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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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Why is trace bitmap not working in inkscape?

I had created a rectangle and was trying to use the trace bitmap feature to make a SVG copy but the copy was not being created.
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Why is my clipped path an uneditable symbol, unless pasted into a new document?

My clipped path is just an uneditable symbol, unless I paste it into a new document. I know it's still a path, but I can't edit it with the node selector. What is the reason for this error? The ...
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What is the difference between a closed figure with two radii and an unclosed figure?

I have been trying to learn Inkscape and I encountered a property of the ellipse tool which said closed figure with two radii. I am very confused about it and cannot make out why it doesn't qualify as ...
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Joining paths in Inkscape

How do you join paths in Inkscape? For instance, use paths to draw a trapezoid. I would like to join the opposite corners with a 5th and a 6th line, so that each of the 4 nodes has three lines ...
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How to use inches in Inkscape?

When I edit the guide dimensions it keeps reverting to mm measurement. I just want inches and the document is in inches. How do I stop Inkscape from using the metric system by default?
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When I draw a rectangle, doesn't appear?

Whenever I try to draw a rectangle, nothing appear and even when I close Inkscape and try again, the same thing happens.
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Convert parallel paths into one in Inkscape

I have an img that it is a black line. I try to convert to vector: Inkscape > Path > Trace Bitmap. Even the img is just a fine line, it makes two vector lines: one for the outside border of the ...
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SVG / PDF image without interpolation?

I exported an heatmap from Matlab as PDF. If I view the PDF created by matlab print -painters -dpdf command, I see the correct output: However if I import into Inkscape (either via Poppler or not) ...
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Position text baseline

How do I specify the position of a line of text relative to the baseline, rather than relative to its lowest point? I can see the little white square next to the baseline; however, I am unable to ...
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Is there no capitalize button in Inkscape?

I do not see an option to set a phrase as uppercase with the click of the button. Is there no such feature, or am I missing something?
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Inkscape Path Difference changing path size (turning bold/thin)

I've been using Inkscape for a few months, but recently, path difference hasn't been working like it has before. The attached image is 2 identical logos on top of a black background, but the logo on ...
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Inkscape equivalent of Illustrator's “Actions”

In Illustrator I can record a series of commands as an “action” and associate a keyboard shortcut to it. E.g.: align all selected objects along the horizontal axis distribute them evenly on the ...
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Need help merging two shapes in Inkscape

I'm new to Inkscape, and I'm working on a project where I want to merge these two shapes in such as way that that green shape fits in the yellow one and all the excess stuff gets removed. I have ...
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How do I automatically set a vertical guide in the horizontal center of my Inkscape document?

Every time I need to figure out where the horizontal middle of my document is, so I can place a guide, I'm counting little block spaces... Is there an easier, automatic way to place center gudies? ...
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How do I draw pixel-perfect symmetrical elliptical shapes in Inkscape?

I'm in the process of drawing a large envelope path on a large 12"x16" graphic. Forgive me, but I'm new to Inkscape. I'm having problems with drawing perfectly symmetrical pixel-perfect precise ...
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Is it possible to mask texture onto text using different layers in Inkscape?

I have successfully masked a texture over text using this tutorial here: http://www.designmarkgraphics.co.uk/blog/articles/2014/12/07/create-gritty-worn-and-distressed-inkscape-designs.html Basically,...
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Shape looks cut off / cropped

I have strange issues modifying a shape in Inkscape. I am designing a number 3, but see the screenshots. When selected, the selection rectangle only covers a part of the shape: When editing, the ...
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How to change the colour of all objects to a shade of maroon in inkscape

I'm very new to inkscape and I am trying to change the colour of a vector graphic I downloaded. Below is a a screenshot of my window: All of these bubbles are in shades of green. I want to keep the ...
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INKSCAPE - Create a circle in three colors

I need some help here creating a circle :) What I am trying to do is create a circle in 3 colors. from 0 deg to 119 Red, 120 to 239 white, and the rest Blue. There is no fill in the circle and the ...
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Change a specific color in an area

I have this image, a PNG file: Question: I want to change one of the logo's color to be more visible than the others. The color I want is australium gold rgb(231, 181, 59) These "logo's" represent ...
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Distribute objects within a specific region

In many cases I would like to distribute objects within a specific region. For example, I might want to have items equally distributed inside of a rectangle. How can I do this? I tried selecting all ...
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Exporting SVG to EPS with 1 pixel = 1 unit

I am creating SVG files programmatically and I want to export them in DXF or EPS for a laser cutter and CNC router. Illustrator can export to DXF with settings "1 pixel = 1 unit." Inkscape has built-...
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How can I make bezier curves in Inkscape default to smooth nodes instead of corner nodes?

When I draw a bezier curve the nodes default to corner nodes, how can I make it default to smooth nodes?
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Inkscape 0.92 : How to add file name and file path to a graphics for information? (like in MSOffice)

Inkscape 0.92 : How to add file name and file path to a graphics for information? (like in MSOffice) Is there a quick and easy way to add the file path and file name of the recent inkscape graphics ...
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Trim a shape in Inkscape

I am drawing a geometric pattern in inkscape. I have faced a problem. In the white rectangle shown below, I need to make it into a trapezium. I drew two triangles at two sides of the rectangle with ...
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Inkscape 0.92 'Stroke to Path' not working on B-splines

I have a design using B-splines, which I need to convert to a path, because it will need to be surrounded by a stroke in a separate colour. However, when I use the 'stroke to path ' (Ctrl + Alt + C) ...
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How can I draw easily an arrow with the text in its tails?

