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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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17.1 Blur

We have seen blurring used many times throughout this book. Properly called Gaussian blur (named after Carl Friedrich Gauss, a German mathematician), this effect smoothly “dissolves” the object, as if viewing it through an out-of-focus lens. Blur is only one of the 14 filter primitives that Inkscape supports—but of all these primitives, Blur has by far the most user-friendly interface: You can adjust it, for any object at any time, with a simple slider in the Fill and Stroke dialog:

The Blur slider in the Fill and Stroke dialog

Figure 17-1. The Blur slider in the Fill and Stroke dialog

One might thus say that Inkscape treats blur as a fundamental property of an object, just like its ...

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