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Offline reniscreamer

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Help and advice?
« on: October 10, 2011, 11:05:05 AM »
Is there a path that one would reccommend on these beginner tutorials?
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 01:03:56 PM »
Hello and Welcome glad you are here, you came to the right place.
For the most part really you can start just about anywhere with the video's Carolyn does a really great job of explaining as you go, and you will walk away know and learning something new.

But some are a little easier than others. This was one of the first ones I did, I am the Oldest rookie on board 
I mean because I am still a rookie. I keep getting stuck on some thing I like and forget to go back and learn more....LOL
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 02:45:03 PM »
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Is there a path that one would reccommend on these beginner tutorials?

Welcome, you have asked a very good question. First it will depend if you have any prior knowledge.

If you are a total beginner I would start with getting to know the interface of Inkscape http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=429.0 because I find one of he hardest things about learning a new program is finding where something is located.

While learning the UNDO command is a must (well, at anytime really) http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=426.0

Okay, as I started writing this list I found the images are missing in one of the tutorials and there are a few I forgot to transfer from my blog. I have to go out for the day but when I have time this evening I will write up a suggested list and add a few missing tutorials to help beginners.

At any time while you are learning Inkscape ask questions if you need help.
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 07:18:43 PM »
Are these videos you are talking about on your You Tube account?
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 05:40:47 PM »
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Are these videos you are talking about on your You Tube account?

Hi sorry for the slow response. I am not very well at the moment.

I don't have any videos for beginners. As talented Inkscape users have already posted videos showing the basics I concentrated on showing how Inkscape can be used to create different projects for electronic cutters. All of my beginner tutorials were in written format.

Here are a few links to videos showing the basics
Dan has a video showing how to set up a new default page http://dan99.blogspot.com/2009/01/video ... capes.html
Learning Digital Design has a few videos showing the basics http://www.learndigitaldesign.com/school.php?title=1

If there is a need for a video covering the basics I can make a few videos. However, it will have to wait until I can talk and breathe at the same time. I have a bad case of hayfever and can't talk for long enough to make a video at the moment.

In the meantime have a look around and ask questions. If we don't have the information posted we can hopefully suggest another website with the information you are seeking.
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 03:35:05 PM »
I could swear I once saw a video tutorial showing the answer to my question, but it could be hidden in a tut in my playlist, or could be one of the removed videos.  When tracing an image for a template, such as a 3D project, the lines come out double, and the dashes for the fold lines are little rectangles or circles.  In other words, the tracing goes around the line.  What I recall is that there was something that could be done either before or after the trace that could keep these as simple lines.  Can someone here help me?
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 05:19:20 PM »
Hi, here is a video to show how to remove double lines after tracing.
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The dashed lines will still cut as rectangles even if you remove the double line. Use the Bezier tool to draw a line through the path of the traced dash line, then follow the steps in the pictorial below.

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I hope this helps you with your project. If you need further help let us know.
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 04:04:30 AM »
Thank you Aussie Carolyn!  This is the video I remember.  I love your detailed tutorials, and your voice!
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 05:12:46 AM »
Hi yarnovah, after reading your questions, I made a new video today to cover 3 problems one may encounter when tracing. Hopefully I can get it edited and uploaded tomorrow.
Thanks for the comment about my tutorials but I have to disagree about the voice, lol. Actually, I don't know anyone who like to hear their own voice.
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Re: Help and advice?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 10:43:45 PM »
yarnovah, I have added the new tracing video to the tutorial section. It can be found here  http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=1047.0
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