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Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. ...
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How to make blue color transparent on the heatmap in inkscape

I would like to remove the blue color and make it transparent, sort of removing the background. Any suggestions ? Help...
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Manually italic fonts inkscape

In the Transfer-Mode (CTRL+t) in Photoshop i can hold CTRL and drag the Edge of my font element to get it italic. I can't figure out how to do that in inkscape. (Italic is not available for my ...
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In Inkscape, how do I move individual parts of a clipped region?

I have a layer of shapes and a layer of paths that I am using as the source for laser cutting some objects. My goal is to clip the paths to the outline of the shapes, then move the resulting paths ...
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How to generate a single path for a SVG using Illustrator?

This is the same question as here, because that solution no longer seems to work. I am using live trace on a Bitmap, and the results are good. When I go to save the document as SVG and click on "view ...
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How to create navigation icons properly?

I created the star icon below in inkscape and found the newsfeed icon in .png form on the internet. They look good in FF, Chrome, Opera and Safari, but distorted in IE. My strategy for the star ...
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How to fill or Paint bucket in Inkscape without white space between two paths?

In inkscape I imported a jpg map file and by using trace bitmap utility I created a set of paths. Now I am trying to fill the regions between maps using paint bucket tool( More specifically the ...
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PDF/EPS file color changing when imported to Quark

So, I have tried different methods and nothing seems to work to fix this problem: I've made a graphic file in Inkscape and saved to PDF (and later EPS, just to try it). The file has colors that ...
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Use Inkscape To Align SVG to Top-Left Of Canvas

I have an SVG which has bbox of something like SVGRect {x: 236.92999267578125, y: 99.98999786376953, width: 121.48001098632812, height: 224.70001220703125} How can I use Inkscape to position the ...
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Improve Fractalize smoothness limit in Inkscape [on hold]

I'm vectoring a small raster image, and I want to use the extension Fractalize (Extensions > Modify Path) Unfortunately the smoothness parameter value is blocked at 10, and I want to use a greater ...
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How do I remove lines from a graphic in Inkscape

I'm trying to remove the wrench from this guy's hand, but whenever I mess with the nodes I just end up making a maze of new outlines. How do I remove part of a graphic? The color version is where I ...
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How to convert Visio documents with flowed text to Inkscape-compatible SVG?

I've tried to convert Visio documents (2010, 2013) to SVG for use with Inkscape 0.91 in two different ways, with unsatisfactory results. The trouble is always with the flowed text being incorrect in ...
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using inkscape and exporting at 300dpi but the file saves at 120dpi

I have scanned a lineart drawing at 300dpi then imported it into inkscape. tidied it up a bit then exported at 300dpi png but when i open it in lets say paint or just check the file properties it has ...
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Inkscape: How to symetrically adjust handles on two nodes of the same path?

On a symmetrical path, I'd like to adjust two nodes while maintaining the symmetry. I understand I can move the nodes horizontally using < and shift-< using the center point as the symmetry ...
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In Inkscape, can I link to a pdf/svg-file instead of embedding its content?

I am using Inkscape as a canvas to layout existing pdf/svg/png plots that I have made in Python, and then add some details and text to the overall figure. When I import the pdf/svg files via File ...
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Inkscape: How can I bend text like in this example?

I tried several Path Effects, but I never were able to get text looking like this: As you can see, the text goes slightly upwards, and the letters get smaller. I first thought Envelope deformation ...
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inkscape: un-stretch distorted text

I am importing a figure with multiple text objects in inkscape (e.g. graph). I sometimes need to change the overall width of the figure to match publishers requirements (e.g. single column figure ...
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Object Mosaic in Inkscape?

I'm currently working on a poster project for my graphic design class. Since I can't use Adobe products outside of school, I'm using GIMP and Inkscape. For the background, I'm trying to convert part ...
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Inkscape: export xml for Android drawable resource directory

I am a Newbie in Inkscape. I tried to find a solution on the internet but I didn't find anything about exporting XML for Android drawable resource directory. I would like to be sure if this program ...
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Make a letter thinner with Inkscape

I have different logos I have to redraw. I use Inkscape. I find a letter that is similar than the original. But the original has thinner lines. If I Path > Object to Path, this converts the line of ...
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Edit Multiple Freehand Stroke Widths at Once in Inkscape

I'm trying to ink a drawing using the freehand stroke tool in Inkscape. I understand that this tool creates filled shapes rather than lines with strokes, so I'm using the Path Effects Editor to change ...
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Prevent Inkscape from scaling the stroke width [duplicate]

I am designing software development related diagrams, e.g. class diagrams etc. So I have lots of rectangles. I like all of them to have the same border style, e.g. a width of 2 pixels. However, when ...
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Print a .svg document without a black background on imported image

I am using GIMP 2.8.10 and inkscape 0.91 on Windows. I want to: Manipulate a photo in GIMP's .xcf format by removing the background -- it should be transparent. Export the image in .png format. ...
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Border is removed when using Difference in Inkscape

I have a picture of a black horse which has a black border around it, when I remove it from a background (using difference) it deletes the horse shape out of the background, but it's smaller than the ...
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How do I split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?

