View Full Version : Better Coastlines with Inkscape

09-07-2012, 07:05 AM
I just figured out how to improve my coastlines in inkscape, using the calligraphy tool rather than freehand drawing... I apologize if this is "duh" obviously known to everybody but me, and I also apologize that I can't be bothered to type it up twice and instead shamelessly redirect you at my blog for the details.



09-07-2012, 06:26 PM
As a PS, here's a sample coastline created with this process.


09-08-2012, 01:13 PM

I've used Inkscape for graphics projects for several years now, but not done much with the calligraphy pen tool. I'd never have thought of using it for coastlines - nicely done!

09-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Thanks - and, yeah, I've used Inkscape for mapping for years... and just had this idea myself, it seems so simple but...

09-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Nice! I saw your blog post on this and it caught my eye. There are allot of options with the calligraphy brush that could really change up the look, as well!

-Rob A>