due to my Ubuntu upgrade yesterday, I'm actually not
sure if my last post made it to the list, so here it is
Here's a link to my latest attempt at using Inkscape
for photo retouching:
For me, this is better than mere bitmap editing, due to the
necessity to edit larger areas, where the clone brush doesn't
work so well. The keys of the technique I used here are a)
that the inserted vector shapes are slightly blurred, b) that
they are semi-transparent, in order to blend better with the rest
of the image.
My work flow:
a) Importing the photograph into Inkscape (as a PNG or TIFF).
b) Drawing the vector shapes.This implies single-color fills as
well as linear gradients where necessary.(Shapes where 'Stroke'
is disabled are more flexible for retouching.)
c) 'Select All'.
d) Exporting the final image for fine-tuning into Gimp, CinePaint,
Krita, or whatever (I'm working under Ubuntu Linux).
e) Fine-tuning, final adjustment of color levels, advanced Unsharp Mask.
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