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This page is for users and developers to discuss Tutorial changes. These changes include existing tutorials that need to be updated and also tutorials that need to be created to document new features.
 
This page is for users and developers to discuss Tutorial changes. These changes include existing tutorials that need to be updated and also tutorials that need to be created to document new features.
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=General=
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We should start having HTML tutorials around for older versions, and maybe for SVN as well. The direct link however should always go to the tutorials for the current stable version.
  
 
= Translation Related =
 
= Translation Related =
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When creating a new tutorial, remember that all original strings should form full phrases/sentences even in the illustrations. Please don't split them into several string that make up a sentence just by positioning them in order, because they need to keep the context to be translatable.
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It's best to use a textarea (centered if needed) so that the text can flow into form, even when it's longer in a translation.
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== Translator help needed ==
 
== Translator help needed ==
This section will need to be fleshed out by translators.<br>
 
We have a goal of unifying the process for translation between the main project and the tutorials, which the main project uses .po files. There was mention to me of an xml2po project that could be used to make things more uniform. Any assistance that could be offered will benefit all non-english speakers (eventually). -ScislaC
 
  
We need the following:
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The conversion to PO format via xml2po is finished. Translators, please see
*Someone to investigate and identify the benefits and repercussions of using xml2po.
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[[DocumentationTranslation#Tutorial_Translation]].
*If it is decided that we will be better off with xml2po overall (rather than individual full conversions as we currently have) of each tutorial, we will need people to translate existing and future tutorials.
 
*This is from me personally (ScislaC), I know nothing about the translation process, but from previous discussions it sounded like the xml2po route was favored.  
 
  
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= Tutorial Updates =
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In general, don't mention the Alt-Letter shortcuts
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prominently in the tutorials, but the alternate ones. See http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.inkscape.user/9023 and http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1540211&group_id=93438&atid=604306 and http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1557729&group_id=93438&atid=604306 etc.
  
= Tutorial Updates =
 
 
== Basics ==
 
== Basics ==
 
*Update "Multiple Selections" to add new select type (w/ Alt)
 
*Update "Multiple Selections" to add new select type (w/ Alt)
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*Update "Fill and Stroke" reference to editing gradients to reflect all-oncanvas (perhaps even break out into new tutorial)
 
*Update "Fill and Stroke" reference to editing gradients to reflect all-oncanvas (perhaps even break out into new tutorial)
 
*We should probably also address the fill/stroke widget in the status bar.
 
*We should probably also address the fill/stroke widget in the status bar.
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*Do we really need to advice users saving documents as often as possible?
  
 
== Shapes ==
 
== Shapes ==
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== Tracing ==
 
== Tracing ==
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[[tutorialscratchpad_tracing|changes scratchpad]]
 
* update the screenshot to the current tracing dialog box
 
* update the screenshot to the current tracing dialog box
 
* add content about multiple scans
 
* add content about multiple scans
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** smooth corners
 
** smooth corners
 
** optimise paths
 
** optimise paths
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* add content about foreground selection with SIOX
  
 
== Calligraphy ==
 
== Calligraphy ==
 
*Rename all "drag" references to "wiggle"
 
*Rename all "drag" references to "wiggle"
*Add information about etching, growing, and thinning
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*Add information about engravers toolbox
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== Element of design ==
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Color design :
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* explain what is cold/warm color (with color wheel illustration(s))
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* add some examples of color changes with a simplified color wheel and something like gtk color widget triangle.
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* Speak about agave tool for color design (http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/ ) and/or some online tools. Agave is the best tool to give as it uses inkscape/gimp palette format.
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Perspective :
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* Blur and depth of field
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* Add an exemple following the rules given (dark to light, warm to cold and saturated to desaturated) for color perspective representation, and eventually with blur effect.
  
