I'm actually learning to make leaded stained glass windows.
I have a SG program called GlassEye 2000 Pro + this has a
nifty feature called auto trace. The SG pattern I'm using to make my
front door sidelights comes from a book. I used another SG program
called Rapid Resizer to enlarge the pattern. When I printed it out the
outline, it had very jagged edges. I'm about to teach myself trace
cutting using scrap glass. One places the glass directly on the
pattern. Then uses the glass cutter... to trace cut.
With the jagged edges not so great, need a nice clean line
with a uniform width. I looked into the problem a bit. Then thought I
had a printing problem called ink bleed. Anyway I went down this avenue
following this train of thought for a while, bit of a dead end.
I then found out how to use auto trace in GlassEye
, bit like scaleable vectors I've started to find out about. I looked
at the pattern in the book with a magnifying glass and I could see some
jagged edges on the outline. Rapid Resizer must be enlarging
everything, including the jaggedness. Auto trace sorts the problem out
and will print out pattern with nice clean lines.
Hope you are all still with me :) Anyway, bla, bla.
Along the way I contacted Protonic free expert tech support.
The tech told me not ink bleed, he refered me to a few links, one
included Inkscape, scaleable vectoring which I thought would come in
handy. I also saw another SG worker who said on a forum the PowerTrace
function in Corel Graphics Suite X4 home and student edition was
awesome and PowerTrace was used by top professional SG workers. I was
up for buying it, I asked Protonic for their opinion. They thought I'm
be better off saving my money, using The Gimp for bitmaps, the Inkscape
for vectoring. I wanted to make SG patterns from colour photos.
I know a little about computers, upgraded CPU sort of thing.
Everest diagnostic software.
The Gimp has a lot of seems to me computer speak terms, like
compiling and terms like that,. Which is just beyond me just goes right
over my head.
In your experience will I be able to use The Gimp with
Inkscape to make b & w patterns from colour photos?
From: doug <drobertob@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: How To Install Gimp Help
Date: Tuesday, 22 December, 2009, 12:21
Apologies, my intentions were
On 21/12/09 23:12, Martijn Weisbeek wrote:
> tar xvjf gimp-help-2.6.0-html-en.tar.bz2
> do anything for you?
What if this person is not a Linux user and not very fond of doing
things on the command line ?
I guess that if he does not like computer speak he might have
downloaded the wrong help package.
Fair enough. I'd assumed if he found and downloaded a linux package he
has some basic knowledge of the command line; and having untarrred the
file and seeing what was in it, people could give further help.
Sorry if that was not the case.
Peter, if you are running GIMP on Windows you could try installing a
help package from this page:
On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:44 PM,
tar xvjf gimp-help-2.6.0-html-en.tar.bz2
do anything for you?
On 21/12/09 18:46, PETER GOODCHILD wrote:
I downloaded gimp-2.6.7. No
help manual in it, I then downloaded gimp-help-2.6.0-html-en.tar.bz2.
I tried to open it no luck. It is a bz2 compressed file format. Visited
the bz2 page it is all in computer speak, makes no sense to me at all.
Please how do I
install the help manual into Gimp?
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