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Manually italic fonts inkscape

In the Transfer-Mode (CTRL+t) in Photoshop i can hold CTRL and drag the Edge of my font element to get it italic. I can't figure out how to do that in inkscape. (Italic is not available for my ...
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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 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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Select Mask Content (Intersection rather than Union) in Inkscape

When creating a mask, the resulting cut-out will have the selection size of the object which has parts "cut off" via the mask. This makes sense for scaling but it is cumbersome for moving and ...
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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 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 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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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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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 to make a nondestructive mask in Inkscape?

First of all, sincere apologies - I use Inkscape sparingly, and I'm not all that familiar with the proper terms for doing various things. I'm currently using Inkscape to design a simple icon. I wish ...
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How to reset the element IDs?

I work with a lot of Matlab figures which were exported to SVG-files. Matlab produces a lot of garbage alongside the actual image (mainly invisible lines). So there is a lot to clean up after ...
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How to generate a single path for a SVG using Illustrator?

This is the same question as here, because that solution no longer seems to work. I am using live trace on a Bitmap, and the results are good. When I go to save the document as SVG and click on "view ...
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Exporting to pdf for latex generate a .pdf_tex with several pages

I am using inkscape 0.91 on kubuntu. In a script (that I created some time ago) I use the following command line: inkscape -z -D --file=input.svg --export-pdf="output.pdf" --export-latex It ...
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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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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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Save multiple objects from vector file to separate files using Inkscape/OS/Freeware

I have a downloaded vector file (AI format). The file contains simple vector images of various dog breeds. I've loaded the file in inkscape,ungrouped them and would like a way to save out each dog ...
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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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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 these ...
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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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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 fill or Paint bucket in Inkscape without white space between two paths? [duplicate]

In inkscape I imported a jpg map file and by using trace bitmap utility I created a set of paths. Now I am trying to fill the regions between maps using paint bucket tool( More specifically the ...
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Inkscape: How to symetrically adjust handles on two nodes of the same path?

On a symmetrical path, I'd like to adjust two nodes while maintaining the symmetry. I understand I can move the nodes horizontally using < and shift-< using the center point as the symmetry ...
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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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Set an XML attribute and value for multiple selected elements

Within Inkscape I'd like to Select multiple elements, visually Specify an attribute and a value (e.g. "style"="display:none" or "sodipodi:insensitive"="true") End up with all selected elements ...
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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 ?
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Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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How to batch-export SVG's to EPS on Windows or import them into InDesign CS6

I noticed that in Adobe CS6 there is still no way to import *.svg files into Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Now I want to use a lot of svg's from "TheNounProject", due to their high quality and ...
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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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How do I trace this bitmap with JPEG artifacts?

I'm attempting to trace the following bitmap: Image by ACStewart from the web comic "Behind the GIFs" As humans, we can clearly see this was originally a vector, and should trace well. The problem ...
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Convert dashed stroke to a regular path using Inkscape

For example i want to convert the following shape : to a group of paths so i get path points in all edges.
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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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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 avoid white spaces when crossing 'pen tool' lines in Inkscape?

I am on Ubuntu and trying to learn Inkscape. When I draw a line with the 'pen tool', if a line self-intersects there is a white space in the intersection. How do I avoid that? Is there some setting ...
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The simplest replacement of color in PNG icons

I need to replace the color of some PNG icons. Examples: shall become . shall become: . Only color replacement: orange → violet, orange → green, and no other actions. I never worked before with ...
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Inkscape stroke to path width changing on rounded polygons

When I create a rounded polgon and elongate it, when I try to export it as a pdf, the thickness of the line changes (thicker in the elongated axis). So I tried object to path and stroke to path, but ...
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Align text vertically on center

I'm using inkscape and I want to put a text vertically on center, the following text has a two font sizes, i want to display them on baseline. I can't convert text to path because I put on path.
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Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. I ...