It's not directly possible, but you can mimic some of this feature by using the "Pattern along Path" effect and/or the "Tiled Clones" tool.
- Tony
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Is it possible to have something like illustrator
brushes in Inkscape?

Is it possible to have something like illustrator
brushes in Inkscape?
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Inkscape uses a vector format and PostScript uses another vector
format. Is it feasible to import a PostScript or eps figure,
manipulate it, perhaps add elements, and export it without reducing
the PostScript part to a bitmap or bitmap-equivelent?
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An article from the Belfast Telegraph highlighting free alternatives
mentions Inkscape rather positively.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/technology/article2399581.ece
Inkscape
What does it do?
It's a vector graphics editor.
[...]
What is it undercutting?
[Adobe Illustrator] and [CorelDraw]
Both have steeper learning curves and larger feature sets than Inkscape.
This is quite high praise, and the article mentions a little more about
the strong focus given to usability, contrast it to the drubbing they give
the gimp.
Sincerely
Alan Horkan

On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 22:20:49 +0200
Tavmjong Bah <tavmjong@...206...> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-04-22 at 20:23 +0100, Jarlath wrote:
> > I'm doing an inkscape tutorial where you make a flag of the EU.
> > http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MAN...ExampleEU.html
> >
> > At the end, the author explains the positioning of the stars in
> > terms of mathematics;
> >
> > Quote:
> > Next, select the original star and make a new Clone. This time move
> > the Clone 60 pixels downward direction (-60). Repeat for the
> > Horizontal (x) direction. For the rest of the stars use the eight
> > permutations of x(y) = ±30 and y(x) = ±52 pixels (60 times the sine
> > and cosine of 30° respectively). It's the bold part I don't
> > understand. I've tried getting the COS and SINE of these numbers
> > but the resulting figures (even when multiplied by said '60') don't
> > position the stars correctly.
> >
> > If anyone can help here I'd appreciate it. I did contact the author
> > a few days ago, but I'd like to get on with the tutorial and it's
> > probably something I should know.
>
> Sorry not to get back go you right away... I've got a three month old
> that is keeping me quite busy.
>
> Permutations:
>
> 1 x = 30 (60px x sin( 30° )) y = 52 (60px x cos( 30° ))
> 2 x = 30 y = -52
> 3 x = -30 y = 52
> 4 x = -30 y = -52
> 5 x = 52 y = 30
> 6 x = 52 y = -30
> 7 x = -52 y = 30
> 8 x = -52 y = -30
>
> Tav
Hello Tavmjong,
Wow, you must busy indeed! Congratulations and thank you so much for
your time.
Best wishes,
Jarlath

I'm doing an inkscape tutorial where you make a flag of the EU.
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MAN...ExampleEU.html
At the end, the author explains the positioning of the stars in terms
of mathematics;
Quote:
Next, select the original star and make a new Clone. This time move the
Clone 60 pixels downward direction (-60). Repeat for the Horizontal (x)
direction. For the rest of the stars use the eight permutations of x(y)
= ±30 and y(x) = ±52 pixels (60 times the sine and cosine of 30°
respectively). It's the bold part I don't understand. I've tried
getting the COS and SINE of these numbers but the resulting figures
(even when multiplied by said '60') don't position the stars correctly.
If anyone can help here I'd appreciate it. I did contact the author a
few days ago, but I'd like to get on with the tutorial and it's
probably something I should know.
Thanks,
Jarlath

Hi all,
We need volunteers! There's quite some spam in our forums:
http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=93438
Also, around Apr 11-12, we had an invasion of vandals deleting stuff on wiki:
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&limit=2…
We need your help to weed this out. On wiki, you just need to register
as usual to be able to revert vandalism; you can also request admin
powers from Aho at strange-a at users.sourceforge.net to make it
easier. On forums, you need a sourceforge account first, then please
contact Bryce for granting you admin access to the forums.
Thanks!
--
bulia byak
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
http://www.inkscape.org

Is there a way to change the transformation order? Scaling happens before rotation. What would be really cool is if you could stack the transformations in any order you want. I actually have use for rotating THEN scaling the clones.
- Tony