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Filling vector paths partially in Inkscape

I am trying to understand how to approach a problem where I have a vector path that I only want to fill only a part of the path of. For example, here is an unclosed inkscape path that I want to fill ...
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How to automatically export assets at multiple resolutions with Inkscape?

I use Inkscape for designing and exporting app assets. These assets are created a 4x scale (which corresponds to xxxhdpi on Android or @4xon iOS). Let's assume I have a vector icon that is 256x256 ...
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How to make blue color transparent on the heatmap in inkscape

I would like to remove the blue color and make it transparent, sort of removing the background. Any suggestions ? Help...
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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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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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Coordinates of groups

I have problem with Inkscape coordinate system. I use inkscape as a UI desinger. I want export each group as a single svg and...I do it by python parser and inkscape commandline renderer. But I have ...
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How to use clipping mask and difference together in Inkscape

Basically I used a clipping mask to cut out some letters in my gradient, then followed the steps in this thread but can't get the same result Here is my lettering after clipping with a path on a ...
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I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for Android resolution with high quality

I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image ...
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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 - background for single components appearing

Even though the drawing looks perfectly fine on Inkspace: When I export it to .pdf it becomes like this: What could be the reason? Is there any way to change it?
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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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How do I blend/fade images with background color 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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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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Svg letters from Inkscape to html

I have done an infographic with Inkscape. When I put the img in the html I cannot see the letters. I convert them to path: path > object to path and it is solved. I suppose that I use a type of letter ...
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size of pageborder, and exporting units for Graphics in android design?

Say i'm creating a Graphical Image for my android app. The image is not a launcher icon, nor is it a standard icon. What values should i set my page border to, and what values should i export the ...
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Print a .svg document without a black background on imported image

I am using GIMP 2.8.10 and inkscape 0.91 on Windows. I want to: Manipulate a photo in GIMP's .xcf format by removing the background -- it should be transparent. Export the image in .png format. ...
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Inkscape - Text gets clipped around end

I've been using Inkscape to design some prototype icons for a project I'm working on, and recently I ran into an issue with the battery design. The issue is my text for the battery gets clipped around ...
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Path outline and stroke don't coincide

I am not sure if this a bug or if I have some option selected. Strokes are consistently being drawn away from the path outline. Small movements of the node result in erratic behaviour on the stroke. ...
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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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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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Inkscape: How to exclude multiple object from selection

I can't realize how to exclude multiple object from selection (using selection rectangle). Example: I have a table where are borders (long lines - paths) and some text (every character is single path ...
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Using the shape of an object to cut the object beneath it in Inkscape

I'm editing an svg in Inkscape and I have an object on top of another object. I'd like to use the shape of the top object to cut the object beneath it. For those who are familiar with GIMP, I'm ...
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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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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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Create clock pattern with 12 “blocks” in Inkscape

I have already a vector path in Inkscape but it contains 15 "blocks" or "segments", like so: I did not create this image and I don't know how to modify it to give it sense as the background of a ...
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Can I export an Inkscape SVG to a TTF file?

I have tried my hand at designing a font, and have made the individual SVG files for each character on Inkscape. Looking at other things about this topic, the answer always seems to be something along ...
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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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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

I've noticed there's a slight gap between shapes and lines in which bucket-fill is applied (to the enclosed areas found therein) and the colour fill in Inkscape, is there any way of removing this gap (...
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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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How would I cut off particular parts of a shape in Inkscape?

I want to get rid of the parts of the blue and red bars that are outside of the green circle, how can I cut these?
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How to create a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape

How can I draw a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape? The only possibility I see is to draw a colored/transparent line.
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Inkscape: How can I bend text like in this example?

I tried several Path Effects, but I never were able to get text looking like this: As you can see, the text goes slightly upwards, and the letters get smaller. I first thought Envelope deformation ...
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How to embed a color profile into a PDF with Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape v. 0.91 under Linux Slackware, compiled from the source with the default options. The printing service I use requires the "ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)" color profile, which I have in ...
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How to move object by a specific distance in Inkscape

I draw a circle of 150px diameter in Inkscape,Now I want to move this circle, for example, upward exactly 45px. How to do it in Inkscape?
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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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How do I move groups TO the root layer in Inkscape

As the title shows, I need to move groups to root layer in Inkscape. This is needed because I'm using a Unity plugin that allows to automatically generate a PNG atlas from a SVG file, but unluckily ...
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Inkscape problem: rectangle with unequal stroke width

Can someone help with this problem in Inkscape? When I attempt to draw an empty rectangle with stroke, what I get is a rectangle with stroke which lines are a little bit thicker on the left and right ...
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Make a letter thinner with Inkscape

I have different logos I have to redraw. I use Inkscape. I find a letter that is similar than the original. But the original has thinner lines. If I Path > Object to Path, this converts the line of ...
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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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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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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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In Inkscape, how do I move individual parts of a clipped region?

I have a layer of shapes and a layer of paths that I am using as the source for laser cutting some objects. My goal is to clip the paths to the outline of the shapes, then move the resulting paths ...
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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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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'...
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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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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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Snap to grid in Inkscape

How do I set up snap to grid in Inkscape? I have a grid enabled but snapping doesn't seem to be working. This answer pointed me in the right direction but still didn't solve my problem. I am sharing ...
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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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How can I convert a jpg-signature into strokes?

I would like to convert a scanned signature into a vector file. Specifically, I'd like to obtain a clean, small svg, like Barack Obama's signature on Wikipedia. It consists solely of paths with no ...