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How to put one object both in front and behind another object at the same time?

I've attempted (as a test) to make a circle with a bar going through it. The bar should go under one side of the circle and over the other. I've done this by splitting the circle into two objects, ...
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Inkscape: bitmap pattern filling - 1px line around every tile

I want to fill an object with a bitmap pattern. Instead of perfectly connecting, there is this 1 pixel transparent line around each "tile" of the filled object. The same problem was described here: ...
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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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Why can't I edit these SVGs with Inkscape?

In Inkscape it is impossible to edit the SVG images downloadable from here: https://archive.org/details/IauConstellationsSvg Basically, there is a single, large group and I can't ungroup it. Those ...
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How to randomly distribute objects only in selected area?

Imagine you wanted to design a glass of soda. First you create a glass: It's, in fact, a beaker - but that doesn't matter Now you copy the object, make it smaller, black and delete the stroke. Then ...
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Make a random dispersion of images

I got a lot of unique images, so my goal is distribute all that images randomly and apply randomly scale and rotation transformations. Like these So which is the best way to achieve these ? I use ...
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Photoshop vs Illustrator vs Sketch for simple graphic work [closed]

First off, I'm not an artist. I'm looking for software to use to create fairly simple graphics for a game I'm working on. It'll start off just for the web, but eventually be put on iOS and Android. ...
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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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Cutting multiple lines/curves with a closed path in inkscape

Let's take a bunch of lines, like in (A) (We could have bezier curves, either. Let's say: open paths) Let's take then a circle (or another closed path), like (B) Let's put the each above/below ...
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How to avoid multi-layered PDF's created in InkScape

Given a pdf, is there an easy way to find out whether is has multiple layers? The files I am concerned of are made in InkScape (in which they were multi-layered SVG's) but how can I figure out whether ...
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Shapes not showing in Inkscape

I'm new at inskape and I'm having this problem: I try to draw a square or circle and it just doesn't work. I know it should have a fill and stroke,and even when I select colors, it's not showing. All ...
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How to use font variants within Inkscape

I'm trying to use Inkscape to design a logo, the issue is that I can't use any variants of one of my fonts, Quicksand Light: I know I have the font and its variants installed because GIMP notices ...
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How to clone objects in Inkscape so that ctrl-D will show the original object?

I am editing a game board for a word game, based on a "CC BY SA"-licensed SVG file by Denelson83: When I click at a colored square and then press ctrl+D I can see the original colored square - as ...
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SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine

I am Windows desktop programmer that needs to convert certain SVG into EMF in order to use it for programming. My graphics design skills are at beginner level, but I have managed to convert SVG file ...
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Sponge (reticulation, pores) texture in Inkscape

I'm trying to vectorize this Gray's anatomy diagram from the Wikimedia commons: (Yeah, I know. Kind of an awkward image, but I'm a medical student studying Urology and we need good medical ...
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Inkscape: remove stroke preserve size/shape

I've created a path with a stroke and a fill of the same color, and I'd like to remove the stroke while preserving the size/shape of the object. Is there a simple way to do this? In other words, I'm ...
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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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Convert region between ellipses to bezier path

In an Inkscape file I got from somebody I found the following: On the right there are arcs of ellipses (not paths), and on the left there are 4-node bezier paths each perfectly corresponding to the ...
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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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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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Separating one element of an Svg file into multiple elements with Inkscape

I want to edit an svg from wikimedia commons that shows the human arteries to highlite a specific artery in a specific color. Unfortunately multiple arteries in that svg are represented by the same ...
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How can I color a pattern in Inkscape?

How can I color a pattern in Inkscape without creating a custom pattern? I guess this should be possible. But I can't manage this :-( I draw a square. --> I get a square filled with a color (green). ...
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How to fit svg drawings to their canvas on the command line?

Cropping .svg files on the command line is simple: $ inkscape --verb=FitCanvasToDrawing --verb=FileSave --verb=FileClose *.svg I need to do the opposite. I want to fit the drawing into a 64 x 64 ...
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Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape

Is there a way in Inkscape to set the boundaries of the svg file the way they would be set if you export as a bitmap? I want that there's no whitespace above, beneath, right or left of the object ...
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How do I improve the visual design of my scientific schematic figures?

When writing a manuscript, I generally feel like my plots follow a good balance of visibility and informational portrayal. Once in a awhile, I need to create a figure where something is shown ...
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How to input 'Registered Trademark' Glyph in Inkscape?

