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Template to create hairs with Inkscape (vectors)

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Maineim, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Maineim

    Maineim Casual Client

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    scree06.jpg
    I made a SVG file with the layers I ussualy use to draw, with some examples an basic elements to use an re-use.



    DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE:
    View attachment vector-template.zip



    ALL MY SVG HAIRS:
    svg-hairs.tar.gz



    Why vectors?
    Because can be modify without loosing quality, allows effects that can be changed.

    Why Inkscape?
    Because is open source, you can run it on Windows, Mac or Linux, even on a old PC or a small netbooks. And because this program is great. it uses a format called SVG (standard Vector Graphics, a ISO format). Also, I can't aford/run Flash editor in my Linux machine.

    Download Inkscape: Download | Inkscape
    Basic Tutorial: Inkscape tutorial: Basic | Inkscape



    scree07.jpg

    You can drag an image to copy a photo. use the transparency of the layer to place the image in place to match the template.


    scree05.jpg
    I made some basic paths to create a drawing look, edit the node as you like.


    scree03.jpg
    When you are happy with the outline, turn off the reference layers and use the fill tool


    scree01.jpg
    You can use lineat and radial gradients, shapes with blur, and many other tricks you can see in the examples provided


    scree08.jpg
    Before exporting the hair donĀ“t forget of turning off the reference layers, export the full page.



    I don't have much time to create more stuff myself, so I hope this helps to create more content of higher quality.
     
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  2. zzaapp002

    zzaapp002 Club Regular

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    Man thanks! This will help a lot.

    (I wasn't getting very far with GIMP).

    Thanks again.

    I love that everyone shares tips and such here...
     
  3. Maineim

    Maineim Casual Client

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    I use Gimp a lot, but never for design, just as a tool to process photos. Inkscape is easy to use, at least easier than Corel or Illustrator.

    I'm adding a file with all the svg hairs I made so far. Is a good backup for me and I hope a good tool to create new hairs, or making dinamic ones for those with the toold to do it.
     
  4. ElQonquiztador

    ElQonquiztador Avid Affiliate

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    All of my imports have been made in GIMP. :P

    But this is really cool. I already have Inkscape, but I don't use it much. I'm comfortable with GIMP.
     
  5. PrimeEmu16

    PrimeEmu16 Potential Patron

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    This helps out alot! Now I cant wait to start finally drawing and making imports. I never used Inkscape so that should be interesting.
    But this definitley points me in the right direction to start contributing to the site. Many thanks again!
     
  6. Bashwilly

    Bashwilly Potential Patron

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    Thanks for the tutorial! Inkscape is not too hard to work with and the result is good. But since, i've got alot of practice to do!
     
  7. cesaru

    cesaru Potential Patron

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    thankyou very much!!
     
  8. Gingerless Soul

    Gingerless Soul Avid Affiliate

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    Thanks for the great tutorial! I have been looking for a good program to make vectored imports. I have photoshop but the pen tool is very tedious to work with when making vectors and I don't have access to illustrator. I've been working on some hairs from scarlet blade and I might post them when I feel satisfied with the finished products.
     
  9. Di24k3999

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    great work! wish i'd seen this earlier, when i was really into this about about a year ago--but now i might just get up off my ass and contribute some!
     
  10. SyntaxTerror

    SyntaxTerror Swell Supporter Content Creator

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    Maybe it is a little late to post here, but Maineim is maybe still notified of replies...

    I would like to know if the same kind of template exists for small ears?
    I need one for my new hair of Fuuka and I cannot manage to make something good using screenshots and Inkscape...