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When I need to "destroy" an object (often text being converted to a path) that I might want to keep for later, I use layers. Open the Layers dialog with Ctrl+Shift+L. Create a layer and call it something like "Text". When you are ready to finish the image, duplicate the text layer, convert it to paths (or whatever you need), and then hide the original. If I ...


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So a collaborator finally fixed this. The issue was that the gradient used pixels, which can apparently not be rendered by mayor browsers. So changing the gradient to this XML fixed it: <radialGradient inkscape:collect="always" xlink:href="#linearGradient7636" id="radialGradient7642" cx="50%" cy="50%" fx="50%" fy="50%" r="40%" ...


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You are correct--that "checked background" is how many programs indicate transparent areas. SVG files have a transparent background. Changing the background color is not part of the SVG standard, so changing the background color in Inkscape won't carry over to the SVG file when its viewed in a browser. There are a few ways to get a solid background color: ...


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Changing the unit used in a new document is done by configuring a default template: In Windows the default template is a document that is saved as: %appdata%\inkscape\templates\default.svg. This folder is actually: C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\templates in Windows 7, and is empty. See more details on this answer related to changing the ...


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A short answer for Windows users: Open any document, you may want to start from the default document or another template using File | Templates. Modify any Document Properties (Shift-Ctrl-D) you want on the document using tabs, This is where you find the document size, the size units, the grid (default) units, etc, Select user interface options (like snap ...


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Solved, I had to use a tool called "Silhouettes" in Illustrator, export to SVG (vector), open with Inkscape and ungroup the four letters.


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if the white in your icons is actually transparency: Set the alpha-lock for the layer (checkerboard icon at top of layer list) Make sure you have no selection Bucket fill with new color, the alpha-lock will protect the transparent pixels (actually, it will make sure all pixels keep their initial opacity).


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In ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick: mogrify -fuzz 50% -fill violet -opaque "#F4BF75" *.png I used "identify -verbose file.png" to display the histogram and determine that #F4BF75 is the predominant orange color present. The fuzzing is needed because your samples are antialiased and have a variety of approximately orange colors present. You can omit "-fuzz ...


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In Gimp: Open the document Open Hue-saturation tool ( Instructions ) When you got the Hue-saturation window open, just adjust the hue slider like a crazy person and you should see the colors change.


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Without seeing the SVG, it's hard to say, but here are some possibilities: Did you drew outside the drawing area? Open the file and press Ctrl+Shift+D. There's an option to re-size based on the drawing. Did you used a <flowRoot>? There are two ways to add text. Click once, then start typing (this creates an <svg:text>) Click and drag, then ...


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I found an even easier way: Turn on snap to cusp nodes and snap to object centers. Grab vertical guide. Snap star center to vertical guide. Rotate until the top node of star snaps to vertical guide. It should be perfectly aligned now.


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Inkscape can export scaled bitmaps. Besides resizing, the resulting graphics can take into account added enhancements such as clipping, masking, gradients, and filter effects. If density and dimension are final, the original graphics and part of their elaboration can be replaced with the corresponding exported bitmaps. That makes it possible to continue ...


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In Inkskape there are two different plugins to be used to put a pattern along a path: Pattern Along Path Live effect: Path... Path Effects... +... Pattern Along Path, to be applied as a Path Effect: Pattern Along Path Extension: Extensions... Generate from Path... Pattern along Path The plugins are slightly different. In this case I suggest you to ...


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This is a common problem with poor rendering engines. I regularly encounter this problem with ristretto, an image viewer for Linux. Problem The problem occurs because text elements are rendered incomplete. Rendering text elements means loading a font, apply various operations (defined in XML attributes) to it and rendering them on the graphics grid (...


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Try Scribus. https://www.scribus.net/ But I really feel the need to write something extra. This is not meant as an insult in any way. On the contrary, it is to encourage you: Stop having a poor man's (woman) mentality. gobs of time (months) and thus money by going back and forth with the printer which apparently has been tweaking the colors at their ...


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No, there isn't any solution for snapping paths to nodes. Inkscape only snaps nodes to paths or to nodes.


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There are two solutions that I have found for exporting multiple objects from Inkscape as SVGs. These methods have the benefit of being scripts that can be run automatically and don't need editing of SVGs in text editors. svg-objects-export The svg-objects-export script works by exporting all objects based on regular expressions. In your case it would ...