I went to: Text → Glyphs → and found the symbol. However, I can't get it from the window box to the artboard. I've searched Google & YouTube, but cannot find the answer. How do I type ...
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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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Delete all strokes at once in Inkscape

I'm trying to recover and old document from my grandfather's stuff. It's pages from a family book. So I scanned the page then inserted it in Inkscape and I inverted the colors so the black ink became ...
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Gold, Silver, Bronze color swatches

I am working on an app that displays various colors for kids to choose from. So, we'll have a red, a blue, a yellow, etc. These are not real objects, just a small image (like the one attached) that ...
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Remove lines from a double-lined path to become a single-lined path

I' quite new to Inkscape and came across something that I don't quite understand. I made two simple paths. I tried filling them both, but as it appears, one of the two paths has double lines. This ...
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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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How can I create a tiling hexagon tesselation (for SVG/Web)?

I'm looking to create an SVG background image for a webpage using regular hexagons in a tessellation pattern similar to the image below. However, I need the hexagons to interconnect so I can use the: ...
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How does one find missing fonts using Inkscape?

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I am opening with Inkscape. Everything works great except some of the text is all screwed up because I don't have all of the appropriate fonts available on my ...
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How to edit clip path?

The Inkscape FAQ states: In fact, if you use a path as the clipping object, you can actually edit the clip path without having to Release it. First select the clipped object, then choose the Node ...
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Cut a circumference into parts - Inkscape

I'm trying to cut out sections of a circle / circumference. The way that I've been doing it is by creating new nodes on the path and then cutting the path at that point. However, to make the cuts I ...
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Inkscape: Project a rectangle on bent path keeping gradients intact

I have a rectangle (4-node path) filled with a gradient which I now want to bend along its vertical axis in such a way that it resembles the curvature of another Bezier curve that bends in two places. ...
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Border around formatted text in Inkscape

I'm trying to create a block of text with formatting and I want to surround it with a border. I've tried the "Flow into frame" feature, but that removes formatting (I would like line breaks, spaces, ...
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Conversion from svg to png creates certain pngs with black fields in them

When I converted several Inkscape .svg files to png using inkscape or mogrify (imagemagick) from the command line //inkscape from the command line conversion cd your-directory-with-the-svgs/ for i in ...
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Remove inner portion of object

I'm rather new to Inkscape (always worked with photoshop/gimp) so please excuse my ignorance here. I'm trying to accomplish the following. I have an object that needs to have a certain part in the ...
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How to create a 3D effect in Inkscape as required by the Android Design Guidelines?

In the Iconography section if the Android Design Guide they describe the following style that should be used for Launcher Icons: Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, ...
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Problem pasting text into Inkscape

When I try to paste bigger text into Inkscape, it splits it into small parts and it's impossible to put them together. I can't change font type or anything in whole text at once without rewriting it. ...
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Add perspective to Bitmap in Inkscape

I have a 3D monitor drawn in Inkscape and I'd like to add a screenshot into the region. I have tried to skew, but the shape is too irregular. I have also tried to apply an envelope (Extensions -> ...
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Exporting an object as svg from inkscape

I know that Inkscape does not have the ability to export selected objects as svg, but is there a workaround that people have found that works?
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How to draw 3 overlapping circles with different colors?

Is there a free software to draw following in ubuntu? How to color the overlap zone? I am not able to figure this out in GIMP.
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Arabic text disappear after importing pdf in inkscape

I've just chosen inkscape to edit my PDF files, it seems pretty useful, but when import some PDF files containing arabic text, they disappears, i've tried both options with (enabled and disabled ) ...
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Is it possible to convert PostScript to SVG? (Inkscape)

Is it possible to convert a PostScript file to SVG? Based on an answer in Tex.SE, I tried to use inkscape: inkscape test.ps --export-inkscape-svg=test.svg This indeed produced an SVG file, but ...
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How to create a rectangle with one side stroke only in Inkscape?

How to create a rectangle with stroke only on one side of the rectangle ? By default the stroke is applied to all sides of the rectangle.
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Is there any way to set fallback font-families in Illustrator SVG?

I'm trying to set up an action that creates versatile text-containing SVG files which can be used in various places including Wikimedia Commons. The only problem is, Wikimedia Commons only supports a ...
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How to delete the path between two nodes, but not the nodes themselves in Inkscape?

I have a contour object, and I would like to delete a part of it (a line). So I converted the object to a path, selected the Edit paths by nodes tool and deleted the unwanted nodes, now I have the ...
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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 ...