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Inkscape PDF export lines chopped up

I tried searching the web for an answer, but I didn't find anything really related to my problem. If there is an appropriate solution already, please let me know. I have the following problem: When I ...
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Inkscape path->division not working on pattern and object

For the sake of me, I can't seem to add a pattern on an image! tried every tips possible! I am trying to create a cane pattern on a flag. and it has thousands of nodes. Therefore, I can't use the ...
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Create pdf or eps (mostly vector) graphic with wacom tablet

I would like to add some graphics to a Latex presentation using a wacom graphics tablet. I would like to use vector graphics, so the pdf output will stay small and look good in every resolution (if I ...
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Inkscape - Quick way to join paths to simplify an image for laser cutting

I have an image that I would like to cut out with a laser, however the SVG that I am using has many paths that are not connected, which will result in an incorrect cut. In order to cut correctly I ...
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Can't figure out how to turn a double line image into one line on Inkscape [duplicate]

I am new to Inkscape and I bought lots of files to be able to cut on my laser machine, but all the files (png) I got so far has double lines when I transform them into vector. All of them has a fill ...
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How do I change the width of a line with the none shape applied?

I've only created one other image before, and that one seemed to go pretty smoothly. Since I started this second project, however, I've found that I can't scale the default line thickness if I'm ...
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How do I change the width of a line with the none shape applied? [duplicate]

I've only created one other image before, and that one seemed to go pretty smoothly. Since I started this second project, however, I've found that I can't scale the default line thickness if I'm ...
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Select a random subset of objects

In Inkscape I have a large number of objects. I would like to select a random subset of these objects and change their width en masse. Is it possible to do this in Inkscape?
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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

I am very new to this world of graphics design. I have noticed that some drawing look 3D but I have no clue what's making them perceived like that. For example how can I turn a circle to look like a ...
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Inkscape in CLI: FitCanvasToDrawing with margin parameters

I have many files created with adobe illustrator (.ai) on A4 canvas size, and I would like to convert (in CLI) to SVG file to allow their use in a website. A basic conversion works by running, for ...
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How do I use Adobe Fonts (Creative Cloud) in Inkscape?

In Inkscape 1.1 on Windows 10, Adobe Fonts (Creative Cloud, formerly 'Typekit') do not appear to be available in the Font menu, and are listed with a ⚠ symbol. How do I use Adobe Fonts on Inkscape 1.1 ...
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How to draw a leaf using Inkscape

I am trying to draw the following leaf1 using inkscape: More precisely I would like to get the outer shape of the leaf. I have tried to get it using the intersection of two circles: But the shape is ...
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does Inkscape have a skew-perspective tool?

Does Inkscape have a tool like GIMP's "shear" tool? One for skewing the perspective of a thing?
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How to create a curvy bend in a rectangle using the node tool?

I created a simple rectangle , then i changes it from from a shape to object to path. At this point it has four nodes. I proceed to add 6 more like below: What i was trying to achieve is a slight ...
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Inkscape: scale and rotate along axis

i want to scale the path uniformly so that nodes 3 and 4 are at 1 and 2. The selected path is a circle and it must remain so. Is there a way to scale along a "custom" axis?
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Inkscape doesn't show linked images

Given this small svg file: <svg height="400" width="400" viewport="0 0 400 400" class="svgScreenshot1" version="1.1" id="svg20" xmlns=&...
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Actual (Real) Dimensions of objects when printed

I'm VERY new to InkScape and am under pressure to learn it fast for a project in the making. I will be using the printed output as a cutting template for an ABS project box, so dimensions are critical....
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How can I select multiple objects in Inkscape when they are on top of another object?

Consider the following image: How can I select the green ellipses without selecting the red rectangles? I'm aware of 2 existing methods of selecting things: Shift + click objects (not suitable for ...
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Inkscape : How to Simulate Variable Thickness on a Vector Path

I was wondering if it's possible to achieve something similar to this example. This is done in GIMP with a feature called "Stroke Path", the green circles indicating the Image that was used ...
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Inkscape's mesh tool gradient in the fill not allowing to change colors

I am new to Inkscape, thank you for your patience. When I try to create a gradient in the fill, the mesh tool does not show the mesh points needed to change color. However, the tool allows me to ...
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How can I create the Stack Overflow logo in Inkscape?

How can I proceed to create the Stack Overflow logo in Inkscape? I have tried the following, but how can I rotate the orange rectangles?
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How do i know the first node position of a path?

How do i know the first node position of a path ? (in my case 4 nodes in total) I know how to Tab around and also find the direction of the path, but how exactly do i determine which is the first ...
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How do i create a circle with commands MCCCCZ in inkscape?

When i create a circle in inkscape using the circle tool and then click on object to path i get the below svg: <svg xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:cc="http://...
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How do I flip a single letter within a word or phrase in a given text box?

It seems like this should be very intuitive. I can change the color, alignment, rotation, etc of a single letter. However, I have not found a way to flip a letter horizontally without affecting the ...
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How to set up Inkscape's preferences to export only to PDF or SVG

Is there a setting (or hidden preference) to tell Inkscape's to show only a couple specific file formats in the "Save as"/"Export" menu (out of the 20+ choices available) and ...
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How to fill a complex shape with a white background using Inkscape?

