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Fun Starburst Vector Project

In this tutorial you will first of all learn how to import a starburst vector from a PDF file, also edit and manipulate the vectors for use in a poster design. Furthermore you will learn to import an image and turn it into a vector as well as apply it to the background.

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Step 1.

Go to ‘File’ open. When prompted choose the PDF file in the place where you have saved it. As a result a PDF import settings dialogue box will appear. Choose the default settings as shown and click ok. You will now consequently see all 9 starburst vector.

starburst vector

starburst vector

Step 2.

The nine starburst vector will probably be grouped together. Ungroup them several times. Choose the starburst you like and make sure that it is likewise ungrouped into many pieces (go to object – ungroup, or shift+ctrl+G). Finally go to ‘Path’ - ‘union’ to make one starburst object.

starburst vector

starburst vector

Step 3.

Next we will go to the text tool. It looks like the letter ‘A’ on the left sidebar. Type the text you would like to use. I have chosen ‘Starburst’ using ‘Milkshake’ font. To choose the font click the letter ‘T’ on the top bar in the middle. As a result a text menu will appear. Choose the font you like.

Select the text. Go to path-object to path. Ungroup the text object until they are as a result several separate objects. Go to path-union to make them one object. Select both the text and the starburst and align them vertical and horizontal in the ‘Align and Distribute’ window.

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starburst vector

Step 4.

Select the text object and go to ‘path - linked offset’. A node consequently appears at the top of the ‘S’. Change the colour to anything (blue in my case) and the opacity to 50% in the ‘Fill and Stroke’ box. (Found next to ungroup button in middle row ‘edit objects, colours, and gradients menu’). Click and drag the node out even more to a size you like. Then go to ‘path –object to path’ to finalize the object.

starburst vector

starburst vector

starburst vector

Step 5.

Next select the text object and the starburst and go to ‘path – difference’. Colour as you like and you’re done!

starburst vector

Unless of course you maybe want to make the space like background. Let’s continue.

Step 6.

Drag and drop an image of texture into Inkscape. A pop up box will consequently appear. Click ‘Embed’ then click ok. Now we need to turn the image into a vector. First of all, resize the image to something smaller like 500 px x500px. We can resize after the trace. Go to ‘path – trace bitmap’. In the trace bitmap box, select grays, stack scans and remove background.  Click live preview. Click ok. You will know this worked if you are now able to as a result turn the vector a different colour.

starburst vector

starburst vector

Step 7.

First of all, place the vector texture over the black background. Also resize the vector texture to be larger than the background. Furthermore we now we need another copy of the black background. Press ‘ctrl +D’ to make a duplicate copy. If you can’t access the black background because the texture is on top, press ‘Alt’ to get to the next layer. Turn the duplicate rectangle green. Finally, select the green rectangle and the texture. Go to ‘object – clip – set’.

starburst vector

starburst vector

starburst vector

And finally, we are done!

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