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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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16.6 Tiling Clones

The huge and powerful Create Tiled Clones dialog (EditCloneCreate Tiled Clones) is basically a tool for creating many clones at once. These created clones can be placed into many kinds of spatial and color patterns, ranging from absolutely regular to totally randomized. Moreover, you can also make these clones trace the image underneath them.

16.6.1 Size and Bounding Box

The first thing to do, before you can create a tiled clone pattern, is to select the object you will be cloning. I recommend using a group for that; even if you have a single object, group it (). This way, you will later be able to add more objects to the ...

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