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inkscape keyboard shortcut for resize

What is the inkscape keyboard shortcut (no mouse drag) equivalent of Ctrl+mouse drag to resize an object? I am trying to resize 2 objects by same factor. However with mouse it is difficult to know ...
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How do I use inkscape to divide a circular ring into sections?

I'm using inkscape 0.92.3 and want to break a circular ring into 3 equal sections. I've created a ring from two circles and used Path > Difference, then Extensions > Modify Path > Add Nodes... with a ...
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Different versions of one SVG file

I want to create an svg button to be used in a WordPress plugin. Is there a way to make it compatible with a color picker to match each theme ? Maybe one file with different colors.
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how to add custom font to inkscape created svg

excuse me for my question which may seem naive for many of you but I created svg file using inkscape and I am trying to include websafe font in it here is my svg file xml: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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In Inkscape, is there a way to apply an alpha mask or gradient over another color gradient?

I have an object that I've applied a linear gradient to: that I would like to fade to transparent at the edges: But I do not know how to do this, given that inkscape doesn't let you apply two ...
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Merging objects to reduce size in Inkscape

I've downloaded Inkscape in order to try to fix this fairly simple problem. I have a .svg file that is too big for the intended purpose. I've already taken the steps I could in order to reduce it in ...
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Creating a named CMYK swatch with specific properties to enable contour cutting

When creating images/text in Illustrator ready to be exported (eps, AI or pdf) to enable me to print & contour cut on my vinyl printer, I have to take the following steps in Illustrator to create ...
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Set default settings of a tool

I created a circle with an ellipse tool and used node tool to slice pizza shape within it. Now each time I create a new circle I have this "puncture" (even when I open a new file). I would like to ...
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drop cap in inkscape

I decided to create drop cap styled paragraphs in my Inkscape project as in here, however I cannot find any tutorial on how to proceed with initials as general (link on initials Wiki). I can imagine, ...
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Looking for recommendations for good gcode generators for laser plotters

I just got a plotter with a 7W TTL PMW laser. As the original software sucks to say the least (EleksCam), I have started looking for alternatives, and found LaserGRBL, which works great. However, I'm ...
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New row doesn't work in Inkscape

all of a sudden my text in Inkscape is overwriting it self. Enter button doesn't move it to the new row. Do you maybe know what happened? Screenshot is attached.
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Inkscape proportional resizing based on “part” of an image

Using Inkscape and wanting to proportionately resize a grouped object based on an included part of the object. For example I have an image with an outline of something. Within that image is a simple ...
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split a path with another path in inkscape

Let's say I have a rectangle path and want to split it into two trapezia with another path, let's say with a straight line. How can I do this with path operations in Inkscape?
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Trouble connecting straight segments with a smooth curve

I'm trying to create a capital 'E' like the first image (without the text filling up the body). The second image is what I have so far. I'm having trouble specifically with creating a curve that ...
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What are the attributes that can be applied to a path?

Path is the border of an object and stroke is one of the attributes of path. Just like that what are the other attributes of path? For information I am using Inkscape
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What exactly is a path in inkscape? [duplicate]

I am a beginner in Inkscape, and was pretty confused by the word PATH, when i checked on net, i found various explanations and developed an understanding thinking that a path is the nodes in a ...
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Why is trace bitmap not working in inkscape?

I had created a rectangle and was trying to use the trace bitmap feature to make a SVG copy but the copy was not being created.
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Why is my clipped path an uneditable symbol, unless pasted into a new document?

My clipped path is just an uneditable symbol, unless I paste it into a new document. I know it's still a path, but I can't edit it with the node selector. What is the reason for this error? The ...
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What is the difference between a closed figure with two radii and an unclosed figure?

I have been trying to learn Inkscape and I encountered a property of the ellipse tool which said closed figure with two radii. I am very confused about it and cannot make out why it doesn't qualify as ...
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Joining paths in Inkscape

How do you join paths in Inkscape? For instance, use paths to draw a trapezoid. I would like to join the opposite corners with a 5th and a 6th line, so that each of the 4 nodes has three lines ...
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How to use inches in Inkscape?

When I edit the guide dimensions it keeps reverting to mm measurement. I just want inches and the document is in inches. How do I stop Inkscape from using the metric system by default?
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When I draw a rectangle, doesn't appear?

Whenever I try to draw a rectangle, nothing appear and even when I close Inkscape and try again, the same thing happens.
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Convert parallel paths into one in Inkscape

I have an img that it is a black line. I try to convert to vector: Inkscape > Path > Trace Bitmap. Even the img is just a fine line, it makes two vector lines: one for the outside border of the ...
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SVG / PDF image without interpolation?

I exported an heatmap from Matlab as PDF. If I view the PDF created by matlab print -painters -dpdf command, I see the correct output: However if I import into Inkscape (either via Poppler or not) ...
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Position text baseline

How do I specify the position of a line of text relative to the baseline, rather than relative to its lowest point? I can see the little white square next to the baseline; however, I am unable to ...
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Is there no capitalize button in Inkscape?

