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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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector

I have a raster image, basically a scanned drawing of the outlines (and some detail) of various objects, and I wish to convert these lines to vectors, using either Illustrator or Inkscape. My present ...
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Why does my logo look terrible and blurry on Instagram and Facebook?

I am not a graphic designer at all. The first logo I made was in Photoshop for my Etsy store. Now I want to move off Etsy but can't make my own website until I have good quality graphics. So I made ...
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How to Connect Bezier Curves in Inkscape?

You can see there two bezier curves that I want to connect together. How can I do that? My current area with the peak consists of many small bezier curves which is totally intolerable because it makes ...
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How to convert a signature from JPG to vector strokes?

I would like to convert a scanned signature to a vector file. Specifically, I'd like to obtain a clean, small SVG, like Barack Obama's signature on Wikipedia. It consists solely of paths with no fill ...
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Is vectorizing an image copyright infringement if the image is not CC/Public domain?

Is it okay to vectorize this image to make a poster out of it even though the image is not Creative Commons or anything like that? I'm not using any part of the image directly and only going to use it ...
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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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Inkscape: realistic lighting and shading

Graphics have never been my force, so i decided to close this gap. After learning the basics of Inkscape and SVG, i'm trying to give more "reality" to my drawings. I have a circle which i want to make ...
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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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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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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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Create engraving in GIMP/Inkscape

I want to turn a photo in a engraving style picture, like for example this one using GIMP and, if possible, then make an SVG out of it with Inkscape. Can you recommend any filters/tools/plugins/...
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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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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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Using the shape of an object to cut the object beneath it in Inkscape

I'm editing an svg in Inkscape and I have an object on top of another object. I'd like to use the shape of the top object to cut the object beneath it. For those who are familiar with GIMP, I'm ...
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Inkscape: Changing default canvas size

Is there a way to customize the default canvas size in Inkscape?
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Border around formatted text in Inkscape

I'm trying to create a block of text with formatting and I want to surround it with a border. I've tried the "Flow into frame" feature, but that removes formatting (I would like line breaks, spaces, ...
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How to put one object both in front and behind another object at the same time?

I've attempted (as a test) to make a circle with a bar going through it. The bar should go under one side of the circle and over the other. I've done this by splitting the circle into two objects, ...
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How to create a customized city map

Any ideas how to start making a customized city map (one example below). I'm fairly good in using Illustrator and Inkscape but I'm unsure what an optimal workflow would be.
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Using inkscape to convert scanned color drawings to svg — recommended or no?

I'm an ebook publisher trying to include 10 color illustrations inside an ebook. It's not a fixed layout ebook but a reflowable ebook (i.e., an epub). Graphic example here: http://www.flickr.com/...
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How does Inkscape decide whether to use flowRoot or text?

The program for which I'm creating svg doesn't display text that I create in Inkscape where Inkscape saves the text as flowRoot. When does Inkscape choose to use svg:flowRoot? Is there a way to tell ...
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Delaunay triangulation to generate abstract networks and nodes

Is it possible to use Delaunay triangulation to generate an image like the below from a raster or vector of an object (in this case, a human heart)? What software and techniques would be required to ...
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Converting B&W to vector line art?

This may be a very basic question for this forum but here goes. I am beginning to create masks for sandcarving using UV film and I need to use B&W vector line art to be able to print a clear film ...
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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

I've noticed there's a slight gap between shapes and lines in which bucket-fill is applied (to the enclosed areas found therein) and the colour fill in Inkscape, is there any way of removing this gap (...
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Remove Background in Inkscape

I have two versions of a black and white image and would like to remove the background in both. I used Trace Bitmap in Inkscape with the settings below - the white background was no problem, but in ...
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Filling drawing

I'm having a little trouble I hope it's easily solvable in Inkscape... Sorry if it's something simple I'm missing, I'm relatively new to it, and google/searching here hasn't done quite the trick. I ...
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How to get the x/y position of multiple points on an artboard

I've got a bunch of objects on an artboard and I'd like to know the X/Y positions of them all. It would be fine to either have pixel values, or a % from the sides of the artboard. Importantly, I don'...
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Exporting an object as svg from inkscape

I know that Inkscape does not have the ability to export selected objects as svg, but is there a workaround that people have found that works?
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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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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Here are already such questions, like: Convert a line drawing from raster to vector What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector? Converting B&W to ...
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How to create these rotated clones?

