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    Repped... Great tut... You need one for Illustrator tho .. but PS will work for me
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    Just an update -

    There are some nice features being previewed for the .47 release of Inkscape. Worth mentioning in this thread are "spiro curves" and freehand shapes (kind of like stroke brushes). Here is a post with a video demoing these. Should make tapered rivers trivial in Inkscape (and spiro curves seem way easier than beziers for making rivers...)

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    OK - Here is a real embarrassing update...

    I discovered I had recorded a video tutorial (last fall) showing how to do this, along with my workflow of gimp->inkscape->gimp but never uploaded it

    It is now hosted at ShowMeDo, so head over and give it a watch if interested! At the least it is another opportunity to laugh at my Canadian accent

    http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=2620020

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    OK - Here is a real embarrassing update...

    I discovered I had recorded a video tutorial (last fall) showing how to do this, a
    -Rob A>
    Very nice tutorial. I hope to find more like those in the next time here :-)
    Also the Mountain tutorial one you done saved nearly my live ;-) (never got the idea using the form-fill tool)
    You ever tried the Fractalize methode / script in Inkscape to make river winds or maybe mountain range outlines ? I played around with it for coast outlines and like it so far.
    I am new in this aria so be a nice guide

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    Tutorial Tutorial - How to Taper Rivers in Inkscape PDF Document

    Hi, All.

    Here is RobA's great tutorial as a PDF document.

    Regards,

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    OK - Here is a real embarrassing update...

    I discovered I had recorded a video tutorial (last fall) showing how to do this, along with my workflow of gimp->inkscape->gimp but never uploaded it

    It is now hosted at ShowMeDo, so head over and give it a watch if interested! At the least it is another opportunity to laugh at my Canadian accent

    http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=2620020

    -Rob A>
    Why would I laugh aboot that? It's a very serious matter.

    Seriously, thanks for the tut. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandy View Post
    Hi, All.
    Here is RobA's great tutorial as a PDF document.
    Regards,
    Gary
    Thank you very much. This is very helpful as it is more easy to handle beside working on things or for read offline :-)
    You also converted RobA's very big award winning tutorial about map drawing in a PDF too?
    I am new in this aria so be a nice guide

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    Man, that's exactly what I was looking for in the last two days. Thank you sooo much!

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    That's a pretty useful tutorial and I will definitely make use of that in my current project.
    Additionally I would suggest an alternative method for the last step.

    Instead of grouping the shapes you could also turn them into paths (Path>Object to Path) and then press Ctrl++ to turn them into one path. This would of course take away the option to change the course of the river with nodes ... but it's more useful for my technique where I treat rivers and lakes like inverted coastlines.

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