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Offline Laurianne

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Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« on: June 09, 2011, 09:13:34 PM »
Please note: I've edited this tutorial and posted to my blog. I think the new version is easier to follow. Click here if you'd like to take a look. http://wp.me/P1CHOf-bm


Import picture.

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Use Bezier tool to place nodes.  Edit nodes to adjust curves to outline subject.  Don't forget interior spaces that you may want to subtract. If needed, adjust stoke color and width to make it easier to see.

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Select outline shape and fill with color.  If you have any interior shapes, fill them with contrasting color. Select outline and interior shape. Click Path>Difference. Repeat if needed.

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Select your photo and outlined subject.  Click Object>Clip>Set.

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Now that you have eliminated the background, you can play around with filters or extensions to get the look you want.  I have shown a few examples here.

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When you are finished editing, print out your image on a piece of vellum.

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I added some flowers and a bird drawn in Inkscape.  The flowers were cut with my Craft Robo and placed behind the vellum for a softer look.

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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 02:29:26 AM »
Not Fair can't click on picture for closer look, especially Pic 5 & 6........
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 05:30:35 AM »
What a lovely idea and a great way to enhance a photo. I thank you for adding this tutorial, I enjoy learning new things.
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 05:57:50 AM »
Yikes!  What did I do wrong?  Why aren't my pictures showing?  It looked okay last night.  Can someone please help me with this.
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 06:01:03 AM »
Never mind.... :lol: they are there but just took awhile to load.  Is there a way I can make it so that they can be clicked on and viewed larger?
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 06:08:02 PM »
I too wish I could see it larger . It looks interesting to try.
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 06:31:25 PM »
I don't have much luck with images. I think it depends on the size of the original image uploaded. If it is a large image, it is turned into a thumbnail image and can be clicked on to view full size. However, if a smaller sized image is uploaded it does not seem to happen. This is only a guess from seeing what happens with stuff I upload. If anyone knows the real reason, please let us know.
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 11:57:25 AM »
Thanks Carolyn.  I'll have to experiment with this because I really want to learn how to create some tutorials.
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 06:52:47 PM »
Sounds good. It will be great to have more tutorials.
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 09:34:21 AM »
Great Job Laurianne!!!

I can't wait till I have time to try this, Even I understood it, So you know you did good
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 06:28:35 PM »
I've added an updated version of this tutorial to my website.  I think this one is easier to follow. Take a look. http://wp.me/P1CHOf-bm
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2011, 12:50:47 AM »
Thanks for this tutorial. I just tried this and it turned out so pretty!!
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Re: Use a Favorite Photo to Create a Vellum Overlay
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011, 04:20:38 AM »
Laurianne,  the link isn't working.

If there are any members reading this post who have not visited Laurianne's website head on over for great easy to follow Inkscape tutorials. I would also suggest you have a closer look at the projects to see the special touches added to many of the designs. https://eyedrawit.com/
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