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Inkscape imports have the wrong colors

I have an EPS file and a PDF file that are showing correctly on all uses except when I import them into Inkscape and I can't figure out why! Here is what the original image looks like vs after ...
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How to change the color of a line or two in Inkscape?

I'm trying to change the color of one line in Inkscape. I tried selecting the line that I want but it only selects all. Thank you! I want the cat head black and the shape of the heart in orange.
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Inkscape causing tool paths to be doubled/duplicated

I just got my hands on a pen plotter today and have been experimenting with using Inkscape to generate gcode from an SVG graphic. The graphic is a bunch of lines generated by a Processing 3 sketch. ...
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How to scale rectangle with rounded corners laterally but keep round corners intact?

I'm using 0.92 version. I want to make a rectangle wider but keep its vertical size and rounded corners. How do you do that without affecting the roundness of corners?
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colour distortion of svg object on moving and scaling in inkscape

i have downloaded an svg file of button icons from opengameart.org. I opened it in inkscape. I select all and scaled all the button icons to let's say 400%. Some are scaled fine but some changes ...
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How can I make something like that (zigzag)?

I want to make something like the photo below, just for a "Big Boss". It's easy to separate red and black letters, but I don't know how to make this zigzag effect. I use photoshop and inkscape. Is ...
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Inkscape: Can't move objects in groups

I've been having trouble moving an item that's part of a group; the available tutorials don't seem to work for me, even though I downloaded Inkscape this month and am using default settings. I'd like ...
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Inkscape - Ungroup and Break Apart vie Inkscape CLI

I am relatively new to this topics. I am trying to covert my svg file into dxf. This can be done with GUI and works fine but I have a lot of such small files which are needed to be converted to dxf so ...
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How can I change CMYK and Registration colors to RGB in Scribus?

I need to convert all of my file's colors to RGB. Most of them are already RGB. There are 2 CMYK and 1 Registration. I can edit the RGB colors into CMYK with the Edit button, but not the other way ...
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Incomplete image when exporting SVG from Inkscape

Thank you for your answers in advance. I have the following image in inkscape, which has no layers (the background is usually white). When I export to Optimised SVG it appears incomplete (and ...
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Cutting a letter from a square Inkscape?

If I do this sequence with a circle and a square, it works. However if I do it with a square and a letter it does not. How do we do this with a letter: 1) Create a square 2) Select it and do Path &...
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How to modify thickness of existing graphics in Inkscape?

I have an existing svg image: source: https://www.svgrepo.com/svg/165174/thought-bubble And I'd like to modify the thickness of lines to be a bit slimmer. How could I achieve that in Inkscape? The ...
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Does it matter whether multiple text objects are selected when doing object to path?

In this video, instead of selecting all the objects and doing Object to Path he selects on text object at a time. Does it make a difference whether multiple objects vs. just one are selected?
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Bucket fills leave a gap with boundaries in Inkscape

I am using Inkscape 1.0 on Kubuntu 20.04. I have an area with boundaries where I chose to bucket fill. It works fine, but there is a distinct gap between the boundaries and the filled area. In case of ...
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Inkscape gradient-stop distribution

Is there any way to auto-align gradient stops along the length of a gradient in the same manner that objects can be distributed with relation to the page?
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Inkscape - How to change the document scale without change objects scale

I did make a draw in a document, but when I duplicate the file and scale the dimensions of the draw to resize it to other resolution I fall in a "0,46296" scale. Now, I want to change the document (...
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Keyboard shortcut for hiding the dock?

My dock looks like this (It contains the dialogs on the right of Inkscape): Is there a keyboard shortcut that will show and hide it. We have the dialog shortcuts here: https://inkscape.org/sk/doc/...
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How can I snap to line intersections in Inkscape?

I have two Bezier curves and I want to snap to their intersection. Unfortunately, 'snap to path intersection' only works on actual paths; I can't use it on lines. I decided to test this out on ...
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Export in .dxf taking into account the masks Inkscape

I' m looking for a way to make sure that the .dxf export doesn't include elements outside of a mask. If such a function exists, it would be the simplest, otherwise you have to remove the mask and all ...
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How to convert flat icon to simple 3d icon?

I'm trying to make a simple 3D icon from a flat SVG image, unfortunately without success. What I want to achieve can be seen in the picture below. What steps should I take to get this effect? How do ...
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Why text features are disabled?

In Inkscape 1.0 I found new text "Features" tab: Even capitals are disabled, why? How to use this Features?
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How to include the canvas in an Inkscape PNG export?

A designer has provided an SVG file for a logo centered on a square canvas. However, when I tried to export the the file to a PNG, the following happened: only the logo text itself was included, the ...
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Use Inkscape project in an animation app

I have a few .svg files from Inkscape that I would like to animate. However, I am not aware of a simple-to-use software that would let me paste it in its app and move my vectors in it to create the ...
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Pasting Inkscape vectors on Krita

I have some projects on Inkscape that I would like to transport to Krita as there are more tools there. However, when I copy them and then paste them on Krita, nothing is pasted. I tried both with the ...
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Inkscape: How to set a stroke/object/path at 0 degrees, i.e. perfectly horizontal?

