Excellent. Very clear. Between this clarification and the
inkscape-shadow.sh script, I barely need GIMP. Mastering images in SVG
bulia byak wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 21:23:07 -0500, Lou Quillio <public@...> wrote:
>>I wasn't grokking pattern handles, but I now see that a pattern fill
>>stays fixed when the object is re-sized, so I can frame the pattern that
> Not always. There's a switch (rightmost toggle button on the selector
> controls bar) which controls this. You can transform objects with or
> without its pattern fill, depending on this switch. However this only
> affects transforms with selector; when you change the shape by its own
> shape handles (e.g for the rect they are in the corners) the fill
> remains fixed.
>>But pattern handles and gradient handles ... how are these specifically
> E.g. in the node tool. There are the move handle (cross in top left
> corner), scale (square, middle of diagonal) and rotate (circle, middle
> of top side). The gradient handles are accessible also in Node tool
> and in the new Gradient tool.
>>As far as arbitrary tiling, I mean this:
>>1. Import a 200x200px bitmap.
>>2. Object to pattern.
>>3. Make a 200x200px rectangle.
>>4. Use the pattern as fill.
>>5. Intuitively, the fill would begin at 0,0 of the rectangle
>> starting with 0,0 of the pattern. Instead, the fill tiles
>> with 0,0 of the pattern at a seemingly arbitrary point
>> in the rectangle's interior. The tiling's right, but it
>> seems to have decided on its own where to start.
> It's not arbitrary. It's exactly the same origin point which it had in
> the previous object from which you are reusing the pattern (either by
> assigning pattern fill via Fill&Stroke dialog, or by Copy/Paste
> style). This makes a lot of sense because if you assign the same
> pattern to many objects, all their fills will align to each other
> displaying a common grid. But of course after that you can move any
> object's fill using its handles to wherever you need it.
> By the way in this example you don't need a second rect at all. After
> 2, you already have a rectangle with pattern fill. Do what you want
> with it (fill, stroke, crop, etc).
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