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Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:02:10 PM »
Last year Laura http://thealliancetrader.blogspot.com/2009/12/photo-cutout-in-inkscape.html showed how a shape could be cut out of an image in Inkscape by changing an image to pattern. I had fun experimenting and found many print and cut projects could be created by using Laura's technique. Below is my personal favourite, creating my own pyramage sheets.
Pyramage Basics Instructions
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Pyramage Design with rotation
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Here are the steps I use to create my own pyramage projects. Experiment with different shapes as so many different looks can be achieved.

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Different looks can be achieved by using different shapes, rotating shapes or adding a stroke line to the image/s.

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When creating these designs, do not extend the combined shapes beyond the image and do not overlap the shapes used. Examples below show the results.
Screenshot showing the result when the combined shapes extend beyond the image.

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Screenshot showing the result when the shapes overlap one another.

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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 05:44:12 PM »
Here is another idea. In this project I wanted to place emphasis on the butterfly. I traced the contour of the butterfly and then made the smaller sized graduations.

Flowers would look lovely done this way. The possibilities are endless and it is fun to experiment.

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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 03:51:08 AM »
Many thanks Carolyn.  I had heard it could be done with Inkscape but have never tried it.  In particular, I love the butterfly idea.  That brings a whole new meaning to pyramage.
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 04:11:16 PM »
Thanks Carolyn. Could be handy.
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 03:37:14 PM »
I got ink at long last and printed this project. Picture attached.

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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 09:35:22 AM »
That is really cool.  Can't wait to show it to Valerie
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011, 09:02:13 AM »
I must have been asleep the day this was posted.  VERY COOL.

Off to try it!
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 09:27:05 AM »
Quote from: "Aussie Carolyn"
Here is another idea. In this project I wanted to place emphasis on the butterfly. I traced the contour of the butterfly and then made the smaller sized graduations.

Flowers would look lovely done this way. The possibilities are endless and it is fun to experiment. [attachment=0:34zsqcow][/attachment]pi2.JPG[/attachment:34zsqcow]

I'm mind boggled at so many kool ideas and instructions/videos.  Can you tell me where I can find a video or instructions on how to separate out the image into an individual for doing a pyrimage like the butterfly?  You are SO KOOL!
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2011, 04:42:09 PM »
Hi Alicesue, I don't have a video on this subject yet and I am not sure if anyone else has covered this topic. I will try to make a video next week.
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 09:17:58 PM »
Wow Carolyn!  That is beautiful.  I am going to try that!
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2011, 08:02:36 PM »
This is so cool. Can't wait to try it!
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Re: Creating pyramage sheets in Inkscape
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2011, 09:01:27 AM »
At long last I made the video showing how to create pyramage designs.
There are two videos, the first one is the basic design and the second one shows how to create a pyramage design with rotated images.
If you would like to watch the videos go back to the first post of this topic to find them. Don't forget to post photo's if you create a project.
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