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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 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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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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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, ...
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Cannot get circle to cut around image!

Trying to make a logo similar to this in Inkscape but cannot get the parts of the circle to cut out around the image. I've tried everything. Difference, intersection, Object-Set-Cut. Nothing works. ...
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How to step and repeat in Inkscape (or Scribus) with live preview?

I am trying to make a simple, nicely spaced table of horizontal lines. Coming from an InDesign background, I could accomplish this easily in Indesign by making a single line and then choosing "step ...
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Inkscape: Snap shape center to stroke

I have an unfilled circle on which I want to draw smaller filled circles. I want to make sure that the center of the small circles is snapped to the stroke of the largest one, to ensure harmonious ...
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How can I analyse this SVG image downloaded from the web?

While I was looking at some designs of some websites, I came across a beautiful SVG background: https://www.algolia.com/lp/img/hero/hero-magento.svg I wanted to inspect it so I downloaded it. By no ...
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How to draw mathematical diagrams in Inkscape

Mathematician here trying to create some diagrams for my undergraduate thesis. I' Long story short, I'd like to be able to create something like this. I'm trying to work with inkscape and want to be ...
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Changing stroke width vertically but not horizontally in Inkscape

When using paths in Inkscape, I can set the "stroke style" of some path to an amount and it works as expected. However, at times I would like to change the vertical and horizontal stroke weight ...
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SVG2TikZ or Inkscape2TikZ: convert from SVG graphics to TikZ/PGF code [closed]

Inkscape is a graphics program that has several extensions. One of this tool for exporting SVG pciture is TikZ/PGF. From this page https://github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz SVG2TikZ, there are a set of ...
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Inkscape: making a line that widens in the middle

In Inkscape, I want to visually show the time of year that you should use a specific herbicide. I want it to kind of look like this bar graph. I don't know how to describe the shape that I'm looking ...
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How to convert path into a shape in Inkscape

I am trying to covert some paths into shapes. Let's say I have something like this: and I need to convert it into something like this: How am I supposed to go about this? I am using Inkscape 0.92.
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convert opacity to solid color in inkscape

Creating a document in publisher I want to get all my pictures in vector format. I've created one using inkscape and the only common format for publisher & inkscape is ehanced metafile (*.emf). ...
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Can I set Inkscape to use 300 dpi as its document properties?

I have a document that has a background I'm making in Photoshop, and a foreground I'm making in Inkscape. The document size is A1, 300dpi, which in pixels is 7016X9933. I want to be able to move back ...
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How do I turn a pen outline into a single object for gradients? (Inkscape)

My question is a bit weirdly worded, but I'm sure this is common thing to ask. I inserted an image and traced it with the pen tool, but I didn't do it in one go. I have one part, which itself was done ...
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Color differences after recieving a poster from printing

I have designed an A0 poster with Adobe InDesign. It contained a collage of different pictures. Since there was a specific part of the scene I wanted to cover for this version, I put a rectangle using ...
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Make Inkscape UI completely dark except the document [closed]

I went here and got myself the Inkscape Dark theme. I'm on 0.92, Windows x64. However, I see that the vast area on the screen (not sure what it's called), where the document is placed, is still white....
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Adding custom arrow head styles in Inkscape?

Is there any way to get more arrow head (marker) styles in Inkscape? I find the styles supplied with the software inadequate. Or can I use some other tricks to implement the arrow head function? ...
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How do I disable auto-replacement of missing fonts in Inkscape 0.91?

I am making files on two different PCs. We have a large package of fonts that we use, not all of them are installed on both machines. When we make a file on PC1 with a font that is not present on PC2, ...
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Edit Multiple Freehand Stroke Widths at Once in Inkscape

I'm trying to ink a drawing using the freehand stroke tool in Inkscape. I understand that this tool creates filled shapes rather than lines with strokes, so I'm using the Path Effects Editor to change ...
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Same width of line contour results in different display

In Inkscape 0.92.4 (2019-01-14), I have some green lines. They all have the same contour properties: But they result in a different displayed width: Note that the last green line is thinner than the ...
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Inkscape - How to reverse fill area and transparent area of an object?

