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How do I create a path in the middle of two paths?

How do I create a path that is in the middle of the space between two other paths? This new path should be the same distance to each of the existing two paths. In the sketch I made, the green lines ...
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Remove extra portions from an object in inkscape

I have three squares arranged in an inverted L shape, but the one in the middle is slightly larger than the other two squares. (Please look at the picture given below) The black square has some ...
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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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Shell mode in Inkscape 1.0

I used to have a list of commands in a text file like this: -f ./input1.svg -e ../output1.png -y 0 -w 72 -f ./input2.svg -e ../output2.png -y 0 -w 240 and used to run inkscape --shell < commands....
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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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Inkscape: How to position arrowhead exactly at the end of path?

When I add markers to a path in Inkscape (e.g. arrowheads), they do not exactly end at the end of the path. How can I position the arrowhead so that it exactly ends at the end of the path?
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How to crop SVG images in Inkscape?

I want the sides of this SVG image trimmed: I tried opening it with Inkscape, selecting the region I want with the Rectangle tool and then Object → Clip → Set. But nothing happens.
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How to change the colour of part of an object in Inkscape?

I'm attempting to change the colour of an SVG image. Here is a screenshot of the image set I'm working with. Take for example the partly cloudy image (2nd line, 2nd from left). How can I change the ...
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Colour distortion of SVG object when moving and scaling in Inkscape

I downloaded an SVG file of button icons from Opengameart.org. I opened it in Inkscape. I selected and scaled all the button icons to let’s say 400%. Some are scaled fine but about half of them ...
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How to change the color of only a part of this line in Inkscape?

In the following image, want the cat head black and the shape of the heart in orange. I tried selecting the line that I want but it only selects all.
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How to scale rectangle with rounded corners laterally but keep round corners intact?

I want to make a rectangle wider but keep its vertical size and rounded corners. How can I do that without affecting the roundness of corners? I am using Inkscape 0.92.
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Unable to extrude SVG inside Blender [migrated]

I am using Blender 2.8 with 20.04 Kubuntu. I have an SVG made using Inkscape 1.0 with 3 layers which I tried to import into Blender and extrude each layer with different heights. Sadly when going to ...
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Knot path effect in Inkscape 1.0 — is there a bug?

While using the recently released Inkscape 1.0, I realized that the "Knot" path effect is not working as it was before. When I click any yellow diamond on a crossing, it wouldn't change the crossing. (...
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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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Inkscape filters are not rendering correctly

I'm running Inkscape 0.92.4 on Ubuntu Linux 19.10. My graphics driver is from NVidia. I'm given to believe that Inkscape's filters should work and render fairly similarly to how filters work in GIMP. ...
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What is alternative way to do `Ctrl + 0` and `Ctrl + 9` in Inkscape?

I watched some Inkscape tutorials, and came across a wonderful feature in Inkscape to quickly change thickness of a path or an object by hitting CTRL + 0 and CTRL + 9. But I've searched all over the ...
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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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Inkscape multi-closed-region multi-lined path

I'm trying to draw Sheldon Cooper in Inkscape 1.0 on Linux. So, I've draw the basic outline using circles & Beziers: All those lines are paths with no fill and black stroke. Now I'm trying to ...
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Inkscape Layer Dialog missing row

My Layer dialog looks like this: Here it shows a row of buttons including + to add a layer. How do I get this row to display? Ubuntu 18.04.4. LTS Inkscape 1.0
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Inkscape imports have the wrong colors

I have an EPS file and a PDF file that are showing correctly on all uses except when I import them into Inkscape and I can't figure out why! Here is what the original image looks like vs after ...
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How can I change CMYK and Registration colors to RGB in Scribus?

I need to convert all of my file's colors to RGB. Most of them are already RGB. There are 2 CMYK and 1 Registration. I can edit the RGB colors into CMYK with the Edit button, but not the other way ...
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How to create multiple closed paths from segments in inkscape

Is there any comfortable (and accurate) way to convert multiple shapes represented by segments (but rather precisely closed) into shapes? I want to use files from a CAD system as Basis for a Design. ...
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Inkscape: How to limit a project within the lines of the page?

I would like to know if it is possible to limit my objects and paths within the page size of an Inkscape project. This is, I would like to avoid having objects coming out of the lines of the page... ...
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Change gradient colors in Inkscape

How can I change the color from which to which the gradient should be changing in Inkscape?
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Inkscape causing tool paths to be doubled/duplicated

I just got my hands on a pen plotter today and have been experimenting with using Inkscape to generate gcode from an SVG graphic. The graphic is a bunch of lines generated by a Processing 3 sketch. ...
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Does it matter whether multiple text objects are selected when doing object to path?

