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What resolution should I use for my photos in Inkscape?

question from a non-graphic designer here who doesn't fully get the whole 'resolution' thing. From what I understand, Inkscape saves all embedded images as 90dpi. However for printing, 300 dpi is ...
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Trying to “select all” and dragging whole document - but some lines do not move

In Inkscape I am editing an SVG file (please click the Raw button to download; copyright CC-BY-SA by Denelson83). I have defined a grid of 15 x 15 for the whole document and toggled the Snap bounding ...
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SVG to bitmap converter that doesn't generate horrible bitmaps

I've been using Inkscape to generate PNG's from various SVG files. This works fine for larger images, but for smaller images (like icons), bitmaps appear grainy and extremely anti-aliased at the ...
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How to make HTML5 logo (text mapped to 3D object) using inkscape?

Found many tutorials to create 3D text (extrusion, shadow, bevel effect etc.), but that is not what I am looking for. What I am looking for, is a way using which I could use text as "skin" to wrap ...
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How to get the x/y position of multiple points on an artboard

I've got a bunch of objects on an artboard and I'd like to know the X/Y positions of them all. It would be fine to either have pixel values, or a % from the sides of the artboard. Importantly, I ...
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How to align an object relative to nodes of another object in Inkscape?

I'd like to align one object to the nodes of another object. In the screenshot below, I'd like to horizontally align the text below to the axis marker that's represented by the two selected nodes ...
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inkscape - align edges sequentially?

I have a linear sequence of many same-sized rectangles. e.g. [----] (space) [-------] (space) [--] (space) [---] (space) [----------] I need all of the edges to be touching. ...
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Inkscape - Doubled bezier curves

I want to have a bezier curve with a double line stroke. The LinkedOffset option for paths, when I apply it to an unclosed bezier curve, creates a linked offset object that is closed - ie, it draws a ...
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Transform my icon SVGs to 32px x 32px icons in Inkscape

I'm a newbie to designing things in Inkscape. I'm developing a website, in which the tabbed content will have icons. Some of the icons I designed, I see, aren't uniformly 32px x 32px, when I set the ...
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Inkscape: Delete an anchor & maintain the handles of connected anchors

When I do any kind of point editing with Inkscape, I will have an object (A) and delete one of the points hoping to get C, but instead I get B. I understand why this happens, it's so curves can be ...
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How to overlay intersection with original object in Inkscape?

Say I'd like to produce the following diagram in Inkscape. How were I to proceed? I can create three overlapping circles and I can create intersection objects from them but the problem is to align ...
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continuous overlapping paths in Inkscape

I'm attempting to re-create a SVG version of the Alfresco logo viewed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alfresco-logo.png The problem that I'm running into with my .svg is that when I create ...
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Constructing a tile from 4 pieces - to create single entity of adjacent letters in a word game

I work an a Scrabble-like word game for Android, where yellow translucent letter tiles are placed on a white game board: I don't want to to use boring rectangle tiles - and at the same time can not ...
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Segmenting a ring into three pieces in Inkscape

I‘m trying to re-create these shapes in Inkscape, namely the white lines: I could trace this image, but I'd like to know if there's a clever, and more accurate, way for re-creating the shapes. For ...
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How to edit eps file in Photoshop?

I am making logos in Inkscape for sale. I don't own Illustrator and I just purchased Photoshop, no skills with that one. I have a customer who wants to know if she can edit the logo in photoshop? I ...
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How to “Enter group” without double clicking [closed]

From the Inkscape keyboard and mouse reference, "For groups, double clicking performs the "Enter group" command (the group becomes a temporary layer)." This is great, but what if I can't easily ...
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Inkscape: Is it possible to always save as both SVG and PDF

Using Inkscape, I would like to automatically and always save my files in both PDF and SVG format. The reason is that I embed the PDF file into another document, while I want want to keep the SVG file ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in ...
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Align outside border to grid

i hope it is no dupe. If it is then i'm sorry.. I simple want to create a textureatlas for libgdx. Therefore i try to wrap all my 2D images/textures into one Image and select my desired images ...
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How to crop space after applying drop shadow?

In Inkscape I have drawn a square and then applied Drop Shadow filter to it. How could I please get rid of the appeared top and left space? I need to have the top-left corner of the yellow square ...
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How to change stroke width of image made by drawing in iPad?

I have a drawing using Adobe Ideas app in iPad, then export it to PDF to open it with Inkscape. It is a vector image since I can enlarge it as much as I want. However the width of the stroke too big ...
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What is this effect called? Is it film-grain?

What is this effect called? Is it film-grain? It kind of looks like but the grains are bigger. Thanks a lot in advance.
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GIMP/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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Where is the “Add” blend mode in Inkscape?

How can I blend colors together with different blend modes in inkscape? I can't seem to find any options for controlling the method for blending colors. For example, how could I make something like ...
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Is it possible for Inkscape to snap to a path's border instead of the path?

