Inkscape and logo with transparent text?
I need to make a t-shirt with a one color design that is EASY as a .png. But the shirt company wants it as a vectored .eps file. I tried sending them an import of the .png but that wasn't good enough.
All I need is a red square with transparent text and a logo: a one color stencil that includes text and the logo. But I am finding it near impossible to create with Inkscape. I can't seem to get the transparent text to cut out (erase?) from the red background square. If it's transparent, then all I see is a red square. If I make the text and logo black or white, it looks fine, but I need a ONE color design with the color of the t-shirt showing through the transparent parts.
Can anyone help me with a simple tutorial for this? I'm quite versed in GIMP but haven't done a ton with Inkscape. I just need to make text and the logo and have it erase from the red background, rather than being a layer on top.
Hope this makes sense. Thank you for any help!!! :-)
This is quite basic, actually.
Caution, I'm writing this without an inkscape at hand, so I may be wrong.
- You have to create two elements (the text and the box).
- Then put the text on the box.
- Then select both elements, and make an "exclude" boolean operation (I think it's CTRL+-).
I'm not sure, but step 3 may not work, if one the element is a Text Element. In this case, select the text, convert it to a shape (CTRL+SHIFT+C), Ungroup (CTRL+SHIFT+G), Assemble (CTRL+K).
Again, I have no inkscape to test it here, but read well the messages in the status bar, and search the menus, you will surely manage to cut two shapes ;)