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How to simulate embossed punch tape [on hold]

Twenty years ago I ran a Sex Pistols fan site and, taking a cue from the punk-rock DIY aesthetic, designed the home page to look like it was crudely produced by sticking labels on paper. I actually ...
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How can I outline a path in Inkscape to make an object?

I was able to successfully outline an oval by using Path-Inset and Path-Outset. I then aligned the two inset and outset objects, and used Path-Exclusion to create the object that I could add/change an ...
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URGENT Inkscape png export doesn't fill page [closed]

This suddenly happened on an existing .svg file that looks fine in Inkscape. When I export it to png, the image doesn't fill the right side by approximately 25% (all other sides go to the edges). I ...
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How to select HEX values / colors in Inkscape

How to select web colors in Inkscape? I know that I can select the ">" at the bottom-right of the screen and select WebHex and then select one in the bar. But in that bar there are just a few colors. ...
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Inkscape, 300dpi image for printing, 2“x2” - export settings

It was requested of me to provide a 300dpi image for printing at a resolution of 2"x2". I have been scouring the forums and am more confused than ever. My image is easily scalable in Inkscape and will ...
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Joining two paths, non-end-node to non-end-node

I think this should be a popular question, that it must be answered elsewhere. But when searching I only find guides on how to join end nodes. I would like to join two non-end-nodes. That means, ...
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How to generate bent rays?

I'm struggling to draw a set of a certain number of curved lines springing off a point. The picture below shows more or less what I'm trying to do (except the outer circle): Is there an obvious ...
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Decreasing the page size when saving to PDF

I created an SVG image in InkScpae. It is 1328 pixels wide. Then I did "Save as PDF". The resulting PDF was 15 inch wide. I need the PDF to be in the width of an A4 paper - about 8 inch. I tried to ...
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How to Export Circular Animations as Bitmap Images in Inkscape?

I am trying to export a series of circular images which make up the health bar in my game. I'm coding it in C#, which only accepts bitmap images AFAIK, meaning that I have to export my animation as ...
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How to draw a circle with a specific radius in Inkscape? [duplicate]

In Inkscape, I can draw an arbitrary circle and then scale it to a specific size using the transform tool. However, that also scales the stroke width. Is there a way to set the radius of a circle?
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Custom keyboard shortcut in Inkscape [closed]

I found this link which explains how one could create a custom shortcut in Inkscape by modifying the default.xml However, how do I get to know what is the name of the the specific action for which I ...
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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Inkscape - Manipulating a plot [closed]

Let's say I want to create a sine function with a circle around it using the function plotter in Inkscape. How could I turn it into one single object? (i.e. rather than have a sine function and a ...
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Size change from SVG to PDF in Inkscape [closed]

How do I save an .SVG as a .PDF, without any size change? Currently, when I "save as" a .PDF from Inkscape, the lines and text in the resulting .PDF are approximately 30% larger than in the .SVG.
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How to save real image size after resizing in Inskape?

I have imported several photos in an Inkscape file and then reduced them manually inside my document. In order to get a lighter Inkscape document size, is there a way to save the document by taking ...
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Multiple Layers in PDF

I've created a page using Inkscape and I exported it to PDF. The image has about 5 layers. The image is fine when I open it using preview - I can see all of the layers. However when I upload the ...
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Inkscape not exporting to eps parts of a figure

So I have an inkscape figure looking in the editor like this: However when I export it to an eps (or any other format) it shows up like this: Where did the big circle vanish to? Using 300dpi for ...
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Inkscape. copy paste a textbox

I try to learn Inkscape. How to copy - paste a text box? If I press ctrl+C then Ctrl+V, it converts to an img.
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Batch replace image color

I have plenty of images made up with the same color, just like those: Now what I want is to change their "main" color from "#3d507d" to "#7C0A0A". I tried to do that by changing the ...
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cut object from path not working in inkscape

I am very novice in using inkscape. I am learning from huge amount of tutorial available over the net. But one thing never works for me is "cut out from objects" I am attaching a screencast to ...
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Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
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How to make one object fully cover another and how to get rid of fuzzy edges/corners in Inkscape?

Here is the thing: folder2.svg is created by me, and folder1.svg - by someone else. As you can see on the screenshot the first icon looks crisp and nice, and my icon has fuzzy edges and coners, the ...
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How do you convert a scan/jpeg biro sketch into an SVG file without losing detail?

The picture attachment is a SVG file which I uploaded in PNG format. The detail of the SVG is really good and my vinyl plotter is able to sketch it. I would like to know how one converts a sketch ...
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Inkscape: Dropped shadows are always cut off. How to prevent this?