I do not see an option to set a phrase as uppercase with the click of the button. Is there no such feature, or am I missing something?
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Inkscape Path Difference changing path size (turning bold/thin)

I've been using Inkscape for a few months, but recently, path difference hasn't been working like it has before. The attached image is 2 identical logos on top of a black background, but the logo on ...
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Inkscape equivalent of Illustrator's “Actions”

In Illustrator I can record a series of commands as an “action” and associate a keyboard shortcut to it. E.g.: align all selected objects along the horizontal axis distribute them evenly on the ...
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Need help merging two shapes in Inkscape

I'm new to Inkscape, and I'm working on a project where I want to merge these two shapes in such as way that that green shape fits in the yellow one and all the excess stuff gets removed. I have ...
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How do I automatically set a vertical guide in the horizontal center of my Inkscape document?

Every time I need to figure out where the horizontal middle of my document is, so I can place a guide, I'm counting little block spaces... Is there an easier, automatic way to place center gudies? ...
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How do I draw pixel-perfect symmetrical elliptical shapes in Inkscape?

I'm in the process of drawing a large envelope path on a large 12"x16" graphic. Forgive me, but I'm new to Inkscape. I'm having problems with drawing perfectly symmetrical pixel-perfect precise ...
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Is it possible to mask texture onto text using different layers in Inkscape?

I have successfully masked a texture over text using this tutorial here: http://www.designmarkgraphics.co.uk/blog/articles/2014/12/07/create-gritty-worn-and-distressed-inkscape-designs.html Basically,...
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Shape looks cut off / cropped

I have strange issues modifying a shape in Inkscape. I am designing a number 3, but see the screenshots. When selected, the selection rectangle only covers a part of the shape: When editing, the ...
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How to change the colour of all objects to a shade of maroon in inkscape

I'm very new to inkscape and I am trying to change the colour of a vector graphic I downloaded. Below is a a screenshot of my window: All of these bubbles are in shades of green. I want to keep the ...
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INKSCAPE - Create a circle in three colors

I need some help here creating a circle :) What I am trying to do is create a circle in 3 colors. from 0 deg to 119 Red, 120 to 239 white, and the rest Blue. There is no fill in the circle and the ...
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Change a specific color in an area

I have this image, a PNG file: Question: I want to change one of the logo's color to be more visible than the others. The color I want is australium gold rgb(231, 181, 59) These "logo's" represent ...
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Distribute objects within a specific region

In many cases I would like to distribute objects within a specific region. For example, I might want to have items equally distributed inside of a rectangle. How can I do this? I tried selecting all ...
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Exporting SVG to EPS with 1 pixel = 1 unit

I am creating SVG files programmatically and I want to export them in DXF or EPS for a laser cutter and CNC router. Illustrator can export to DXF with settings "1 pixel = 1 unit." Inkscape has built-...
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How can I make bezier curves in Inkscape default to smooth nodes instead of corner nodes?

When I draw a bezier curve the nodes default to corner nodes, how can I make it default to smooth nodes?
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Inkscape 0.92 : How to add file name and file path to a graphics for information? (like in MSOffice)

Inkscape 0.92 : How to add file name and file path to a graphics for information? (like in MSOffice) Is there a quick and easy way to add the file path and file name of the recent inkscape graphics ...
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Trim a shape in Inkscape

I am drawing a geometric pattern in inkscape. I have faced a problem. In the white rectangle shown below, I need to make it into a trapezium. I drew two triangles at two sides of the rectangle with ...
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Inkscape 0.92 'Stroke to Path' not working on B-splines

I have a design using B-splines, which I need to convert to a path, because it will need to be surrounded by a stroke in a separate colour. However, when I use the 'stroke to path ' (Ctrl + Alt + C) ...
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How can I draw easily an arrow with the text in its tails?

I know how to create arrow in Inkscape and add text but I am looking for a way to automate this process. Ideally, I would like to add directly an arrow with a number in its tail and use a ...
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Scope of SVG file

I have numerous objects in my SVG file, but I only want to use one object for import into Android Studio. How shall I edit/save the SVG file, so that only that object is imported as SVG in Android ...
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Best way to generate an svg from this png

Attempting to get a high quality image from the TensorBoard projector my last hope lies in producing a svg from a screenshot. My attempts to create an svg in inkscape ended up relatively blurry and I ...
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Preserve width of brush stroke when scaling objects in Inkscape

I'm new to Inkscape and I'm trying to figure out how to scale an object without the stroke width changing. I've chosen "Width is in absolute units" in the calligraphy settings. AND the toggle "When ...
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Software to create perspective line with curves

What software and tools can I use to quickly create lines over single or multiple photographs that have the effect of disappearing into the distance? Sometimes the line would need to have curves. I ...
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Automatically rotate and translate paths to reduce space without them touching (nesting)

I wrote a script that makes a design for a laser cutter. I want to optimize the layout to reduce waste and make the most of expensive Perspex material. I lay out the pieces so their bounding boxes ...
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inkscape) remove part of object which is outside of another object

I have two circles. One small blue circle and one big pink circle. Blue circle intersects the pink circle like the image I want remove just the part of blue ball which is outside of pink ball. I ...
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How to crop image inside a specific shape in Inkscape

I have an image of a iPhone X and I want to add a screenshot inside the phone. How can I crop the image or mask it so it fits the entire screen including under the iPhone x top status bar