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Step Image fading between two image paths in Inkscape

I'm using Inkscape. How would I do image fading, say about 5 steps equally spaced, so that they eventually blend into the background. So I want to go black to red (the second black figure to the ...
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Continuously changing the stroke width

To change the stroke width of an object, you may use, e.g., the Stroke style tab of the Fill and Stroke dialog, or the context menu of the Stroke width in the selected style indicator:                 ...
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How can I make concentric text in inskscape?

I essentially want to outline my text multiple times. Something like this: Thank you!
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Fixing the width of an inkscape document

I would like to fix the width of an Inkscape document. That is, no matter what I draw on it, I want the width to be some fixed x, such that the text is always the correct size relative to the document ...
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How to make bendy text in inkscape? (or adobe illustrator)

I'm trying to make tet bend in inkscape. Is there any efficient way to do this? I'm going for something like this (disregard the strings, it's from a hoodie): I've tried adding the text to path and ...
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What is this annoying point in the guideline, and how to remove its label?

I noted that every guideline has an annoying point on it, which may be dragged along it, but I don't see any way how to remove it. I noted, too, that guidelines in some templates have labels, and ...
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How to draw a diagram with arrows in inkscape?

I tried to draw a diagram. I won't change this one. But I need to draw a new diagram. This time the arrows aren't allowed to hide under the circle - or in the case of the new diagram: under the box. ...
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How to draw and fill the width region of the disk in Inkscape?

How to draw and fill the shaded region of the disk in Inkscape as shown in the image below?
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How to fill shapes with line pattern in Inkscape?

I can draw the outlines and add Latex variables in Inkscape, but how does one fill those objects with line patterns as in the below diagrams? Also how to cut out the pattern to fill text(or latex ...
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How can one remove the outline of a selection?

I have a blue semicircle with a black outline, but I want the black outline to be removed. I thought his would be easy, but have not been able to do it. I thought by setting the stroke width to 0, it ...
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Another method for selecting an underneath object(s)

One method to select an underneath object (and other objects deeper in Z-order) is clicking it (repeatedly) with while holding the Alt key down. Is there another method, maybe with some advantage?
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Rotation in Isometric View

I am using isometric view to make a diagram, and I find it challenging to rotate the figure in a single axis using transform and rotation tools on Inkscape. If I want to tilt the camera only along the ...
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How to add canvas margins to canvas in Inkscape 1.2

In inkscape <1.2, I could so easily add (canvas) margins to my drawing by going to Document Properties > Page. There were margin values that could be set up in some numerical fields (see picture)...
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Converting Underlined Text into a Path in Inkscape

So I created some underlined text in Inkscape by following this post as a guide. Now I want to convert my text object into a path. Whenever I select my text and hit the Object to Path button under the ...
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export inkscape image for work in Finale Cut Pro

how do i export an .svg file in Inkscape so that when i import the .png image into Finale Cut Pro, it doesn't look grainy? the image in the video doesn't need to be super-high definition; just ...
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Dividing and Deleting part of an image in inkscape

I am trying to delete the "outside/overflow" of an image, to create a boundary with the pentagram. I have read many help articles, but feel like something strange is going on with the number ...
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How do I get potrace commands out of inkscape?

I can get the .pnm ⇾ .svg results I want using the Trace Bitmap tool in the Inkscape GUI. If I understand it correctly, that tool is just a front end to Potrace. Is there a way to see what Inkscape is ...
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Inkscape - save Tiny SVG (for QtSVG compliance)

I have some graphics done in my favourite Inkscape and I need it to be Tiny SVG compliant in order to be able to drive it later pragmatically by QtSVG. Collecting tiny bits and pieces from many ...
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Adding a background to a sample of letters of a text object in Inkscape

Does anyone know how to highlight a sample of letters in a text object with a solid colour using Inkscape? I saw a similar post with the question of how to highlight the entire text object (the post ...
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Inkscape: How does one disable object stroke absolutely?

Immutable Stroke Configuration The image below shows a couple icons I am working on. I need to define bounding boxes for the icons to ensure there size is always the same. The problem is when I color ...
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Inkscape PathEffects: How to remember which path to copy to clipboard?

Recently, I started using Inkscape regularly and more particularly the Live Path Effects. But I am still be confused when dealing with most path effects. Some Path Effects such the "Pattern Along ...
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Continuously changing the color of an object on canvas

To continuously change the color of an object, you may use the Fill and Stroke dialog and drag in its bands or color wheel. Is it possible to do it directly on the canvas, without any dialog?
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Inkscape: How to bend object with more than one color into a circle precisely?

How to bend the rectangle on the left to the circle on the right? I've tried creating a circle and applying the "pattern along path" effect, but it only results in one color.
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How to create a toon looking smoke trail?

I'm trying to create a kind of a smoke trail for a rocket ship in a toon look. Something like in this image: I thought combining the Inkscape a path effects Power stroke and Pattern Along Path would ...
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Toolboxes are huge in inkscape

Is there a way to resize docked toolboxes in inkscape? I dock toolboxes towards the right of my screen (see image below) but it is taking up too much space compared to my drawing layer. Dragging it by ...
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How to change the color of a layer's icon?

