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Gimp: making edges less smooth

Most questions are about smoothing edges. I would like the opposite. I have this map: I would like a plugin/filter to make edges more rough. Something along this:
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How can I save an Inkscape drawing so it can be opened in CorelDRAW without losing layer information?

Is there a way to save an Inkscape drawing so the layer information will not be removed? When I save the drawing as plain SVG and try to open it again in Inkscape, all layers are gone.
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When Inkscape opens file, objects are jumped over the page

When I save and then open a file with Inkscape, it loads with object dislocated. I can then fix the object's location (it jumps near correct location after even slight move), save, but after opening ...
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It is possible to convert a regular shape to a hand-written shape using illustrator?

I want to convert regular forms let's say for example a rectangle and circle to a hand-written looking forms using Illustrator or Inkscape(best scenario). I don't want to use the pencil to draw the ...
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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 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 improve quality of blurred image [on hold]

I understand this question is asked before. This question is for this specific image. I am looking for a solution based on Open Source tools in GNU/Linux. I have an Image , which is of low quality. ...
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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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Modify Path of SVG

I have some SVG files that have 0,0 as the top left corner of the image. I want to change the path so 0,0 is the center of the image. I also need to scale the image. I'd like reposition and scale ...
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inkscape: saving a layout view

Is it possible to save a view of the layout, to show it again later? Now I can use the "Preview Zoom" tool to go to previous views of the layot, but it would be perfect if I could save the view and ...
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Inkscape: how to draw cased lines, or filled shapes with strokes that have their own fill

How to create a circle or any other shape whose perimeter line is cased? That is the stroke has it's own interior fill and bounding line in addition to the shape having fill? I can simulate it by ...
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How do you select all members of a group in Inkscape?

How do you select all members of a group in Inkscape without doing this manually? I have a large and detailed SVG file where manually selecting each member of a group is not practical... Shortcuts ...
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Inkscape or something better?

Is Inkscape good for creating 8bit graphic for mobile games? If not, what's better? I'm looking for a fully legal program, I know how to use Gimp but there's no vector graphic option.
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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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When drawing with a tablet in Inkscape the path is very rough and distorted. How can I fix that?

When I draw with my drawing tablet in Inkscape the trail is very jagged. I feel the resolution of the tablet isn't fully used. How can I set up my tablet to work with Inkscape correctly?
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Convert Clipped Item Into Normal Path In Inkscape?

I created a demi-circle with the clipping feature, but it shows up as a group of two items. Like this: But i just want a normal path, could i do this anyway?
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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 can I avoid auto-adjusting of the text dimensions in Inkscape?

When I create a text object in Inkscape, it automatically clips it and adjusts the dimensions of the object so it occupies as small area as possible. This might be useful in certain cases, but in many ...
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How do I blend/fade images with background on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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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 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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Inkscape division action seems to shorten lines

I'm having issues with the Path Division tool. I have a shape which I would like to divide according to a set of combined paths, as seen below. First, I select the path to split by, then the shape ...
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How do I allow " to render rather than " in inkscape?

I am developing a tool that will take Inkscape made SVG files. I want to make it so I enter various tagings like {{="test this"}} And my renderer, made it myself, would then replace the item with ...
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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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How to make a nice vector field with inkscape

I would like to create a "vector field" that emerges from nothing. That is I would like the size of the vectors to be large in some small region, and getting smaller to nothing near the boundary of ...
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Inkscape is breaking Pattern Object before distributing it Along Path

Using the Extension Pattern Along Path from Inkscape, I am trying to have a scatter plot effect by distributing small rectangles along a path. Inkscape is achieving this except that the rectangle is ...
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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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Is there an automated way to remove cropped regions of embedded images in order to optimize the size of an Inkscape SVG file?

I am preparing some figures for a scientific publication using Inkscape. These figures are SVGs containing embedded bitmap images that are quite large, but only a small rectangular clipped region of ...
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Make words-art in Inkscape — How can I cut the words out of a shape?

I want to create a word-cloud or you call a tag-cloud, but I have a problem cutting the words out of the shape that I want. Anyway, here's the demo word-cloud: I want the yellow "DEMO" text to ...
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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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How to draw an arrow in inkscape

I would like to add an arrow to an Inkscape project. I read this question but it didn't tell how to actually make the arrow: Set the colour of arrows in inkscape
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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 ...