On Dreamstime I've always posted mainly photographs. Till today...Besides photography I want to familiarize myself with the art of making illustrations. The reason why I want to create illustrations, are the unlimited amount of possibilities and imagination you can put into one image. Putting this imagination in photography is more difficult as you are bound by the capabilities of your equipment and space (studio, lights, models, post-processing etc.).I'm using Inkscape to make my illustrations.... continue reading
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Plenty of you will be advanced in Inkscape but some who are still learning, like myself, will hopefully find these tutorials helpful.Be warned, most are videos so you need quite a lot of bandwidth.As my bandwidth has increased substantially for the next year I've been able to go through Video tutorials and have learned so much.So I wanted to share what I had found.http://www.cuttwopieces.com/search/label/InkscapeCarolyn, the lady in the videos, is very thorough with her instructions.... continue reading
I have been working with Inkscape and Gimp on Linux and MacOS X for several years now and have developed a basic work flow that works well for me and creates images suitable for submission to DT.There may be other ways to achieve the same results but this is what works for me.I hope this helps anyone trying to get into use Inkscape and Gimp for creating vector illustrations for DT submission.While I do both photography and vector illustrations I find that I prefer to spend most of my time creating... continue reading
Working with Inkscape:Saving a .svg file to an .eps fileOne way to solve a bitmap problem.If you have accidental blurs, transparencies, gradients etc and you are trying to save to an .EPS (inkscape) you will need to find them and fix it, before this will work.Everytime you "draw" a shape or color it records each step.This is one way to find a problem..nullOpen your file to inkscape and chose your illustration.Under Edit: Open XML editorand then Open Fill and Stroke... continue reading
This is for all of the new members.All you old timers probably already have your tools you like.I have been on DT for since last February but I have been doing photography as a hobby for a long time.I am also a computer specialist and have been a Linux enthusiast for about 10 years.When I decided to get serious about my photography and start doing Micro-stock I turned to the free tools available for Linux vice spending money I do not have for professional tools.GimpGimp is a great... continue reading
Being that I am cheap and poor, I use GIMP to edit all of my photos.When I decided that I wanted to give illustrations a go I found Inkscape, which is free like GIMP.Once I figured out how to use Inkscape I noticed that you can not save files natively in jpeg format.This would be a problem for submission to DT.No problem.Using GIMP you can convert an Inkscape svg file to a jpeg.Here is how I do it although there may be a better way.If anyone knows a better way, please let me know.... continue reading
I am wondering in which format I should save and then submit illustrations made with Inkscape.The DT-faq say: I am an illustrator; do you accept illustrations?We love illustrations! Vector files should be saved in raster format, JPG at a high resolution, saved at highest quality and submitted in this format. As soon as they are accepted or right from the first submission you can also upload an additional format (ai, cdr or eps extensions accepted) which will sell at a higher price.Is there... continue reading
Hello,I am using the German version of Inkscape. It is a great vector graphic program, with a lot of good features. There are different formats to save. You can create round edges, delete, submit and form pathes, there is a tool to create stars, polygons and the wonderful calligraphy tool. For Gimp users is Inkscape a little different, mainly the color section works different. At first you have to choose a form e.g. a square or an elliptical form and then you choose the color. Of course there... continue reading
Hello,this is my first blog entry. I want to write about a theme, which could be interesting for the illustrators.I have used Inkscape, a vector graphic program and it was great: the lines are straight like anything else. After I have created some illustrations with Inkscape, the problem of jagged and facetted lines was solved. Edit: After a usercomment I want to inform about, that the inkscape is not able to correct jagged and facetted lines. You have to create a new image, but these lines... continue reading
I would like to dedicate this post to the makers of Inkscape - the wonderfulvector illustrator program that has been a great asset in my creative journey. This along with GIMP,an image manipulation software, forms a free and formidable combination that helps amateurs like me have fun inthis exciting world of digital art.When I think about the amount of hours these people have spent in making these softwares and about the times of frustration and failurethey might surely have known, it continue reading
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