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Inkscape Tutorial: Unicorn's Magic Glow by ZuTheSkunk Inkscape Tutorial: Unicorn's Magic Glow by ZuTheSkunk
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:bulletgreen: You can see that last image here: zutheskunk.deviantart.com/art/…

(30.07.2012) Sections #1 and #2 have been updated to use more efficient techniques, as well as point out the importance of drawing the glow on the horn in a specific way.

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Based on "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" by Lauren Faust.
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:iconaethon056:
Aethon056 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Thanks so much for this tutorial. I used and recommended it here.
aethon056.deviantart.com/art/U…
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PonyOfTardis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering why when i save it to a png file why it loses it's inner glow? Because I have the outer glow and sparkles but not my inner glow (middle level on the horn). Any help? 
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:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
I think it would be best if you sent me the vector file, that way I can take a look and see where's the issue.
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:iconponyoftardis:
PonyOfTardis Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how can i send you the Vector Files? Because Stash isn't allowing me to upload my SVG files anymore so that I can send it to you.
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:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Simply put the SVG in a ZIP file.
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:iconponyoftardis:
PonyOfTardis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

ZIP

No Preview
 here you go. Thanks if you can find the problem.
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:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
I don't know what might be the error on your side, it exports fine for me: sta.sh/026n21yhc3mr

You can try experimenting with different resolutions and, in worst case, different Inkscape versions (I use 0.48). Unfortunately I don't really have the answer.
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:iconponyoftardis:
PonyOfTardis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thanks. I will send you the link in a few minutes
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:iconponyoftardis:
PonyOfTardis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. When I get on my laptop I'll send it to you.
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x-VanillaCoke-x Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
soo for this tutorial you need basic knowledge about inkscape?
is there any tutorial for beginners? cause I can't follow the steps and end up like this:
orig03.deviantart.net/068a/f/2…
can you help?
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:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
If you are yet to learn the basics of Inkscape, then you simply need to take a look at some general Inkscape tutorial to get the hang of things, like this one: Inkscape Vector Art Tutorial by mandydax
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x-VanillaCoke-x Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
thank you very much (:
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ZidayaZenovka Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much!
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Cardcaptor12-T Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
thanks for made this tutorial, i was wondering how the hell make a good magic glow and i found your tutorial.
thanks again =D
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MiniKirby123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Good lord thank you SO MUCH for this step by step tutorial! I've only just started vectoring ponies, and I know the basics of Inkscape, but not enough to be able to read a guide and instantly know what to do. Your tutorial has been the only one so far that I can understand easily. THANKS AGAIN! :D
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Riuke-Z Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excuse me, when I'm in step 6, everything seems to be fine until I apply the blur, then it looks like the blur is cut of into a square... not sure if you can help me with this?
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ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I know that there is a solution to this in Adobe Illustrator (I would recommend asking mewtwo-EX about it), but in Inkscape, I honestly don't know. It happened to me a few times, and I never knew what caused it. The only possible cause I could think of would be if you unknowingly applied clipping to it, but it's probably not it...
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:iconriuke-z:
Riuke-Z Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. Thank you anyway :) It may be a bug or something. Thank you for your tutorial, by the way!
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TRANEofTNER Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I'm having the same problem did you find a way around it?
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:iconriuke-z:
Riuke-Z Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sadly no, sorry :( but it MAY be just a glitch, maybe restarting the program or your computer? i'm not sure
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TRANEofTNER Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw ok Waaaah!  lol thanks anyway
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KorakDuHart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is amazing!
Thank you so much!
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:iconicomefromthefuture:
IComeFromTheFuture Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Where's Path-Simplefly?
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:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Um, what? :confused:
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:iconicomefromthefuture:
IComeFromTheFuture Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, yeah, I thought you needed Ms Paint
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CyanDream6v2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That works with Ponyscape?
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ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
It should.
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SunnyBloom90 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thank you for this tutorial! It's very useful...
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PTG-arts Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Artist
derpy: the princess of muffins!
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Wolfminer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
derpy XD
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BlueStreamBrony Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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LimeDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
have realy help me
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kaylathehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful.  Thank you for making it.
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Givralix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial, it's very useful! ^^
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SealyTheSeal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
XD Derpy
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ScarletLightning565 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you upload the image so that it preserves the blur? I can't find any way to make the SVG visible without using the raster (with the broken blur) as a reference.
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ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I'm not sure what do you mean. What I upload as a deviation is an exported PNG image. In case of this tutorial, it's a series of screenshots.

Are you asking about the previews that are shown when you're viewing one of my downloadable source files and you left-click on the Download File link? If yes, then I don't know. It just works all by itself.
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The-Syreth-Clan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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You mean whenever we make a magic glow by this tutorial, we should give credit, or when we upload this tutorial elsewhere? Either way, it was a tad helpful here fav.me/d6o94jk . Thank you.
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ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
When you upload it somewhere.

You're welcome. :)
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped me immensely with my vectors, thank you so much!! Heart Hug
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Bendykins Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice guide, very helpful :D
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1Delta3Grim7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Inkscape huh? A friend of mine send me a download to it, I doodled around on it a deleted it the program :/ But now I know it's potential O_O
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1Delta3Grim7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Sent
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:iconmaroy:
MARoy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm wonder if this will work in paint tool sai
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RosebudPerry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Is it save to download inkscape?  Does it have viruses or something? thanks~
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:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
You can download Inkscape in the link below. As far as I know, the link doesn't have any viruses.

Download: inkscape.org/ (Top right corner)
Tutorial: mandydax.deviantart.com/art/In…
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:iconrosebudperry:
RosebudPerry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Thanks,  i tried it but i suck at it.  I guess im good at traditional art. XD
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:iconcsillaghullo:
csillaghullo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Is. Awesome! Thanks for the tutor! ^^
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firefoxRa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you know where i could find a tutorial that animates the magic glow?
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LeAlphaDawgy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
If you want to animate magic on flash, there is an analysis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2nf1L...
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