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Creating Swirls in Inkscape
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By MrTentacleguy   |   Watch
Published: May 9, 2007
This is my very first tutorial. It's about creating swirls in Inkscape. It should be very easy to follow. If you don't have Inkscape yet, download it at [link] for free.
Try this tutorial, you will see, it's a fast and easy way to achieve a wonderful effect with better results than drawing by hand.

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OnionThing Digital Artist
Ill give this a try. Always wonderful to find inkscape tutorials.
fleetingecstasy's avatar
i HAVE OTHER METHODS BUT THIS IS SIMPLER.
 well done
gdpr-16812140's avatar
Am I doing something wrong: [link]
TheAntsaBoy94's avatar
TheAntsaBoy94Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. You seemed to forgot the latter part of the 3. The Pattern.

Wow, this message is, like, one year old! Well, hopefully it helps anyway! :D
gdpr-16812140's avatar
I did not, but it doesn't matter already haha.
maylin86's avatar
maylin86Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the word "Swirls" in the title and you had my heart. XD I love how you did the swirls at the end of the tutorial. They're so pretty. But seriously, <3. :la: XD
whitesneaker's avatar
Great Tutorial, MrTentacleguy.
I'm learning Inkscape just to day and it is really helpful.

Thanks a lot!
thehatinthecat's avatar
Very nice tutorial. I've not used vector programs in a lot time and just deiced to start playing with them again. This has been very helpful.
Emosan's avatar
This isn't working for me :( I have Inkscape 0.47 and I did everything you said here but it doesn't work properly D:
Penlink's avatar
Penlink Digital Artist
Compare to some of the other inkscape tutorials I've seen, this is pretty simple. Never the less, I like how you did this tutorial as it is easy to follow.
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Chief-SlayaHobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, simple and understandable, but very helpful! Thankyou for this!
antichange's avatar
antichange Digital Artist
much easier than i thought it was lol
win.
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trash-empressProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks for this tutorial, it really helped! I was having issues with it for a minute with step 4. My swirl was going on my pattern, instead of vise a versa, but I figured out that you don't have to choose the pattern first...the pattern just has to be the top most in your selections....like layer topmost. I am in Inkscape .46 so it may of changed a little. Just thought I would let you know!
Thank You Again! :skull:
sAlxe's avatar
Oh, my god.
I need to tweak around in Inkscape a bit more to get the hang of it, it's an awesome tool.
RuleMaker's avatar
Great tutorial, thanks a lot!
anti-jager375's avatar
Hey,thanks for the quick and easy way to make swirls or, heh, tentacles.
theNameless9's avatar
Nice to know, I'll remember that... :)
midenian-lostie's avatar
Really helpful! I'm still trying to get the hang of it. :)
the-enso's avatar
hey, thanks for your tut. it really makes things a lot easier.
Sir-Tristan's avatar
I should remember that!
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