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

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Modifying an existing extension Darker extended

This recipe will use an existing extension to introduce us into the field of expanding Inkscape functionality with your own code. The extension we will modify is Darker found under Extensions | Color by adding the interface to input the percentage of darkening we want to apply to selected object colors.

Inkscape extensions are generally written in Python, a free and open source scripting language which is flexible, elegant, and powerful.

Getting ready

Since the logic of the extension is written in Python, we need to have it installed on our machine. Mac OS X and Linux distributions generally include it in the base installation of the operating system. Windows users can download and install it from ...

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