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Questions tagged [inkscape]

Questions about using the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Questions about how to install the application should go on Super User. Question about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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How to do this button in Inkscape?

I need to recreate this specific type of button using Inkscape: Don't mind the text or the icon, just the button itself. I've tried creating a rectangle with a solid color fill, then duplicating it ...
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Letter spacing in Inkscape for the sequence fl

The letter combination fl does not space in Inkscape. I've set the letter spacing to 30 in the pictured case, and as can be seen the fl in flying is not spacing out. Is this a bug?
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Selecting and Moving Only Clones From Applied Masking?

I applied a Square Mask to a 20X20 Grid of Clones. The squares that were under the mask are now gray. Before I applied the mask I unlinked all the clones. I'm trying to move the gray squares using ...
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Removing overlap / minimizing overlap of tiled clones with radomize factor set?

I've created 20X20 tiled clones with the randomize factor set to 2% (X) and 2% (Y). The end result looks like this: Is there a way to remove or minify the overlap of the squares such that their ...
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Organizing Boxes Into Shape of Letter with Inkscape?

Suppose we have 100 small square shape paths. We want to turn these into the shape of the letter E. Is there a plugin or extension or technique in Inkscape that allows us to do this? I'm thinking ...
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Controlling the line height for Inkscape text?

Is it possible to set the line height for Inkscape text in the event that we have text on multiple lines within the same text object? This is a screenshot of my text tool:
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Converting from CMYK to RGB (to work with it), then back to CMYK

I am trying to make designs for printable products (shirts, mugs, phone cases, ...). I heard about the issue of the RGB and CMYK colors when printing. I am using Inkscape for my designs as it is a ...
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How to remove all circles in Inkscape?

How do I remove all the grey circles at once in Inkscape? Please see attached image. I can manually select one Object at a time and delete. I am very confused with using the eraser tool
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Confusion about stroke and fill for SVG path animations?

I'm trying to replicate this SVG animation: Codepen-original but with my SVG logo. Here is the same codepen with my SVG logo: Codepen-with-my-SVG. I'm new to dealing SVG's and started learning and ...
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Inkscape editing repeating pattern

I’m trying to edit a repeating pattern in Inkscape. I covert the pattern to objects and make my changes (adding some additional company’s), select them all and create pattern from objects. The ...
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process SVG to continuous, “no move”

I am working with continuous script fonts and I need to generate a single path that do not include M commands. This would be equivalent to writing without lifting the pen from the paper. My input is ...
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How to use path operations to make a ribbon?

First, I draw a closed path like this: Then, I draw a line down perpendicularly down from one side of the path (I have snapping turned on, so that I can snap to the path): I copy and paste this line ...
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Trying to draw an ellipse, all i get is a line

I am trying to draw an ellipse and cannot get anything more than a line.
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Inkscape import .AI file appears blocky

I'm trying to import some vector images into inkscape to remove the background and crop them before converting to .svg. Problem is, when I import any of them, they appear really blocky and strange, ...
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How to blur part of an image in inkscape [closed]

I want to use filters in part of an image opened in inkscape. I could use filters in the whole image by clicking on the image in selecting the filter. But I can not figure out how to apply a filter ...
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Copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape

I am trying to copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape, but inkscape rasterize the image rather than pasting the svg code. I know it's possible to paste the svg code via the built-in xml ...
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How to create perfectly aligned hex tiles

The problem is how to create hex tiles for a game so that they can be reliably converted into square PNG files and displayed as sprites in Unity. All the tiles are positioned on a hex grid, possibly ...
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Inkscape files move when opened in multiple programs [closed]

When I open an SVG file in Chrome, Internet Explorer, GIMP etc, one object moves from where I put it in Inkscape. How can I prevent this?
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Cannot set the right position by text around circle

I want my text to run around a circle, but I cannot set it properly. If I center align it, then it shows the whole text, but 90° ccw rotated. If I left align it, then it cuts the text by 180° and ...
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Free vector tool

I was wondering which application people would recommend for someone that wants to try their hand at creating some vectors. The Adobe suite is a bit too expensive for what I intend to do with it. I ...
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removing background of imported picture in Inscape

I am new to inkscape and was hoping someone can give me a step by step to remove background in a picture. Thanks
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Cannot get circle to cut around image!

Trying to make a logo similar to this in Inkscape but cannot get the parts of the circle to cut out around the image. I've tried everything. Difference, intersection, Object-Set-Cut. Nothing works. ...
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Increase height of laser cut design file for enclosure

I want to create an enclosure case for a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a GrovePi Hat on top and an LCD display attached. I found design files for a laser cut case for a Raspberry Pi 3B+ [1], as well as the ...
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How to step and repeat in Inkscape (or Scribus) with live preview?

I am trying to make a simple, nicely spaced table of horizontal lines. Coming from an InDesign background, I could accomplish this easily in Indesign by making a single line and then choosing "step ...
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Inkscape: Snap shape center to stroke

I have an unfilled circle on which I want to draw smaller filled circles. I want to make sure that the center of the small circles is snapped to the stroke of the largest one, to ensure harmonious ...
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Changing stroke width vertically but not horizontally in Inkscape

When using paths in Inkscape, I can set the "stroke style" of some path to an amount and it works as expected. However, at times I would like to change the vertical and horizontal stroke weight ...
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SVG2TikZ or Inkscape2TikZ: convert from SVG graphics to TikZ/PGF code [closed]

Inkscape is a graphics program that has several extensions. One of this tool for exporting SVG pciture is TikZ/PGF. From this page https://github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz SVG2TikZ, there are a set of ...
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Setting the Viewbox so that the inline SVG will “Snap” to the size of the containing element?

