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How fill a text colormap as invert of its background

As the title says I want to fill a text with an inverse of its background colormap in Inkscape. I know how to do this in Gimp: Right click on the text layer and select Text to Path: Go to the ...
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How can I add stop point to linear gradient in inkscape?

I want to create gradient with multiple colors. How can I make it with inkscape? One obvious solution is to add more stop points.
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How do I create a bevel effect on a complex object in Inkscape?

I would like to create a bevel effect in Inkscape. I am going for a very subtle bevel, that looks something like this one which was created in Photoshop: First I tried the bevel filter in Inkscape, ...
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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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Changing relative heights of objects so that their shadows reflect what the user wants

How can I change this image so that the inner circles appear like they are at the highest level? Meaning that the outer and bigger circle doesn't cast a shadow over them? Edit1: I am using Inkscape
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Changing the DPI of Inkscape’s PNG export

I use Inkscape and want to export a PNG image (of my SVG file) with dimensions 1080 px by 1920 px. However the DPI is always set to 90 and if changed, the dimensions change with it. Is it possible to ...
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Inkscape: Replace objects with original size

Is there a way to replace objects of the canvas by another respecting the proportions? For example, in my drawing I have many rectangles of different sizes and I want to replace them with another ...
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How can I create a PDF file from an Inkscape SVG with multiple pages?

I have an SVG file that was created in Inkscape. It's the layout of a page for a book that is like a diary, so every page is exactly the same. The printing service that I will be using to make a hard ...
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How can I use the drop shadow filter on multiple paths on inkscape?

So, If I shift select all the images I want to create a shadow for, I get the following image: A way around this would be to group the objects and cast a shadow over that, which produces the ...
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Inkscape - how to draw a line with an arrow (as marker) in the middle with correct orientation

I would like to draw a light ray which makes an angle with the horizontal axis in Inkscape. Using the freehand drawing, I drew the line horizontally first (placing a node in the middle for the arrow) ...
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Inkscape not showing svg that displays correctly in browser

This svg from wikimedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/OOjs_UI_icon_language-ltr.svg, is visible in web-browers, but shows nothing in Inkscape 0.91r13725 <svg xmlns="http://...
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Inkscape arrow skew

I am trying to draw a diagram in isometric in Inkscape (v0.92.4). For each object, I apply a skew and a rotation of the angle of the axonometric grid. I am facing an issue with applying a skew on ...
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How to create perspective with curved lines?

I have a simple task: I want to create a train track that's slightly curved and disappears in the distance. The best I've achieved so far is the following image which I created with Affinity Photo: ...
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Is there an easy way to remove internal nodes from a path in inkscape?

Specifically if I write text and convert it to a path, and then outset the path to make one outline, I then want to remove the "holes" from characters like O without manually going through each one ...
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Redock a floating toolbox in Inkscape [closed]

Inkscape 0.92 in Ubuntu 18.04 I have detached a toolbox (the layers toolbox) and made it a free floating window, but then it is impossible to redock it in the right toolbox dock in Inkscape
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Inkscape for cartography : automatic fore color of texts for maximum contrast over background

I have again a series of cities names on a map. I have a solution to fill a background rectangle that can be semi transparent to make the text always visible, great. What I want to do now is ...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

I want to produce a geographic map with Inkscape. I have cities with names. I mean I have dozens of city names. I want to fill the background of cities names with a semi transparent background so that ...
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Use of the maths in graphics programs

In relation to my activity as a teacher of Mathematics and Physics at an Art School, I would like how to connect in graphics programs, any arguments of the analytic geometry or trigonometry in ...
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Move circle and connecting points in Inkscape (manipulate graph plot)

I'm creating a network graph in R and exporting to Inkscape as a PDF (see image below). I would like to move the nodes around and have each node's edge (line connected to it) move with it. Is this ...
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How to fix/change Inkscape scale factor while exporting into SVG?

I printed a PDF drawing with Chromium. This is my reference physical output. I imported the PDF into Inkscape (0.92.3), cloned the drawing and then printed within Inkscape. The output has the ...
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What is the gradient tool XML structure for Inkskape extension programing.?

I want to create a custom gradient tool extension. what is the XML structure for the gradient tool? The tool I want to make would fill objects with N-vectors per (unit of measurement) to make vector-...
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Inkscape - trimming filled paths along an arc

I've got a task somewhat similar to a previously-posed question (1), but not so similar that it solves my problem! I've got a sunburst (radial treemap) with four concentric layers of text. (These are ...
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How to draw a wing cascade with boundary layers?

