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Questions tagged [inkscape]

Questions about using the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Questions about how to install the application should go on Super User. Question about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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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 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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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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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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Make Inkscape UI completely dark except the document

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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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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In Inkscape is there a way to preserve file name of imported images?

I import (embed) a lot of jpg's and png's to Inkscape, many of them visually similar to each other. When you select an image, the tool-tip/status bar message will say something like: "image 1000 x ...
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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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How to convert a tiff image to vector scale format (PDF) in Inkscape?

I would like to convert a tiff image to the vector scale format for publishing my article in a scientific journal. I created the tiff file using Gimp.But the journal only accepts the figures in vector ...
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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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When I try to “copy” an object in Inkscape I get an error about UniConvertor

I'm running Inkscape 0.92 on Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 (stretch). When I try to "copy" an object in Inkscape I get an error about UniConvertor not beeing installed. You need to install the UniConvertor ...
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Remove background of a single contiguous color

I have a PNG image which has two figures, bounded by black lines, against a purely white background. My figures have also some white "pixels" (dots, points) inside, not contiguous with background "...
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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 ...
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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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How can you export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

I've been having a devil of a time getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be very many answers out there on all the various wikis and tutorials. In particular, transparencies ...
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What is the meaning of green lines in outline view in Inkscape?

I'm using version 0.92.3, sometimes when I've to make a table I use word to make it and copy it to my inkscape drawing, last week I've updated my Office from 2016 to 2019 and now when I copy tables ...
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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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inkscape - how to remove contour when exporting to png?

the inkscape I configured it in this way now I select the figure that I want to export I use the filter to pixelate and to export use this option But there is a transparent outline ("in the image ...
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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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inkscape: creating objects for subtitles file

So I was using assdraw to create objects to overlay as subtitles in a subfile. The process is you create the vectors and then you copy the displayed equation and paste it into a sub program like ...
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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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Merge different paths into one - inkscape

I have 3 adjacent rectangle as shown belown. I have 2 simple questions based on that. 1 - In this picture, selected area has 2 paths on top of each other. how i can make them one? 2 - In same ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...