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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurković, Rigel Di Scala

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Adjusting hue, lightness, saturation, and stroke width using Color Gestures

Mouse gestures are a way of accomplishing certain tasks simply by moving or dragging your mouse in a certain manner, and are often employed in applications and games to improve the user experience. Inkscape comes with mouse gestures available in the style indicator at the bottom-left of the screen. This is where the dragging to change hue, lightness, or saturation begins.

Most often we will want to change the lightness and saturation of a color. Website color palettes often include several colors that vary only slightly in lightness or saturation, and in illustrations we often add highlights and shadows that use the same base color with modified lightness.

Color Gestures ...

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