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Author Topic: Swirls and Flourishes  (Read 4999 times)

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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Swirls and Flourishes
« on: July 08, 2011, 07:02:48 PM »
I have added this topic as some members are interested in learning more about designing flourishes. Feel free to add any information to help us all learn.

The main thing to remember when creating spiro swirls is to apply Path>Object to Path before any other path command or the design will change. Also spiro paths are not available in any version of Inkscape before version 0.47.

A very good and easy to follow tutorial can be found on Very Simple Design http://verysimpledesigns.com/vectors/in ... wirls.html

Little Web Hut have many videos on You Tube and can be found here http://www.youtube.com/user/tutor4u
Below is a video from Little Web Hut showing how to create fancy swirls and flourishes
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I created a video on Spiro paths when Inkscape 0.47 was first released. It is a little outdated now but I will add it here as it does have some basic information. The part showing spirals it at the end of the video.
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Here is a video from Rob - Scrappy Dew Creations showing how to further refine a Spiro Swirl and more of his videos can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/ScrappyDewCreations
[youtube:2qckuiht]J1dN7GJ9Ims[/youtube:2qckuiht]
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Re: Swirls and Flourishes
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 07:33:20 PM »
If you are playing with spiro paths and want to create a design with slightly different sections I find it is easier to duplicate the swirl then make slight changes to the duplicate. Pictorial example below.

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Offline Laurianne

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Re: Swirls and Flourishes
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 08:38:27 PM »
Thanks once again for helping with this topic.  I will be trying some things out as soon as I have a chance.
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Re: Swirls and Flourishes
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 06:33:15 PM »
You make this look doable
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