For example, if I've got a path with a 3px border, I'd like it to snap to the edge of the border and not to the path its self? Here's a square which has the path snap to the guides instead of the ...
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Inkscape: Sharp Sloped Edges

Is there an easy way to transform a standard box or rectangle to look like this? I am referring to the sharp sloped orange box in the picture. As far as I know, one can only install round edges. ...
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Increment Dynamic Offset Size

Is there any way to change dynamic offset size other than using the handle? I'd like to be able to create uniform dynamic 5px outside of the original shape for multiple. I'm looking for something ...
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SVG Downward Inner Bevel

I am trying to reproduce this image as SVG: It was made in Photoshop simply by creating a rounded rectangle and setting an inner bevel layer style, downward. (It's a bit hard to see on this site, ...
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Adjusting stroke width for square and rectangle tool in Inkscape?

I am creating a favicon via Inkscape using "icon_16x16". I would like to put a border around the image and fill it in with another color. I have attempted to use the "square and rectangle" tool but ...
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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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Join mid points of two adjacent paths in Inkscape

I have two adjacent paths in Inkscape with a tiny empty space between them. I'd like to combine them into a single continuous path such that each two adjacent nodes (in the below image) become one ...
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Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

This is something I can do with Illustrator, and that I would like to reproduce with Inkscape 0.91: I want to scale up several identical objects and I want these objects to remain exactly a the same ...
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From Inkscape in Linux to Windows, changing bitmap resolution

I was creating a splashpage for an app I'm working on at work, using my personal laptop with Ubuntu (14.04) and Inkscape. We use a framework at work that requires precise dimensions, but I could not ...
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How can I trace the edge of a svg file using inkscape without rasterizing the image and re-vectorizing it?

I have an svg file composed of multiple shapes, and I would like to perform edge detection to create a path around the border of the image. Basically, I want the equivalent of Path --> Trace ...
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Brightness Threshold to Scanned PDF File

Some vector-based softwares are able take a vector picture out of an image, for instance the Brightness Threshold option in Inkscape. Suppose now that we want to apply this process to a full PDF file ...
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How to disable the “corner to corner” feature in inkscape?

Every time I want to place an image near another in inkscape, is trying to position it close to one of its corner. I could avoid this using the Shift key, but how can I disable that feature so I don't ...
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How to apply horizontal kerning to all letters in the word at once without adjusting the spacing for each letter?

I am trying to increase the spacing between letters in a word in Inkscape (version 0.48) by using horizontal kerning. I am not able to select the entire word and apply the kerning value at once. I ...
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Creating mockup template using inkscape for logo design presentation

How do I create mockup templates for Logo design using Inkscape? I don't have Photoshop where mockup template can be created very easily. I have created a logo and I want to use this mock up as a ...
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Changing text from 2-lines to 1-line - how to center the text field in a square again?

I am developing a word game for iOS and would like to use an SVG file as the gaming board. The SVG file (author: Denelson83, Wikimedia Commons) is almost perfect for my game - except that I would ...
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Is there an easy way (a pattern or plugin) to create urban maps? Inkscape preferred

This is a tall order, but I thought it might be worth asking. I'm working on a project where I need to basically fake a large urban map: streets, parks, rivers, etc. Essentially I'd like to wind up ...
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Inkscape in terminal: convert to greyscale

What is the command for inkscape (called from the terminal) to convert graphics to greyscale? I was not able to find in in the manual. I use the following command: inkscape -f drawing1.pdf -A ...
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How to center group based on one member?

I have a group of 2 objects a circle and a line. Looks like letter Q. I want to center this group, so that the circle will centered in a page and the line will maintain its relative position to the ...
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Finding out object filter specification for Inkscape objects

As in my other questions I am running Inkscape 0.91. I have become quite fond of using Inkscape to build my wireframes, so I have a question. Let's say I applied a drop shadow filter to an object in ...
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Inkscape 0.91 Freehand shape issues

I was watching a tutorial where a gentleman using an older version of Inkscape was able to draw freehand lands with the triangle in shape, therefore making the lines thin at the end of the shape and ...
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Creating high quality multi-resolution icons

Preface: I needed to design a few ( maybe 30 or so ) icons for an app that I'm developing. At first the thought of designing all those icons for different resolutions was really daunting for me ( and ...
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Inkscape: After combining paths, specify which one is inside and outside

So, I am hand-tracing a logo in Inkscape, one of the letters is a B. My problem is, when I combine the 3 paths of the B and setting a fill color, Inkscape also fills the lower hole, which it ...
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Create vector icons and export them later as PNG without antialiasing

I have created a vector file (svg) and now I wanted to export it as 66px x 66px, 44px x 44px and 22px x 22px PNG file. It should be used as a UIBarButtonItem in the navigation bar. Therefore I use ...
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How to customize / edit the filter presets in Inkscape?

Are the filters presets unchangeable or are there ways to customize their values? For example, maybe change their strength or the direction of the bevel. How can I alter the filter presets in ...
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How to cut part of text beneath masked object in Inkscape?

I have a masked object above text. Now I want to cut the masked object so that I can use different colors for the divided paths in the text. When I try using path-division command, it is dividing ...
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Stroke with gradient across it in Inkscape

In Inkscape, or in SVG, I'd like to have a path with many differently curved sections with a stroke that has a gradient from one side to the other, not from one end to the other but from one side to ...