Questions tagged [inkscape]

Questions about using the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Questions about how to install the application should go on Super User. Question about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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How to prepare a graphene oxide nanosheets (with wavy or undulations) using Inkscape [on hold]

This is the picture of graphene oxide which I copied from a journal paper. How to create this kind of drawing using Inkscape ? I have tried to create the diagram, like a flat sheet.That is also ...
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Inkscape import .AI file appears blocky

I'm trying to import some vector images into inkscape to remove the background and crop them before converting to .svg. Problem is, when I import any of them, they appear really blocky and strange, ...
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How do I make a square whose border is made of numbers? [Inkscape]

I'd like to create squares, but instead of solid or dashed borders, I want them composed of numbers (like -1-). However, if I make a marker with numbers, and apply it to the squares, it doesn't work! ...
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Exporting an object as svg from inkscape

I know that Inkscape does not have the ability to export selected objects as svg, but is there a workaround that people have found that works?
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Why is trace bitmap not working? [closed]

Why is trace bitmap not working? It will not pull up at all. I have uninstalled/reinstalled program 4 times in hopes to fix the problem. Everything else seems to be working fine. But everytime I ...
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How to keep vector pattern when exporting from Inkscape to PDF or SVG?

I created an image in Inkscape that incorporates a custom line pattern of diagonal lines and looks like this: Now I want to export this image as vector graphic in PDF format. However when I am using ...
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inkscape - how to remove contour when exporting to png?

the inkscape I configured it in this way now I select the figure that I want to export I use the filter to pixelate and to export use this option But there is a transparent outline ("in the image ...
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inkscape: creating objects for subtitles file

So I was using assdraw to create objects to overlay as subtitles in a subfile. The process is you create the vectors and then you copy the displayed equation and paste it into a sub program like ...
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Inkscape - easy way to make a lace design?

Was playing around with designing clothes on Inkscape, and was wondering if you are able to make lace? I've already tried to make lace with the Bezier Curve, but every time I try it looks awful. Any ...
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How to do this button in Inkscape?

I need to recreate this specific type of button using Inkscape: Don't mind the text or the icon, just the button itself. I've tried creating a rectangle with a solid color fill, then duplicating it ...
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Merge different paths into one - inkscape

I have 3 adjacent rectangle as shown belown. I have 2 simple questions based on that. 1 - In this picture, selected area has 2 paths on top of each other. how i can make them one? 2 - In same ...
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Converting from CMYK to RGB (to work with it), then back to CMYK

I am trying to make designs for printable products (shirts, mugs, phone cases, ...). I heard about the issue of the RGB and CMYK colors when printing. I am using Inkscape for my designs as it is a ...
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Letter spacing in Inkscape for the sequence fl

The letter combination fl does not space in Inkscape. I've set the letter spacing to 30 in the pictured case, and as can be seen the fl in flying is not spacing out. Is this a bug?
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Organizing Boxes Into Shape of Letter with Inkscape?

Suppose we have 100 small square shape paths. We want to turn these into the shape of the letter E. Is there a plugin or extension or technique in Inkscape that allows us to do this? I'm thinking ...
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Removing overlap / minimizing overlap of tiled clones with radomize factor set?

I've created 20X20 tiled clones with the randomize factor set to 2% (X) and 2% (Y). The end result looks like this: Is there a way to remove or minify the overlap of the squares such that their ...
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Selecting and Moving Only Clones From Applied Masking?

I applied a Square Mask to a 20X20 Grid of Clones. The squares that were under the mask are now gray. Before I applied the mask I unlinked all the clones. I'm trying to move the gray squares using ...
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Inkscape editing repeating pattern

I’m trying to edit a repeating pattern in Inkscape. I covert the pattern to objects and make my changes (adding some additional company’s), select them all and create pattern from objects. The ...
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Controlling the line height for Inkscape text?

Is it possible to set the line height for Inkscape text in the event that we have text on multiple lines within the same text object? This is a screenshot of my text tool:
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Inkscape - lock the length of some paths?

I have a 2d model for a laser cutter. It has cutouts where the wooden layer fits in perpendicularly. That means the cutout has to have the exact width so the layer fits in. Now I am experimenting ...
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Comic style scheme

I would like to build a scheme in comic style. I found the CSS markup that I like (https://codepen.io/mp/pen/ldAFs) It seems like the following tags do the job border-width: 3px 4px 3px 5px; ...
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GIMP/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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move upper half line horizontaly while keeping lower half steady

Lets say i want to extrude upper half of right wall of a rectangle. thus i add a new node right middle of other two and select right side of the rectangle and move it holding right arrow key. and ...
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powerstroke on closed path

I'm trying to use Powerstroke to improve the joints in these paths using extrapolated arcs, but I find difficult to do it with closed paths. This is what I'm experiencing Before closing a path I see ...
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Scaling Pattern Fills in Inkscape

I would like to give an object a striped fill, where the stripes are thin and dense. I chose "stripes 1 : 2" from the Pattern Fill menu but the pattern was too coarse. Online help suggested that after ...
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How to remove all circles in Inkscape?

