Inkscape: Vector Graphics For Linux - page 4
Raster vs. Vector
Two other vector operations need to be covered before we briefly look at how you can use Inkscape and SVG files.
A very interesting feature you can use is to make text follow a line. Any line.
- Open a new document and draw a curvy line across the page using the Freehand lines tool button.
- Next, add some text using the Create and edit text button.
- Select the text, then while holding the shift key, select the line.
- To make the text serpentine along the line click the Text button at the top followed by the Put on Path menu item.
- Poof, the text is now following the line.
Try it yourself. You can even do it with a spiral.
How about doing some Boolean operations on shapes?
For example, you can select two overlapping red filled circles and then use the exclusion menu item under the Path button to combine the circles. The area where the circles overlap is excluded from the result and so is removed from the shape. If you move the combined circle shape on top of a blue filled circle, you'll be able to see the blue circle through the hole.
Inkscape has a multitude of Boolean operations that can be used including union, difference, intersection, ect. You can also do other operations like break apart a combined shape or creating insets and offsets of shapes.
Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 3Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic
- 4Linux Top 3: Linux 3.11, Kubuntu Goes Commercial
- 5Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.5, Debian 7.2 and EOL for Linux 3.0.x