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Smoothing Oval border

Sep 27, 2011, 17:06
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Smoothing Oval border
Greetings,

I created an oval: 418x528 and using stroke, gave it a one pixel border. Unfortunately, the oval border looks not smooth. Any tips for cleaning this up? I'd like to give it a wider border, but the unsmoothness looks worse the wider you make the border.

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Sep 27, 2011, 17:26 (This post was last modified: Sep 27, 2011 17:32 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Smoothing Oval border
A 1px selection is never nice. Better make a path a stroke it with a 1px line.

Try:
- Select/To Path
- make sure you have no selection active
- Edit/Stroke path (1px)
which, strangely, gives a nicer result than the more direct Edit/Stroke selection

For an even better result:
- install http://registry.gimp.org/node/59
- Filters/Render/Shape paths/Ellipse
- make sure you have no selection active
- Edit/Stroke path

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Sep 27, 2011, 17:58
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RE: Smoothing Oval border
what about gfig? Does this not work, and it is out of the box Big Grin

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Sep 27, 2011, 18:39
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RE: Smoothing Oval border
Gfig is quite unusable, if only because it draws the thing and leaves you no choice. shape-paths isn't perfect, and my dream is a blend of the two, but since I use paths a lot (the later you paint, the better is the result), I don't use GFig.

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Sep 28, 2011, 07:17
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RE: Smoothing Oval border
Good insight. The best, I think, is to do an svg shape in inkscape and then import it, right? But, for a quick star shape ( in a hurry ), gfig is the tool for me. Big Grin I need to get into the plugin registry scene. It looks like there is a lot more power to be had there.

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Sep 28, 2011, 08:28
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RE: Smoothing Oval border
(Sep 28, 2011 07:17)diginin Wrote:  Good insight. The best, I think, is to do an svg shape in inkscape and then import it, right? But, for a quick star shape ( in a hurry ), gfig is the tool for me. Big Grin I need to get into the plugin registry scene. It looks like there is a lot more power to be had there.
If you are familiar with InkScape, using it may be faster, but shape-path covers a lot of things besides ellipses.

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