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What icons used in Inkscape UI?

Maybe it's offtop, sorry if it is. I search for PNG/SVG icons files used in Inkscape UI, ie, "open file", "save file", "options" etc-- which are nice and I want to use them maybe. What are these ...
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How to create dynamic boolean masked objects in inkscape?

Sometimes when tracing bitmaps in inkscape, I'll see a an object which has two or more disconnected curves, which automatically exclude each other. For example tracing this image: Results in this: ...
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Cropping SVG files

How do I crop SVG files I created used MarvinSketch? Now I realise there are a few answers to this question like this one Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape but I've done that and it didn't work as ...
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Add imperfections to vector graphics / drawings

I'm looking for creative ways to add imperfections or flaws to my vector graphics in order to make them appear more like hand drawn sketches. I'm working with Inkscape so tips that work here are very ...
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how do I import a vector path from Inkscape into Gimp?

I'd like to take an SVG clipart, pull out particular paths from it, and bring them into Gimp and use them to create selections and/or to stroke. Nothing I've tried seems to work -- even though Gimp ...
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How to convert .svg to .eps?

I am using Inkscape to create .svg vector files. I wanted to convert it to .eps so that I could use it in Latex (unable to use .svg in Latex). Please recommend a free software to convert .svg to .eps. ...
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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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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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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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Inkscape - Center Drawing to Page via Command Line/Terminal

Is there a way to center the whole drawing to the page in Inkscape with just a Terminal command? I need to do this for a couple hundred images. Manually, you do this by hitting "CTRL+A", "CTRL+ALT+H", ...
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Outset small rectangle path in Inkscape without round distortion?

This post: InkscapeForum.com • View topic - problem with path outset seems to suggest that "squared joins" are to blame, but here is an example showing the problem regardless: Draw a straight line ...
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Creating this 3d map perspective?

I am trying to create a custom image overlay on leaflet.js. For sake of learning something new, I am trying to lay over the co-ordinates on a 3D-looking map. For example (the map inside the red ...
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Bend text and rectangle as a group

Can someone please show me how to bend text and rectangle behind it as one unit?
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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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How to shrink logo without losing quality inkscape

I'm really not much of a graphic designer at all (programmer) but I have dabbled in some image editing using GIMP and Inkscape. Here's my situation: I have a nice, sharp image of my logo as an SVG ...
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Strange Inkscape path behaviour - is this normal or a bug?

I'm trying to figure out if this is a bug I should report, or whether it's normal behaviour. (I don't think it is normal, but would appreciate others' thoughts) I've created a simple triangle path on ...
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How to make text that round a picture like a circle?

I want to make a logo. The content of the logo is a picture and a sentence which round a picture like a circle. I am using Inkscape (on Ubuntu). Which tools should I use? If I can't do this on ...
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Bug with cutting shapes?

I just recognized a big bug. Could someone please confirm or give me a hint? When cutting a shape with another shape and repasting the shape back, so both shapes lie beside each other, a small space ...
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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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Opening Inkscape SVG in Illustrator, not looking right

I'm new to graphics, and had to make a small poster for a competition. I created it in Inkscape, but found out they need a .ai file. I tried opening the SVG in Illustrator, and it just does not look ...
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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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Tracing Problems With Inkscape

I've created a logo using Fireworks and I'm trying to vectorise it in Inkscape. The problem that I have is that my whole logo has a solid black glow around it to make it really stand out but when I ...
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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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I want to draw straight lines but can't figure how to give them a stroke

I am new to Inkscape. I want to draw simple straight lines horizontally & vertically but cannot figure out how to give them a stroke. They simply disappear. Wasted enough time trying to figure it ...
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How do you make a letter in a circle transparent to the background? (Inkscape)

Say you have a circle, and a letter (X), on top of that circle. The circle is black, the background is white, and you want the X to be transparent. HOWEVER, you want the X (or the area where the X ...
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How do I shear a selection in Inkscape?

I know I can scale by pulling on the handles with the Select and transform tool. Or similarly, rotate them by first clicking to toggle the handles. But how do I shear an image? Clicking again ...
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Inkscape Rubber Stamp Tutorial: Is this for real?

