VIDEO TUTORIAL: 

How to Import an Image or Illustration


WRITTEN TUTORIAL:

How to Import an Image or Illustration


READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

You need to already be familiar with the following Inkscape procedures before commencing with this tutorial.

  • Opening and Closing Inkscape
  • Opening your Book Page Masterfile
  • Object Selection
  • Object Manipulation

All this information is available in:

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Open Inkscape

From menu bar at top of screen

File > Import

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Select File to Import dialogue box will appear

Select folder where file is stored on your computer

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Click on the file

Click on Open

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The dialogue box will prompt you to Embed or Link the Image

If you don’t know the difference between a linked or ebedded image then:

 

Select Link or Embed

Click on OK

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File will load up on screen at 100% of it’s original size. By rule of thumb for correct resolution, your image should be at least the size of your finished book page OR bigger.

If  your image is too small, DO NOT enlarge to fit page or it will pixellate as you have just reduced the resolution.

For information on RESOLUTION go to the Tips and Tricks section and read:

GETTING THE CORRECT RESOLUTION

You can reduce the size of your image physically with the Selection tool or manually by entering new size measurements. I will show both options.

When you import your image it is by default put into Select an Object mode, ready for you to move, resize and manipulate how you wish. The arrows around the outside are used to resize, rotate or skew the object or image. For more information on Select an Object go to

 

  • Zoom Tool OR
  • Manually resize by entering size

REDUCING SIZE USING ZOOM TOOL:

Click on the magnifier or Zoom Tool in the Tools Sidebar on the left.

The magnifier tools and features will appear in a menu at the top.

 

 

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Click on the – key

To be able to do anything with the image you need to click on it to select it as an object

Hover mouse over any corner, hold mouse down and drag inwards towards opposite diagonal corner and image will reduce. When you are happy with the szize release the mouse and your image will be reduced to that size.

 

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Go to next stage MANIPULATING AN IMAGE

Go to next stage COLOUR AN ILLUSTRATION

if you have imported an illustration and need to fill with colour


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