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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 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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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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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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How can I convert a path to a shape in Inkscape?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question, where I learned that one can trace the edge of a vector image by using a union if all the parts are shapes. However, while I found instructions for ...
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How do I copy and then paste a text box in Inkscape?

I am trying to learn Inkscape. How can I copy and then paste a text box? If I press ctrl+C then Ctrl+V, it converts it to an image instead.
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Change the stroke width without changing the width and height of the rectangle

When I change the stroke width of a rectangle the width and and height change also. How can I prevent this from happening?
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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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Inkscape: how to cut a group?

The question is straightforward: how to cut a group in Inkscape? I already know that Inkscape can only cut one path with another, using ctrl+/. However is there any tips to ease the process? Having ...
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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 ...
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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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3-d reconstruction (z-stack) of individual eps files (each of them a slice along the xy plane)?

I would like to create a z-stack of several individual eps files, each of them being actually a slice along the xy-plane.. What is the easiest way to do this and the easiest software to use (...
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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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Drawing a double helix in Inkscape

I've seen this How can I create a double helix? question but I am here to ask you how to create a double-helix in Inkscape, instead of illustrator. I have tried to achieve this via creating two sine ...
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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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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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Inkscape, 300dpi image for printing, 2“x2” - export settings

It was requested of me to provide a 300dpi image for printing at a resolution of 2"x2". I have been scouring the forums and am more confused than ever. My image is easily scalable in Inkscape and will ...
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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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Drawing grid in Inkscape in millimeter

If I try to draw a grid in Inkscape, there are two different options: Extra -> Render -> Grid Extra -> Render -> Kartesian Grid But both of them use pixel-metric(?). Is it possible to use other ...
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Image's texture might be stretched?

I came over from Stack Overflow, I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask this question, I'd like to apologize in advanced. I just finished a couple of isometric maps, the first map is an ...
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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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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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Problem pasting text into Inkscape

When I try to paste bigger text into Inkscape, it splits it into small parts and it's impossible to put them together. I can't change font type or anything in whole text at once without rewriting it. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a trim command for lines/paths in Inkscape?

Is there a trim command for lines/paths in Inkscape? Example: given are two lines. After selecting both I'd like to press a button. Then both lines are elongated or shortened until they intersect. As ...
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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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Inkscape: Dropped shadows are always cut off. How to prevent this?

When applying a drop-shadow filter in Inkscape, the shadow is totally cutoff and not resized properly. The paths are ungrouped and just a simple connected path that has fill and stroke style. The ...
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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 ...