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

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Drawing a colorful grid of tiled clones

In art, an intelligent use of repetition evokes a sense of elegant complexity in the viewer. By using the powerful tiled clones feature present in Inkscape, we can leverage this technique to produce beautiful backgrounds and textures.

In this recipe we will create a grid of equally spaced squares in different ranges of colors.

How to do it...

The following steps will show you how to draw a colorful grid of tiled clones:

  1. Create a 10 x 10 px rectangle, unset its fill, and remove its stroke.
  2. Go to Edit | Clone | Create Tiled Clones... How to do it... to open the dialog.
  3. Set Rows, columns: boxes both to 20 to create 20 rows and ...

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