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displaced texts with inkscape pdf_tex output

I have a canves open Inkscape which looks like the following: However when I save it as pdf with the pdf_tex option the result in my latex file looks like: Any idea how I can solve it? The pdf_tex ...
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How to adjust the stroke width of an SVG path between two specific nodes?

I'm slowly understanding how to edit paths, objects and nodes of SVG files in Inkscape. Right now, I'm almost done with an arrow loop I'm trying to create. It looks like this: This is now a path. The ...
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Hue rotate in inkscape

I have designed a background image in inkscape. But I used the wrong colour in the whole image or at least that's not feels good to me. So, in my website, I use filter: hue-rotate(60deg) to make it ...
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Why does the Inkscape path outset tool behave in unexpected ways on my SVG image?

I have two objects of type path in Inkscape. Here's how they look: My goal is to make them both “thicker”. To that end, I thought it would be a good idea to use the Path -> Outset tool. When I do ...
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How to convert a group of two objects to a single path in Inkscape?

I'm trying to convert a group of two objects in Inkscape to a (single) combined path. When I select the image with the arrow tool, it says the following: I tried converting it to a single path by ...
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Adjusting a looped arrow SVG file to match the style with other arrows

I'm using an SVG file to depict intra-regional migration flows of people in the Netherlands. Here's what I made so far: The looped arrow is the only SVG image here, the other arrows are rendered by ...
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How to adjust an SVG image in such a way that it is modifiable in QGIS?

I've downloaded an SVG image of a looped arrow from a website. It looks like this: I'd like to adjust the code of this SVG so as to make the fill color, stroke color, and stroke width modifiable in ...
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Inkscape Text background with LaTeX text

I have a diagram created in Inkscape that I'd like to export to PDF with LaTeX text (so the text keeps the properties of the LaTeX document it's used in). In this diagram I have several labeled arrows ...
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How to create multiple arrows around a circle pointing to it in a random way in Inkscape?

I would like to achieve something like this image, Multiple arrows around a circle pointing to it in a random way, Of course I need something handy that make it faster instead of creating all these ...
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Inkscape import PDF / save as PDF results in nearly blank page

I'm trying out Inkscape to edit some PDF files. The tool seems to work well, the interface is understandable, usable, and when I'm in the document, things look fine. However when I go to save the ...
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A problem with unwanted edges cropping in Inkscape

I am designing a logo for fun and while working with this semicircle I have noticed a strange effect. As soon as I move the semicircle out of the rectangular frame, its edges get cropped. When I ...
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Two fillings on the same object?

I'm a quite basic user of Inkscape. I have a the following single path: I want to use a different color for filling the bottom part. In other words, above the intersection the color must be blue and ...
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How to convert bezier to lines

Can you please explain how to convert one Bézier curve to several straight lines? I have one curve: I want (for example) five segments with points on this curve.
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Intersection on text object as two colours in Inkscape

I have the following logo design and basically I want to get red text on white background and vice versa. I tried to convert the text with Path -> Object to Path and then do Path -> Intersection ...
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How do I remove hidden parts of objects in Inkscape?

So if an object is behind another one, it is cropped so the hidden part is removed. For example the red rectangle has been cropped as I wish in this image: Ideally I would like to do this for all ...
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Inkscape text outside bounding box

I have an image that I have imported to Inkscape from a PDF to edit. There is a large bounding box around the whole image, but when I edit some of the text is now extends beyond the bounding box and ...
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Simplify an object in an svg file to reduce file size

I have an svg image generated by another program (for visualisation of molecules) that is super complex, and I'd like to try and automatically simplify it. For example, a simple sphere with a gradient ...
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Why does my document change size between Illustrator and Inkscape? [duplicate]

If I create a 150mm x 150mm document in Illustrator, as such: and then create a 80mm x 80mm square in the middle of the document, as such: then save to .svg format, when I open the document in ...
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Inkscape: problems with pattern along path

When I make a path in Inkscape and create an object (triangle), I can't seem to get it on the path I created. This is what I get after pattern along path: I never seem to get it on the path. Can ...
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Move gradient handles for all objects

I have a gradient that I want to apply to many objects, and for each object I want to move the handles in the same way. Is there a way to apply these changes to a single object and to have the change ...
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Inkscape shows wrong colors when zooming out

I have an object in my image that consists of a lot of small dots (~10,000) clustered together in a very close space. Naturally many of the dots overlap. The problem I'm having is in setting the color ...
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Inkscape - Delete a portion of a vector in a straight line?

I believe this is a pretty straightforward question, but I am not sure of the correct keywords to use to search it on google (I have tried). Basically, I have a outset of a shape that I am trying to ...
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Inkscape - Taking Difference of Wrong Object

How do I control which object Inkscape takes the difference from? These are my two objects: But when I take the difference, I get: Instead of the circle missing the blue parts.
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How to replicate monitor pixel effect similar to this picture?

