Eyedropper tool Inkscape tutorial | How to use

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Eyedropper tool Inkscape tutorial: Pick Alpha & Assign Alpha

The eyedropper tool has two menu options. Pick Alpha and also Assign Alpha. The eyedropper tool certainly is very powerful. There are many options packed in this tool. Let’s discuss them.

Eyedropper tool Inkscape tutorial: What is Alpha Channel?

The alpha channel is an element of colour that helps determine the degree of transparency (or opacity) of a color.

The difference can be seen in the Alpha channel in your color panel window. (c,m,y,k,A)(r,g,b,A)(h,s,l,A) etc.

Eyedropper tool Inkscape tutorial | How to use

Alpha Channels

If the “Pick Alpha” button is off, the selected object will consequently inherit the fill colour. (IE. Faded and Opaque.

If the “Pick Alpha” button is on but “Assign Alpha is off, the selected object will therefore get the fill colour. (bright, opaque.

If both “Pick Alpha” and “Assign Alpha” are on, the selected object as a result will get the fill colour (pale) and be partially transparent, as well as match the fill style of the object from which the colour was initially from.

Watch the video for more clarification.

 

Learn Inkscape 1.0

While there are some tutorials in this course, It is not the main objective. The lessons allow learners to understand the tools and why they are used.

Eyedropper Shortcuts

Where would we all be without shortcuts? Shortcuts make work simpler. Simplicity is a goal!

Shift+click + Stroke colour
Alt+click= inverse of colour selected
Dropper F7 or D

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