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    So, here's mine:



    Except for the fact that the hair morphed into a beret, I'm fairly happy with it. My question, though: can a group be copied from one .svg into another, or does it need to be exported, imported, and traced?

    Specifically, the sword was rather harder than I thought it would be. Can I just copy and paste it into future files, or will I have to do more?
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    You can, but you need to open the target .svg by opening it from the initial one, instead of just clicking on the file in the folder.

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    Just wondering if anyone else is having this problem and, better yet, if they've solved it and how.

    I got 0.46 a while ago, and at the time I was running a trial version of Microsoft Office. When that ran out, the Fonts stopped working (Always staying on Sans) and I couldn't make Bold or Italic text.

    I then get a full version of Office, but nothing is working. The Bold and Italic are still nonfunctional and the Font still won't change out of Sans (The other fonts are listed in a grey colour in the dropdown menu, but I can't select them). I've tried hunting for a faulty font cache and I've tried reinstalling the program but nothing seems to have worked.

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    When typing the text try ctrl+shift+t, It brings you to a screen where you can chose fonts and sizes and bold/italics.
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    Aha, Inkscape provides as always.

    Well, it's not a solution, but it's certainly a way around.

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    Well, this guide is great. Easy to understand, even for someone like me.
    And I really like Inkscape after trying to do the avatar in the guide.
    My first attempt, and quite like the "original" (if I may say it myself):

    Now it's just to try creating something of my own too.
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    And new word on the facial expressions and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyinginbedmon View Post
    And new word on the facial expressions and such?
    A new word - umm, sorry?

    I've got plans on writing a new set sometime in a few months after I finish up my degree, but I forgot about the requests for a few more OotS pages on the current tutorial pages. Unfortunately I'm pretty flat out over the next several days, I'll see if I can work on a facial expression page sometime in the next week or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyinginbedmon View Post
    The Bold and Italic are still nonfunctional and the Font still won't change out of Sans (The other fonts are listed in a grey colour in the dropdown menu, but I can't select them). I've tried hunting for a faulty font cache and I've tried reinstalling the program but nothing seems to have worked.
    I HATE that bug! A handy way to handle the forced Sans: Decide which font you actually USE the most, and open up the ctrl-shift-T dialog. Set your font as default, and you'll get that font instead of Sans! More useful if you only use one font, but still a handy trick.
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    Nice job, very good tutorial, in fact, I made a little gnome. But, is there a way for you to explain hoods and helmets? I can'y make them.
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    Time helps with getting better too.

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    I did everything you told me to, and I can't upload my avatar on photobucket. Am I doing something wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falgorn View Post
    I did everything you told me to, and I can't upload my avatar on photobucket. Am I doing something wrong?
    If you can't upload it, the file probably doesn't suit Photobucket's requirements. Make sure you export it as PNG and size it properly.

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    Once that's done, we can resize the circle by selecting it, holding the mouse on one of the arrows around the edges, and dragging it to the right shape - but we need to make sure it remains a cicle and doesn't skew out of shape
    Maybe it's interesting for you to know that the heads actually never seem to consist of perfect circles. I assumed this already after a few first avatars, but recently I have copied the head of a character who was not standing upright, so it was rotated and the elliptic form was clearly noticeable .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days Falgorn View Post
    Nice job, very good tutorial, in fact, I made a little gnome. But, is there a way for you to explain hoods and helmets? I can'y make them.
    Same here, except I made a drow.
    And I also need explanation on hoods and helmets.
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    For my Tyrael avatar (see the link in my sig), I started with comics of Miko's first appearances where she is wearing the hood. It's just tracing around it, drawing a black area inside and adapting the shape to make it look good. Or use a face which could be clipped on one side (there are numerous tutorials about using the clip function in Inkscape).
    And for my Cleric of Tempus, I just made a half-circle and a slim rectangle below, converted them to paths and adjusted the shapes.