 
== Tips & Tricks ==
 
== Tips & Tricks ==
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== Inkscape ==
 
== Inkscape ==
*Clones & Clone tiler
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*Clones & Clone tiler ([[scratchpad_cloningtutorial|tutorial draft]])
 
*Clipping, Masks, & Patterns ([[scratchpad_clippingtutorial|tutorial draft]])
 
*Clipping, Masks, & Patterns ([[scratchpad_clippingtutorial|tutorial draft]])
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*Paint Bucket Tool ([[scratchpad_paintbuckettutorial|tutorial draft]])
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*Tweak Tool ([[scratchpad_tweaktutorial|tutorial draft]])
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*3D Box Tool
  
 
== Effects ==
 
== Effects ==
* colours
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* colours ([[scratchpad_colorstutorial|tutorial draft]])
 
** cover the basic concept
 
** cover the basic concept
 
** perhaps svgs of a colourwheel that have been altered by each effect
 
** perhaps svgs of a colourwheel that have been altered by each effect
 
** introduction into the custom... option and how to use
 
** introduction into the custom... option and how to use
 
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* Interpolation
* interpolation (started)
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** [http://inkscape.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/inkscape/doc-docbook/trunk/interpolate/ in SVN] (proofreaders are welcome) or [http://inkscape.org/doc/interpolate/tutorial-interpolate.en.html as HTML] (not always the latest version)
 
 
 
* pattern on path + extrude + inset outset halo
 
* pattern on path + extrude + inset outset halo
 
 
* modify path menu effects
 
* modify path menu effects
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*Live Path Effects
  
 
== Filters ==
 
== Filters ==
 
*Gaussian Blur
 
*Gaussian Blur
 
*Blend Modes
 
*Blend Modes
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*Filter Effects Dialog - Advanced Filters

Latest revision as of 23:17, 6 November 2007

This page is for users and developers to discuss Tutorial changes. These changes include existing tutorials that need to be updated and also tutorials that need to be created to document new features.

General

We should start having HTML tutorials around for older versions, and maybe for SVN as well. The direct link however should always go to the tutorials for the current stable version.

Translation Related

When creating a new tutorial, remember that all original strings should form full phrases/sentences even in the illustrations. Please don't split them into several string that make up a sentence just by positioning them in order, because they need to keep the context to be translatable.

It's best to use a textarea (centered if needed) so that the text can flow into form, even when it's longer in a translation.

Translator help needed

The conversion to PO format via xml2po is finished. Translators, please see DocumentationTranslation#Tutorial_Translation.

Tutorial Updates

In general, don't mention the Alt-Letter shortcuts prominently in the tutorials, but the alternate ones. See http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.inkscape.user/9023 and http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1540211&group_id=93438&atid=604306 and http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1557729&group_id=93438&atid=604306 etc.

Basics

  • Update "Multiple Selections" to add new select type (w/ Alt)
  • Update "Fill and Stroke" reference to swatches to reflect bar at bottom
  • Update "Fill and Stroke" reference to editing gradients to reflect all-oncanvas (perhaps even break out into new tutorial)
  • We should probably also address the fill/stroke widget in the status bar.
  • Do we really need to advice users saving documents as often as possible?

Shapes

Advanced

  • In "Node Editing" address mouseover and mousewheel selection

Tracing

changes scratchpad

  • update the screenshot to the current tracing dialog box
  • add content about multiple scans
    • cover colour, grey and brightness steps multiple scans
    • cover the options for multiple scans - smooth, stack and remove background
  • add content about the options tab
    • supress speckles
    • smooth corners
    • optimise paths
  • add content about foreground selection with SIOX

Calligraphy

  • Rename all "drag" references to "wiggle"
  • Add information about engravers toolbox

Element of design

Color design :

  • explain what is cold/warm color (with color wheel illustration(s))
  • add some examples of color changes with a simplified color wheel and something like gtk color widget triangle.
  • Speak about agave tool for color design (http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/ ) and/or some online tools. Agave is the best tool to give as it uses inkscape/gimp palette format.

Perspective :

  • Blur and depth of field
  • Add an exemple following the rules given (dark to light, warm to cold and saturated to desaturated) for color perspective representation, and eventually with blur effect.

Tips & Tricks

New Tutorials

Inkscape

Effects

  • colours (tutorial draft)
    • cover the basic concept
    • perhaps svgs of a colourwheel that have been altered by each effect
    • introduction into the custom... option and how to use
  • Interpolation
    • in SVN (proofreaders are welcome) or as HTML (not always the latest version)
  • pattern on path + extrude + inset outset halo
  • modify path menu effects
  • Live Path Effects

Filters

  • Gaussian Blur
  • Blend Modes
  • Filter Effects Dialog - Advanced Filters