I'm trying to add a white background to an SVG image found on the Internet. I modified it to only keep one of the shape. It is still a rather complex shape and I didn't manage to achieve what I wanted....
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How to make the perfect pizza shape from a circle using the pen tool?

How can I make a perfect pizza shape from a circle using the pen tool? Say I have the below circle shape. I of course want a pizza shape like below: But the angle on the left and the right should be ...
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Inkscape Filter: Mimic macOS Big Sur Icon 3D Effect

I have the outline of an icon to which I want to apply a 3D effect to match macOS system icons. I have experimented with filters, but they all come out pretty bad. So far I have used an inner shadow. ...
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Best way to create equally-sized loops in Inkscape [duplicate]

I am trying to create some adjacent and connected loops to represent an inductor. Below is the result I want to get. I have thought of using a Bezier curve but its next to impossible to get them ...
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Inkscape - How to clip text from shape and get a resulting path?

I have been given a .svg file with text that I want to modify with Inkscape. The text has been 'clipped' out of a rectangle so the text is no longer modifiable (I think). ender2.svg I can tell the ...
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Filling Selected Shapes Automatically wıth an Average Colour Sampled from the Background in Inkscape

I am trying to find a filter or an extension that will allow me to fill selected shapes (or closed paths) by getting an average colour sample (similar to the one you can do with dragging the cursor on ...
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Free Software for animating SVG

I use Inkscape which is capable of SVG output. I am trying to animate characters like Santa and export them as GIF. I am trying to do simple animations like the movement of legs, hands, head etc. Most ...
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Why path intersection in Inkscape is not fully accurate?

I want to create svg image with line going through circle, cropped to the circle. So I created a circle turned it into a path removed stroke from it, set black fill centered in on the page (vertical ...
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Inkscape - is it possible to make path intersection affecting only one of paths?

I want to intersect path A with path B that would modify path A to such intersection will not affect at all path B I know about Path -> intersection but that affects both paths. I know about ...
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Drawing an oriented knot in Inkscape

I drew this figure with the knot path effect in Inkscape. Now I would like to add a few arrows. However, to apply the knot effect I had to make the entire figure into one path, so now when I add an ...
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Creating a periodic mesh of equilateral triangles for laser cutting

I'm trying to create something similar to this in Inkscape: I want to laser cut a similar pattern out of a piece of plastic to use it as a grating. While I know how to create an equilateral triangle, ...
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Scale an object to real dimensions using a reference line

I have a reference line retrieved from a raster image in the background that I know in real life measures 10 mm (l_ref). I want to scale the whole picture so that everything has real dimensions. I use ...
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How to set the erasing color of the eraser tool in Inkscape?

I have a text in yellow background but the eraser tool erases with white colour. How can I set it to erase with the yellow background?
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snap object bounding box corner to group bounding box corner

I am using Inkscape 0.92. I open a PDF using poppler/cairo import. Then I get a group with a bounding box like this: Now I import an image which also has a bounding box: I'd like to snap a corner of ...
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Clipped path behavior when skewed

When I clip a path and then transform it using the skew tool, the skewed version has a variable width. E.g. the green path is a clipped version of the red one. Copies at the bottom are skewed at once. ...
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How do I combine paths in Inkscape while preserving overlap?

I'd like to CNC draw an image. The image is composed of many, many shapes that overlap with each other. Say I'd like to draw this image: Visually I can see the outline of the star, but part of the ...
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Can we make a text outline again into a text in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, I created a text outline by doing 1. Select the text 2. Goto Type -> Create Outlines (CTRL + SHIFT + O) But what if I want to make those outlines again as a ...
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Creating a Bell icon

I am trying to create the bell icon as shown in the below image. I can create the lower part but I am unsure on how to create the top part. My initial idea was to use a rectangle and a semi-circle, ...
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Use object to cut through other object in Inkscape

Basically, this white bit is being used to split the lines. I want the image to be entirely transparent, and in order to do so I want the white to be where the black objects are "cut", so I ...
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Why does my opacity gradient show in Inkscape but not in browsers?

I created an SVG with an opacity gradient in Inkscape. In the file I see it made a <mask> with a radialGradient and a linearGradient inside <defs>. It then uses it as follows. <g mask=&...
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How do I align the bottom of two square right triangles?

I am having this problem at trying to align these two right triangles together at their hypotenuse. I tried all the align commands but I don't know which is the right one to make those sides to be ...
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Inkscape - Arrowhead doesn't have a match

In Inkscape, I have recently made something that has the following arrow: However, I cannot find the arrowhead for the other side (the arrowhead above is the one highlighted): There are a few ones ...
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Inkscape perspective tool automatically rotates the final path

I'm using Inkcape 1.1 in Linux. When I use perspective tool from Extentions → Modify Path → Prespective, the final result is rotated automatically. Suppose, these are my two paths: … and after using ...
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Begginer, how to 'cut' a circle in Inkscape an achieve pie like pieces?

I am completely green with Inkscape and graphics. As an exercise I am trying to create my own coffee wheel, which looks something like that: I struggle with creating these circle fragments. So far I ...
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Inkscape. Is there a way of disabling the thin line when using division(without turning off anti-alliasing)? [duplicate]

Just take for example simple rectangle that I split with division. When I use division there is always this thin line that shows where the division is. I thought it's only an issue in the program ...

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