    Generally, I think it's the same thing as for props: Find examples or similar things in the comics. If you can't, find them with Google's image search. The rest is just your intuition and liking

    Here are some comics to look up some hoods: 200, 254, 304
    And some different types of helmets: 201, 261, 283

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortugg View Post
    Generally, I think it's the same thing as for props: Find examples or similar things in the comics.
    That's what I'd recommend too. It's much easier to draw something if you've got a reference. It helps if you own the books, because it's very easy to flip through the pages to find that one costume you're looking for.
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    So you're making a new guide? Good to know, your first one helped me improve my art incredibly, and I'm reviewing this guide to try to fix some problems with porportions that were making certain positions and body types hard.


    My question is this- What will the guide be about? Will it, as Lying's comment suggested, simply deal with facial expressions, or will it also deal with other advanced stick figure things, like the difference between Roy and Elan's body types, the difference between Haley and Celia's body types, Dwarf and Hafling body types (I can never get the proportions quite right), and the like?
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    I'm meant to be making a new guide. It's been on my list of "Things to do in 2009" since the start of the year. Unfortunately I've let time slip away from me. I feel I need to brush up on my own languishing skills a bit before I'm qualified to write any more tutorials, so it might be very late in the year before it gets done.

    I don't know if it will be an avatar guide, however. I'm leaning towards writing a few more general Inkscape ones. The first tutorial series I was writing was on how to make vector art for computer games, back when I was learning Inkscape for the first time, but my skills weren't great and it petered out after only a few installments. I'm leaning towards rebooting it, given I need to illustrate my own stuff. Alternatively, if I finally get my act together and start this webcomic I've been meaning to start for ages (also on my "to do in 2009" list), it would be pretty straightforward to put up a "how I make my webcomic" guide.
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    Well, without your guide, I'd have never gotten female figures right. (And as one of my main reasons for getting Inkscape was to contribute the the OotS Fanservice thread, well... female forms are important, 's all I'm sayin'.)

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    The guide is a great help! Thanks to it I managed to make an avatar for the forums.

    Not quite perfect, but for a very first try I'd say it's superb. I basically had little to none experience with inkscape either, so I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

    Thanks again for the guide!
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    aww all these people did way better on their first try and are still doing better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorges View Post
    The guide is a great help! Thanks to it I managed to make an avatar for the forums.

    Not quite perfect, but for a very first try I'd say it's superb. I basically had little to none experience with inkscape either, so I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
    Wow, that's very good! And indeed superb for a first go. Only a few minor recommendations:

    The eyebrow/expression lines could be longer; look at some angry OotS characters (or even the forum smilies) to get an idea for a more fitting length. The eyes look a bit small, but that might be in part due to expression/hair.

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    You still need to work on your line thickness and the size of your eyes. Compare your work to a copy/pasted OotS picture for reference, and adjust those details until they look in line with OotS-style. Positioning and size of the mouth could be worked on too. Really, if you spend a little time working on those and patiently fixing them to look more OotS-like, it'll go a very long way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neoclassic View Post
    Wow, that's very good! And indeed superb for a first go. Only a few minor recommendations:

    The eyebrow/expression lines could be longer; look at some angry OotS characters (or even the forum smilies) to get an idea for a more fitting length. The eyes look a bit small, but that might be in part due to expression/hair.
    Thanks! I'll keep that in mind for my next try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DD the Cookiemonster View Post
    Remember, avatar-making is not for everybody. I'm sure you have other stuff you're good at! You can't be good at everything.
    i know but it's fun to make them when i have some inspiration on what to make it just... isn't the most rewarding...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DD the Cookiemonster View Post
    You know what? You have msn?
    i know that it's not for everyone it's just addicting... and i think i'm getting better:
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    Quick tips:
    1) legs and torso are ALWAYS about the same length
    2) Curves are your best friend for arms and hands
    3) Arm connection to the body is almost always going to be where the neck should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Randomizer View Post
    Quick tips:
    1) legs and torso are ALWAYS about the same length
    2) Curves are your best friend for arms and hands
    3) Arm connection to the body is almost always going to be where the neck should be.
    oh okay... i think i have to change it for the requester then...
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    and another useful tip: Hair is insanely annoying, so my best advice for that is practice practice practice. You'll get better at it slowly and steadily.
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