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In Inkscape: how to intersect multiple paths so that a silhouette reproduces the colours of the paths?

This may be a very stupid question, but I haven't for the life of me figured it out even after playing around and researching. Specifically, I am trying to intersect multiple paths of different ...
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Using LaTeX in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Exporting in pdf hillshade on maps

I have a svg open street map, with hillshade. If I open it on Inkscape, and export in pdf format, it export all the streets, label etc..., but not the hillshade. If I use the option "export in png ...
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How can I make two figures same size in inkscape?

I am trying to make the figures same size. In the figure 1, they seem like they are in same dimensions, however when I include them in the latex they are no more aligned which can be seen in figure 2. ...
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inkscape, filling transparent font

im trying to fill this font i have so that the letters are white on the inside and not transparent. however i dont want to put white rectangles in the back of all my text, is there a way i can "cut ...
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Set order for colours in gpl colour palette in Inkscape

I was able to create a .gpl file colour palette which is working fine with Inkscape. Sadly, the colours auto arranged themselves in some funny order. Probably from ffffff to 000000. All I had to do ...
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How to smooth frayed edges of a path with curves in inkscape

I have a given shape in a bitmap format which I am trying to convert to svg. I have imported the bitmap, increased the size and converted into a path as described in this answer. Unfortunately, the ...
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How to remove part of certain layers on top of each other in Inkscape [closed]

I'm having trouble removing certain parts of layers on top of each other.
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How to turn curves into a series of straight lines in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to optimize a vector graphic for laser cutting at the fastest possible speed. Since the laser takes much longer to do curved paths, I wanna try converting all my curves into a series of ...
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How can I bend a LaTeX equation as a SVG in Inkscape so that it follows a curve?

I am trying to design an image where I take equations that I type in LaTeX and export as SVG images and bend them along curves. All the methods that I find leave me doing thsi for individual ...
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InkscapeClip result copy to word, does not show anything [closed]

I got a raw image to clip part of the north area, and I clip the rane as the orange rectangular. The result is OK, but copy paste to another document. It became a total white blank. Some reason could ...
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Why the inkscape circle drawing automaticlly draw a quarter circle instead of whole circle?

Why the Inkscape circle drawing automatically draw a quarter circle instead of the whole circle?
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Why is path difference not working despite all requirements being fulfilled?

According to a lot of searches, this is what most people refer to as the requirements for performing the path difference operation: Both objects must be a path There must be no groups of the paths ...
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strange outline when making shapes in inkscape

i have issues with the rectangle and elipse tool where everytime i draw something i get these really odd edges around the shape. this is in a new document and i was having this issue on the document i ...
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Orthographic projection of 2D SVG texture map onto 3D SVG sphere

Background Looking to project a 2D texture map onto a 3D surface. Texture & Globe The SVG source for the texture map is online: The crack data without gradients, simplified: The SVG source ...
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Is there any tools like “Blend” in Inkscape?

I have created a shape with "Blend" option in Illustrator (below).Now I am trying hard to replicate that in Inkscape. Is there any way/option to do that in Inkscape? I have searched a lot with "Blend ...
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Inkscape - Help hide path outline for the pen tool in B-Spline mode

I need to be able hide the red path outline for the pen tool in BSpline mode as it starts to overlap the blue line and causes annoyance when you're trying to draw small, accurate paths and don't want ...
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Linked SVG vector images in SVG files rendered like low resolution bitmaps

I created a simple SVG file in Inkscape as a test, just with a black triangle. I duplicated that. I edited the first file and put an <svg:image xlink:href="b.svg" width=20 height=20 x=10 y=10 /&...
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Inkscape: Flow into frame makes text disapear

When I do a "Text" -> "Flow into frame" the text sometimes disappears, or is partially deleted.
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Inkscape, align objects top has space between objects

I'm trying to align object in inkscape to make a heart shape but when alligning there is a very small space between the two objects. How can I get rid of that space ? As you can see in the picture, ...
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Inkscape: add a border around an arrow (for visibility)?

To annotate a picture, I have many arrows to add. For visibility I want to add a light border around them. I want to draw an arrow with this kind of appearance: I tried to convert my line in path, ...
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Inkscape: Break apart doesn't break apart lines

Breaking apart a line made of multiple lines doesn't separate it into individual lines. I have a line made of multiple line segments (not a group, its one object). I select the line and do "Path" -> "...
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Creating CM-Wallpaper pattern using Inkscape's Tiled Clones tool

I would like to recreate a relatively simple graphic pattern in Inkscape - dots arranged in a manner like in this image: For what I have learned, this is CM symmetry and fortunately, Inkscape's tiled ...
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Change SVG-file resolution (DPI) with Inkscape/Illustrator/script… efficiently!

Is it possible to simply open a SVG and save it with different DPI? Since Illustrator exports with 72 dpi and Inkscape "imports" with 96 dpi, my artworks are rescaled. As I rescale documents manually ...
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Change Illustrators “native” SVG resolution

Even if only containing fully vectorized content, SVG files contain a resolution (in pixels). If saving as SVG from Illustrator (CS5), my Illustrator always sets this resolution to 72 dpi. That's what ...
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Inkscape - Force Bounded Region to be Transparent

I am trying to fill a region with a color. Inside this region, there is another region that is on a separate layer (on the highest layer). I want this region to be transparent and to not show the ...
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How to remove background from a complex figure?

