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Tutorial 104: The Little Things by MisterAibo Tutorial 104: The Little Things by MisterAibo
A tutorial on cutting, masks, patterns and swatches - all those little things.
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VladimirMacHolzraum Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A couple extra things about swatches:

On a Mac, you can find them by right-clicking Inkscape in your applications folder, picking "Show Package Contents" and then going to Contents > Resources > palettes.

Also, you can set the swatches to display with a set number of columns, which may or may not look better, depending on your layout.

For example:

GIMP Palette
Name: fluttershy
Columns: 3

Yields: [link]
valleyviolet Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Sweet! This explains a huge number of functions in Inkscape that I had no idea how to use. :)
Catnipfairy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a pretty helpful tutorial :) especially on the color palettes. But I'm having a problem :/ I was able to locate the files and make my own, but I'm unable to save it into the folder. It says that I don't have the permissions to do that. How do i change this?
MisterAibo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Glad to help. Anyway, it seems that inkscape prefers to put the files into Program Files (x86)\Inkscape\share\palettes instead on some systems (like Win7). This means you could run into some problems if you are not the system administrator. I don't think there is an easy way to get around this - either you have to get an admin to copy the palette (which is bothersome and tedious) or maybe use some obscure way like a life CD of linux to copy it manually (which is again bothersome and tedious).
I would suggest that you create an external SVG with color swatches instead. You can either import it into your images or have it open in a different window and copy the colors manually. I know, I know - it's sad that inkscape still has no user-friendly way to manage color palettes. And I'm partly to blame since I didn't actually try the palettes in Win7.
Catnipfairy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well I guess I'm gonna give up on making a palette lol Thanks for helping though :)
sistemx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
you just had to have a tutorial for everything lmao
CloudshadeZer0 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
too bad, i don't use Inkscape.
sorata-daidouji Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are my hero! I just started using Inkscape and wanted to know how to use those 3 things XD Now I can vector better n.n
MisterAibo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
That's why I make these, I guess.
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