Im new to inkscape, so please bear with the noob question :) Im trying to create a border which fades to transparent. At the moment I have the opposite - the border is white, the background is ...
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Half transparent color on a solid background of the same color how to make it contrast to see like in real life

Working in Inkscape I have an object that is somewhat transparent. I wanted to put this object on a background of a solid color but the background color is the same too. So after giving some thought ...
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Inkscape trace bitmap removing all white from image (background is alpha)

So, I recently took on the challenge of learning how to use Inkscape. I wanted to trace bitmap an image of the Australian flag, but the white parts if the flag is removed. I tried the Trace Bitmap ...
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How can I convert a path to a shape in Inkscape?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question, where I learned that one can trace the edge of a vector image by using a union if all the parts are shapes. However, while I found instructions for ...
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Automatically reduce (remove some) nodes to smooth an SVG [duplicate]

I have an SVG image that consists of thousands of nodes. How can I use Inkscape to automatically reduce the number of nodes while keeping the overall shape? An example image is Fist.svg, with a small ...
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Why part of points doesn't snap?

I have a vector shape. Some of vertexes are snap to guides, some not: In snapping, all types of vertexes are turn on: All vertexes looks similar: What is going on here? UPD. With zooming (all the ...
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Warping path for print on curved canvas

I'm trying to create some artwork that will be printed on an curved object (an inflatable event tent). I'm having a hard time figuring out how to prepare the file. The question is: How can I split an ...
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Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background?

I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape? I remember being able to do this in Illustrator but you can'...
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Draw simple lines in Inkscape

I can draw lines in Inkscape (with Bezier tool or freehand line tool), but they appear as path objects and when I save it, in the svg file they are also appear as path. My question is: How can I draw ...
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How do I set Inkscape-pdf-export to “fill viewport”

I have an A4 (210x297 mm) svg in Inkscape. When I export & open the pdf in Chrome, it isn't sized to fit the window - it appears way too big and needs to be scrolled. How would you advise me to ...
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In Inkscape, can I link to a pdf/svg-file instead of embedding its content?

I am using Inkscape as a canvas to layout existing pdf/svg/png plots that I have made in Python, and then add some details and text to the overall figure. When I import the pdf/svg files via File >&...
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In Inkscape, resize both the document and its content at the same time

I've been struggling to do something that would seem pretty basic: In Inkscape, how can I resize the document and its content (i.e. drawings) at the same time? A little bit of context: I want to ...
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Edit clip path nodes not showing up on Windows

I am running Inkscape 0.92 on Windows 10. I have clipped a portion out of a picture and "Show clipping path(s) of selected object(s)" is also enabled as per this similar question. However I do not ...
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Why do some SVGs render so differently in Inkscape?

Can someone please explain why some SVGs look so different when opened in Inkscape? I've used Inkscape for a while and I am able to open and edit pretty much any SVGs, but some appear with strange ...
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how do I change the points on a star in inkscape?

how do I change the points on a star in inkscape? im getting 6 points, but I want 5 point. on other computers with inkscape, I have 5 point stars. I looked in the tool config, but didnt see a way to ...
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Inkscape Printing

I created a design in Inkscape and I was having an issue with the design converting to PDF. The problem is whenever I export it to PDF, the blurred shadow disappears in the PDF file. I need this ...
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How to remove an object in a photo in inkscape? [closed]

How to remove an object like stairs from a photo without leaving a missing part in the photo in Inkscape? I'm trying to remove stairs from a photo and then blend it so you can't tell that the stairs ...
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Trace Bitmap in Inkscape is removing transparent background

I'm using Inkscape and I'm trying to "vectorize" (trace bitmap) a .png image with transparent background. Each time I execute the transparency is replaced with white background. Any tips?