When applying a drop-shadow filter in Inkscape, the shadow is totally cutoff and not resized properly. The paths are ungrouped and just a simple connected path that has fill and stroke style. The ...
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Embed color profile into a PDF with Inkscape

I'm using Inkscape v. 0.91 under Linux Slackware, compiled from the source with the default options. The printing service I use requires the "ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)" color profile, which I have in ...
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Finding out object filter specification for Inkscape objects

As in my other questions I am running Inkscape 0.91. I have become quite fond of using Inkscape to build my wireframes, so I have a question. Let's say I applied a drop shadow filter to an object in ...
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Inkscape 0.91 Freehand shape issues

I was watching a tutorial where a gentleman using an older version of Inkscape was able to draw freehand lands with the triangle in shape, therefore making the lines thin at the end of the shape and ...
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Inkscape loses text coordinates when exporting for LaTeX

I'm trying to export a chart as pdf with tex code. I've made it with LibreOffice Calc, copied to Draw and exported it as svg. I've uploaded it to ge.tt. Now, after opening the svg with Inkscape and ...
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Show section of linked image

I'm including a png sprite-sheet in an inkscape file as a linked image. However, I don't want the entire sheet to show, only one of the sprites. I would be even more happy if I could show the ...
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Inkscape: create inner gear

Using Inkscape, I want to draw a inner gear. In Inkscape, there is useful extension to draw a gear. I've used that extension to draw gear with tooths pointing to outside of a circle, like so: but ...
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Inkscape: How to export the grid to PDF?

When saving an Inkscape graphics as a PDF, I also want to save the grid. How can I do this? If I just export to PDF, the grid is not saved.
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Inkscape scripting: how to show / hide a layer and export?

I have a cartoon with multiple layers; among those layers I have a German and an English layer. They have the text in their respective languages. The idea is to hide the German layer and show the ...
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Tracing Problems With Inkscape

I've created a logo using Fireworks and I'm trying to vectorise it in Inkscape. The problem that I have is that my whole logo has a solid black glow around it to make it really stand out but when I ...
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How to draw an arrow in inkscape

I would like to add an arrow to an Inkscape project. I read this question but it didn't tell how to actually make the arrow: Set the colour of arrows in inkscape
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Path around bitmap image's visible part?

I found this tool a while back but can't seem to remember how it's done. Basically, I remember there being a tool in Inkscape where you select a bitmap image that has transparency, and it will create ...
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Constructing a tile from 4 pieces - to create single entity of adjacent letters in a word game

I work an a Scrabble-like word game for Android, where yellow translucent letter tiles are placed on a white game board: I don't want to to use boring rectangle tiles - and at the same time can not ...
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Inkscape: 14px font bigger than I expected

To design a website using Inkscape, I have added a 960px grid. But, the first thing I have notice is that the 14px font seems to big respect to the 960px grid. I expected a smaller font. So.. why ...
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Select Mask Content (Intersection rather than Union) in Inkscape

When creating a mask, the resulting cut-out will have the selection size of the object which has parts "cut off" via the mask. This makes sense for scaling but it is cumbersome for moving and ...
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Select all objects within a path (Inkscape)

I'm currently working with tiled objects (objects that themselves consist of many more smaller objects) with Inkscape. Now it would be so much more easier to not have to select manually all tiles I ...
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How to create a transparent sunburst overlay?

I need a sunburst to be continuous throughout my composition, but with different colours in different areas. Denver County Fair Poster In this poster the sunburst is in the background and extends ...
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How to change the colour of part of an object in Inkscape?

I'm attempting to change the colour of an SVG image. Here is a screenshot of the image set I'm working with. Take for example the partly cloudy image (2nd line, 2nd from left). How can I change the ...
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Setting exact angle between paths in Inkscape

So I want to draw a line of pseudo-3D boxes with a changing amount of "segments" of constant width (e.g. a box of 3 segments of 60p width, 180p in all, and one of 6 segments of 60p width, 360p in ...
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How to combine a png and a path in inkscape

I made an image on Gimp to use as a background for my icon made in inkscape. The general shape of the icon is a rectangle path with round corner. I imported the png in inkscape, and I want to ...
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Segmenting a ring into three pieces in Inkscape

I‘m trying to re-create these shapes in Inkscape, namely the white lines: I could trace this image, but I'd like to know if there's a clever, and more accurate, way for re-creating the shapes. For ...
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Join mid points of two adjacent paths in Inkscape

I have two adjacent paths in Inkscape with a tiny empty space between them. I'd like to combine them into a single continuous path such that each two adjacent nodes (in the below image) become one ...
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How to get the x/y position of multiple points on an artboard

I've got a bunch of objects on an artboard and I'd like to know the X/Y positions of them all. It would be fine to either have pixel values, or a % from the sides of the artboard. Importantly, I ...
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How to remove grid background on SVG image using Inkscape

I'm using the Meteocons icon set in my project, specifically the SVG files. I noticed they all display on screen with a light blue 'grid' as a background. How can I remove this background so that the ...
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Optimize bitmap images within Inkscape?

Is it possible to "optimize" a bitmap image I've imported into an Inkscape document, resizing it so it's stored at the document's resolution? For example, if I import a 900px square image then resize ...
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Inkscape 0.91: How does one convert symbols to a path? [closed]

I'm using Inkscape 0.91 and opened the Object > Symbols menu to use the various icons. When I try to convert a symbol to a path, nothing happens. How can I edit paths on symbols?
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Image's texture might be stretched?

I came over from Stack Overflow, I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask this question, I'd like to apologize in advanced. I just finished a couple of isometric maps, the first map is an ...