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Working with Inkscape and Illustrator

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Message edited at 06/01/2012, 17:52:13 PM by Creativdreamer
Thanks for looking at my post. I used to draw my vectors in Inkscape, now I would like to combine Inkscape and Illustrator , trying to draw in Inkscape then importing(copying) the drawing in Illustrator, but i see that after importing my drawing to Illustrator my paths get extra additional anchor points, which I don't like, so instead of 4 points in Inkscape, it gets 16 of them in Illustrator. Trying to delete these unnecessary points messes up my paths, any suggestions how to delete those extra points without messing up smooth paths?


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Debspoons
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Message posted at 06/01/2012, 14:02:06 PM by Debspoons
I wish I could help. I would like to move up to illustrator, but can not afford it at this point. I will ask you for advice when I decide to try it out.
I think you should be able to find tut's on the internet and Illustrator should have a help section also.. Good luck!
I use Inkscape for my illustrations

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Message posted at 06/01/2012, 21:45:23 PM by Creativdreamer
Thank You for you respond, Debspoons! I looked at many tutorials and Illustrator's "manual", what is offered is to do it manually to delete each anchor point/nod, which will take too much time, I guess it will be easier to do the drawing from scratch in Illustrator right from the beginning. But I find it much easier to draw vector in Inkscape, I was hopping there is better way to do it.


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Debspoons
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Message posted at 06/01/2012, 23:16:42 PM by Debspoons
How are you saving your inkscape svg files now? Are you using gimp?
I would finish the illustration (how you have been processing to vector) and start a new illustration in illustrator so you do not have to loose a good illustration.
Sounds like they are not user friendly to combine..darn
It is so hard to start and learn a new program.
Good luck again!
I use Inkscape for my illustrations

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Roberto1977
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Message posted at 06/02/2012, 02:12:37 AM by Roberto1977 - member is an admin
Hi,

Maybe I don't understand your problem, but if I open a SVG file with AI, I have the same image with the same anchor points. Why do you copy and paste the drawing, instead of open it?
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Rccster
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Message posted at 06/02/2012, 03:51:27 AM by Rccster
Hi,

I would try to open it instead of copying, just like Roberto1977 says. By the way, why not draw your illustrations directly in AI?


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TMarchev
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Message posted at 06/02/2012, 07:10:03 AM by TMarchev
Use only illustrator... don't need inkscape:)


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Message posted at 06/02/2012, 08:57:23 AM by Creativdreamer
Hi, to you all, thanks again for your responds.
I downloaded the latest tryal version of AI from the official Adobe website, just to try first if the program is going to work for me... And I'm still learning and trying to figure out how the program works. Drawing with the pen tool in AI is still a challenge for me now, I find that drawing bezier curves in Inkscape is much easier, so was hoping to do the drawing in Inkscape then place the drawing in AI and finish it there, but for some reason it doesn't work... I think I tried everything possible, I just copied/pasted drawing, tried to save as SVG or EPS in Inkscape , and then open these formats in AI, but my Bezier curves recieve additional nods in AI, allthough the smooth shapes remain just the paths have additional nods on them. Since I would like to sell vector files as additional formats, I'm concerned that by opening my .eps file and seeing unnecessary nodes on bezier paths it would look unprofessional for the customer...


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Befehr
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Message posted at 07/03/2012, 07:28:26 AM by Befehr
Delete the extra nodes. Select the path(s) then from the menu select Object>Path>Simplify. You'll get a menu with sliders that will allow you to control the look., i.e. how many nodes are removed.
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