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Modify Path of SVG

I have some SVG files that have 0,0 as the top left corner of the image. I want to change the path so 0,0 is the center of the image. I also need to scale the image. I'd like reposition and scale ...
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inkscape: saving a layout view

Is it possible to save a view of the layout, to show it again later? Now I can use the "Preview Zoom" tool to go to previous views of the layot, but it would be perfect if I could save the view and ...
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Inkscape: how to draw cased lines, or filled shapes with strokes that have their own fill

How to create a circle or any other shape whose perimeter line is cased? That is the stroke has it's own interior fill and bounding line in addition to the shape having fill? I can simulate it by ...
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How do you select all members of a group in Inkscape?

How do you select all members of a group in Inkscape without doing this manually? I have a large and detailed SVG file where manually selecting each member of a group is not practical... Shortcuts ...
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When drawing with a tablet in Inkscape the path is very rough and distorted. How can I fix that?

When I draw with my drawing tablet in Inkscape the trail is very jagged. I feel the resolution of the tablet isn't fully used. How can I set up my tablet to work with Inkscape correctly?
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Inkscape Cut out

I have two objects, a heart and a t-shirt, that I'd like use. I'd like to place the t-shirt over the heart and cut out that section of the heart like this: However, when I try to use the ...
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Group several items using rectangles with rounded corners

After trying for an hour now, and again realizing that inkscape is incredibly powerful, but also second least intuitive to use, please someone help ... I attached the picture of what I want to do: ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

I find that often I will duplicate a set of objects or paths then send them to a new layer. However, in the drop-down menu and the layer menu for the selection, there are only options to move the ...
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How do I blend/fade images with background on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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How to select nodes that are behind each other?

I want to connect two nodes which are already at the same spot: Here you can see it's actually 2 nodes: I need to select them both as they are (atop of each other) and join them. This is the ...
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Inkscape: placing adjacent objects

I'm trying to draw a circus tent with inkscape in the style of this one. I'm unable to properly place the different parts of the tent together though, because there doesn't seem to be any overlapping. ...
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Inkscape division action seems to shorten lines

I'm having issues with the Path Division tool. I have a shape which I would like to divide according to a set of combined paths, as seen below. First, I select the path to split by, then the shape ...
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Create objects with different colors (hues) from a selected object (group of many simple colored objects)

I'm working with Kenny's game assets and am trying to get more color options with a particular block object from his inkscape file: These, along with four more blocks, are already available in the ...
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How to turn entire square image into trapezium

I have the following object that I have drawn in inkscape and I would like to turn it into a trapezium. I am trying to follow the steps online: 1) selecting the object and converting object to path ...
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How to make a nice vector field with inkscape

I would like to create a "vector field" that emerges from nothing. That is I would like the size of the vectors to be large in some small region, and getting smaller to nothing near the boundary of ...
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How to improve quality of blurred image

I understand this question is asked before. This question is for this specific image. I am looking for a solution based on Open Source tools in GNU/Linux. I have an Image , which is of low quality. ...
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Is there an automated way to remove cropped regions of embedded images in order to optimize the size of an Inkscape SVG file?

I am preparing some figures for a scientific publication using Inkscape. These figures are SVGs containing embedded bitmap images that are quite large, but only a small rectangular clipped region of ...
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Question about Inkscape (icons with solid white background with an alpha image)

EDIT: Hello, yes, I am trying to get transparent icons on a solid white background. Also, the second link is not broken. It needs html code to display it correctly. Here is a screen shot of what it ...
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Using imaging software to turn images into colouring-in activities

I am trying to prepare colouring-in pictures as children's activities. I have seen this question and attempted using this kind of technique. It works well for touching up existing line art, but isn't ...
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Exporting to pdf for latex generate a .pdf_tex with several pages

I am using inkscape 0.91 on kubuntu. In a script (that created some time ago) I use the following command line: inkscape -z -D --file=input.svg --export-pdf="output.pdf" --export-latex It ...
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Exporting an object from Inkscape with bounding box taken from another object

I have a SVG file that contains a set of icons. For each icon there are two different objects in the SVG file. One is the icon itself (id=foo_icon), and a second is a solid white rectangle behind the ...
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How do we cut multiple objects with multiple colors at the edge of a shape? Without clipping!

I got a similar problem as this post: This Post ;-) And the difference is i've got multiple objects (actually paths) with different colors. Also, i want to know if i can do this without clipping, ...
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How to merge all touching objects into one object

I've got a logo that I converted from png to svg with inkscape. But the conversion process created things like this: The "object" is not a single object. I can't properly repaint it or edit it ...
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Make words-art in Inkscape — How can I cut the words out of a shape?

I want to create a word-cloud or you call a tag-cloud, but I have a problem cutting the words out of the shape that I want. Anyway, here's the demo word-cloud: I want the yellow "DEMO" text to ...
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Convert Clipped Item Into Normal Path In Inkscape?