I created this simple inline SVG by saving as "Optimized SVG" in inkscape. Prior to saving I set the size to 200X200px. <div style="width: 200px; background-color: red;"> <?xml ...
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Inkscape: making a line that widens in the middle

In Inkscape, I want to visually show the time of year that you should use a specific herbicide. I want it to kind of look like this bar graph. I don't know how to describe the shape that I'm looking ...
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How can I analyse this SVG image downloaded from the web?

While I was looking at some designs of some websites, I came across a beautiful SVG background: https://www.algolia.com/lp/img/hero/hero-magento.svg I wanted to inspect it so I downloaded it. By no ...
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How to convert path into a shape in Inkscape

I am trying to covert some paths into shapes. Let's say I have something like this: and I need to convert it into something like this: How am I supposed to go about this? I am using Inkscape 0.92.
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convert opacity to solid color in inkscape

Creating a document in publisher I want to get all my pictures in vector format. I've created one using inkscape and the only common format for publisher & inkscape is ehanced metafile (*.emf). ...
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Can I set Inkscape to use 300 dpi as its document properties?

I have a document that has a background I'm making in Photoshop, and a foreground I'm making in Inkscape. The document size is A1, 300dpi, which in pixels is 7016X9933. I want to be able to move back ...
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How do I turn a pen outline into a single object for gradients? (Inkscape)

My question is a bit weirdly worded, but I'm sure this is common thing to ask. I inserted an image and traced it with the pen tool, but I didn't do it in one go. I have one part, which itself was done ...
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Color differences after recieving a poster from printing

I have designed an A0 poster with Adobe InDesign. It contained a collage of different pictures. Since there was a specific part of the scene I wanted to cover for this version, I put a rectangle using ...
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Same width of line contour results in different display

In Inkscape 0.92.4 (2019-01-14), I have some green lines. They all have the same contour properties: But they result in a different displayed width: Note that the last green line is thinner than the ...
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Half transparent color on a solid background of the same color how to make it contrast to see like in real life

Working in Inkscape I have an object that is somewhat transparent. I wanted to put this object on a background of a solid color but the background color is the same too. So after giving some thought ...
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Automatically reduce (remove some) nodes to smooth an SVG [duplicate]

I have an SVG image that consists of thousands of nodes. How can I use Inkscape to automatically reduce the number of nodes while keeping the overall shape? An example image is Fist.svg, with a small ...
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Adding custom arrow head styles in Inkscape?

Is there any way to get more arrow head (marker) styles in Inkscape? I find the styles supplied with the software inadequate. Or can I use some other tricks to implement the arrow head function? ...
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Draw simple lines in Inkscape

I can draw lines in Inkscape (with Bezier tool or freehand line tool), but they appear as path objects and when I save it, in the svg file they are also appear as path. My question is: How can I draw ...
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Edit clip path nodes not showing up on Windows

I am running Inkscape 0.92 on Windows 10. I have clipped a portion out of a picture and "Show clipping path(s) of selected object(s)" is also enabled as per this similar question. However I do not ...
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How to draw dotted circle in Inkscape?

I am pretty new to graphic design world & obviously Inkscape too. I just need to draw a simple circle with dots in Inkscape. I have tried all the options in the stroke style section, but wasn't ...
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how do I change the points on a star in inkscape?

how do I change the points on a star in inkscape? im getting 6 points, but I want 5 point. on other computers with inkscape, I have 5 point stars. I looked in the tool config, but didnt see a way to ...
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Trace Bitmap in Inkscape is removing transparent background

I'm using Inkscape and I'm trying to "vectorize" (trace bitmap) a .png image with transparent background. Each time I execute the transparency is replaced with white background. Any tips?
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How to remove an object in a photo in inkscape? [closed]

How to remove an object like stairs from a photo without leaving a missing part in the photo in Inkscape? I'm trying to remove stairs from a photo and then blend it so you can't tell that the stairs ...
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Import svg file in Inkscape

I have several SVG files and want to create one SVG file. According to their file, they all should have a size of 22x22 Pixels. If I open one of those SVG files (or import it), there will be a ...
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Inkscape Printing

I created a design in Inkscape and I was having an issue with the design converting to PDF. The problem is whenever I export it to PDF, the blurred shadow disappears in the PDF file. I need this ...
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Inkscape SVG Stroke Size Changing Depending on Zoom

SVG Shape Gaps change when Zooming I used this tool: here to create a low-poly picture and then downloaded it as an SVG. I then noticed that the edges were overlapping and so I brought it into ...
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How to add a comment to an SVG file in Inkscape?

When doing design work, I find it extremely useful to jot down sidenotes so that I can backtrace my thought process during later revisions. These comments are not considered as part of the work itself,...
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What are “user units” in Inkscape?

I created a drawing whilst learning to use Inkscape and didn't pay any attention to the units I used. When it came to saving the drawing as an image, I decided I wanted the the image to be of the ...