I want to remove the background from this cartoon image :- . I have made outline with the bezier tool. But when i am filling the color in it, it is not filling the whole image.:- and that's why ...
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Change Bezier curve stroke

I am new to graphic design and my information is very limited After I have done the curve I noticed that it is not smooth curve How can I change it to become smooth with same line width all over the ...
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Understanding SVG coordinate system

I have difficulties understanding the coordinate system for SVG shapes on my viewBox. In Inkscape i have set the page size to A4-Paper size (Width = 793.70079, Height = 1122.51969) and i have a ...
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Why are multiple paths being selecting in inkspape when I click on one

I have two paths that do not appear to have any intersections but if I select one of the other they both get selected. Is this because they touch somewhere or is there a way to "link" paths that I am ...
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How to set 300 dpi resolution in embedded image in svg vector image

I have SVG vector image with embedded raster image i need to set resolution for embedded raster image as 300 dpi resolution using command line.
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In Inkscape, how do I add a white background in command line mode?

in short, I tried for f in `ls *.pdf`; do inkscape -z --export-background=ffffff --export-background-opacity=1.0 --export-plain-svg=${f}.svg $f; done It throws no errors, produces SVG files, but ...
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Software for graphing sophisticated geometrical shapes

I am writing my Master's thesis which heavily draws upon geometry. In particular, I need to create diagrams similar to the one attached. I have been thinking about what tools might come in handy: ...
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Is it possible to do smooth color transition between 2 paths in Inkscape?

I have 2 closed paths, one inside another: I want to get a smooth color gradient between their outlines. Something like this, but smooth: (done with path interpolation an manual coloring) Is there ...
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How to generate a path along objects in Adobe illustrator or Inkscape?

I want to get the right part of the following images from the left part:(Note:the left images generated from Wolfram Mathematica 11.3) Note that I do not want to create images like on the left. The ...
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How do I change the background of a bitmap from white to grey in Inkscape (or other open source photo editor)

Here is a nice picture of a 4-d hypercube "sliced" into 3d and then projected onto the 2d plane. Unfortunately its background is white and I'd like to use it on a 10% grey background: How can ...
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How to fill areas outside of a stroke to path object that are enclosed by the path

I have created a celtic style knot and would like to fill in the the background. The fill bucket makes a several pixel ring inside the area but does not fill as I expected it to. The object was ...
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Is there any difference between combine and union with respect to the difference operation?

In this tutorial union is used to combine the purple triangles which are then cut from the blue triangle below using difference. IIUC we could also use combine instead of union and it has the same ...
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Inkscape: How do I create negative space in an existing object?

This is what I want: This is how I achieved it: My goal is to have this embroidered, but I don't want the white bars as part of that. I want it to be true negative space so it would just be whatever ...
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Slicing a square into four equal rectangles in inkscape?

I tried creating a square, turning it into a path (Path > Object to Path) and then placing four rectangles over it that are also paths and doing path > division. But the square does not divide into ...
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Missing objects when saving .svg as .pdf with Inkscape

I am using Inkscape. I have the following .svg file (here): When I choose Save as copy and .pdf, I get the following (also in previous link): I tried grouping, ungrouping and moving layers, the ...
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How to use Clip and Set in Inkscape by filling only the borders of the object, not the interior

I want to fill the outline of my object with another image. If I use Clip & Set, my object gets all filled. My current object is a cat: The black color should be replaced by an image, the ...
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Inkscape: swatch color setup missing from swatches list

I have created a swatch file for Inkscape: GIMP Palette Name: My-Ca 50 43 2b beige foncé 57 4b 2e beige moyen a7 96 6b beige clair fb e3 bd beige pâle 2c 50 3a vert terne 33 4c 27 ...
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How do I make the font size value within my SVG equal the font value size defined within Inkscape?

When I set my font size to 100 within Inkscape, the font size saved within the SVG is not set to 100. In the attached example, the font size within the SVG is set to 133.333px. Why? It seems ...
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Inkscape: How can I vectorize the image to make the pixels more round?

I have this image with lots of pixels even though it looks it looks pixely (It's actually 1362 x 574): How can I make them "round" (before vectorizing, or when vectorizing, whatever works). I mean I ...
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How to cut a line by object in Inkscape?

I have an object and it should cut a curved line at two points. In the image below, I want the line to reach the object and invisible inside the object and then continue after the object. How can I do ...
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Is there someway to make a scalable frame or nine-patch within inkscape?

I don't mean that I want to create nine-patch pngs for use somewhere else. I'd like to create text-frames with corner ornaments that are not scaled in either direction when the whole frame is scaled, ...
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How do I draw equally sized lines equal distance from each other?

I'm trying to replicate Matrix.org's landing page image's lines. How could I do it with reasonable efficiency?
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When I draw a simple rectangle, it doesn’t appear

When I try to draw a rectangle, it does not appear. I can fill it but I don’t want to. I just want a normal rectangle with borders. How to do it?
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How to get the right toolbar back on Inkscape? It's disappeared

Stupid question really. But I accidentally clicked the [x] on the toolbar on the right (not the one with the snapping functions on it, the one to the left of it) and it closed, and now I have no idea ...