I created a simple stroke line and it looks tilted, i.e. there's an angle with the horizontal. I would like this angle to be 0 degrees so the stroke is perfectly horizontal. I was wondering if ...
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Keep angle between path nodes

I have a path consisting of three nodes where two nodes are in a 45° angle. Now I want to shorten the angled part and keep the angle. Is there a way to snap two nodes and drag them across a specific ...
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How to space out letters

How do i space out letters in inkscape 1.0 orc? I have tried holding the ctrl and <> buttons but it shrinks/enlarges the whole thing instead of spacing the letters.
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Inkscape: How to limit a project within the lines of the page?

I would like to know if it is possible to limit my objects and paths within the page size of an Inkscape project. This is, I would like to avoid having objects coming out of the lines of the page... ...
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Inkscape: How to evenly space objects?

I would like to evenly space these objects, i.e. having the same distance on the left and on the right side of each object. How can this be accomplished?
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How to snap line segments to specific angles in Inkscape?

I'd like to draw lines using segments that are restricted to some specific angles. For example, having line segments automatically snap into the closest angle specified, without having to mess with ...
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how to slice one image and export them into individual svg like PS does [duplicate]

In photoshop, we can slice one image into fixed sizes and save for web, so that this sliced parts can be saved into individual file with autogenerated names. Is there a similar way to do that in ...
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Inkscape distorts SVG, browser does not

I have this image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Sphere_wireframe.svg. When I download and open it in my browser (firefox and chromium) or image viewer (eog in my case), the ...
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Weird filter results in Inkscape [duplicate]

I have some weird filter results with Inkscape. I am using Windows 10 and Inkscape Version 0.92. When I apply Filter > Bevel > Combined Lightening filter the following result is being rendered: ...
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How to create a generated 3D effect for an object with InkScape?

I'd like to create a play card design and am taking Magic: The Gathering cards as a role model. In this example you can see two 3D styled name plates (please not the red arrows): I'd like to do ...
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Custom sizes in inkscape's real-time icon preview?

Is there a way to get a real-time icon preview at a specified size in inkscape? The Icon Preview panel found in the View menu seems perfect, except I can't find a way to get it to display sizes other ...
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Cut path between intersection of open paths in Inkscape

How do I cut the path between two intersecting lines? Cutting between paths that are closed seems to be easy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPDFL_gAbW8), but how would you do it if the lines are ...
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How to write SVG manually so it is displayed in Inkscape?

I'm trying to write some SVG for illustration and while it renders well in: Chrome Firefox http://svg.enshrined.co.uk/ see screenshot below for an idea But nothing gets displayed in: Inkscape (...
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Shifting the hue value of multiple objects in Inkscape

Is it possible to shift the Hue value of multiple selected objects by a certain amount in Inkscape 0.92?
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Inkscape/svg: convert embedded images to external linked files

I have a .svg with embedded images (which was imported from a .pdf). I'd like to convert all the embedded images to external linked files.
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Paste in the exact same location you cut from in Inkscape?

All I could find so far on this site are posts with that exact question, but for Photoshop. The only way I see currently is to copy and paste the x/y coordinates in a temporary text file, then cut ...
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How to select objects with same features in Inkscape but only in a certain region?

I have imported a PDF. It contains approx. 30000 objects which make it sluggish to render. Some objects like texts are expendable in most parts of the drawing but not in a part of the center. So I ...
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Is there a way of using a boolean between a grouped object and a regular object on Inskcape?

I have a grouped object and I would like to cut it in half. For this, I created another object (a rectangle) and tried Path>Difference but nothing happens (neither with any of the other booleans). I'...
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Creating object connectors in Inkscape - how to get rid of gap?

The connectors I create between two square boxes leave a gap. How do I fix that: I connected the centers and was expecting the line start/end at the border of the shape, instead I get this gap.
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Getting concentric circles to have equal spacing in Inkscape?

In this youtube at this point in time the designer snaps circles equidistantly around each other, but does not show what settings are necessary to achieve this? Thoughts?
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Inkscape filters are not rendering correctly

I'm running Inkscape 0.92.4 on Ubuntu Linux 19.10. My graphics driver is from NVidia. I'm given to believe that Inkscape's filters should work and render fairly similarly to how filters work in GIMP. ...
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Inkscape: change font in multiple text boxes AND maintain size?

Objective: be able to select all instances of a font in an SVG and replace it in situ with a different font and have the resulting text maintain the exact same size and relative positioning. When ...
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Smoothly unify paths with Inkscape

Essentially, what I would like is to unite nodes of different paths. With closed nodes, this is not possible as far as I know. So I would like to know if there is a way of unifying several paths in a ...
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Inkscape - pattern in bell curve

This is my bell curve, made up of two bezier curves (I copied and pasted one). Is there a way to make this structure so that I can put a pattern in it? Like diagonal lines?
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How to use one a group of objects on one layer to cut into another?

I have a basic shape (crescent shape) on one layer and a bunch of lines on another layer. I want to use the red lines to "cut" the crescent shape. Not in a mask but actually alter the crescent shape ...
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Latency distance in Inkscape when using calligraphy tool with pen tablet

Inkscape's calligraphy tool has a seemingly random latency distance when I use it with my tablet pen. It doesn't start drawing immediately when the pen contacts the tablet. No other tools produce this ...

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