I am a beginner in Inkscape. I want to create an image similar to Yury's diagram: This is what I tried so far: I created a circle, selected it and went to Edit > Clone > Create tiled clones. I ...
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Handdrawn like pencil sketch with inkscape

I have made this sketch with MS Visio which looks like it is handdrawn with a pencil: How can I achieve this with inkscape?
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Inkscape: remove stroke preserve size/shape

I've created a path with a stroke and a fill of the same color, and I'd like to remove the stroke while preserving the size/shape of the object. Is there a simple way to do this? In other words, I'm ...
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Fill enclosed path in Inkscape

I'm having difficulties with a really basic concept in Inkscape. How do I fill an enclosed path that has a line going into it? I've combined the original two paths to form one path, but filling it ...
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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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Drawing a double helix in Inkscape

I've seen this How can I create a double helix? question but I am here to ask you how to create a double-helix in Inkscape, instead of illustrator. I have tried to achieve this via creating two sine ...
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Inkscape 0.91: How does one convert symbols to a path? [closed]

I'm using Inkscape 0.91 and opened the Object > Symbols menu to use the various icons. When I try to convert a symbol to a path, nothing happens. How can I edit paths on symbols?
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Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular arc

The following screenshot shows a vector with guides forming its horizontal and vertical limits: How is it possible to bend the vector (along with a line – marked green in the image – which will serve ...
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How to reduce the number of nodes in a traced map using inkscape?

I was trying to incorporate a map outline in a logo using trace bitmap feature in inkscape. I was able to trace with some modifications in the setting, but the problem is it has more number of nodes. ...
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Inkscape: export xml for Android drawable resource directory

I am a Newbie in Inkscape. I tried to find a solution on the internet but I didn't find anything about exporting XML for Android drawable resource directory. I would like to be sure if this program ...
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Does something like Illustrator's “Shape builder” exist in Inkscape

Does a smarter boolean tool like Illustrator's Shape builder tool exist for Inkscape? Or a plugin maybe? I know the same can be achieved with the Union/Difference/Intersection tools, but the Shape ...
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AI vs EPS vs SVG

What's the technical difference? I'm interested in switching from Illustrator to Inkscape and would prefer to work exclusively with SVG, but is this going to be a problem for my team if they stay on ...
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Can I export an Inkscape SVG to a TTF file?

I have tried my hand at designing a font, and have made the individual SVG files for each character on Inkscape. Looking at other things about this topic, the answer always seems to be something along ...
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“Select by color” and “draw path from selection” in Inkscape?

I imported an image to Inkscape. Now I'd like to select all those regions that have the same (or to a certain degree similar) color. From this selection I'd like to draw a path (to which I can add a ...
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Add imperfections to vector graphics / drawings

I'm looking for creative ways to add imperfections or flaws to my vector graphics in order to make them appear more like hand drawn sketches. I'm working with Inkscape so tips that work here are very ...
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How to join end nodes of different paths in Inkscape? [duplicate]

I've been working recently on 3D printing TSP maps. I've included a pretty simple sample right here: The issue is that when I try to manipulate this figure, it recognizes it as 25 separate sections. ...
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Create the centerline from an polygon

I have a polygon and want to draw the centerline (i'm not sure if it is really the centerline, correct me if this is the wrong term...). I approximated this for an example drawing. I have the black ...
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Is there a way to copy live path effects from one object to another in Inkscape?

Inkscape has a feature called "Live Path Effects" (PATH > PATH EFFECTS). This allows you to apply a style to a path and have said style update live a you update the path. It's nice, but has one ...
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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 "...
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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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Inscape Version of Corel Draw's Clone Tool

Does anyone have an idea of how to do this: Corel Draw Clone Tool YouTube Demo in Inkscape? I'm very familiar with Corel Draw and Adobe Creative Suite, but at my new job they are cheap and I'm stuck ...