I know how to create arrow in Inkscape and add text but I am looking for a way to automate this process. Ideally, I would like to add directly an arrow with a number in its tail and use a ...
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Scope of SVG file

I have numerous objects in my SVG file, but I only want to use one object for import into Android Studio. How shall I edit/save the SVG file, so that only that object is imported as SVG in Android ...
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Best way to generate an svg from this png

Attempting to get a high quality image from the TensorBoard projector my last hope lies in producing a svg from a screenshot. My attempts to create an svg in inkscape ended up relatively blurry and I ...
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Preserve width of brush stroke when scaling objects in Inkscape

I'm new to Inkscape and I'm trying to figure out how to scale an object without the stroke width changing. I've chosen "Width is in absolute units" in the calligraphy settings. AND the toggle "When ...
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Software to create perspective line with curves

What software and tools can I use to quickly create lines over single or multiple photographs that have the effect of disappearing into the distance? Sometimes the line would need to have curves. I ...
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Automatically rotate and translate paths to reduce space without them touching (nesting)

I wrote a script that makes a design for a laser cutter. I want to optimize the layout to reduce waste and make the most of expensive Perspex material. I lay out the pieces so their bounding boxes ...
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inkscape) remove part of object which is outside of another object

I have two circles. One small blue circle and one big pink circle. Blue circle intersects the pink circle like the image I want remove just the part of blue ball which is outside of pink ball. I ...
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How to crop image inside a specific shape in Inkscape

I have an image of a iPhone X and I want to add a screenshot inside the phone. How can I crop the image or mask it so it fits the entire screen including under the iPhone x top status bar
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How to Cut Out a Path from a Shape?

I'm working with this truck vector and I'd like to convert all of the white lines in the large middle portion to transparency, as if I were erasing from the main shape. Is there a way to easily do ...
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Is there equivalent to Illustrator “merge” function in other software?

I'm looking for same "merge" functionality (It's keeping all visible parts and discards overlaping (creates necessary nodes on shapes)) as in Illustrator in other (free) software / tool / scripts. I ...
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How to update Inkscape

I am currently running Inkscape 0.92 on my Windows 10 machine. Is there a way from within the interface to update InkScape? or do I have to manually download and install each and every version that ...
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Some fonts in Inkscape don't display in Inkscape

I've noticed that some fonts don't display properly in Inkscape (0.92.3). Take Lato for example (downloaded from fontsquirrel). It contains 9 different weights (excluding Italics). Some display fine, ...
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Fastest Path Offsetting Method in Inkscape

I am looking for the quickest way to offset the below path inward a specific distance: So that it looks like this: This is very easy in AutoCAD using its Offset command where you specify the desired ...
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Inverse round corners with Inkscape

I am trying to reproduce these buttons: Here is my attempt, but I don't know how to inverse the round corner to match the reference images: Any idea is welcome.
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How to save programmatically as DXF?

I need to save an Inkscape file as DXF for a laser cutter and a CNC router. The Inkscape manual mentions I can save a file as DXF, which I do through the GUI and it works: File > Save As > Desktop ...
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Inkscape: simple way to expand appearance, fill and stroke, into fill

I need to programmatically offset and expand a path P for a laser cutter. I first add a stroke to path P (adding stroke:"5px"; in the text), then use "stroke to path" to make S (command-line: inkscape ...
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Inkscape's “Stroke to path” produces hole in the middle

I start with an "i" in Chalkboard SE, font size 32 and stroke width 8px. Then I click "Path > Stroke to path" and the design now has a hole in the middle of the dot of the i. The larger the stroke ...
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Create multi-line text on path inkscape

I have a curved path that I want to put multi-line text onto, as shown in the picture (the black line is the path). When I select Text > Put On Path, it becomes a single line and pressing return ...
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How do I convert a svg patterned fill to a set of paths?

I have a SVG path, which is filled with a pattern. The pattern itself is a set of paths. I want to reify the pattern as applied to the path -- turn it into a set of first-class objects which I can ...
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How to change InkScape path opacity with shortcuts?

Closely Related: What is the shortcut key for object opacity in Illustrator? When tracing, I would like to be able to quickly change the opacity of the path I am editing with a keyboard or mouse ...
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Guide positions and colors not being saved in Inkscape

I have a two-part question about guides in Inkscape. My OS is Ubuntu 16.04 and I have Inkscape 0.91. I noticed that in documents where I've switched the default units to pixels instead of mm (File>...
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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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Is there a way to lock a point into a curve?

I have a circle as a point and a stroke as a curve. Is it possible to lock the center of the point to the curve so that however I move it the point is still in the curve? In another word, how to make ...
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How to apply transparent gradient along each segment of a curve?

Say I have a white curve in black background: The curve has some points cut it to separate segments. From point A in the line whose opacity is 100%, the transparency gradually increasing and then ...