In this video, instead of selecting all the objects and doing Object to Path he selects on text object at a time. Does it make a difference whether multiple objects vs. just one are selected?
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A straight cut line into a shape in Inkscape

I have a shape, which I designed in Inkscape. I uploaded back into Inkscape as PNG or SVG (tried both), and I want to add a line into the shape, which my cutting machine will cut. I want a cut in the ...
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How can I make something like that (zigzag)?

I want to make something like the photo below, just for a "Big Boss". It's easy to separate red and black letters, but I don't know how to make this zigzag effect. I use photoshop and inkscape. Is ...
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Inkscape: Can't move objects in groups

I've been having trouble moving an item that's part of a group; the available tutorials don't seem to work for me, even though I downloaded Inkscape this month and am using default settings. I'd like ...
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Inkscape - Ungroup and Break Apart vie Inkscape CLI

I am relatively new to this topics. I am trying to covert my svg file into dxf. This can be done with GUI and works fine but I have a lot of such small files which are needed to be converted to dxf so ...
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How can I preserve border width when scaling an object with Inkscape?

I want the borders to stay fixed in Inkscape when I'm resizing an object. I found these buttons in Inkscape v0.48.3.1, but they don't seem to work. Is there any other settings that I should turn on? ...
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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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Incomplete image when exporting SVG from Inkscape

Thank you for your answers in advance. I have the following image in inkscape, which has no layers (the background is usually white). When I export to Optimised SVG it appears incomplete (and ...
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Cutting a letter from a square Inkscape?

If I do this sequence with a circle and a square, it works. However if I do it with a square and a letter it does not. How do we do this with a letter: 1) Create a square 2) Select it and do Path &...
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How to modify thickness of existing graphics in Inkscape?

I have an existing svg image: source: https://www.svgrepo.com/svg/165174/thought-bubble And I'd like to modify the thickness of lines to be a bit slimmer. How could I achieve that in Inkscape? The ...
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Seamless adjacent shapes in Inkscape

Is there a convenient way to take two shapes in Inkscape and cut the border of one to follow the border of the other? Basically, if I have two overlapping shapes, I'd like to have Inkscape delete the ...
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How do you change the origin of a radial gradient in Inkscape?

I want to change the origin of a radial gradiant in inkscape (so that it's not the centre of the shape, but off to one side). How do I do this?
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Bucket fills leave a gap with boundaries in Inkscape

I am using Inkscape 1.0 on Kubuntu 20.04. I have an area with boundaries where I chose to bucket fill. It works fine, but there is a distinct gap between the boundaries and the filled area. In case of ...
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Inkscape Bezier pen

I'm facing a problem in Inkscape with the Bézier pen tool when I'm trying to connect the end of the drawing with the Bézier pen. Something strange is happening.
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Keeping Layers when Copy/Pasting in Inkscape

I am new to inkscape but have some experience with Illustrator CS4. I am working on a card game, and I have decided to create various layers to make it easier to order and select various elements. ...
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Inkscape gradient-stop distribution

Is there any way to auto-align gradient stops along the length of a gradient in the same manner that objects can be distributed with relation to the page?
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Inkscape - How to change the document scale without change objects scale

I did make a draw in a document, but when I duplicate the file and scale the dimensions of the draw to resize it to other resolution I fall in a "0,46296" scale. Now, I want to change the document (...
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How to convert flat icon to simple 3d icon?

I'm trying to make a simple 3D icon from a flat SVG image, unfortunately without success. What I want to achieve can be seen in the picture below. What steps should I take to get this effect? How do ...
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Keyboard shortcut for hiding the dock?

My dock looks like this (It contains the dialogs on the right of Inkscape): Is there a keyboard shortcut that will show and hide it. We have the dialog shortcuts here: https://inkscape.org/sk/doc/...
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How can I snap to line intersections in Inkscape?

I have two Bezier curves and I want to snap to their intersection. Unfortunately, 'snap to path intersection' only works on actual paths; I can't use it on lines. I decided to test this out on ...
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How to include the canvas in an Inkscape PNG export?

A designer has provided an SVG file for a logo centered on a square canvas. However, when I tried to export the the file to a PNG, the following happened: only the logo text itself was included, the ...
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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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select again last selected items

Is it possible to select again the last selected items? If I click unwillingly and lost the selected items, is it possible to select them again without having to manually click on each one of them (...
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Export in .dxf taking into account the masks Inkscape

I' m looking for a way to make sure that the .dxf export doesn't include elements outside of a mask. If such a function exists, it would be the simplest, otherwise you have to remove the mask and all ...
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Use Inkscape project in an animation app

I have a few .svg files from Inkscape that I would like to animate. However, I am not aware of a simple-to-use software that would let me paste it in its app and move my vectors in it to create the ...

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