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How to re-render path coordinates to reposition svg without a transform:translate

I used InkScape to draw an SVG shaped like a bunny rabbit. However, I just noticed that the bunny rabbit was sitting out of the page border slightly, so that when I export the SVG, part of the bunny ...
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How can I use clipping masks in libre software without side effects when creating a print-ready EPS file for fabric?

I'm creating a vintage style design for a t-shirt with a weathered texture. I heard that inkscape can't create print ready EPS files as it converts everything into raster files, then throw them all ...
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inkscape - combine svg elements into combined path

I have a hexagon based on one common side, repeated. The single side is a <g>roup of a <path /> and transformed <use />. I want to fill the inside of this virtual hexagon, but am ...
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Can't get Windows 10 font to show in PDF using Inkscape

As in the answer shown here, I'm trying to convert an SVG to PDF using Inkscape on Windows: inkscape --file=mySVGinputFile.svg --export-area-drawing --without-gui --export-pdf=output.pdf My SVG has ...
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How can I make blue and yellow blend into green in Inkscape?

When I mix blue and yellow in Inkscape, I get gray. How can I instead get green, like you would see when mixing crayons or paint?
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How can I convert a solid shape to a path in Inkscape?

I have drawn a silhouette shape, which I have imported into Inkscape. I need to convert the image to a path (not just the outline) so that I can then flow text to frame. I am trying to acheive ...
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create transparent text on circle

I want to create a transparent text on a circle with inkscape. I managed to create a circle with a color, created a text and converted it into an object, and resized canvas to drawing. Thats my ...
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Question converting the properties of this svg using inkscape

I am working with this svg file of the medium monogram logo. Here is the svg code if it helps: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <svg width="195px" height="195px" ...
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Is it possible to have one file for multiple translations?

I have a document that contains text in English, but I also want to translate it to Spanish without having two separate copies. I say so because if I update the design on the English one, I would like ...
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Inkscape text on a circle always right to left

I am trying to make a text follow a curve on a circle. But whenever I click "set text to path" the text shows up written from right to left. I have tried just drawing a simple line (from left to right ...
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Join two circles to make perfect rounded rectangle

In Inkscape, how to make two circle to be a rounded rectangle? Lets say, I have blue circle and red circle. Both of them position like below image: How to join that two circle so I have perfect ...
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Inkscape - Increase filter resolution/quality

Inkscape example document: https://sky-walker.net/temp/test/hand1.svg e.g. stained glass filter: (zoomed in) zoomed in more: I want to export it to a png but it shows the low-res artifacts like in ...
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Inkscape - adding filter to thick vertical or horizontal line clips them

Inkscape document: https://sky-walker.net/temp/test/different-single-lines.svg I am using single thick lines. If they are diagonal they basically work with filters. If they become more horizontal or ...
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Shape looks cut off / cropped - different problem?

https://sky-walker.net/temp/test/liquid.svg The problem is similar to this: Shape looks cut off / cropped I have tried: saving the file and reopening - unfortunately it does not help. menu Object /...
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Inkscape: How to make rounded corners on a object already clipped?

Here the svg, You can play with it to have a better feel of my situation: https://gofile.io/?c=WqJbII here an image of the situation: I am trying to make rounded corners on an already clipped's ...
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Moving end of curves with a box in Inkscape

I have a web of boxes 'connected' (via beziers drawn on top of them) and I want to be able to select a box + the ends of the bezier on that box, to move the box + its connections around. I have 20+ ...
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How do I turn a clippath into vectors?

I am new to inkscapeand have the following problem: I need to generate an svg image which does not contain a clippath - only vectors. But I used a clip mask to create a shaped pattern from an outline ...
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How to tell inkscape not to change manually entered paths in xml editor?

When I draw paths in inkscape, I can use the mouse to drag handles and nodes around or I can use the XML editor to manually tweak the d= attribute of a <path> object. However, if I edit the ...
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Shell mode in Inkscape 1.0

I used to have a list of commands in a text file like this: -f ./input1.svg -e ../output1.png -y 0 -w 72 -f ./input2.svg -e ../output2.png -y 0 -w 240 and used to run inkscape --shell < commands....
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How does one align two maps with different projections in GIMP or a similar program?

I am trying to take a modern world map and transpose historical borders taken from various snippets of other maps onto it. Unfortunately these maps are all of different perspectives and thus no amount ...
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How to fix non-uniform scaling?

let's say I have a text with non-uniform scaling: Does Inkscape have an easy and quick way to fix non-uniform scaling? Of course, I can scale it manually, but I look for quick and precision method
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Inkscape: how to apply filter to a sphere, not the square

I would like to apply a filter just to the sphere (see picture), however when I click the filter, it seems to apply to the square surrounding the circle as well. I have no idea why. Is there a way to ...
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Inkscape: How to evenly distribute lines within a rectangle?

I'm new to Inkscape. I want to align/uniformly distribute vertical lines within a rectangle. So that the space between the lines is all the same distance. For example, if I have a 300x400 pixel ...
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How to…unevenly blow up a shape?

This should be pretty simple (famous last words). I want to make a custom wax seal for our wedding invitations. We're both DND nerds, and so we'd like to start with an SVG of a D20, and replace the ...
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joining points together in inkspace

Im completely new to inkspace and im struggling to get 2/3 points to join together seemlessley so I can begin filling my image. So far I have this.... I just cant figure out the process of joinging ...
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Inkscape: Add nodes to circle drawn with circle tool

I have read the section on snapping nodes and looked at this question Creating snap node from intersections in Inkscape I am trying to make something that looks like a Venn diagram, but where I can ...
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Create an array of guidelines

In many cases I would like to create an array of guidelines in Inkscape, but it is not clear how to do this. I have two main use cases: (1) I want to fill an area with a specific number of guidelines....
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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 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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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 ...