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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bringing in the gradients...

One very useful tool is the gradient fill. Let's have a look at it in the next tutorial:


Next we are moving on to more complex shapes with the help of combined shapes using union, intersection, difference, exclusion and division.

This concludes the third post. I hope you have fun trying to recreate some of the tutorials yourself or just play around with inkscape, gimp & co.

...and please let me know what you think about the tutorials, tell me what you would like to see featured or would like me to change.


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21 comments:

  1. I honestly can't find a way to make the gradient part work. Could you explain this part with more details?

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  2. Hello, I also can't find the way to make the gradient. Can you help me with that, Chris?

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    1. This tutorial easily explains how to use Inkscape gradients: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Kw10dDKkY&feature=related

      After it you can watch all of this site's tutorials :)

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    2. Thank you very much for your reply. I'm going to see this video. :)

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  3. Heh, i've got problems too and it makes me skip it :/

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  4. Great stuff. I never could draw anything. I showed my pumpkin to peers, so proud of myself :)

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  5. The gradient tutorial appears to be missing. Any chance you could put it back up?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Nicknoodles.... I am not sure what you mean... Both pages seem to load fine for me.

      http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.com/2011/10/bringing-in-gradients.html

      http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-fun-with-gradients.html

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    2. Hi, on the page "Bringing in the gradients" I get this:

      Bringing in the gradients...
      One very useful tool is the gradient fill. Let's have a look at it in the next tutorial:

      [NO IMAGE]

      Next we are moving on to more complex shapes with the help of combined shapes using union, intersection, difference, exclusion and division.

      The top image doesn't display for me. All the others appear to.

      BTW: I absolutely love your tutorial series, I'm onto making a character now, and for somebody who thought art was just a thing he couldn't do, I've really made leaps and bounds. Thanks so much!

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    3. Thanks, Nick. Something went wrong with the formatting... the text with the complex shape was above rather than below the 'pumpkin paragraph'.

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  6. Chris, just linked to this one on the inkscape tutorials blog.

    Just wondering if what i did for the thumbnails that i put on there are okay? I try to get a representation of what your tutorials are about so people will click :)

    http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/playingwithgradients/

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  7. There is just a part missing here on how to use the gradient tool. Whenever I use it, it is used as the 'fill' and doesn't add the fill on top of the circles additively. It overrides my current fill.

    This part should be explained better.

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    1. I am revisit the tutorial when I have a spare moment and add some steps.

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  8. I agree. All of the other tutorials are easy to follow. But the pumpkin tutorial needs more steps.

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  9. Hi, can you help to me with step 3 and 4 in tutorial about pumpkin? I don't understand about "create dublicate shapes and color..." I press Ctrl+D and colour shapes in dark color....but...how you get picture as in step 4?
    Thanks! Great work! I began to learn to draw(Academic art and draw with Wacom=) and read English. Your tutorials shed light on many

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    1. There is a mistake in the tutorial... image 4 can only be achieved after you modify the nodes. The top nodes have been pulled down to show the lighter coloured shapes underneath.
      I will fix it.

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  10. I'm stuck on the gradient part, how do you get the right colour? did you do the same for the other 2 circles?

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    1. Sorry... it was one of the earlier tutorials... and I obviously skipped a step and some explanations... Yes... I did do the gradient for each of the 3 circles separately. The alternative would be to make one circle do the gradient and then duplicate that 2 more times.

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  11. I'm stuck too, The gradient looks like a dark yellow shield.

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  12. I wish there was more explanations ("choose radial"… where?), and also that the text and graphics weren’t so small. But thanks anyway.

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