Friday, April 15, 2011

Using your SVG Files as Graphic Files

Sorry my post is late today!  Today's tutorial is all about using your SVG files as transparent PNG files.  This is a really neat thing to do and can be lots of fun.  I like to use this technique to create my own patterned papers and it also gives some more versatility to what you can do with these files.  To do this you will need to download and install Inkscape.  This is a free program and is really one that you should have in your arsenal because there is so much that you can do with it.  There are a lot of great tutorials on You Tube for it and if you ever need to edit an SVG, this is the program to do it.

Here is a side by side comparison of the two cards featured in the video.  This picture really shows how muted the colors can be when printed on cardstock (the popped up gnome is cardstock), so make sure to get some Matte Photo Paper to use this with, the colors just pop off the page.

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