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Inkscape vs. Illustrator #1 by megalofauna Inkscape vs. Illustrator #1 by megalofauna
Over at Vectortuts (a great site), Andrei Marius (one of my favorite authors there) recently published a tutorial for illustrating a tape measure (see above, obviously).

This is a tutorial for novice Inkscape users (like myself) dealing with common design tasks the solutions for which are not always obvious. Deals with Tiled Clones, the Interpolate extension, and the Pattern Along Path LPE.

LINK TO VECTORTUTS TUTORIAL
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microUgly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
This and the other are beautiful presented tutorials.

The headings are a particular effective style.  I will have to copy that effect :)

 Have you use Inkscape for the layout?
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megalofauna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Thanks for your comments, microUgly. I really appreciate it. 

No, I actually did this layout in Photoshop (because (1) I was using a lot of raster images and (2) layer management is better in PS), but I'm sure with enough effort one could achieve a similar result in Inkscape. Maybe for Inkscape vs. Illustrator #3, I'll do it all in Inkscape, just to say I did!

Thanks, again.
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stepsteps Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Nice (except that rotten inches thing :P), thank you very much for these tricks. Inkscape's got a lot of useful features but they are often buried down in the filters/extensions menus, and also they don't work right on the first try.
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megalofauna Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Yeah, my sense is that the devs do great stuff individually (or within their task group), but feature integration seems to be fragmented at best. So you have very cool features hanging out in the corners by themselves, not talking to anyone else the party.

And yet... I could only wish that Illustrator (which I'm in all the time at work) had a pen tool feature set half as intuitive as Inkscape's.

Out of the box, Inkscape blows Illy away in that regard, but I can't do consistent production work in Inkscape yet. Bummer.
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colouredTrout Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's awesome. I'm just learning Inkscape, my girlfriend has to use Illustrator at school because they've got all of the Adobe programs but I tend toward open source. Anyways, awesome, very awesome!
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megalofauna Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thanks, man. I always intended to do more, but work got in the way.

I still like Inkscape a ton.

Maybe when 0.49 comes out in 2019...

Cheers!
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customcarvin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
VERY VERY Nice!! I love your presentation, and I'm not easily impressed ;-)
I'm surprised there aren't anymore comments....

Keep up the good work!
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megalofauna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Thanks for the very kind words, cc!

I plan to do more in the future, but we'll see.

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