After receiving some great advice here, I set out to create my first diagrams! I am trying to recreate this type of image in Inkscape: Inkscape was suggested as a good starting point and it's free, ...
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how to fill the colours in this music staff imported from another file

I am trying to see if I can get a couple of things happening here. Can I change the background colour of movie maker because whenever I convert my svg to png files, I realised that some pictures can't ...
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How to draw an arrow in inkscape

I would like to add an arrow to an Inkscape project. I read this question but it didn't tell how to actually make the arrow: Set the colour of arrows in inkscape
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How to edit an EPS with GIMP or Inkscape

Newbie here. I wanted to design a wallpaper, (I was starting with a 1280x1024 size), so I downloaded this graphic from freepik [ see link below ] but I cannot figure out how to edit it. First I ...
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Inkscape: Export-id generates a too big PDF

Context I want to export layers of my SVG one by one into PDF, via Inkscape's CLI. Problem Say I have a simple Inkscape SVG consisting in a plain rectangle: I want to export it into a PDF. If I ...
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Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. I ...
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Find out the file location in Inkscape

I have an .svg file being opened in Inkscape. I know that the file was opened using Inkscape, not just created right now. So, the file is present on the disk. How can I find the location of the file ...
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cut object from path not working in inkscape

I am very new to using inkscape. I have been learning from a huge amount of tutorials available over the net. However, one thing that never works for me is "cut out from objects" I've attached a ...
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how to know if i reached a far line's height?

Lets say i want to draw a rectangle with a height of a selected line. However the line is far away from my drawing area. How i can know i reached line's height while iam drawing? Here is the exact ...
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Why won't a certain object combine into another in Inkscape?

I am making an icon pack using Inkscape that is focused around brand and social icons. I am planning on adding the FreeBSD logo to the pack, so I have been recreating the logo: However, when I try to ...
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Inkscape - Unable to open an svg file

I am trying to use a linux command line to hide all layers in an svg file. Most of the time it works well but sometime inkscape failed at opening it. I am using inkscape 0.92.3. I compared the svg ...
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Remove the blank space around the .svg image using Inkscape

Is it possible to remove the blank space around the .svg image using Inkscape? For example, here is the image I have: Here is what it looks like when I use it in css: As you can see I am having ...
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Why does my text made in Inkscape not display elsewhere?

I made quite some basic icons in Inkscape, but when displaying the SVGs in other tools (browser or basic Linux image viewer), The text parts are not displayed at all. How to get it to show up ...
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Inkscape Bounding Box crops Stroke Paint

I noticed that my corner is being cut off of the bottom node of path when I add a border to it. I believe when adding a border of that thickness to the object/paths on the left the result should be ...
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Why does inkscape select vertices I didn't click?

When I edit a path in Inkscape, sometimes it selects an additional to the one that I've clicked. This will cause me to move two vertices, then I realize that so I have to do undo, click the one ...
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Create an adjacent rectangle while extruding the wall

I want to create an adjacent rectangle while expanding other rectangle's wall. Lets say this is our first draw I want to expand its right side while keeping the wall, just like that how I can ...
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Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape

Is there a way in Inkscape to set the boundaries of the svg file the way they would be set if you export as a bitmap? I want that there's no whitespace above, beneath, right or left of the object ...
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Where to find “LaTeX Formula” in inkscape?

I know It should be on the menu bar -> Extensions -> Render -> LaTeX Formula. But when I use inkscape on windows, there is no "LaTeX Formula" in the above path. It should be hidden somehow. Anyone ...
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How to continue an unfinished curved path in InkScape

I think I have found the Adobe Illustrator version of this question, at: how continue a path from one point by using pen tools in illustrator? Another site: suggests subpaths, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Inkscape: Organically filling an odd shape with set objects [duplicate]

I have been searching for this answer for a while, but haven't understood how to master exactly what I want. Currently, I am working on a project on Inkscape where I have created an odd shape by ...
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Flowing/Blob-like fitting together

I am trying to create some blobs that flow into each other and take up the entire artboard (kind of like this image but not as much lines as shapes similar to my attempt below). In Inkscape I used ...
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Clip out the part of an image in Inkscape

How could I clip out the yellow part of the image below? Here is what I tried. Select the yellow part and the image itself. Go to Object->Clip->Set. And here is what I am getting. As you can see ...
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What is this textured look called, and how can I recreate it?

I'm looking to recreate the below look on some vector based shapes in Inkscape, where the edges are broken and slightly see through, and fills are grainy. Any help to either point me in the right ...
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What is easiest way to get small copy of object in Inkscape?

I need smaller copy of object on second layer. I select object and press Path -> Linked Offset and resize object to smaller. When I resize the the object I need strict 2mm between parent object and I ...
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Convert objects to short lines

I am new in Inkscape. I need to know how convert objects (any: lines, cyrcles, free drawn by pen, ets) to object consists from small lines (1.5 - 2 mm (need to specify)). Please look to example on the ...
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Professionals: Would you choose GIMP over Photoshop and/or Inkscape over Illustrator?

I know Adobe's solutions are more advanced, but, as professionals, do you think you would survive (against competition) using GIMP and/or Inkscape instead of Photoshop and/or Illustrator for your ...
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Inkscape shortcuts like Illustrator

I want to find an Inkscape shortcuts profile with defined Illustrator shortcuts. For example 'A' for Node Selecting tool, 'P' for Pen not Pencil. Please give a link to file to Import from Edit > ...
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How do I efficiently create closed shapes with shared boundaries in Inkscape, e.g. countries on a map?

In the drawing you see five paths (orange pink green blue and red), which define the boundaries of 4 regions (a b c and d). I now want to create those regions so they are fillable, and without crazy "...