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Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« on: May 11, 2012, 09:16:44 PM »
Basic written instructions are below the video.

[youtube:tdr5r22o]1EaJN2Wnhrc[/youtube:tdr5r22o]

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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 12:11:53 AM »
Well Carolyn, it just so happens that I want to try some Lattice Designs and here you come with another easy tutorial (are you sure you haven't got a hidden camera in my house?) I just thought I would show you how I Inkscape along with Carolyn and YouTube  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Oooo forgot to ask why didn't you use the Join corner option in the stroke box instead of the Cap option, not that I've tried it yet myself.... :roll:  :roll:

Oh by the way I have just installed Skype, Just need to get the monies to purchase a microphone and Webcam; better tidy up my workspace first......
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 01:07:52 AM »
EeeerrrrH! because I didn't think of join corner. Old habits die hard and I only tried the method I always use. See, I just learnt something new too. I think you will like my next video which I will hopefully get time to produce next week.
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 01:25:48 AM »
Okay, I am back. I realise I didn't change the corner join because it isn't really a square it is a series of straight lines.

However, your question did give me an idea for the circles and ovals to work. Then again it is probably just as easy to use a square, rotate then stretch to get a diamond style lattice.

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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 01:31:17 AM »
Nope you are going to have to do the written version as well, because I forgot half the instruction already; especially when to apply the Path/Object/Stroke and ended up with the wrong sized squares......
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 01:35:28 AM »
Quote from: "Angel13"
Nope you are going to have to do the written version as well, because I forgot half the instruction already; especially when to apply the Path/Object/Stroke and ended up with the wrong sized squares......

Yes boss  :lol:  I will see about getting the written instructions done tonight. I know I started writing it weeks ago and it if I could find the safe place I stored the file I could upload it real soon. However, I think you will get the instructions sooner if I re-write it and forget about finding the original.
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 01:38:48 AM »
:D  :D  :D  I just done an Oval Lattice (don't ask how I finally got there but I did)  :D  :D  :D  Here's what my inkscape page looks like.
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 01:41:06 AM »
Looks great.
I will be creating lots of lattice designs as this method is so much faster.

Update: I have added the written tutorial to the first post.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 09:33:53 PM »
Oh my,  so many options, and tips.  Will keep me busy tomorrow.

thanks, it looks really fun, although my eCAL does it for me....but I always learn something doing your tutorials and watching others expand and make more.
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 10:21:06 PM »
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Oh my,  so many options, and tips.  Will keep me busy tomorrow.

thanks, it looks really fun, although my eCAL does it for me....but I always learn something doing your tutorials and watching others expand and make more.

I keep forgetting other programs have built in feature and I have them. LOL. So why I am I writing this tutorial?
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 12:19:02 AM »
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Quote from: "PapaSue"
Oh my,  so many options, and tips.  Will keep me busy tomorrow.

thanks, it looks really fun, although my eCAL does it for me....but I always learn something doing your tutorials and watching others expand and make more.

I keep forgetting other programs have built in feature and I have them. LOL. So why I am I writing this tutorial?


Because there are people like me who have the Cameo but is doesn't work with Inkscape but it will if I purchase another software program which I refuse to do, I refuse to purchase the Cameo Designer edition software. So I will carry on designing in Inkscape and cutting to my old faithful Silhouette Baby........So keep those tuts coming Carolyn...We need some more smilies so I could have attached a kissy kissy one for you.....
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2012, 08:06:32 AM »
Carolyn, not everyone has eCAL to do it for them.  Inkscape has more options for  changing and enhancing things so Inkscape is a better tool and I learn a lot more from your tutorials than just poking a button so just keep on doing them please.
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 08:18:25 AM »
Quote from: "PapaSue"
Carolyn, not everyone has eCAL to do it for them.  Inkscape has more options for  changing and enhancing things so Inkscape is a better tool and I learn a lot more from your tutorials than just poking a button so just keep on doing them please.

Sorry, I must have worded my response badly. I have Funtime, MTC, SCAL3 and ECal, therefore I can use another program to create lattice.

I like Inkscape so much I rarely use the other programs and forget they have built in features  :roll: What I was trying to say is I didn't need to experiment in Inkscape with lattice when I could have opened one of my other programs.

I won't be stopping as it is an obsession at the moment. I have so many ideas. The most annoying thing at the moment, is I did something easy and interesting and I cannot remember how or what path effect I used. I spent the day trying to re-create the result. Maybe I need to turn the recording equipment on when I experiment so I can watch it when I forget.  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 06:13:45 PM »
Hi Carolyn,

I'm new at Inkscape, and found your blog/tutorials...very helpful!

I have a question on this tutorial, step 3 (and I've seen you do this same sequence in other tutes as well):  why do you do "Object to Path" followed by "Stroke to Path"?  How do you know when to do this, and in what order?  When would you use only one of those options, and when do you need to use both?  I hope the question makes sense...

Thanks!
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 07:54:07 PM »
Welcome Gayle,
You have asked a very good question and I know it is one I struggled with when learning Inkscape. I can tell you it took a long time to sink in,  :lol: . I have to go out soon and will try to find time this evening to answer in more detail with screenshot examples to explain some of the differences.

The quick answer for knowing which path method to use
- if you have a shape such as a square or circle, you would use object to path. By changing it to a path you will then have nodes which can be manipulated.
- if you have a design drawn with the bezier tool or pencil tool the lines already have nodes. The line will cut as a single line regardless of how wide the stroke lines look on your computer screen. In some tutorials I apply Stroke to Path so the single line changes from a line to an object - meaning there will be nodes on both sides of the line and it will cut as it appears on your screen.
- Selection of Stroke to Path and Object to Path depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you have used the Path Effects editor to create a design they will often revert back to the original shape if you try to do additional design work and they often don't cut as expected. By applying Object to Path after using the path effect editor the design can be edited. If a stroke line was used in the Path Effect editor such as the grid tutorial, I apply Stroke to Path to change the single line into a thicker line so it will cut correctly.
- The notification area at the bottom of your Inkscape screen is helpful when trying to decide which method to use.

I will get back with more details and examples this evening. I have a dental appointment soon, so won't have time to create some examples in Inkscape until after dinner tonight.
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014, 08:46:31 AM »
Thanks, I'm going to print that out and try to digest it!
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2014, 09:45:12 PM »
Hi, I haven't forgotten you. I have all the screenshot examples done and I am currently adding the explanations. I hope to have everything posted within 24 hours.
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Re: Create Lattice Designs Using Construct Grid Path Effect
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2014, 01:27:19 AM »
I have started adding the information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path in a new topic and it can be found here viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1154
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