Thursday, 15 January 2009

Video Tutorial - Aperture Name Card in Inkscape


Following a couple of email requests, I decided to make a video showing how to make one of these cards in Inkscape. Soon after, someone else in one of the Cricut groups made a video on the same topic (great job Heidi!), so I changed my plans slightly. I'm still making the card, but I've included some stuff on how to use rulers and guides and a couple of methods to manipulate text so that the letters join up to make a continuous word.

25 comments :

Melissa said...

thank you so much! i am learning so much from you

Nan said...

Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial. I am a beginner in Inkscape and this was very helpful! Nan

Linda from Vegas said...

Dan, Thank you for this tutorial! What is the difference between "union" and "combind"? Don't they do the same thing? Or do you use them at different times for different things? I really learned a lot today.

Switcher said...

Dan, thanks for the tutorial.

I made a tutorial, for how to modify text working with Inkscape 0.46

http://inkscapedxf.blogspot.com/2008/12/inkscape-046-modify-text.html

Janet said...

Thanks Dan - very informative. Even though I knew how to do joining of letters the second part of your video I would never ahve thought of lol

Rozette said...

Dan you make my brain hurt but in a good way. You do such great tutorials. I am learning so much from you.

Thank you for all you do.

Angi said...

So... I just stumbled across your blog today and I am astounded with all of your ideas. I would love to get my sticky little fingers on half of the templates you offer here, what do we do to get a hold of all the old ones? Are they available somewhere without having to cause you too much trouble???

Also, what is Inkscape?

Anonymous said...

Dan: I am so greatful for all your hard (fun) work. I too kept changing my paper size each time I opened inscape. Now I do not have to. Thank you I have saved the target's for these video's for later reference. If you archive these video's, will the target still pull them up or should I do a written document?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for educating me! I have learned so much from your video tutorials. Keep them coming! Thanks again, NancyS

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for sharing of your time and talent. I am new to SCAL and Inkscape. Your video tutorials are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Dan that was great! I was trying to figure out how to make cards with cutouts and the or words welded in! You made it look so easy!! THANKS!!!

poppy said...

wow thanks Dan i get my cricut on Friday and am looking forward to more of your help Poppy x

Tam said...

Dan,
U R amazing in your video's in inkscape. I am just starting to learn to use it and you have made it a tremendous joy. Thank you so much for your time and talent.

Anonymous said...

Dan

Another thank you for your tutorials. You make it look so easy.

Jen said...

Wonderful Instruction!!
Thank you Dan

ellen said...

thankyou dan,i think you are wonderful for showing us all how to make the name in an aperture.i dont think i would ever learn how to use inkscape if it was not for your videos......ellen xx

dplslee said...

Thanks for making this so easy. I was wondering if there was any way you could could cut out an image in the same way

Shona Lowden said...

thanks so much Dan, this is a great tutorial!

aubie2mmmz said...

You make it look so easy!
Thank you for sharing in terms we can all understand.

Rosalind said...

Thank you so much. Your explanations are very clear for someone like myself who is new to graphic design. I am so glad to have found your blogspot.

Online Bible Study said...

Hello. When I get to the final stage to union the name in the oval, I click path union, but the name does not change to the color of the card to show it has unioned. I am making sure there is overlap, but it is not working. Any ideas? Email me if possible stephenbenham at hotmail dot com Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I appreciate your time. I am in need of some help if you (or anyone else) can help me.

I am having some trouble when I select text and click on "Object to Path" it says at the bottom "No objects to convert to a path in this selection". I try to reclick it, draw a box around it, & restart the program/try again to get it to work but it will not. (In the tutorial, I am at the point where I am trying to put the little swoop between the S and next letter).

Thanks for the help! :) Jill

Hestia's Helper said...

THANK YOU! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for and your tutorial was perfectly done!

I created a Mother's Day card using your procedure. It's posted here:
http://hestiashelper.blogspot.com/2010/05/super-busy-in-honor-of-national.html

Mary C said...

Thank so much for you tutorials. They have helped me a lot. I love your art work and your blog is great,Mary C

Shoshi said...

Really cool tutorial! This will be most useful. Thank you!

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