I'm not sure the title really reflects what I want to do so I will just show you what I want:

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From the shape on left I want to get the shape on right. I did it with an pen tool thats why it's cut out unevenly. Is there some better way to achieve this more uniformly?

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    Do you have access to Illustrator or a similar vector program? This is rather simple in such an app.
    – Vincent
    Oct 17 '17 at 8:07
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    I have Inkscape. How do I do it? What term to google for?
    – c0dehunter
    Oct 17 '17 at 8:17
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    I'm not sure about the exact Inkscape terms, but you'd need to vectorise the shape first (LiveTrace is what Ai calls it) and then Offset Path with a negative value.
    – Vincent
    Oct 17 '17 at 8:23
  • Inkscape has a bitmap trace function. It uses the Potrace bitmap tracing engine. To use the tracer, load or import an image, select it, and select the Path > Trace Bitmap item, or Shift+Alt+B Oct 17 '17 at 16:34

I'd redo it all. The shapes seem simple (circles shapes with a vertex pulled to the side; real quick to do). One for the whole umbrella outline, then three more for each cone. Play with stroke effect afterwards.

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