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Difference of text and polygon results in hole that is smaller than original text

I'm trying to make a single path by taking the difference between a polygon and a text letter, but when I perform the Path > Difference the hole that is made in the polygon is much smaller than the ...
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How do I make interwoven symbols on Inkscape? [closed]

Sorta like this, but with actual depth (the lines crossing over and under each other):
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How can I remove remaining background in a traced bitmap in Inkscape? [closed]

I am trying to create a png file from a jpg file.. which is having white as a background. So I traced the bitmap in Inkscape and I did some colouring. But when I export as png file: I ...
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Why would an artist avoid the Pen Tool?

I am going through some vector tutorials using Inkscape. Part of the author's description of himself states: "I spend most of my time working in Adobe Illustrator, avoiding the Pen Tool and struggling ...
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How to join paths from two concentric circles on Inkscape?

I've been trying like mad to make an arc from two concentric circles connected by lines, by first joining the lines and the circles and then deleting the circles' arcs between them, as in the image: ...
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Corner-aligned dashed lines in Inkscape

Does anyone know how to create corner-aligned dashed lines in Inkscape? I am looking for a similar feature that exists in Adobe Illustrator (see ...
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Vector graphic duplicate within area

I have a house I'm using for a scenes background. I want to make a close up of that house. So, I would like to take a rectangle and copy only the parts of that house that exist within that area for a ...
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Multilingual SVG for the web

Is there a way to create multilingual SVG files for the web? I have an SVG with text that I use on a website. Now if the user changes the language on the website I should normally create a new ...
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How can I avoid auto-adjusting of the text dimensions in Inkscape?

When I create a text object in Inkscape, it automatically clips it and adjusts the dimensions of the object so it occupies as small area as possible. This might be useful in certain cases, but in many ...
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How do I make this arrow symmetrical?

First of all, I use Inkscape for this. I am also not a graphic designer by trade. Anyway, here's the deal: As you can see, the nodes aren't lined up properly to make the arrow symmetrical. I only ...
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Inkscape - make contour go to the inside [duplicate]

I drew a circle of diameter 100mm and set its contour to be 5mm. Now this means that actual size of that circle is 105mm because it's 100mm for the circle and the contour "overflows" 2.5mm on each ...
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How to indent entire textPara in Inkscape?

I have an SVG with some flowed text that has a hierarchy to it. My text currently looks like this: But I'm trying to make it so the second paragraph is fully indented some X units, like so: I'm ...
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DXF export and dimensions

I am having issues when exporting to DXF using inkscape 0.91 r13725. Dimensions which appear as 0.5 mm, 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm when measured in Inkscape as an SVG file, seem to gain another 0.1 mm when ...
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How do I allow " to render rather than " in inkscape?

I am developing a tool that will take Inkscape made SVG files. I want to make it so I enter various tagings like {{="test this"}} And my renderer, made it myself, would then replace the item with ...
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Inkscape: how to create a polygon from several polylines?

Drawn by hand in Inkscape, I have several polylines and polygons, more ore less in contact. I want to build a polygon from them (in zone A) and fill it with a given colour. The desired polygon will ...
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Equalize (reset) stroke width along a path in Inkscape

Like a million people out in the real world, I do not understand how strokes work in Inkscape, and do not have the time or dedication allotment to really learn. I have through sheer act of luck and ...
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How to adjust Miter Joints to look pointy?

I would like to make the edges of the figure became pointed, similar to that of another figure. I set Stroke Style to Miter Join, but that didn't work. Any solution for this?
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Inkscape is breaking Pattern Object before distributing it Along Path

Using the Extension Pattern Along Path from Inkscape, I am trying to have a scatter plot effect by distributing small rectangles along a path. Inkscape is achieving this except that the rectangle is ...
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Distorting a gradient

In Inkscape, is it possible to distort a gradient so it follows a shape, instead of starting and ending outside of the shape? I would like to avoid raster effects if at all possible. This image is an ...
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Inkscape: why do coordinates in GUI and XML differ?

In the drawing below I have e.g., a rectangle. In the GUI, Inkscape says the rectangle is at Y position 0, but in the XML for that element it says 873. Why is that and how do I get the "real" ...
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Problems with colors in inkscape

I can't make the right colors in ikscape. On the fisrt picture I turned off the black color but it hasn't disappeared. The second image is the original version. It's like colored picture. How do I ...
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Adobe Illustrator RGB mode: hex colors different than in Inkscape

Until now, I've used Inkscape for creating simple svg illustrations for the web. I've decided recently to give Adobe Illustrator a try. One thing that bugs me in Illustrator are hexcolors: I ...
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Problem exporting .svg to .pdf using inkscape [closed]

I have a problem when exporting (or "saving as") some .svg files into .pdf using Inkscape. For some reason, some random "small" parts of the pictures are not rendered. Is there a way to "force" ...
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One selection with two different layers w.r.t another selection

Is it possible to have one object at the same time on and bellow an other object? My current output is in the following figure:
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Getting XY coordinates of the segments of a rule

I have a curved line and because I wanted it to be divided in segments of equal distances, I used a Rule effect. I divided that line in 80 segments, and as you sure know, those divisions are not ...
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How can I get a bigger BoundingBox when exporting from Inkscape to EPS?

