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    Want to contribute to the guide with some tips and tricks:

    To color the stroke with the teardrop tool, click on the color you want while holding shift.
    It is often easier to shape the stroke if you have a bright color (red is what I use) and no fill.
    The object will look better when it has less nodes.
    If you wantto have a perfect circle again, hold shift while dragging the circle node (thanks Dr Bath !)

    Will add more as i think of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayar View Post
    If you wantto have a perfect circle again, hold shift while dragging the circle node (thanks Dr Bath !)
    Or you could go into the Circle options, select the arc in question, and click "Make Whole"

    It also won't necessarily look better with less nodes, certainly it will look smoother, but smooth isn't necessarily good for everything (Like beards for example)

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    Is there anyway to make it so that the background is transparent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayt View Post
    Is there anyway to make it so that the background is transparent?
    (sorry if this question has already been asked)
    You can make objects transparent by adjusting their colour's alpha value, or by modifying the opacity. When you export, the background will keep the alpha values you give it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post
    You can make objects transparent by adjusting their colour's alpha value, or by modifying the opacity. When you export, the background will keep the alpha values you give it.
    After a bit of messing around with Inkscape I worked out how to do it on my own.
    But thanks for trying to help out (even if I didn't use your advice in the end)
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    Great guide, really helped a newbie out.
    However, i'm struggling with something not covered in your guide. I want to place accurate speech-bubbles using Inkscape into my art, I know the answer is probably ridiculously obvious but I can't seem to do it.
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    Troll - Not that I have any experience with speech-bubbles, but I'd say to use the circle tool, and then just draw the V shaped part with the freehand tool, and stick 'em together.
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    Give a little clarification- do you mean you want to position it correctly, or do you need to make one?

    Making one is fairly simply, I'd say. Depending on what shape you want to use, you just make a variation on the following method:
    Make the main speech bubble object (IE, square, rounded rectangle, or circle) and then create an object that will be the "tail" which points towards the character. Place them so they're overlapping, then select them both and choose the Union option (it's under Path), and then you'll have a speech bubble. I recommend using the premade shape tools for the main bubble, and the bezeir pen for the "tail."

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    Thankyou, that's what I assumed, I only needed some recognition.

    Sorry for not clarifying, my english is quite bad.
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    I prefer to modify the oval bubble into an object, add 2 nodes and drag the thing...that way you know for sure it is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayar View Post
    I prefer to modify the oval bubble into an object, add 2 nodes and drag the thing...that way you know for sure it is perfect.
    Thats what I do for making speach bubbles, only with three nodes and dragging the middle one away...
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    Is it better to draw an avatar on the defualt canvas and scale it down, or to draw on a 120 x 120 page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goats_o_Mjolnir View Post
    Is it better to draw an avatar on the defualt canvas and scale it down, or to draw on a 120 x 120 page?
    If you're making an avatar for this forum, I'd make the page 120 x 120. It's not that critical as it's trivial to resize your work, but it's good to have the guide be the right shape for the forum. Having a square guide is a reminder that you can't make the avatar too tall or too wide.
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    I want to thank you for making this, and to show my appreciation, here is my first creation. Not completely happy with the weapon or the hair, but for a first attempt, I don't think it's too bad...will have to keep playing with it.



    And here is my second attempt at a new character, like this one better:

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    Thanks for making this. Without the tutorial I wouldn't know where to begin. I tried making avatar for the first time myself:



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    OmG , its a Relly Good Tutorial But.. the Part with the Finger ant the Trinagle and the Body and the Hand so hard... !!!
    i was do the body nice and Suddenly THE ARMOR !!!!
    the Shirt and all those stuff really hard so... can someone give me another adivce or whatever juts help
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    play around with the nodes (those white squares/diamonds). It was hard for me too, but you get used to it fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love2spoge View Post
    OmG , its a Relly Good Tutorial But.. the Part with the Finger ant the Trinagle and the Body and the Hand so hard... !!!
    i was do the body nice and Suddenly THE ARMOR !!!!
    the Shirt and all those stuff really hard so... can someone give me another adivce or whatever juts help
    Are you doing this on purpose or is english not your primary(mother) language and you are not good at it?
    If its the first one, please stop doing it, if its the latter... Well...ehm...

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    I cannot believe I spent a day trying to make a decent avatar in Illustrator when all I needed to do was read this tutorial. You made me love Inkscape, I feel an insatiable craving for making new avatars .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensate View Post
    You made me love Inkscape, I feel an insatiable craving for making new avatars .
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    How do I do talking mouths? The guide says it'll tell you "later", and never gets around to it...

    Also, stickying for this thread!

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    Yeah, that is meant to be part of a later section, but Trazoi hasn't had time lately to get it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyinginbedmon View Post
    Yeah, that is meant to be part of a later section, but Trazoi hasn't had time lately to get it done.
    Oh. Darn. I haven't the slightest idea how. Still an awesome guide .

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    Huh, it's bumped again.
    Ok. Two things to help all of you budding Inkscape artists out there:
    You can round the end of your lines by double - clicking on the stroke width (or just going to fill and stroke - stroke style), and clicking on the button that has a half-circle on top of a rectangle with a dotted line in the middle. Make sure you have the line you want to be rounded selected, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Festy View Post
    Huh, it's bumped again.
    It must be bumped, for it is not stickied!

    And thanks for the line rounding tip, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeTheGameGuy View Post
    How do I do talking mouths? The guide says it'll tell you "later", and never gets around to it...
    Sorry about that. I tend to work on these things when I both have free time and remember about the tutorials, and unfortunately I'm pretty swamped with work for the first half of this year. I'll have time for new tutorials in the second half of the year, although I'm thinking of moving to more general cartooning rather than Order of the Stick avatars.

    For OotS talking mouths, I usually draw an outline with the pen as a single curve, and then create a black shape with the rectangle tool that I then mould into the appropriate shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post
    Sorry about that. I tend to work on these things when I both have free time and remember about the tutorials, and unfortunately I'm pretty swamped with work for the first half of this year. I'll have time for new tutorials in the second half of the year, although I'm thinking of moving to more general cartooning rather than Order of the Stick avatars.

    For OotS talking mouths, I usually draw an outline with the pen as a single curve, and then create a black shape with the rectangle tool that I then mould into the appropriate shape.
    Ah, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post
    For OotS talking mouths, I usually draw an outline with the pen as a single curve, and then create a black shape with the rectangle tool that I then mould into the appropriate shape.
    Another thanks from me, that works a lot faster than the way I've been doing it (create a bezier curve and a rectangle and then try to squeeze in both into a mouth shape ).

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    I really like it. After trying it, i made this one
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    That is what we call, "pretty damn good for a first try."
    It's a little hard to see anything because of the snow, the eyes are a little misproportioned, and it appears that he's naked, but other then that - nice job.
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