Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with object clones, part of Inkscape Essential Training.
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- If you have a design element that you need…to repeat many times in your artwork,…consider using an object clone.…Clones are copies of objects…that can be connected to the original,…so when you change the original,…the clones change in the same way.…Clones can really help you work faster…and more efficiently.…So, let's see how they work in Inkscape.…Here in my document,…I have some playing card designs…and I'm going to need to create…some copies of the heart shape on the ace…for the two and three cards.…So, I'll select the heart and choose…edit, clone, create clone.…
And also note this keyboard shortcut…ALT+D and there's a button up in the commands bar.…This one with the little lock on it…that you can click to create a clone.…Now the clones created right on top…of the original object,…so I'm going to drag it over to the two card…and use the snapping behavior in Inkscape…to put it right in the center of the card.…I'll hold the control key,…and drag it straight up to align with my guide.…Let's make another clone,…I'll press ALT+D, drag this one over,…
- 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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