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So the most elegant way is probably using axonometric grids, as suggested by Juancho. However, for the few triangles you need, you can definitely do it by just using "Align and Distribute" (Shift+Ctrl+A). Here's what I was able to obtain in a few minutes: Step by step: 1. Create the shape Draw a polygon with 3 corners so you get an equilateral ...


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You can use Randomize centers in both dimensions button under Rearrange in the Align and Distribute dialog. Select all the objects you want to randomize, then hold down the Shift key and make a single click on the encapsulator object. Open the Align and Distribute dialog via Objects → Align and Distribute menu item (or press Ctrl‌‌+Shift+A). Under Align, ...


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It's fairly easy to achieve this with invisible retangles, as was suggested by @Cai. Let's assume you have three icons / object groups with different sizes: Create a filled square big enough to cover each of the objects, give it some transparency, duplicate it twice and position each rectangle above (or below) each of your objects, like so: ...


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Not 100% sure what you mean by thick from bottom and thin from top like a tower but I'm assuming you want to achieve either one of these: Case 1: Draw a rectangle, let's say 300x200px with a stroke of 10px. Select the rectangle and in the menu choose "Path" > "Convert stroke to path" (or hit Ctrl+Alt+C). Now enter the "Edit paths by nodes" mode (...


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The "root" layer in Inkscape is simply any objects that are not in a layer. Layers are not part of the SVG standard; they are a special feature for groups within Inkscape, using the inkscape namespace (example: <svg:g inkscape:groupmode="layer">). In the current version of Inkscape, there is a default layer when you create a new drawing--older ...


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You can make a copy of the path, then convert the copy's border to a path by using the "Sroke to Path" command. The edge of the border has now its own node that you can snap to. Finally you can delete the copy and are left with the original path and the objects snapped to its outline. This way you can still use the geometric bounding box.


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This has to do with the algorithm that InkScape and other graphics programs use to create gradients, namely (pseudo-code): var gradient = [] var firstColor, secondColor, steps for i in range(steps): p = i/steps R = firstColor.R * p + secondColor.R * (1 - p) G = firstColor.G * p + secondColor.G * (1 - p) B = firstColor.B * p + secondColor.B * (1 - p) ...


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You can go to document properties -> grids, and add an axonometric grid with angles 30 and 30 degrees. The resulting grid will consist of equilateral tirangles. Activate node snapping to grid, and it sholud be easy to draw perfectly aligned triangles.


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Go to your default file default.svg when interface has translated you have to change a file default_XX.svg eg: default_pt_BR.svg on the linux the default folder is /usr/share/inkscape/templates/ on windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Inkscape\share\templates\. open the svg file with a text editor and change the line where is pagecolor="#ffffff" Remember, ...


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you can select above element and press '3' to zoom. I think is better than zooming in and out.


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Normally Inkscape selects the topmost that occupies the exact position where you click. There are many ways of selecting objects with the mouse. You may be interested in /select under/ for selecting objects not at the top.


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You can perform the task with a simple awk-script. Using a sample svg-file, searching for 'id=' I get: grep "id=" sample.svg id="svg2" id="metadata8"> id="defs6"> id="clipPath3342"> id="circle3344" id="namedview4" showgrid="false" id="image10" id="path3348" id="image3338" id="path3337" ...


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Start by drawing a circle using the Circle tool, whilst holding down Ctrl Turn on "Snap to object centre" & "Snap to rotation centre" and create guides that snap to the centre of the circle With the circle tool and circle still selected, you can calculate the arc length you desire by expressing it as a percentage fraction X 360. i.e. (25/100)*360 ...


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I've had that happen before, but usually only when I'd already created an object with a particular stroke, then converted it to a path, and then resized it using the object-resize handles. The fix for me was to just re-define the stroke width in the "Fill and Stroke" dialog.


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You can make a portable SVG file by converting the text to a vector path. Select the text object, then go to the menu Path → Object to Path. (You could also use Stroke to Path, depending upon what you want to do). Of course as a vector, the text will no longer b be editable as text, but that may not matter as much to you as being able to have your SVG ...


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You can use the paint bucket tool. It will create a new closed path congruent with the D shape. You can group the original path and the paint path, so the move around together.


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Check out this tool https://github.com/redwarp/9-patch-resizer It will automatically resize .png files into several densities.



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