Does anyone have an idea of how to do this: Corel Draw Clone Tool YouTube Demo in Inkscape? I'm very familiar with Corel Draw and Adobe Creative Suite, but at my new job they are cheap and I'm stuck with Inkscape.

I've been trying to figure it out for a while now and can't find any documentation on a tool similar to this.

  • I realized that this a pretty irrelevant question. Inkscape is vectors and I want to do raster editing. Duh. Went with GimpShop and it works great. Even found a tutorial on how to do exactly what I want: GIMP Clone Tool
    – Cody Brown
    Oct 11, 2013 at 19:03

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To create a "clone" of an object, i.e. an object linked to the original in Inkscape:

  1. Select the object
  2. Clone the object Alt + D (or menu Edit - Clone - Create clone)

Choose to Create Tiled Clones... for any number of tiled clones.

Additional note: The clone tool from Inkscape is capable to also clone embedded bitmap images.

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(Example of tiled clones with lineart and embbedded bitmaps)

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