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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 ...
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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 ...