I have a graphics in Inkscape (0.48 on Ubuntu 14.04) and want to use it LaTeX. For several reasons I need EPS for this. And for correct scaling in LaTeX, I need a BoundingBox in the EPS file that's ...
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Is Inkscape unable to import asymptote vector graphics properly?

Background: Inkscape usually imports vectors properly, with no issues, both from EPS or PDF. What helps in this process is "Poppler". Asymptote is a software that given some data is able to render ...
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How to add stroke paint into difference tool in inkscape?

Basically, Inkscape is not adding my stroke paint into the final result when I use the Difference tool. Same thing for the Exclusion tool. I can't just change the size of what I need to be a ...
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Inkscape 0.91 shows Font Size 14 in dropdown and 17.5px in XML Editor

I am using Inkscape 0.91 for Ubuntu and am working on a template. The unit chosen for the document is pixels, the font size for the menu items Open Sans 14px all caps. But when I check the font size ...
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How can I delete part of an object in Inkscape?

I have to delete an unwanted part of a circle object (I marked it with a blue arrow). In Ai I could have done it with the shape builder tool but in Inkscape I have no idea how to do it. The photo ...
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creating a colour border in inkscape

I am making a poster with inkscape (version 0.9.1Ubuntu laptop 15.04 laptop). This is one of the first times I'm using inkscape to actually create something instead of edit existing images. I would ...
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Is there a 'Remember Selection' tool or option in Inkscape?

As I'm working with developing a "gear" concept with the Extension > Render > Gear > Gear tool (in Inkscape) I'm finding that I am constantly selecting a large group of 'specific' nodes in my shape. ...
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Is there a way to copy live path effects from one object to another in Inkscape?

Inkscape has a feature called "Live Path Effects" (PATH > PATH EFFECTS). This allows you to apply a style to a path and have said style update live a you update the path. It's nice, but has one ...
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How to align rotation of a triangle to a rectangle in Inkscape?

I created a rectangle and a triangle using the polygon tool. When I created the triangle the rotation of the triangle was arbitrary, so I have the following situation: How can I make the rotation ...
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How to create a clockwise gradient in Inkscape

I would like to know whether it is possible to create a circular gradient or alternative one which follows a given path in Inkscape. This is the effect I would like to create: To generate this ...
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How to z-rotate a rectangle in perspective using inskcape?

I have managed to draw a limited perspective sketch in Inkscape. My aim is to add rectangles in perspective (like the black one already in the picture) but rotating on the z axis (xy plane) to ...
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Inkscape: How can I prevent background to shine through path?

I have a background layer (gray in the example) and on top of that a foreground layer with black line art. I converted the line art to a path (using Path -> Trace Bitmap). How do I prevent the ...
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How do I draw a heart shape in inkscape?

I'd prefer the method to draw it using two circles and a rectangle because I think that's the simplest method. But other methods are also OK. I need a not too curvy heart. Something like this. I ...
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Inkscape - set perspective on filter

Is it possible to modify object with texture generated by filter on it to make this texture follow modification? Simply changing path gives me this efect: As you see the square has changed, but ...
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Inkscape: how to move text along path?

When attaching text to a path in Inkscape, it seems to attach the text to the start of the path. If it's a shape, such as an ellipse then it's often placed at the start of one of the 4 ordinal points. ...
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Inkscape: Position a circle by its center and not the bounding box

Is it possible to position a circle in inkscape using the center? I'm designing a shape for a laser cutter and the circles are to outline mounting holes. Each hole is around 3.2mm. I know one way is ...
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How to fill an ellipse with a Turbulence pattern in inkscape?

How do I add the Turbulence filter to an ellipse in inkscape? I create an ellipse shape. I select the ellipse and go to the Filter Editor. I create a new filter and add the turbulence filter and ...
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How to create a light highlight in Inkscape?

I have the following image created in Gimp. I'd like to create a similar image in Inkscape. What I want to happen is to have a bright light source and I want this light source to brighten the ...
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Inkscape SVG → print-ready EPS/PDF workflow

I realize similar questions have been asked here and there, but I'm still a bit confused. So, the task is basically to make a print-ready EPS/PDF for some vector art prepared in Inkscape [on a ...
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Inkscape merges consecutive straight segments in one when importing from EPS

I am trying to import the following EPS file in Inkscape (version 0.91 on Debian sid): %!PS-Adobe EPSF-3.0 %%BoundingBox: 0.000000 0.000000 850.393701 566.929134 newpath 42.519685039370 ...
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How to topologically correctly edit adjacent paths in Inkscape?

I am vectorizing an image and I wonder whether there are facilities provided in Inkscape to edit paths so they can share a border with no overlap or gap, just like in GIS programs when you tell them ...
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Inkscape: how to add background stripes not overlaying some objects

I am trying to draw a schema using Inkscape but I am not familiar with the software to make it as I am picturing it. Presently, it looks like that: What I would like to add is a strip pattern ...
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Here are already such questions, like: Convert a line drawing from raster to vector What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector? Converting B&W to ...
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How to simulate embossed punch tape [closed]

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 ...