------------Problem---------------- Took a close up photo of a computer monitor and would like to replicate the effect in inkscape but am not sure how - my attempts are not working. -------------What ...
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Inkscape: text with dropshadow gets blurry when saved as pdf

Please see the picture for more details, how can I save the file as pdf without it getting blurry. Thank you
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Inkscape: Trying to change the pattern fill but node tool only affects the path of the object being filled

Very new to Inkscape. I have a shape that I traced, roughly heart shaped like a locket. I want to fill it with pink and black stripes, but the patterns only offered black and transparent stripes, so I ...
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How to swap the z-order of two objects in inkscape

I have two objects A and B in an Inkscape drawing with many other objects. At the moment A lays over B (i.e., A is higher in the z-ordering than B). I would like that the z-ordering swaps, that is, ...
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Arranging numbers into a grid using the Split Text extension and the Arrange dialog in Inkscape

I want to create a grid of numbers for a calendar like layout like this: Steps to follow: Writing the numbers 1-9 separated by spaces in a text object. Extensions > Text > Split Text..., ...
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Inkscape - My top layer raster image is affected by surrounding colors while saving to pdf

I need help - I'm working on CV and my picture changes its color after saving to pdf. I don't understand why is such thing happening. Here is a screenshot from workplace link - everything looks good. ...
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How to I turn an image into an anulus/ring?

I want to turn an image (png) into an anulus/ring, so that it wraps around. See the picture. I'm not sure how to describe what I want more precisely, so I have not been able to find anything by ...
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SVG/PDF printing not properly

I have vector image which does not print well, unless I rasterize it. Image created in Inkscape. I have tried to save it as PDF and print using Acrobat Reader DC, also to print it directly in Inkscape....
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Using Gimp; which is the best method for removing the text from this image

Heal selection? This is the one I think might work best but not sure and would like to know if others agree. I searched the various methods used to remove text from images and found one I thought ...
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Inkscape : Flipping object vertically

I want to create a reflection of my my pie chart, so I duplicate it and then flip it vertically, but I don't know why I obtain this strange result : the object is not exactly the same. Am I doing ...
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How do I remove the blur from a an object in Inkscape?

I inserted a circle and blurred it. Now I can't remove the blur, and subsequent shapes I insert are also blurred, including the square and star shapes. The blur is off in the "Fill and Stroke&...
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Creating and printing svg for business cards

I've created this svg file with guidelines defining the size of business cards for Avery 5871. When I print it out, it is slightly too small, 1/8" on top, right, left, and 1/4" on bottom. ...
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Is there a way to flatten AI or EPS imports from Freepik.com in Inkscape?

I have a subscription in Freepik.com which let me download quality vector files in EPS format (sometimes also in AI format). Each file author in Freepik converts to AI/EPS in Adobe Illustrator with ...
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Joining Shapes and fill - Inkscape

Wanted to check if there is a way to achieve (b) by joining dots (a) in Inkscape.
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How to correctly use inverse clipping on objects in Inkscape

I'm trying to remove part of a graphic using clipping in Inkscape, but I can't manage to do it. I've tried all the options under Object > Clip and Object > Mask The picture below illustrates the ...
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Select an object in Inkscape

Referring to this svg: There are 5 squiggles. Supposed I wanted to select one of them and the copy and paste it elsewhere. How do I do this? I've ungrouped it all but that doesn't seem to do anything.
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How to make sure the clipping in a .svg created with Inkscape are imported well in Illustrator

I received a .svg design made with Inkscape and I need to convert it to .ai to send it to a printer. But when opened with Illustrator, lots of features were changed. Most notably, some of the masks (&...
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Grouping and moving guides in Inkscape

Is it possible to move a bunch of guides together as a group in Inkscape? I want to move all objects drawn on a page along with the guides that were used for drawing them to another part of the page. ...
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How to export from Inkscape w/o transforms

I have created SVG image and I would like to display it on the HTML page. I want to use only path elements with d attributes. To this end I need to export it somehow without transforms, namely, I want ...
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How to create the texture of a rope and a knot on inkscape?

I'm having a confusion on how to represent properly the strands of a rope when trying to make a knot tied to one corner of a square. I was able to reproduce a shape similar to a knot tied to a small ...
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What would be the natural way to draw someone who is pulling a wire or a rope from the ceiling?

I'm having confusion on how to properly represent the motion of the human body. The action which I intend to draw is a man pulling a wire from the ceiling of a room. I attempted to look for sketches ...
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How to make a bended grooves effect or carved lines of continuity seen in doors and joints from cars?

this is a separate question from a project which I'm working on. I'm struggling with how to make the grooves and hollow incisions which seem carved in a flat surface?. This happens when there is a ...
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

I'm working on this illustration project. It is a VW samba bus from the 50'slike the image below. The part I'm struggling the most with are the air ventilation grills seen in the backside of the bus. ...
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jaged edges and text in inkscape design, print on demand

I am stuck into a problem several days, i can't figure out how to get clean edges, even if i used a high resolution 600 dpi (when exporting to png) but the edges seems jagged when i view the design in ...
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Inkscape: Path Division removes image

I have two paths - one traced bitmap, another created from rectangle. I want to separate lower part of the traced image by using the rectangle path. However Path Division removes the whole image. ...
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How to make a gold plate in Inkscape?

I'm intending to recreate a square shiny gold plate. I've found in this video but I couldn't reproduce it as I don't know how to work with multiple gradients. Does it exist a better guide on how to do ...
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Ellipse path not connecting properly

I am trying to divide path on a combined path of those ellipses It's dividing well except for that part in the middle I want this part to be two separated parts where the red circle is

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