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Inkscape without the GUI

I am running a batch script to convert SVG files to PDF files. INDIR='...' OUTDIR='...' seq 1 1000 | while read row; do echo Processing $row /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/MacOS/inkscape -o ...
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Problem converting pdf to eps - grey hue (using Pixelmator and Inkscape)

I am not a graphic designer at all, but a science grad student. I need to submit figures to a journal in .eps format, they do not accept. pdf. When I try to convert my .pdf files to .esp, different ...
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Avoid overflowing of stroke over a second object

The image below is the result of the intersection between a path and some bezier lines. As you can see, the lines go beyond the path behind them. How can this be avoided? I am aiming for the lines ...
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How can I create this effect on an image ? (Photoshop / Affinity)

I have this problem: I need to editing a ink drawing and have this kind of effect, I think he used halftones and some textures but I don’t really understand the process to make, any suggestion ? Link ...
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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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Flat edges in Inkscape

So i was just toying around with inkscape, trying to make a nice thing for my friend. When i got to the horns though, i couldn't make their tips sharp and they came out looking flat. Is there a way to ...
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Display/preview lowercase as small capitals in Inkscape?

I want to type text in Inkscape, and see lowercase letters displayed instantly as small capitals on the canvas. Preferably using the font's own small capitals, if available. Is this possible in ...
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How can I make “Ink Free” font bold in InkScape

So just downloaded InkSpace for Windows, and there is a cool font I like "Ink Free" The thing is it does not have the bold option in the dropdown.. Any ideas on how can I enable this op
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Changing object/path filling's opacity without changing the stroke's opacity

I would like to reduce the opacity of the filling colour of an object/path and keep the stroke of such object/path unchanged. Is there a way of impeding this relationship so I can only reduce the ...
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Coordinates of groups in Inkscape

I use Inkscape as a UI designer. I want to export each group as a single SVG using the python parser and Inkscape command line renderer but I have problems with the coordinates of each object. For ...
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Drawing a double helix in Inkscape

I've seen this How can I create a double helix? question but I am here to ask you how to create a double-helix in Inkscape, instead of illustrator. I have tried to achieve this via creating two sine ...
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Saving interpolated images in Inkscape

How can I save each interpolated image in Inkscape as separate images with the entire background and maintaining position of interpolated object quickly? For example I created interpolated images of a ...
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Clip raster image with bezier curve shape in Inkscape

I have a raster image that I'm trying to 'cut out' a part of (then follow it with feathering + blending etc), I draw an "outline" with the bezier curve tool, afterwards making sure to close the newly ...
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How to make truly additive “Addition” layer modes? [closed]

This image summarises my mathematical struggles with the seemingly simple rule of “Addition” layer modes in different graphics applications (tested with GIMP and Inkscape). Since the greyscale layers ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator: How to create a Polygonal Gradient / Shapeburst fill?

I'm trying to create a Polygonal Gradient fill in Inkscape or Illustrator. Here's a rendered example of what I'm trying to do: The image above shows a black-to-white polygonal gradient on a pentagon. ...
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In Inkscape, how can I rotate a 2D object on the Z axis so that it appears 3D?

I have an image of a road that I have drawn as if I were a drone, looking down on it from above. I would like to now add perspective to it, which would be easy if I were able to take the containing ...
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Creating snap node from intersections in Inkscape

I created a straight line using the freehand line tool, and then from the end of the line, using the snap-to-node feature, I created a circle using the ellipsis tool. This means the center of the ...
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Inkscape: Set default values for “resize page to content”

I use Inkscape 0.92 and frequently use the "resize page to content" tool (see snapshot below) with the same values for the margins. Naturally, I would like to be able to simply set a default value for ...
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How to get the contour of an image in Inkscape

I have an image of a human brain, but I only need the contour of it; its outer shape and not everything that's on the inside of the brain. I tried using Trace Bitmap, but I still got the inside of the ...
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“One of the objects is not a path , cannot perform boolean operation” error when using division tool in Inkscape

I want to cut the object below in Inkscape 0.92 : opengl.svg After converting it to path , I was unable to use the division tool because of the following error: One of the objects is not a path , ...
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resizing thousands of objects with fixed height and preserving aspect ratio in Inkscape

Sorry for my English, I'm a French speaker :D I would like resize thousands of objects with the same height, but with different widths, and the goal of keeping each of their original aspect ratios. ...
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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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Objects not aligned like rest of svg

I used Inkscape to make an SVG file for Cricut Canvas. The middle lines are not staying aligned with the rest of the objects and appearing on the bottom instead of in the middle (where it is in ...
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In Inkscape is there an easy way to divide my document into equal sections?

I'd like to import 6 pictures (.gif) into an Inkscape Document, and size them equally and place them, well-aligned, into separate sections of the document. My document is in Landscape mode, and for ...
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Combining two paths without losing the markings in Inkscape

How can I use the Knot Effect in Inkscape while keeping arrowheads (markers) on those paths? For example, here are two arrows : In order to use Knot Effect on multiple paths, I tried combining these ...
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Set order (start) of nodes in a closed shape/path?

