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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, 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?
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Import svg file in Inkscape

I have several SVG files and want to create one SVG file. According to their file, they all should have a size of 22x22 Pixels. If I open one of those SVG files (or import it), there will be a ...
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Inkscape problem: rectangle with unequal stroke width

Can someone help with this problem in Inkscape? When I attempt to draw an empty rectangle with stroke, what I get is a rectangle with stroke which lines are a little bit thicker on the left and right ...
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How to add a comment to an SVG file in Inkscape?

When doing design work, I find it extremely useful to jot down sidenotes so that I can backtrace my thought process during later revisions. These comments are not considered as part of the work itself,...
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Scribus can't import my MATLAB eps figure and has issues too if it's converted to SVG in Inkscape

I have a MATLAB script that produces figures in eps format. I attempted to import into Scribus but got a fatal error. Instead I imported into InkScape first to convert to SVG (no problem there), but ...
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What are “user units” in Inkscape?

I created a drawing whilst learning to use Inkscape and didn't pay any attention to the units I used. When it came to saving the drawing as an image, I decided I wanted the the image to be of the ...
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Inkscape SVG Stroke Size Changing Depending on Zoom

SVG Shape Gaps change when Zooming I used this tool: here to create a low-poly picture and then downloaded it as an SVG. I then noticed that the edges were overlapping and so I brought it into ...
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Inkscape stroke hardly visible when it's too thin

I have the last version of inkscape but I have a problem. With my laser cutter I need strokes with a thickness of 0,01. But whenever I change the thickness of a shape or line to this value, the stroke ...
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Convert outlined stroke to single stroke

Recently I've been messing with Illustrator/Inkscape and trying to convert something like this: to a single-stroked path like this: I've searched a lot and I haven't found a solution.
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Inkscape: Dropped shadows are always cut off. How to prevent this?

When applying a drop-shadow filter in Inkscape, the shadow is totally cutoff and not resized properly. The paths are ungrouped and just a simple connected path that has fill and stroke style. The ...
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Does stroke to path essentially create two different objects?

In inkscape does stroke to path essentially create two different objects? For example if we have a square with a stroke and we do object to path and then stroke to path we can now manipulate the "...
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Smooth line-only pen drawing in Inkscape

Using pen and paper I drew a castle (monochrome, only lines, no fillings, no gradients, no pen pressure differences), then scanned it and vectorized it with Trace Bitmap in Inkscape: I want to reduce ...
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“Airbrush” effect

I'm copying a drawing in Inkscape to be able to enlarge it and use it to print a t-shirt. The original is this: And the one that I made is this (far from perfect, but the best I my abilities allow ...
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Constrain size of existing text object?

If I switch to the text tool and just click in one spot, without dragging out an area, it normally appears as a text object which does not have a constrained size. Another method which sometimes ...
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Projecting a path to form a curved 3d side wall in Inkscape?

I'm reviewing this 3d pie chart inkscape tutorial and was curious whether there is a way to project the side walls using something like an extrude effect? Here's a demo that creates two surfaces and ...
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Inkscape does not export the layer's blend mode exclusion to PDF

I followed the instructions here to fill some objects (including text) with a negative of their background: If I export this as png everything is fine. However when exporting as PDF it just shows ...
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Tracing drawing with cloned tiles produces different result

While following this tutorial tracing the circle over the circle with the gradient produces this result: The result is different from the result in the tutorial, and I've retraced my steps several ...