I created a demi-circle with the clipping feature, but it shows up as a group of two items. Like this: But i just want a normal path, could i do this anyway?
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Changing text's font in a graded way

I'm trying to create an image with text that has one font on the left side, and another on right, but instead of just changing the font in the middle of the text, I want it to morph smoothly. My ...
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Problem saving svg with inkscape

I just started playing with inkscape on Ubuntu, and I'm facing a problem when I'm saving svg files. When I save my file and close it, the miniature in Nautilus doesn't correspond to the file itself. ...
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How to get rid of excess fill in Inkscape?

I have used illustator in the past and used this technique (Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator) when i wanted to make some random logos and sketches. But now when i have moved to Inkscape i ...
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Move guide line after snapping object in Inkscape

In Inkscape, I've placed a guide line. I've then snapped several objects to that line. I now want to move the guide line and have the objects move with it (since they are snapped). How can I do this? ...
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Inkscape: connect cloned Bezier curves

I'm trying to connect two Bezier curves in Inkscape. As this answer suggests, it is possible to use the edit-paths tool for this. However, of the two Bezier curves I am trying to connect, one of the ...
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Colour defined area fraction of shape in inkscape

I have a number of complex shapes (for example a sketch of a gecko, an ant and a frog) and want to colour a defined fraction of the area of each sketch from the bottom, e.g. 20% of the gecko in blue, ...
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how to divide vector in to quarters in Illustrator or Inkscape

I'm kind of a vector newbie (but a rastor mastor!) I cannot for the life of me figure this out, although I know it is an easy answer... I have a fairly complex vector image (game board with 30-40 ...
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Inkscape- How to keep the outline of the sprocket [duplicate]

I want to use the outline of the sprocket and inside it i want to put an alaphabet.. how to remove the inner part and make it all one color.?
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How do I sections of a text body in specific areas [closed]

I am new to Inkscape and currently struggling with coloring text. I have a main body of text, small size 4pt, and I wish to block color in certain areas of it. For example imagine an A4 white sheet ...
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How to fix transparency issue in pdf output from Inkscape?

I'm creating some histograms for use in a scientific article, The final figure is supposed to be a few graphs, each with two sets of data plotted showing how similar they are. In my example, I used ...
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Mirror symmetry

Is there a way to draw mirror/symmetric shapes in Inkscape? To clarify, I am asking about mirroring the shape while I'm drawing it, not to draw it and then mirror in. I saw some videos on YouTube but ...
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Help With Vector Images

I'm having some trouble with a vector image I downloaded from shutterstock. I'm trying to lasercut a Christmas present for my cousin. I need to be able to get an outline of the vector image (it's ...
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Inkscape make visible filter color permanent

Let's say I have a rectangle with filter applied and a, alpha different from FF(255) making it transparent. On a white background in inkscape it looks great and these are the colours that I want to ...
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I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for Android resolution with high quality

I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image ...
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Coordinates of groups

I have problem with Inkscape coordinate system. I use inkscape as a UI desinger. I want export each group as a single svg and...I do it by python parser and inkscape commandline renderer. But I have ...
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How to make a “barrel” shape from a flat image (?) [closed]

If you have a flat image ie logo you want glue onto a cylindrical "package" to show final product -- what free s/w package (or script) do you use? (I use inkscape and gimp to create flat art with no ...
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How to add a stroke property or animate the fill path of an svg?

I've been using a combination of Illustrator, Sketch, Inkscape, and Peter Collingridge's svg-editor to create and manipulate SVG's, but I've been running into a few issues. I am trying to create a ...
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Convert part of path to standalone path

I have several paths that appear to be connected even though there is no connection between them: I would like to split the letter e apart from the path. I found an answer suggesting the use of ...
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How do I bind gradient to object so that it doesn't change when I move the object?

Typical situation. Make an object in gradient: Move the object: Uninstall Inskcape. My question therefore is, whether I can bind the gradient to the object so that it moves when I move the ...
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Inkscape: text on path gets clipped

I have an oval shape, and want to have text on its right side. I selected both shape and text and clicked Text > Put on Path. The text appeared at the bottom of the shape and I moved it to the right ...
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How to correctly use two objects for rasterization

I have two objects (pink A and white B) in Inkscape, see the screenshot below: When drawing is rasterized there are artifacts in the form of pink pixels from underlying object A: I have tried ...
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Why Inkscape adds a white border while printing?

I use to print my Inkscape works to a pdf document in order to import them to a LaTeX document. I always print them to a pdf file (my OS has this option by default < Kubuntu 14.04>) because I ...
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How to get flat collection of paths from stacked ones

Here's an image to help (the top is the original image, the bottom is after moving the white object to the front): What I need is an object that is all of the white in the image. The problem is ...
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Inkscape to icon

I want to create Windows Icons (.ico). First I create a drawing in Inkspace, next I export it as png. I open the png in Photoshop and save it as icon, but the result is ugly. How do I make a crisp ...
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Svg not showing shadows in web browsers (Inkscape)

I have newly created a logo that has shadows applied with masks, so they only affect the logo itself, and not the background. Here's a picture: The text of the logo is splitted in 3 main layers: The ...