Horvath Andras wrote:
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I'm newby at Inkscape too, i had been using CorelDRAW till now. I just
came to love Inkscape. (I also think it's very easy to use and i like
the roadmap of the development where it's heading..)
I have been using CorelDRAW in the past, too (v7), but I find
Inkscape much easier to use.
As i noticed, a lot of people compare Gimp with Inkscape. I don't
understand this. Gimp is a pixel graphic software, while Inkscape's a
vector graphic one. Each of them has different special functions for
their specialized tasks.
Basically you're right, of course, but you can import a bitmap
into Inkscape and then "paint over" it. Finally, you can export
this edited bitmap ("Select all") as a PNG again.
You mentioned "isolate bitmap object against the
background". Did you
mean cutting it out so to have it separate from its background?
Actually I'm not "cutting" anything out. I import the bitmap
(usually as PNG, since it is lossless) into Inkscape and "paint
over" the areas I want to remove with the spline tool. After
I am finished with a certain section, I set both "Stroke" and
"Fill" to white (or whatever color). The quality of the result
is surprisingly good. (I've tried "Feather" in the Gimp as well,
but the anti-aliasing of the Gimp is unfortunately not the
Here's an example of a similar approach, where I removed a
reflection using Inkscape (and, for "fine-tuning", CinePaint).
The red triangle was basically done in Inkscape as well:
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