Inkscape Labrat


New Tweak Tool modes

Posted in 0.47,tools by steren on September 29, 2008
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New modes were recently added to the Tweak tool for transforming a large number of objects. This is very useful to visually “sculpt” scatterings of small objects.

The new modes are:

  • Move
  • Move in/out
  • Move randomly
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Blur
  • Duplicate/delete

Discover these features in this video:

see the release notes for more details on this tool.

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Spiro curves and Freehand shapes

Posted in 0.47,tools by steren on September 17, 2008
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This post will focus on two new features of Inkscape 0.47 :

A Spiro curve is a curve defined entirely by its points, you don’t have to worry about handles. The resulting curve uses the minimum possible curvature to pass through the points. The visual result is that it becomes very easy to build very natural, smooth and nice paths.

The second feature of this screencast is freehand shapes. Basically, before this the pencil tool could only draw lines of constant width, with freehand shapes, you just choose the type of line you want to draw.

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Inkscape Labrat by Steren Giannini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.