In this tutorial, we will create the effect of a stripy line on Inkscape using the interpolate and path effects.
What you will learn
- How to scale objects
- How to do path operation
- How to add text
- How to use Interpolate
- How to use Guides
Create a circle with ellipse tools (E).
Remove the fill and make it only stroke with 10px.
Duplicate the circle with ctrl+d, then scale down with ctrl+shift to create a proportional circle.
Convert all stroke to path in Path > Stroke to path.
Create an Interpolate effect in Path > Extensions > Interpolate. change the interpolation steps to 17 and activate the live preview to see the result.
Ungroup all the strokes by right click > ungroup. Then make it unite in Path > Union.
Next, create a quarter circle with the rectangle tool, and start a drag from the circle’s center.
Select the circle and the rectangle, then create an Intersection in Path > Intersection
Duplicate the quarter circle with ctrl+d, move, and flip by pressing H horizontally. Make sure to turn on enable snapping for easier the path snap when you move it.
Press V to flip Vertically and arrange till it looks like S letters:
Duplicate the quarter circle again, change the color to red, and move it to the lower back.
This time we will create a difference by duplicating the quarter circle, then select the red quarter circle and Path > Difference.
Move, select the red quarter circle chooses Path > Break Apart to remove the unwanted parts.
Move back to the S shape, then make it unite again.
Select all path, then make it Union.
Tips: To reduce the stroke width that already in Path, you can go to Path > Inset.
The Interpolate, duplicate, flip and enable snapping is the key in this tutorial. Thank you for reading!