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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 Unix-...
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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 73....
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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 ...
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How to select HEX values / colors in Inkscape

How to select web colors in Inkscape? I know that I can select the ">" at the bottom-right of the screen and select WebHex and then select one in the bar. But in that bar there are just a few colors. ...
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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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Joining two paths, non-end-node to non-end-node

I think this should be a popular question, that it must be answered elsewhere. But when searching I only find guides on how to join end nodes. I would like to join two non-end-nodes. That means, ...
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How to generate bent rays?

I'm struggling to draw a set of a certain number of curved lines springing off a point. The picture below shows more or less what I'm trying to do (except the outer circle): Is there an obvious ...
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Decreasing the page size when saving to PDF

I created an SVG image in InkScpae. It is 1328 pixels wide. Then I did "Save as PDF". The resulting PDF was 15 inch wide. I need the PDF to be in the width of an A4 paper - about 8 inch. I tried to ...
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How to Export Circular Animations as Bitmap Images in Inkscape?

I am trying to export a series of circular images which make up the health bar in my game. I'm coding it in C#, which only accepts bitmap images AFAIK, meaning that I have to export my animation as ...
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How to draw a circle with a specific radius in Inkscape? [duplicate]

In Inkscape, I can draw an arbitrary circle and then scale it to a specific size using the transform tool. However, that also scales the stroke width. Is there a way to set the radius of a circle?
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Custom keyboard shortcut in Inkscape [closed]

I found this link which explains how one could create a custom shortcut in Inkscape by modifying the default.xml However, how do I get to know what is the name of the the specific action for which I ...
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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Inkscape - Manipulating a plot [closed]

Let's say I want to create a sine function with a circle around it using the function plotter in Inkscape. How could I turn it into one single object? (i.e. rather than have a sine function and a ...
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How to save real image size after resizing in Inskape?

I have imported several photos in an Inkscape file and then reduced them manually inside my document. In order to get a lighter Inkscape document size, is there a way to save the document by taking ...
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Multiple Layers in PDF

I've created a page using Inkscape and I exported it to PDF. The image has about 5 layers. The image is fine when I open it using preview - I can see all of the layers. However when I upload the ...
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Inkscape not exporting to eps parts of a figure

So I have an inkscape figure looking in the editor like this: However when I export it to an eps (or any other format) it shows up like this: Where did the big circle vanish to? Using 300dpi 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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Batch replace image color

I have plenty of images made up with the same color, just like those: Now what I want is to change their "main" color from "#3d507d" to "#7C0A0A". I tried to do that by changing the "hue/...
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cut object from path not working in inkscape

I am very novice in using inkscape. I am learning from huge amount of tutorial available over the net. But one thing never works for me is "cut out from objects" I am attaching a screencast to ...
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Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
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How to make one object fully cover another and how to get rid of fuzzy edges/corners in Inkscape?

Here is the thing: folder2.svg is created by me, and folder1.svg - by someone else. As you can see on the screenshot the first icon looks crisp and nice, and my icon has fuzzy edges and coners, the ...
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How do you convert a scan/jpeg biro sketch into an SVG file without losing detail?

The picture attachment is a SVG file which I uploaded in PNG format. The detail of the SVG is really good and my vinyl plotter is able to sketch it. I would like to know how one converts a sketch ...
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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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How to embed a color profile into a PDF with Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape v. 0.91 under Linux Slackware, compiled from the source with the default options. The printing service I use requires the "ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)" color profile, which I have in ...