I'm using Inkscape to create a logo, where I need one font on top of the other. The problem is that I get a line around the bottom font, like:

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When I zoom right in the red lower text isn't visible, so I'm guessing this is a pixel error as opposed to an actual error, but when I try to save it as a JPG, I still get the red line around it.

I'm using the logo/text on a professional poster and would obviously like to make sure that it saves without this red line/lower color showing through, how do I acheive this?

  • Is there a reason you're deleting your questions then asking them again? Especially after people have requested more information/clarifications you should really edit you question to make changes rather than deleting.
    – Cai
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 16:04
  • I'm not sure I completely understand what you're trying to do anyway... why do you need to layer the type? Without that red showing through surely it looks exactly the same as it not being layered at all?
    – Cai
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 16:05
  • No Cai, this is a Completely different question To my other question!!! As you would know if you read it?
    – Steve Gee
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 16:06
  • I'm layering because I want to edit the background text, but before I do that I need to get rid of this outer glow!!!
    – Steve Gee
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 16:08
  • @Cai Refer to my latest question (graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/85007/…) for an update of what I'm trying to do, this question is supposed to be deleted for a reason!
    – Steve Gee
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 16:09

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The fact that you see the bottom layer is essentially a rendering artefact and is basically the same issue described in Objects do not align precisely in Illustrator CC and Image looks embossed when converted to SVG and Space between 2 paths in Illustrator ...and countless other previous Q&As. Read through those to get a better idea of what is happening.

To prevent the bottom layer showing you just need to offset the path a small amount. I don't use Inkscape — but in Illustrator I would use the Offset Path function. A quick search shows that Inkscape has a similar function.

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