# How to turn entire square image into trapezium

I have the following object that I have drawn in inkscape

and I would like to turn it into a trapezium. I am trying to follow the steps online: 1) selecting the object and converting object to path 2) selecting the top corner nodes and dragging them inwards

unfortunately the whole image does not conform to this and I end up with the following

I have been trying lots of things for the past hour. "Grouping" & "ungrouping" the object beforehand and "unioning" & "combining" the path afterwards, but I can't get the final path to be treated as one object. I think I fundamentally misunderstand what is meant by all of these things, and I don't understand the difference between and object and a path really, so any help here would be very much appreciated.

1. Make sure that all of the objects in your image are paths (and not circles, rectangles or similar). Selecting everything and path → object to path should do the job.

2. Duplicate (Ctrl + D) the framing rectangle.

3. Group (Ctrl + G) everything but one of the duplicate rectangles.

4. Make a trapezium of the ungrouped rectangle.

5. Select the group and then the trapezium.

6. Apply extensions → modify path → perspective.

You should get what you wish. If everything is rotated, go back and rotate the rectangle before Step 4.

• Wow that worked, but it rotated the contents of the group 90 degrees. Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 23:37
• @davea0511: Please see my edit. Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 5:51
• @Wrzlprmft i'm confused by this step: "Make a trapezium of the ungrouped rectangle." how do i do that? Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 8:01
• @Jayen: At this point, your reactangle should be a regular path (as opposed to a special rectangle object); if not convert selected object to path (Ctrl+Shift+C). Then you move the individual nodes with edit paths by nodes (F2). To assure perfect symmetry, move the nodes using the arrow keys. Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 8:13
• @Wrzlprmft thanks. my problem turned out to be that my path wasn't a rectangle, but a collection of triangles. made a rectangle and sorted it out. thanks. Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 0:49