How do I remove all the grey circles at once in Inkscape? Please see attached image. I can manually select one Object at a time and delete. I am very confused with using the eraser tool
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Is it possible to convert a path to a stroke?

What I'm doing is animating a stroke by first setting its stroke-dasharray and stroke-dashoffset, and then animating its stroke-dashoffset, so that the stroke appears as if it is being drawn by an ...
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How to create proper Vector Images that can be used as an Android Vector-Drawable?

I'm quite new to creating vector images. I started to learn how the create them because I need some custom icons for an Android app I'm currently working on. And here starts the problem. I'm creating ...
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Inkscape: export xml for Android drawable resource directory

I am a Newbie in Inkscape. I tried to find a solution on the internet but I didn't find anything about exporting XML for Android drawable resource directory. I would like to be sure if this program ...
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How to prevent arrowheads from overlapping objects in Inkscape?

So my question is about how to get rid to the overlap of the arrowheads on my wonderful circles. I got like 10 circles which are stepped by 24 arrows. They don't liked it, I don't like it. Please help....
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How to export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

Having trouble getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be many helpful resources out there. In particular, transparencies are difficult - sometimes the transparency will ...
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Setting the Viewbox so that the inline SVG will “Snap” to the size of the containing element?

I created this simple inline SVG by saving as "Optimized SVG" in inkscape. Prior to saving I set the size to 200X200px. <div style="width: 200px; background-color: red;"> <?xml ...
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Confusion about stroke and fill for SVG path animations?

I'm trying to replicate this SVG animation: Codepen-original but with my SVG logo. Here is the same codepen with my SVG logo: Codepen-with-my-SVG. I'm new to dealing SVG's and started learning and ...
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process SVG to continuous, “no move”

I am working with continuous script fonts and I need to generate a single path that do not include M commands. This would be equivalent to writing without lifting the pen from the paper. My input is ...
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How to draw dotted circle in Inkscape?

I am pretty new to graphic design world & obviously Inkscape too. I just need to draw a simple circle with dots in Inkscape. I have tried all the options in the stroke style section, but wasn't ...
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How to setup size of selection box?

If I clip object by rectangle, it looks like this: Selection box is bigger than rectangle, it's like full object without clip But earlier (in 0.91), selection box coped size of clip: How can I ...
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How to use path operations to make a ribbon?

First, I draw a closed path like this: Then, I draw a line down perpendicularly down from one side of the path (I have snapping turned on, so that I can snap to the path): I copy and paste this line ...
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Trying to draw an ellipse, all i get is a line

I am trying to draw an ellipse and cannot get anything more than a line.
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Inkscape: how to move text along path?

When attaching text to a path in Inkscape, it seems to attach the text to the start of the path. If it's a shape, such as an ellipse then it's often placed at the start of one of the 4 ordinal points. ...
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How to create perfectly aligned hex tiles

The problem is how to create hex tiles for a game so that they can be reliably converted into square PNG files and displayed as sprites in Unity. All the tiles are positioned on a hex grid, possibly ...
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How to blur part of an image in inkscape [closed]

I want to use filters in part of an image opened in inkscape. I could use filters in the whole image by clicking on the image in selecting the filter. But I can not figure out how to apply a filter ...
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Outline-like artifacts in Inkscape bitmap trace?

This seems quite similar to How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace? but I thought asking again would be helpful since it seems that at least the preview does not have the ...
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Inkscape files move when opened in multiple programs [closed]

When I open an SVG file in Chrome, Internet Explorer, GIMP etc, one object moves from where I put it in Inkscape. How can I prevent this?
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Combine multiple spray clones into one single object in Inkscape

I am doing something quite basic, "spreading" (aka cloning) a circle shape multiple times with the spray tool in Inkscape. My problem is that I created quite a few objects (~200) and I'm experiencing ...
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Copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape

I am trying to copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape, but inkscape rasterize the image rather than pasting the svg code. I know it's possible to paste the svg code via the built-in xml ...
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removing background of imported picture in Inscape

I am new to inkscape and was hoping someone can give me a step by step to remove background in a picture. Thanks
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Shapes not showing in Inkscape

I try to draw a square or circle and it just doesn't work. I know it should have a fill and stroke, and even when I select colors, it's not showing. All I see is a square depicting the area where the ...
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Cannot set the right position by text around circle

I want my text to run around a circle, but I cannot set it properly. If I center align it, then it shows the whole text, but 90° ccw rotated. If I left align it, then it cuts the text by 180° and ...
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Increase height of laser cut design file for enclosure

I want to create an enclosure case for a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a GrovePi Hat on top and an LCD display attached. I found design files for a laser cut case for a Raspberry Pi 3B+ [1], as well as the ...
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Free vector tool

I was wondering which application people would recommend for someone that wants to try their hand at creating some vectors. The Adobe suite is a bit too expensive for what I intend to do with it. I ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92? Found this https://itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape which says: Click the "Extensions" menu, ...