Illustrator has the polar grid tool (as mentioned in this question) but how do I properly split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?
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Snap a path to itself

I would like to create a path in Inkscape, snapping some of its nodes to itself while drawing it. As an example, in the image below, I would like D, E and F to be snapped to the segment AB,BC,CD, ...
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What are the specs for material design icon? [duplicate]

I would like to draw an app launcher icon with Inkscape but the official guide seems to miss some specs. In my understanding, to design a material design icon I just need to put some shapes together ...
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How do I move groups TO the root layer in Inkscape

As the title shows, I need to move groups to root layer in Inkscape. This is needed because I'm using a Unity plugin that allows to automatically generate a PNG atlas from a SVG file, but unluckily ...
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Convert outlined stroke to single stroke

recently I've been messing with Illustrator/Inkscape and trying ot convert something like this: to a single-stroked one(don't know how it's called thoe) like this: I've searched a lot and I ...
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How to draw knurling in Inkscape?

I am just starting with vector graphics, so it's simple to draw some parts using gradients and very hard to draw patterns like this one on the left: Hi-res version Besides the obvious method with ...
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How can I remove two edges of a shape but leave the fill in Inkscape?

I have a hexagon with a border. I can remove one edge from it, and keep the fill colour in it. But if I want to remove a second edge, the fill disappears, because the node has been deleted - as you ...
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Inkscape Font-specific Baseline Drop in Flow Region (Text Box)

When I change my font, my baseline drops inside of a flowRegion (text box). Specifically the Cardo font (I have not noticed others); see the image below. How do I adjust the baseline so the font ...
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Distorting a 2D object to give the appearance of 3D Space

I'm trying to recreate the following image from Yoshua Bengio's slides: So far, I've made the flat rectangle object, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to "distort it" in Inkscape. The path ...
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Increasing the space between 2 lines in Corel Draw or Inkscape

I have a project that I have downloaded from the internet...Problem is the materials they have and I have are different thickness. So I need to change the width between 2 lines (slits for pieces to ...
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Split a path into two separate paths in InkScape

I have a monochrome drawing of a face done in SVG. The entire face is one path. How do I for instance select just an eye and make it into a second separate path? Thanks. Note that the eye is just ...
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Inkscape - removing a section of a filled path

I'm new to Inkscape and have probably a simple question, BUT -- let's say I have an oddly shaped path that's filled with a color; I now want to remove a section (also oddly shaped) from inside that ...
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Inkscape free shape from square

I have a square. I know I can scale, rotate and skew. But can I move each corner without moving the others? I tried Path > Convert to Path, but it does not work. Any other way?
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Svg letters from Inkscape to html

I have done an infographic with Inkscape. When I put the img in the html I cannot see the letters. I convert them to path: path > object to path and it is solved. I suppose that I use a type of letter ...
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Clean .svg - export of text layers in Illustrator

I'd like to use .svg as a wrapper for illustrations so that all kinds of elements (captions, image) can be put in groups and controlled by the backend or browser. In the example below, I want to code ...
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Is Inkscape suitable for design (logo, branding) on the West?

I'm novice designer from Russia, already make a fistful of projects (logo, branding, etc). All my work I do in Inkscape, really love it - but in Russia nobody hear about *.svg, customers want *.ai, ...
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Inkscape - circle filled with stripes

I have white circle and 3 stripes at the back: blue, violet and yellow. I want to have this white circle to have background with those 3 stripes like this: I've tried path -> difference and other ...
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Creating pdf or eps image file from inkscape with the same fonts in the images as in the main file?

I was trying to upload my files to the editorial manager system of a journal, but it does not support *.pdf_tex files which I created using inkscape for my figures. Now, I need to convert those images ...
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How to detect freely-drawn shape on Inkscape or GIMP?

I would like to have the functionality shown in the following video on Inkscape (preferrably) or GIMP: https://youtu.be/rsFaQZAIZZI?t=18s The user should be able to draw a rough circle, square, ...
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Inkscape: reset the distorted labels back to previous settings?

I was playing with my plots updates and I face the text (labels) distortion after manually resizing my plots dimensions. Is there a way in Inkscape how to avoid this distortion OR how to set my ...
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Cannot change stroke width in Inkscape

I am trying to change the stroke width of an icon in Inkscape but, unlike other times I have done this, this time the stroke width appears to be 0 px and I am not allowed to make it thinner: The ...
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How to use clipping mask and difference together in Inkscape

Basically I used a clipping mask to cut out some letters in my gradient, then followed the steps in this thread but can't get the same result Here is my lettering after clipping with a path on a ...
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Can I export an Inkscape SVG to a TTF file?

I have tried my hand at designing a font, and have made the individual SVG files for each character on Inkscape. Looking at other things about this topic, the answer always seems to be something along ...
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Create clock pattern with 12 “blocks” in Inkscape

I have already a vector path in Inkscape but it contains 15 "blocks" or "segments", like so: I did not create this image and I don't know how to modify it to give it sense as the background of a ...
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Anime Studio vector imported weirdly!

When I tried to import a vector image into Anime Studio via .svg file, the file originally looked something like this: However, when I imported it into Anime Studio, it turned out very differently: ...
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Make stroke uniform from curves imported from a .pdf or .ps

I use Inkscape for work, and I often have to import curves from .ps or .pdf file to then fit them into a schematic or a scale. The problem is that I often have no control on the ps/pdf file, and if I ...