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Vector Guide #2: Nodes and outlines by Quasdar Vector Guide #2: Nodes and outlines by Quasdar
Time: 2.5 hours
Made with Inkscape the wonder program.

Part one:

Part three:

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* Inkscape

* Time-lapse vector creation video using these methods

* :iconmlp-vectorclub:#MLP-VectorClub
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FacelessSoles Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How to make the shading go above the oulines? I can only make they go half over it
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XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's too small. I can't read it... Also when I zoom in it stays the same size and the magnifier makes it blury.....
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katsaysmeh Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow. This is so helpful... Thanks!
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nicoflare Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
can you do one for tool sai please?
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Nikoca Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
She does vectors, i think she don't has SAI. But see dome tutorials here: www.deviantart.com/art/Paint-T…, www.deviantart.com/art/Paint-T… (see in the text)
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Th3WisePony Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
After Reading these first few guides I'm Still confused on how to create vector art ponies could Quasdar or someone else make a video about how to properly vector ponies on youtube or some other free watching site? or post a good already made video? I would greatly Appreciate either one.
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CapnAethy Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] - Use this, VERY helpful, just pause the video occasionally and re-watch it a couple of times, easy ;)
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Reed-Libro Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't know know how to change the size of the Bezier Curves .... Help please?
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ArmedBrony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Don't feel bad. I don't know how to vector at all. I'm ready to kill someone over this shit. "It's so easy" they say. Bullshit.
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Reed-Libro Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh I know right?It's downright irritating and I'm running out of patience.
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ArmedBrony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I understand how to get the lines to bend (I'm using photoshop CS6) but further than that, I'm at a loss. Layers and everything else are like Chinese to me...
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XoXPeaceHeartXoX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAH I made a line with the nodes, and it's not making it sharp at the ends! HELP!!!! :iconpinkiepiesadplz:
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Infinitoa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Increase the "Miter Limit" in the Stroke-menu. If you were talking about that.
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XoXPeaceHeartXoX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fixed it! Thanks!
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ak399 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Inkscape ftw and you are one of the best.
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ak399 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Granted, I've learned all of this before reading the tutorial, but that only goes to say that what you have here is absolutely correct. I learned the bit about bumpy points the hard way... :P
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MadeUpMiftish Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I downloaded Inkscape after i saw this
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mehoep Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet, just learned something new even though i've been doing this for... half a year now? :D
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matty4z Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
very helpfull
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tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to learn this the hard way (by myself, mostly).

Also, a small tip: When erasing nodes, holding CTRL doesn't maintain the original shape. It can be useful after converting the path to filled shape, and you need to "sharpen" the tip of the trace.
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Quasdar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better- make that the default behavior in preferences [link] and you never have to hold Ctrl again. I like it this way myself.
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tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually don't use a lot one more than the other, so it would be the same (for me) :)
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Quasdar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for bringing that up. It used to bug me that it was the default behavior it used, it just ceased to be a problem as soon as I unchecked that box. So I didn't think to mention that at all :P
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Cartoonist-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I've seen this so many times but I didn't know it was made in inkscape!
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ProjectRay12 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TEACH US SHADING >.<
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MrHavre Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have never thought about using the arrow keys before, i might consider to use it.
Many thanks for the tutorial !
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CloudshadeZer0 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pfff. easy peasy
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Edo-kun42 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive been trying to get into Inkscape, this is just what i need thank you so much :hug:
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plzexplode Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Photographer
this is gonna come in real handy as I'm starting vectors pretty soon and I'd like a head start. Thanks for the help!
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Very nice set of guidelines. I'm sure a lot of people will find it useful. ^^
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Psyxofthoros Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Dear God. Everytime I see the sharp corners with the let's-see-how-far-this-point-can-go attitude, I seriously look around the room for something to rage on! And usually it's them, resulting in a button mash of Ctrl+Z. Or, just *cough* simple adjustments too.
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bpen42 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
When I see that I do what is recommended in the tutorials before the tutorials come out I am very happy.
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