffel Tower is a complex image…with tons of detail and the Viking ship's…a lot simpler.…So, let's see the different kinds…of results that we can get.…We'll start with the Viking ship.…
Select it and press the three key on your keyboard…to zoom to the size of the selection,…then choose path, trace bitmap.…In the mode tab of the dialogue,…we have two main modes for tracing.…Single scan and multiple scan.…Single scan puts the entire tracing result…in one path.…Multiple scan creates multiple paths.…And there are a few different methods…to choose from within single scan…and multiple scan.…In single scan, I have brightness cutoff…with a threshold value on the right,…
- Downloading and installing Inkscape
- Creating new documents
- Importing AI and EPS files in Inkscape
- Working with input devices like tablets
- Drawing basic shapes
- Scaling and rotating objects
- Adding fills and strokes
- Using Inkscape extensions
- Adding and editing text
- Printing and exporting Inkscape artwork
Skill Level Beginner
Drawing Vector Graphics: Patternswith Von Glitschka4h Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Navigating an Inkscape Document
3. Drawing Basic Shapes
4. Transforming Objects
5. Working with Fills and Strokes
6. Using Filters
7. Using Extensions
8. Creating Complex Shapes
9. Working with Text
10. Printing and Exporting Artwork
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