I was trying to work myself through a few tutorials today, but I have noticed something odd: Here's a nice rubber stamp effect tutorial with two circles and text. The tutorial's text instructs ...
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Inkscape: how to manage sets of layers

I am using Inkscape to create some wireframes/click throughs. I would like a way toggle the visibility of groups/sets of layers. For example, lets say I define the following sets: Group 1 - ...
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Vector and bitmap images won't align in Inkscape, why?

I have created an image in Inkscape, it will be a label for a product so I needed it to bee of just the right size when it prints out. Now I have the core in vector drawing but I wanted to add some ...
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How can I distribute objects along a semicircumference in Inkscape?

I'm trying to place small circles equaly distant along a semicircunference. Inkscape provides basic options to distribute horizontally and vertically, but can I do along a path, or in this case (if ...
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Show section of linked image

I'm including a png sprite-sheet in an inkscape file as a linked image. However, I don't want the entire sheet to show, only one of the sprites. I would be even more happy if I could show the ...
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Perspective guidelines in Inkscape

I am working on a project that will require me to build simple perspective views of real-life environments. The images need to be draw in Inkscape (I plan to extract sections layer-by-layer). Is ...
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How do I do duo-colour dashes?

I've been trying to edit a SVG diagram (here in my Google Drive you can find it if having the original SVG helps you in assisting me), below is a PNG bitmap of the original labelling what I want ...
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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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Problems with Inkscape's trace bitmap when converting with multiple colors

I want to apologize ahead of time, for potentially failing to explaining the problem more accurately: So I'm attempting to smooth/clean up a design I'm making for a greeting card on Inkscape. I ...
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Inkscape: Get an outline of an object

I have an object, it is a t-shirt which is black. I want to get this t-shirt but brown. I can't just fill it because it is a photo, not homogenous color. It is the pure shape of it, not square -> So I ...
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Button Focus effect with inkscape

These two images are pause-buttons for a program. The first one shows the button in its default state and the second one when it is being focused on. I am wondering how the person, who made ...
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Change whether an inkscape mask moves with objects

How do change the behaviour of a mask in Inkscape such that it either moves with the objects it is masking, or not. It seems to switch between the two at random at the moment. Also, how can I select ...
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Inkscape remember open dialog

I have a simple question that should be easy to fix but for the life of me can not figure it out. Is there a way to have Inkscape automatically open last used dialog boxes such as "Align and ...
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Command-line bitmap tracing with inkscape

Suppose you want to trace multiple bitmaps with some fixed inkscape tracing settings, is there a way to do it automatically with a batch file?
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Ronchi Rules or graduated and varied strokes in illustrator or Inkscape

I am searching for an easy way to create (in vector) something like this: essentially I would like to create lines starting for example: black 5pt, white 5pt, black 4pt, white 4pt, etc... all the ...
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inkscape padding or margin on export

How can I add padding or margin easily when exporting drawing or selection to bitmap? What I've been doing is changing the width and x, y values when exporting but it's a lot of work when exporting ...
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How to distort a shape in inkscape?

How can I distort a shape so that it looks like it's drawn on the side of a cylinder? I.e. vertical lines should stay the same (just moving up or down depending on the location), and horizontal lines ...
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How can I outline (LaTeX) text in Inkscape?

This is a difficult question to google, as the term "outline" does not mean the same in Inkscape as it does in, e.g., Powerpoint. However, Powerpoint does not support Latex. How can I outline a ...
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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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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 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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Inkscape scripting: how to show / hide a layer and export?

I have a cartoon with multiple layers; among those layers I have a German and an English layer. They have the text in their respective languages. The idea is to hide the German layer and show the ...
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Best way to outline a geology map in Inkscape

I have a geology map where I have to outline lines of different styles (dotted, or solid), and eventually I have to fill arbitrary enclosure of these lines (so e.g., sometimes I need to fill a shape ...
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Search for layers by name in inkscape

Pressing Ctrl+f in the layer window shows a popup in the same window. It looks like a search dialog but it doesn't work. Does anyone know how to search for layers by name in inkscape ?