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Author Topic: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing  (Read 3555 times)

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Offline molly

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Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« on: August 31, 2011, 05:04:05 AM »
I was working on a gradient tutorial by Laurianne. (another wonderful tutorial) I made a circle and added my gradients and grouped. I was happy with what I made.  :)  I decided to make a duplicate of it.  When I moved the duplicate, the gradient all went away.  :(  

Next I tried to make the original circle larger.  The gradient again changed.
I know I have had this happen on other projects.

How can I change the size or make a copy and move it yet keep the gradient?

Am I making sense?
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 08:17:26 AM »
Yes Molly you are making sense.  I have the same problem and have watched dozens of video's and still miss whatever you have to do to "fix" the gradient to the image.

Hopefully Laurieann or someone will help us!
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 09:21:39 AM »
Quote from: "PapaSue"
Yes Molly you are making sense.  I have the same problem and have watched dozens of video's and still miss whatever you have to do to "fix" the gradient to the image.

Hopefully Laurieann or someone will help us!

Glad to read that.  :lol:  I have no doubt there is a fix for the fix.  :D

And while I am waiting I used my time to look at your wonderful web site.  Lots of interesting things to look at.  I really like your "LEARN....GROW....CREATE....SHARE".

I am still in the learning stage and am surely thankful for those who are in the sharing stage.  8-)
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 01:56:26 PM »
I did some more thinking and don't have the solution but this did work:

I made my character or whatever in Inkscape using gradients.  I didn't worry about the size.  I saved it with the gradient.  Then in Gimp or another program I just made it the size I wanted and it retained the gradient.

I'm sure this isn't a new discovery.  :lol:   Just trying to do the SHARE part.  :D
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 03:13:31 PM »
Molly, can I assume that you saved the file as a png or bitmap?  I was going to say that is the way I do it as I do a lot of print/cut and if I've got a gradient that is the only way I get it to work.

I also have made a gradient background paper, convert it to bitmap, print it and then cut my image out of it.

So this is one way to use GIMP with Inkscape!

Thanks,
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 04:21:47 PM »
On the toolbar look for effects - the third one from the left affects gradients. If it is shaded grey it is selected and the gradient will not change when the object is moved.

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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 04:28:46 PM »
Molly, the gradient colouring looks great.
Laurianne started my interest in gradients and I am definitely still in the early beginner stage.
I only knew where to begin looking for an answer for you as I use the EFFECT section for maintaining patterns and stroke width when re-sizing or moving objects.
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 05:48:35 PM »
I am knocking my head against the monitor!!  Can you hear me?
Really embarrassing that I can't read.  :oops:  :oops:

My next question was going to be something about how to manage the stroke width.  And there it is ... right in the Effects.  :D

I am sure I have read about it in the Big Book of Inkscape Instructions.  But until you really need it you don't pay any attention to it.  

That was too easy of a question. I'm going to find something really hard for somebody to answer.  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 05:54:58 PM »
Quote from: "molly"

That was too easy of a question. I'm going to find something really hard for somebody to answer.  :lol:  :lol:

That's not very nice  :lol:  :lol:  I volunteer someone else to answer your next question as I am sure you will make it a tough one.
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Re: Keeping a Gradient with Drawing
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 03:38:49 PM »
I'm with Molly, except my head is so hard I'd break my monitor!

I've seen this option a dozen times learning about gradients but obvously never remember it!

Carolyn, you are the jewel in the Inkscape crown.

TKS
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