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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 ...
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AI vs EPS vs SVG

What's the technical difference? I'm interested in switching from Illustrator to Inkscape and would prefer to work exclusively with SVG, but is this going to be a problem for my team if they stay on ...
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Create the centerline from an polygon

I have a polygon and want to draw the centerline (i'm not sure if it is really the centerline, correct me if this is the wrong term...). I approximated this for an example drawing. I have the black ...
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Fontforge: `some fragments did not join` - how can I find this fragments?

Sometimes I can see the problem and connect the dots, but sometimes I just do not see where the fragments are not connected. For example this letter: What can you recommend? I importing svg from ...
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How do I remove a fill and leave only the outline in Inkscape?

I am new to any graphical editing software and I even do not know how can I formulate a question. I have this: And I would like to only have the outline (removing the fill): How do I accomplish ...
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Convert dashed stroke to a regular path using Inkscape

For example i want to convert the following shape : to a group of paths so i get path points in all edges.
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Inkscape Transformation Matrices

I am trying to transform a rectangular shape to a trapezium as shown in the image below. In the Inkscape transform menu, there is an option to use a 2x3 matrix. However, that does not allow "3d" ...
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Rescan font list Inkscape

There is a function in Inkscape that refresh font list? Anytime I install a new font I have to restart Inkscape to use it. Something like "Rescan font list" in GIMP.
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garbled text in image upon enlarging it

See image on Wikimedia Commons. If you view the image on a higher resolution (2000px), the text becomes a mess. What can be done about it? (Note that some of the text is grouped in root. Ungrouping ...
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Is it worth learning the SVG path attribute, or should I use a tool for drawing?

Is there an advantage of manually creating the graphic with the path element and d attribute (I guess with the help of math?), over using a tool like Inkscape to draw the graphic? Does Inkscape ...
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How to underline text in Inkscape

Using Inkscape's latest official release, I created a text element, and would like to underline its text (or part of it). How to do that? I don't see any option to underline.
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How to make outset/inset stroke in inkscape?

I am trying to create SVG GUI item. Something like this: It has two inset borders. I don't even know how to force rectangle to have an inset border. How do I do that?
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It is possible to convert a regular shape to a hand-written shape using illustrator?

I want to convert regular forms let's say for example a rectangle and circle to a hand-written looking forms using Illustrator or Inkscape(best scenario). I don't want to use the pencil to draw the ...
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When Inkscape opens file, objects are jumped over the page

When I save and then open a file with Inkscape, it loads with object dislocated. I can then fix the object's location (it jumps near correct location after even slight move), save, but after opening ...
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Gimp: making edges less smooth

Most questions are about smoothing edges. I would like the opposite. I have this map: I would like a plugin/filter to make edges more rough. Something along this: EDIT: I think the trouble I am ...
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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 color 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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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 I 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 ...