Layer's icons may have different colors, as e.g. in the “A4 leaflet 3-fold Roll” document template: A layer's icon color is repeated in the status bar, too (near the layer's name): But in the “...
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Undock a dialog (make it floating)

I have no problem with docking a floating dialog (by dragging its tab to the left or to the right side of the document window or at / near of another docked dialog). But once it is docked, how to ...
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Fit all objects on a canvas for best plotter density in Inkscape

I have 10-15 objects in my svg. Is there a way to make Inscape to lay those on a canvas in the best way for further plotting? So it would rotate and reposition all objects and they won't overlap and ...
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How to flatten a clip in inkscape

Sometimes I find myself dealing with some complex shapes (consiting of many Path groups) and the easiest way to ✌ crop ✌ a part of that is to use a clip. In such cases, using boolean operations (Union,...
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How to align polygons horizontally in inkscape?

how do I align the octagon horizontally so the top line is horizontal.
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Use of "exponent" and "base" field in "Create Tiled Clones" in inkscape

I am learning Inkscape and in the “Tiled Clones” topic, I learned a lot of things and their uses, but I am unable to understand the use of “exponent” and the “base” field in several tabs of “Create ...
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Automatically converting square shapes into sigmoid curves

I'm trying to convert many shapes delimited by straight lines (green in figure below) into shapes delimited by sigmoid curves (i.e., starts horizontal, curves upward, ends horizontal). This is for an ...
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Fix the arrow overflow

Is there a way to make an arrow just touch the line it points to? The question is same as to this one in superuser the type of arrow does not matter, just to make it work
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measure indicators: custom text

In Inkscape, I try to "name" some dimensions (x, h, d etc). What is the "classic" way to add such indicators like in picture? I don't need to measure, but to name a dimension. for ...
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Removing a preset print border in Inkscape

Very new to Inkscape… When I import a PNG and resize to the exact size I require (221×268) and then send to print, a border keeps appearing on the printed sheet. I can not find any setting to remove ...
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Speed up inkscape when working with multiple complex designs

I'm creating a poster in Inkscape using various complex objects containing a lot of nodes. Inkscape is lagging quite a lot lately and so I thought I could edit the separate objects in separate files ...
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Cutting/filling an image with a bitmap (linedrawing) in Inkscape

I have a line drawing that I turned into a bitmap in Inkscape (with Path > Trace Bitmap). I would like to fill certain areas of the drawing with an image. I tried various options in Path. I also ...
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Hide a single guide in Inkscape

I have several guides in Inkscape that converge in a certain area, making snapping to the one I want difficult. Is there a way to just hide certain guides but leave others visible? I know you can &...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

Basically, I want to draw this: to represent some pressure distribution over a surface. I have tried this video tutorial and this page, but this is what I get: and ...
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Why does Inkscape transform my "use"d clip path?

So among a bunch of problems that I've run into while trying to make a mouth, I've come across a workaround that kind of works. I make two paths: one "lip path" (the primary and clip path), ...
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How to get lines separating semi circle with equal intervals on Inkscape?

Inkscape Im trying to recreate this image. How can I get lines in the semi-circle between with equal intervals (shown in image). I have tried to use a collection of squares and then curve it (edit ...
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Inkscape - create SVG with white backgrond

ALL, I needed an SVG for my program so I started playing with the inkscape (this software was recommended to me by my *nix distro). I installed the latest one in their repository and was able to ...
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How can I set Inkscape to save as plain SVG by default?

Inkscape, for reasons unclear to me, saves by default in bloated format. Fortunately there is "plain SVG" option when saving. How can I make it the default?
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How to configure Import settings when Inkscape start

When Inkscape start, by default it set import settings to "internal import" but I need to change the import settings to Poppler or Cairo by default, how can I do it?. Thanks.
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How to draw 300 lines in a circular pattern?

I am trying to draw a spoke pattern with 300 spokes converging on a circle at the center in Adobe Illustrator. I would like each spoke to represent a different category at the end. And the middle ...
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Bend Grid in Inkscape

I'm trying to create a figure like the following: I want to be able to convert it to Tikz code (it's for some math notes) so I'm trying to replicate it on Inkscape first. The problem is I'm very new ...
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How can I color a custom pattern in Inkscape?

When I go to fill and stroke -> fill -> pattern how do I select a color for the pattern? Selecting a color removes the pattern and vice versa. Even when I precolor the region with the correct ...
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When performing Path > Trace Bitmap in Inkscape, and doing multiple passes, is there a place where I can access to the list of passes?

My apologies if the terms are not the best, I just started using Inkscape yesterday. I am using this software to transform any image into SVGs with shades of grey. On the picture down below I did 9 ...
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How do I pattern fill a region in inkscape?

Basically the way paint bucket can fill a region with color I would like to do that except fill a region with a pattern. Crossposted here Not the same as this as I'm only filling a region not an ...
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How would you convert an image into a SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) without losing too much details and where all the details are contoured?

I'm trying to find a suitable pipeline for projects, using pictures. I'd need to obtain, at the end, a SVG with a lot of details instead of a huge black and white mush. Here is an exemple : Credits : ...
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