Manually Convert EPS to SVG

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on October 23, 2007

Update: Several readers have suggested easier and more effective methods. Check the comments section!

EPS is the vector graphic file format Adobe Illustrator saves in. Supposedly you can import these files directly to Inkscape if you have skencil and pstoedit installed, but I couldn’t make it work. So I converted it manually using the GIMP and Inkscape. Here’s how I did it.

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Great Inkscape Tutorials

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on June 21, 2007

Those of you looking for some Inkscape tutorials should go check out the inkscape tutorials blog. Ry has been a busy blogger lately, and has cranked out an amazing amount of really awesome tutorials. Thanks Ry!

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Inkscape: Web 2.0 Violator

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on February 19, 2007

My very first tutorial was an adaptation of a Photoshop tutorial on how to make one of those trendy violator badges. Well it turned out pretty ugly looking because the GFig plugin for the GIMP doesn’t anti-alias the lines. Much discussion was had on whether or not I should include Inkscape tutorials on this blog to make up for the shortcomings of the GIMP, and I decided that I would give it a shot.



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Should I Include Inkscape?

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on February 14, 2007

What I’m wondering is, should I include Inkscape as a tool for the tutorials on this blog? It’s another open-source application which does vector paths a lot better than the GIMP’s GFig plugin and I could make things like the Web 2.0 violators look a million times better. I’d still try to do everything here with the GIMP whenever possible, only using Inkscape when I felt it could accomplish the task in a way the GIMP could not.

I don’t know how to do one of the fancy polls, so just post a comment with your opinion please. Thank you.

Update: It seems like the overwhelming majority would appreciate some Inkscape content. Havoc makes a very good point though. I’m a very busy guy. I’m a husband and a father. I have a full time job, and I am also taking a couple of courses at the local University. My time is Precious. However, one of the benifits of my job is that when things are going well, I can pretty much research and do what I please. I’m not terribly familiar with Inkscape, but since people (including myself) feel that it is a valuable addition, I will make an effort to include it when appropriate. After all, one of the reasons I started this project is to learn new things. So far, there’s really only been one post where it would have made a difference in my opinion, so there may not be much call for it.

Thank you everyone. I really appreciate the input.

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