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Select the object, and then open the Object→Transfrom dialog, and select the Move tab. There you have options for moving horizontally or vertically, in several units. Documentation here.
Just modify the Y value in the toolbar, adding 45 to move the element up. If you don't want to calculate, you can even add + 45 px, inkscape will do the math for you.
The bad news: With automatic tracing algorithms alone, you won't be able to get a clean result. There will always be noise. The good news: If you're willing to invest just a bit of effort in manual cleanup, you can get a very decent vectorized reconstruction. This is what I was able to get in roughly 5 minutes: (Click on the image for a high-res version ...
give your text a stroke convert the stroke to path perform Break Apart path operation, Reduce the opacity to 25(so that the overlapping paths could be identified) Remove unwanted parts(the outer and lighter parts) for complex paths like 'A', 'O' remove the innermost and outermost path. select all the other paths and combine them(perform combine path ...
With the "+" selected use Alt+Arrow keys to adjust the positioning of the glyph. Alt+↑/↓ will "shift" vertically as you want to do. Alt+←/→ will adjust the kerning. Reference: http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Formatting.html
UPDATE: With the additional details you provided in the comments I believe I better understood your question, so let me provide an update. The answer below is still valid - if you transform the object as a whole, you distort the stroke. If you don't, you don't. Exporting the shape to a PDF or a PNG should not affect the stroke at all (see below). I ...
For example: Mark the object. Open the XML-Editor. Select cy reduce the value by 45 Hit the Button "Set" or how it is called in your language. (assuming your settings are in px).
You can definitely achieve this with "Envelope Deformation". I think you were almost there, but ignored a slight rotation in the original. If you rotate the original by roughly 15° (clockwise), then model your envelope and finally rotate your object back, you should be fine. Here's what I got: Steps to follow in Inkscape: Pick a good font. I think for ...
How can I create/export SVG's that contain stroke, stroke-width, stroke-dasharray, and stroke-dashoffset fields? With Inkscape this is really easy: Create stroke: Draw or import your object, select the object, then simply pick a color from the palette while holding Shift or set the stroke directly in the "Fill and Stroke" menu (Shift+Ctrl+F). The ...
Dashed strokes are effectively part stroke and part non-stroke (transparent). 2 possibilities for 2 color stroke: Duplicate the stroke, and group both together. Set the lower stroke in one color, and the upper stroke to dashed style, and another color. Use only 1 stroke, and set the stroke fill to gradient or (custom) pattern.
Your text is nested in a lot of groups, one of which is used by a clip path and is the cause of the truncation of the text. You can see it in the XML Editor: The fastest way to free your text is select it and keep hit Shift-Ctrl-G to ungroup until your text is no more grouped: Alternatively, you can change the size of the clipping rectangle.
Duplicate the circle, and select the duplicate circle + one of the bars. Path -> Intersection will result in the bar cut to the circle. Repeat for the other two bars.
If you trace the bitmap with the Brightness Cutoff algorithm and threshold 0.3, you will get a nice rendering of the black strokes only. This will get most of the job done. Another trace with a higher cutoff will get you the whole head included. You can colour this second trace grey and layer it below the first black trace.
Inkscape cannot embed CMYK color profiles, sorry. Scribus can, though. Here's a workflow that I have successfully used to get a print-production-ready PDF (with the "ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)" color profile properly embedded). It is taken from a more detailed article on my blog. A word of warning: The workflow involves converting colors manually, so if ...
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