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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Two ways to fix files that have double lines after tracing.
« on: November 23, 2011, 06:28:16 PM »
Do you trace colouring pages and similar line art and have a problem with double lines? Here is a short video showing two ways to prevent or fix this problem. If you like creating rhinestone designs from traced images you may find this information useful.

Kay, I hope you don't mind as I referenced your site and added links under the video so people can find further information on using the paint bucket tool.

Here are the two links for anyone who watches the video here instead of on You Tube
http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009 ... -tutorial/
http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009 ... -inkscape/

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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 04:48:02 AM »
:o  :o   Just when I think I may have conquered Inkscape to my satisfaction Carolyn, you come along and have me open-mouthed saying WOW WOW WOW on the Paint Can method of getting a single object from a trace.

Wow WOW WOW
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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 05:21:35 AM »
LOL that is one of the first things I learnt in Inkscape and it was the first tutorial I posted on the BC forum. However, I learnt a lot more about the paint bucket after Kay started posting more ways it can be used.
Something else to try is place shapes on the canvas, click the paint bucket just outside one of the objects and the visible screen will be filled except for the objects you added. A fast way to create a stencil.
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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 05:44:32 AM »
Thanks Carolyn
Have just played with using the paint bucket to create stencils.. wow

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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 11:14:35 PM »
This is so very helpfull. Thank you so much
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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 01:11:50 AM »
Thanks for the tutorial but what if you have traced for example a spiral flower? I've tried to get rid of the double lines but that doesn't work because it's an open path
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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 04:04:58 AM »
A very short video showing what I do when I cannot delete a double line.

I couldn't use sound as hubby is watching tv and I was too lazy to walk out to my workroom. Plus it has been raining so if I went into a quiet room I would have a background sound of frogs and assorted bugs  <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: -->

I have also attached the file I changed in the video.

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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 10:27:34 PM »
Carolyn, you are the greatest. Thank you so much
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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 03:00:07 PM »
These double lines were also an issue when tracing in Silhouette Studio. With your tutorial I can now use Inkscape for tracing simple black and white line drawings.

Thnx Carolyn.
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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 03:08:20 PM »
I tried the second way on a more complex figure. In your butterfly example you can fill one continuous area with the paintbuchet tool. That was not possible with my figure. I'm trying to group all filled areas to create the cut part. If this doesn't work I'll start looking at the paint-bucket tool tutorials you refer to in your tutorial.

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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 04:57:34 AM »
Quote from: "EVe"
I tried the second way on a more complex figure. In your butterfly example you can fill one continuous area with the paintbuchet tool. That was not possible with my figure. I'm trying to group all filled areas to create the cut part. If this doesn't work I'll start looking at the paint-bucket tool tutorials you refer to in your tutorial.

Bye

Here is another Paint Bucket tutorial and it shows how to select multiple areas of a design. and it may be suitable for your project.
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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after traci
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2018, 05:10:26 AM »
A very short video showing what I do when I cannot delete a double line.

I couldn't use sound as hubby is watching tv and I was too lazy to walk out to my workroom. Plus it has been raining so if I went into a quiet room I would have a background sound of frogs and assorted bugs  <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: -->

I have also attached the file I changed in the video.

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Hi

We have the same issue.  A SVG file created from a scanned JPG, which has double lines.  I was hoping to watch your video as it looks like it could really 1help.  However, the link doesn't work and I couldn't find the video.

Please do you have the proper link or to some related help ?

Thanks


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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after tracing.
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 05:33:56 PM »
I don't know what method Carolyn used and she isn't online anymore.  Here are links to her blog and her Youtube channel so you can look around.  http://cuttwopieces.blogspot.com.au/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingtimes/videos

So after looking at her file I would guess that she used the node tool to delete a segment on each end of the original line, then used Path/Break apart so that she could delete the extra section.

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Re: Two ways to fix files that have double lines after tracing.
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 11:55:35 PM »
Another option, besides using auto-trace (Trace Bitmap) is to trace the image using the Pen/Bezier tool.  It depends on how much time you have, and how complicated the image is, as to whether you want to try tracing with Pen/Bezier tool or use auto-trace.
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