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Make words-art in Inkscape — How can I cut the words out of a shape?

I want to create a word-cloud or you call a tag-cloud, but I have a problem cutting the words out of the shape that I want. Anyway, here's the demo word-cloud: I want the yellow "DEMO" text to ...
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Convert Clipped Item Into Normal Path In Inkscape?

I created a demi-circle with the clipping feature, but it shows up as a group of two items. Like this: But i just want a normal path, could i do this anyway?
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Changing text's font in a graded way

I'm trying to create an image with text that has one font on the left side, and another on right, but instead of just changing the font in the middle of the text, I want it to morph smoothly. My ...
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Problem saving svg with inkscape

I just started playing with inkscape on Ubuntu, and I'm facing a problem when I'm saving svg files. When I save my file and close it, the miniature in Nautilus doesn't correspond to the file itself. ...
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How to get rid of excess fill in Inkscape?

I have used illustator in the past and used this technique (Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator) when i wanted to make some random logos and sketches. But now when i have moved to Inkscape i ...
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Move guide line after snapping object in Inkscape

In Inkscape, I've placed a guide line. I've then snapped several objects to that line. I now want to move the guide line and have the objects move with it (since they are snapped). How can I do this? ...
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Inkscape: connect cloned Bezier curves

I'm trying to connect two Bezier curves in Inkscape. As this answer suggests, it is possible to use the edit-paths tool for this. However, of the two Bezier curves I am trying to connect, one of the ...
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Colour defined area fraction of shape in inkscape

I have a number of complex shapes (for example a sketch of a gecko, an ant and a frog) and want to colour a defined fraction of the area of each sketch from the bottom, e.g. 20% of the gecko in blue, ...
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how to divide vector in to quarters in Illustrator or Inkscape

I'm kind of a vector newbie (but a rastor mastor!) I cannot for the life of me figure this out, although I know it is an easy answer... I have a fairly complex vector image (game board with 30-40 ...
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Inkscape- How to keep the outline of the sprocket [duplicate]

I want to use the outline of the sprocket and inside it i want to put an alaphabet.. how to remove the inner part and make it all one color.?
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How do I sections of a text body in specific areas [closed]

I am new to Inkscape and currently struggling with coloring text. I have a main body of text, small size 4pt, and I wish to block color in certain areas of it. For example imagine an A4 white sheet ...
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How to fix transparency issue in pdf output from Inkscape?

I'm creating some histograms for use in a scientific article, The final figure is supposed to be a few graphs, each with two sets of data plotted showing how similar they are. In my example, I used ...
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Mirror symmetry

Is there a way to draw mirror/symmetric shapes in Inkscape? To clarify, I am asking about mirroring the shape while I'm drawing it, not to draw it and then mirror in. I saw some videos on YouTube but ...
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Help With Vector Images

I'm having some trouble with a vector image I downloaded from shutterstock. I'm trying to lasercut a Christmas present for my cousin. I need to be able to get an outline of the vector image (it's ...
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Inkscape make visible filter color permanent

Let's say I have a rectangle with filter applied and a, alpha different from FF(255) making it transparent. On a white background in inkscape it looks great and these are the colours that I want to ...
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I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for Android resolution with high quality

I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image ...
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Coordinates of groups

I have problem with Inkscape coordinate system. I use inkscape as a UI desinger. I want export each group as a single svg and...I do it by python parser and inkscape commandline renderer. But I have ...
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How to make a “barrel” shape from a flat image (?) [closed]

If you have a flat image ie logo you want glue onto a cylindrical "package" to show final product -- what free s/w package (or script) do you use? (I use inkscape and gimp to create flat art with no ...
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How to add a stroke property or animate the fill path of an svg?

I've been using a combination of Illustrator, Sketch, Inkscape, and Peter Collingridge's svg-editor to create and manipulate SVG's, but I've been running into a few issues. I am trying to create a ...
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Convert part of path to standalone path

I have several paths that appear to be connected even though there is no connection between them: I would like to split the letter e apart from the path. I found an answer suggesting the use of ...
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How do I bind gradient to object so that it doesn't change when I move the object?

Typical situation. Make an object in gradient: Move the object: Uninstall Inskcape. My question therefore is, whether I can bind the gradient to the object so that it moves when I move the ...
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Inkscape: text on path gets clipped

I have an oval shape, and want to have text on its right side. I selected both shape and text and clicked Text > Put on Path. The text appeared at the bottom of the shape and I moved it to the right ...
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How to correctly use two objects for rasterization

I have two objects (pink A and white B) in Inkscape, see the screenshot below: When drawing is rasterized there are artifacts in the form of pink pixels from underlying object A: I have tried ...
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Why Inkscape adds a white border while printing?

I use to print my Inkscape works to a pdf document in order to import them to a LaTeX document. I always print them to a pdf file (my OS has this option by default < Kubuntu 14.04>) because I ...
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How to get flat collection of paths from stacked ones

Here's an image to help (the top is the original image, the bottom is after moving the white object to the front): What I need is an object that is all of the white in the image. The problem is ...
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Inkscape to icon

I want to create Windows Icons (.ico). First I create a drawing in Inkspace, next I export it as png. I open the png in Photoshop and save it as icon, but the result is ugly. How do I make a crisp ...
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Svg not showing shadows in web browsers (Inkscape)

I have newly created a logo that has shadows applied with masks, so they only affect the logo itself, and not the background. Here's a picture: The text of the logo is splitted in 3 main layers: The ...
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Snap to grid in Inkscape

How do I set up snap to grid in Inkscape? I have a grid enabled but snapping doesn't seem to be working. This answer pointed me in the right direction but still didn't solve my problem. I am sharing ...
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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 http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-illustrator-cs5/...
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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 &quot; 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 ...