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Postby lt_oddball on Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:10 am

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lt_oddball wrote:3) I want to use different Fonts than standard. I have found a website with lovely fonts. How do I import a *.ttf file in Inkscape ?



just copy the ttf file in c:/windows/fonts


that's what I thought, but I get this strange windows error message like "font already in use..cannot paste here".
And I have closed the Word application..so I have no idea what is troubling it.
Will try again at new PC start up.


strange. try closing any open applications and then copy it.
or better yet. close all applications restart then copy to avoid the font remaining hanged on an app.


I did a different thing: immediately unzip the zipped font into target c:/windows/fonts.
That placed the fantasy.ttf there, but still upon opening Inkscape I can't find /select it from the inkscape fonts selector.
As a matter of fact, there are much more fonts in windows/fonts than in the Inkscape collection. So I guess Inkscape is not picking them from there.
Or maybe it does but only for a prespecified selected few... so I need to break that open, i guess. :roll:
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Postby DiM on Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:16 am

do something else. open the fonts folder and inkscape.

now drag and drop the font file from the folder to inkscape. that should do the trick. it works in photoshop
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Postby lt_oddball on Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:24 pm

DiM wrote:do something else. open the fonts folder and inkscape.

now drag and drop the font file from the folder to inkscape. that should do the trick. it works in photoshop


YESS! that did the trick!
Thanx.

By the way, I noticed that this fantasy font is labelled as a True Type Font icon "TT" whereas many standard others in windows/fonts are "open type font" with icon "O".
Maybe that explains the difference of being automatically noticed or not ?
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Postby DiM on Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:29 pm

lt_oddball wrote:
DiM wrote:do something else. open the fonts folder and inkscape.

now drag and drop the font file from the folder to inkscape. that should do the trick. it works in photoshop


YESS! that did the trick!
Thanx.

By the way, I noticed that this fantasy font is labelled as a True Type Font icon "TT" whereas many standard others in windows/fonts are "open type font" with icon "O".
Maybe that explains the difference of being automatically noticed or not ?


you're welcome. and yes that could be it.
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Postby Koronna on Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:59 pm

gimil wrote:save the file as a layered document, or a large file document i think its also called. This keeps the layer setting but without the need to open it wih only one graphic software

P.S. this should be moved to maps TTT

hm...what would be the suffix for the large file or layer document?
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Postby gimil on Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:41 pm

filename.PSB
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Postby Koronna on Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:51 pm

gimil wrote:filename.PSB

doesn't seem to work on Inkscape. Either saves it as filename.PSB.svg or cannot save file...and the file name extension list doesn't include layer or large file...
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Postby gimil on Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:20 pm

Koronna wrote:
gimil wrote:filename.PSB

doesn't seem to work on Inkscape. Either saves it as filename.PSB.svg or cannot save file...and the file name extension list doesn't include layer or large file...


for photoshop its called a large document format
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Postby Koronna on Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:51 pm

gimil wrote:
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gimil wrote:filename.PSB

doesn't seem to work on Inkscape. Either saves it as filename.PSB.svg or cannot save file...and the file name extension list doesn't include layer or large file...


for photoshop its called a large document format

alright...anyone have any idea how is it done one Inkscape?
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Postby Wisse on Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:24 am

sorry if sayed before, but open it in photoshop and then press save as
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How to do this?

Postby FirefoxRocks on Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:16 pm

Sorry if this isn't the correct subforum to post this in

On the US Senate map, any idea how to make the area of Democrats/Republicans where there is a semi-circle of sub-divided sections? I have a map drawn on paper that has something similar, but instead it is an entire circle and sections are divided evenly.

I tried using the GIMP to draw circles, but GIMP doesn't even have a shape-drawing tool. I do not have Adobe Photoshop, although my school has Photoshop and I could ask if I could use it for "extra-curricular" projects.

I downloaded Inkscape but I have to spend some time learning that.

Is there a premade image of circles placed inside of circles (not a spiral). It would make the job a whole lot easier. Even if I can make a circle, I need circles inside of circles inside of circles (a total of 5 or 6 circles).

Can anyone tell me how to get started on this?
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Postby insomniacdude on Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:47 pm

Honestly, I have no idea. I just wanted to say that I highly approve of your screen name. It rocks power hard.
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Postby Elijah S on Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:09 pm

Photoshop offers a free version online... try using the pen tool.
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Re: How to do this?

Postby DiM on Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:44 am

FirefoxRocks wrote:Sorry if this isn't the correct subforum to post this in

On the US Senate map, any idea how to make the area of Democrats/Republicans where there is a semi-circle of sub-divided sections? I have a map drawn on paper that has something similar, but instead it is an entire circle and sections are divided evenly.

I tried using the GIMP to draw circles, but GIMP doesn't even have a shape-drawing tool. I do not have Adobe Photoshop, although my school has Photoshop and I could ask if I could use it for "extra-curricular" projects.

I downloaded Inkscape but I have to spend some time learning that.

Is there a premade image of circles placed inside of circles (not a spiral). It would make the job a whole lot easier. Even if I can make a circle, I need circles inside of circles inside of circles (a total of 5 or 6 circles).

Can anyone tell me how to get started on this?


Use the ellipse select tool, and press Shift while clicking and dragging the mouse. Pressing Shift constrains the selection to be circular. Once you've selected a circular area, you can either stroke the selection with the current brush (Under "Edit->Stroke"), change the selection to a path, or fill the selection. It all depends on what you want to do with the circle.

also check the first post in this thread. you'll find there the help files for GIMP. download them and read.
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Postby FirefoxRocks on Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:01 am

Yes, that would be extremely helpful if I knew how to get the selection to be selected after I release the mouse button.

I already tried using that, but it won't stay selected.
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