Brass Etching Inkscape Tutorials

A collection of tutorials that are useful for those interested in brass etching and making the photoplates.

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Video 1 – Covers the tools and setting up the inkscape workspace

Video 2 –

Video 3 – Layers, Tweeks,   Fill And Strokes (12:42),   Gradients (15:03) , Bezier Curve (19:42) , Pathfinder (21:00)

Video 4 – Bezier in depth , Nodes,  (10:25) Path Effects Construct Grid (21:17), Ruler (26:19)

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Video 6 –

Drawing A Floor Plan

How To Trace A Bitmap – Excellent and simple introduction. Inkscape is a Vector Graphics program which allows you to create infinitely zoomable images using paths. Programs like PhotoShop or GIMP are Raster Graphic (also called bitmap) programs which create images using pixels (colored dots on the screen). The main advantage to Vectors over Bitmaps is that they can be zoomed without loosing quality.

Image To Vector


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