I need a way to mark the starting node in a curve. I am using the curves in an external program that animates the drawing of the object from the starting point to the end. It appears that cutting a ...
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How to not get pixel/serrated edges for a logo exported from Inkscape?

I created my logo with Inkscape so it's format SVG, on Inkscape when I zoom in it does not pixel. But when I zoom in on the png file exported, the edges/strokes are not smooth, are serrated, pixel... ...
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Using Inkscape and printing on larger paper than canvas

Wondering how to print (to scale 1:1) on larger paper than the canvas. Currently, when I print (using larger paper, but not changing printer setup, so it thinks it still canvas sized) a border of ...
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How to properly fill color inside a shape in inkscape

I have created a complex shape using Bézier curves, and now I want to fill the color specifically inside the shape. Basically, shape has two segments. At first, I selected the shape and then filled ...
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How to make a font / letter filled with dots using Inkscape

Is it possible to fill a shape or letter ( alphabet, Indic etc ) with random dots ? ie, when the base is removed, the letter will appear as if made of dots. Something like we can see below My goal is ...
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How to change the stroke colour in Inkscape?

Sorry for this extremely basic question. I am wondering if my version of Inkscape is buggy or something... I draw a line and want to change its colour. How? This is what I have tried: Open Fill and ...
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How to trace multiple images at once, like batch processing

I'm a student, and I'm trying to go (kinda) paperless. I write stuff on my whiteboard, or a notebook then I scan it with my phone, and bring it into my windows laptop. My plan is to vectorize the ...
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Cannot change stroke width in Inkscape

I am trying to change the stroke width of an icon in Inkscape but, unlike other times I have done this, this time the stroke width appears to be 0 px and I am not allowed to make it thinner: The ...
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How to draw a hollow line with arrows in Inkscape?

How do you draw an arrow like this in Inkscape? I tried: draw a line add an arrow to the end make the whole thing wider convert it to a path and then played around with stroke and fill but nothing ...
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Align to Center Across Page in Inkscape

When I used Inkscape before, I was able to snap an object so it would align with the center or edge of another object nearby without going into the Align and Distribute window. Now I can't do it ...
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Inkscape Get Rotation of Object, Display Angle While Rotating

When rotating an object, I find the rotation angle of the object only in the status bar. The problem is, the instant I stop rotating, this display is covered up/replaced with the node selection ...
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Placing an object on top of other object showing background object color

I am placing an object and placing it on top of other object using Align and Distribute but the other object background color is appearing as a stroke. Image one is showing two objects.
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Inkscape - reduce size of images in exported PDF

In my Inkscape file, i have some pictures. Some of them are cropped, others are downsized/small relative to the paper size. But when I export a PDF, the images are included in original resolution ...
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Replicating a fantasy map coastline pattern along a path

In fantasy maps coastlines are sometimes portrayed using a combination of two parallel lines and wave shapes on the seaside. I wish to replicate this behaviour for a custom coastline (a path) in ...
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Inkscape - How do I remove the black background in a jpg file of scanned dice?

I have scanned a bunch of dice on a flatbed scanner. I covered the dice so the background would get as black as I could. (which means it is not uniformly completely black black) Now I have loaded ...
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Split open paths into several segments at intersections

I'm using Inkscape and I'm at this point (they're supposed to become three gears) I want to split the paths at each intersection so that I can delete the useless segments and merge the remaining ones....
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How to put two shapes in one object in Inkscape?

How to put multiple shapes into one object (without grouping , cloning , union and also merging the shapes of them) in Inkscape? I mean something like this : *Note that the box in center is one "...
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Setting the Background of Grouped Inkscape Objects

In this youtube at the current time the designer is able to set the background of 2 grouped objects. I've tried following the exact same sequence, but when I click on a palette color, the color is ...
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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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INKSCAPE: Bluring inside of objects

I am having trouble containing a blur to the inside of an object which is the objective of this Inner Shadow Effect Tutorial. In the tutorial he clips an offset of a matching shape which he blurs. His ...
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Help hide path outline for the pen tool in B-Spline mode in Inkscape

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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Inkscape: How to have a Connector Line be two colors

I'm trying to connect two objects Filled with different colors with the Connector Tool, then have the Connector Line show the two different colors associated with the objects. Can I do that with the ...
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Coloring an svg

I've downloaded an .svg and I'm trying to somehow color the stroked part so that for example the left circle will be red, the top one green, the top line blue, etc. I've been messing around in ...
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Single stroke / monoline text in Inkscape for laser engraving

I'm trying to prepare a design in Inkscape to be sent to a laser cutter that should engrave some small text, with just with a single line. Using the text tool and converting to a path gives me an ...
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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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