Creating translucent and nicely shaded objects with Inkscape 0.47 has become easy with filters.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Filter Effects have really improved in Inkscape 0.47.
This icon was composed by drawing a basic 2D shape using Inkscape. I then imported this SVG path into Blender, extruded it to achieve depth and rotated it for perspective, and saved the rendering as a JPEG.
I then imported and scanned the JPEG in Inkscape using potrace, and applied various filter effects to several of the scans. Finally, I positioned the scans on top of the Blender original.
Click on the image to see a larger version. I have saved the scans to which I applied the filter effects separately in the image below so that you can see them more clearly.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I once spent approximately one month living off-the-land on an island in the Atlantic. While I saw few people during my stay, the remote island was a busy place, especially with regard to birds. The gulls owned the wild peas and the Great Blue Herons owned the trees. They would perch as high as they could in order to survey the ocean. I grew to respect their patience and their skill in fishing, but they could have improved on their landing skills. They would soar within reach of the landing, but they just could not control the landing. The noise that they made when crashing into the tree-tops was nerve-wracking.
Anyway, I grew to love their color, their markings, and their grace -- in the air, that is.
I blended two photographs to make this image. I then applied a new, Inkscape 0.47 filter-effect to the landscape only: Filter > Morphology > Warm inside.
Great Blue Heron photo credit:
Landscape photo credit:
Saturday, August 1, 2009
jbrgfx has designed an oil painting filter-effect using Inkscape .046.
The object of this experiment was to preserve depth while highlighting colors. The settings which produced these "paintings" may be seen in detail by clicking the following screen-shot.
Below are instructions for using the filter-effect, at least as I designed it for my own use.