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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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Remove image from background and make pattern

I made some images on the Assembly app on my phone and have now moved them to my computer to edit in inkscape. How can I remove them from the background and make a repeat pattern?
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Exporting SVG from Corel Draw - SVG stays distorted

Don't fully understand why, but some of my SVG files that I export are distorted. I am creating two fonts, and are having trouble especially with closed shapes like 8 and 0, but also with h - which is ...
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How do I create rigid links between objects to control distance (creating map in Inkscape)

I'm creating a map of a camp facility (40 buildings) and have taken distance measurements and compass bearings. Now, I need to create the digital file, and had planned on using triangulation for ...
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Cannot see object when moving

I cannot see the object moving or resizing in real time. Like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqWEJoGHpPo I see the object move along with the cursor when she is moving the object. In ...
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Create a simple shrinking square fractal with Inkscape and Tiled Clones

How can I create an image like this in Inkscape? (squares only, ignore the little hairs) I'm trying to start with a square, then use Tiled clones to repeat the pattern several times, but I can't seem ...
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How to create this coloured pencil effect?

How can I recreate this coloured pencil effect with Inkscape? The original image is just flat colours with a slight gradient on the background. I uploaded it to PhotoMania and used their coloured ...
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How to continue an unfinished curved path in InkScape

I think I have found the Adobe Illustrator version of this question, at: how continue a path from one point by using pen tools in illustrator? Another site: suggests subpaths, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Creating Beveled Edges Without Using a Filter

If you look at the below image you will see that the the edges of the box at the lower left corner where the arrow goes through it are beveled. Note that not the entire box is beveled: Does anyone ...
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Inkscape Reverse Clip [duplicate]

I have complex paths, sometimes combined with text, and I want to clip this path by defining the invisible area, rather than the visible one. Clip and Mask define the visible area. In other words, how ...
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Hierarchical layer blending in Inkscape?

Suppose I have 3 layers in inkscape - from bottom to top, let's call them Layer 1 - Layer 3. I want Layer 3 to blend with Layer 2 using the "Multiply" blend mode. But then, I want the result to blend ...
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Sharpen Corners of Path

A while ago I stumbled upon a webpage that demonstrated how to sharpen the round corners of a rectangular path. Basically you would just pull the nodes of the corners across till they intersected and ...
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How does one get rid of spaces between a collection of text after creating a union in inkscape?

I'm designing a logo for somebody, part of the logo is a collection of text like this: Here's the text I'm using for the logo: The problem I have here is that every time I create a union out of ...
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How to vectorize a bitmap for a specific color range?

I'd like to vectorize only specific colors of a bitmap. I have a bitmap with different colors and blue lines or shapes, and a Map with rivers and lakes. I'd like to extract these rivers and lakes as ...
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Removing a black background to create a transparent image [duplicate]

There is a way of removing the background in Inkscape using Bezier curves. For my project, this will be a lengthy task. I have a white logo on a black background, I wish to have a white image of the ...
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Snapping Gridlines to midpoint of binding box?

In this tutorial at this specific moment the presenter snaps guide lines to the midpoints of the bounding box. When I click snap bounding boxes and snap midpoints of bounding box edges and try to ...
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Inverted Clipping in Inkscape

Clipping in Inkscape keeps visible only the (parts of) selected objects which are under the clipping object. How can I change it (invert it) so that only the (parts of) selected objects that our not ...
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Complex bitmap to vector

I am new to graphic design, and I am wondering how it's possible to convert a complex hand drawing to vector by tracing or any other method. Let's say I have an image like this: and I want to convert ...
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Gradually changing the width of half of a circle?

Suppose we have a circle stroke that is 100px in width. We now want to change it so that the center left side has a stroke with of 50px and the width should increase symmetrically such that when the ...
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Rounded corners on a rectangle are not even

Inkscape suddenly decided to make rectangle corner rounding uneven. I'm not sure what setting was changed. Currently two files are open and in file 1 corner rounding is even, while in file 2 corner ...
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Is there a way to auto-generate (parametric) vector graphics to use in Inkscape/Illustrator?

I suppose the very first question to ask if if Inkscape or Illustrator have internal functions for this automation. If not, would something like Python make sense? I'd like to write a small web app ...
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Delete path of shape behind another shape in Inkscape

I would like to create the illusion of one shape being "on top" of another shape in Inkscape. Is there a quick way to delete the path of one shape that is inside of another? It is important that I ...
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How to effectively create material elevation in mainly Inkscape or Illustrator?

How to create the material design elevation shadow in Inkscape mainly? Or alternatively in Illustrator? I have imitated the elevation shadow in Inkscape with the following settings: There are ...
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How to reduce a shape to it's “guide line” (e.g. bold L to a L-shaped line)?

I have a hand-drawn shape and I would like to extract the lines from it, so that it can be cut by a laser cutter. In general, it's various "lines", but made of paths with fills. Using the stroke is ...
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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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Dynamically adjusting line between nodes of objects in Inkscape

I'm new to inkscape and I didn't find a way to link two rectangle objects with a line (for example linking bottom right corner of the first rectangle with top left corner of the other rectangle) in ...
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Inkscape - “Exclusion” reverts “break apart” and puts all nodes to one path

I have a hand-drawn shapes, in fact, a hand-written text. I wanted to make it bolder so I used the technique of adding a 1 mm stroke, and then converted the stroke to path. That "removed" the fill and ...
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Inkscape - lock the length of some paths?

I have a 2d model for a laser cutter. It has cutouts where the wooden layer fits in perpendicularly. That means the cutout has to have the exact width so the layer fits in. Now I am experimenting ...
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Inkscape export to JPEG

Using this jpg export extension off of GitHUb, I am not getting any results. My OS is Windows 10 64bit. The GitHub page mentions you also need to install ImageMagick. This I did. And I have ...
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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

I found a very interesting pattern, which I would like to recreate: Source I tried to start with the RGB-Noise filter of Gimp, but didn't get a comparable pattern so far. I understood, that there ...
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inkscape: An easy way to make a Bezier curve with a white border?

I'd like to be able to draw a black Bezier curve of arbitrary shape which has a white border to it (the centre of the curve being black). Is there an easy way to do this? For instance, see the ...
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Can not remove arrow heads in Inkscape

I added arrow heads in Inkscape through Fill and Stroke editor. Now I can not delete them. Tried to find the option in the drop-down list which I used for the arrows addition, with no result. Here ...
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Inkscape: using one object to cut away another while leaving both as “live editable”?

I am using inkscape 0.92, and I have multiple pairs of objects that I want to partially overlap sort of like the following: The objects involved here are depicted as ABC and DEF. The objects may ...
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SVG image href renders entirely black

I am trying to grab an SVG from a browsertool (pgadmin4). However, I end up with an SVG that renders incorrectly. The generated graphic uses SVG "icons" by referencing external files. While this works ...
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Coloring an svg

I've downloaded an .svg and I'm trying to somehow color the stroked part so that for example the left circle will be red, the top one green, the top line blue, etc. I've been messing around in ...
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How to turn off displaying stroke when using a path operation in Inkscape

I want to create a newspaper roll in Inkscape. My goal would be to only have the intersection of the yellow area and the the left circle. However, if I select those and then use path -> intersection, ...
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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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Create objects for each plot in cadastral map

I have this village cadastral map consisting of all plots in the village. The plots are numbered by their division and a sub-division. The numbers appear within the enclosed area of the plot. I want ...
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Removing blend effect from a copied object; Inkscape

So I'm creating a logo with the multiply blend effect on one layer, and there's a part I made on that multiply/layer that I copied and pasted to one above it so I could make it opaque. But the ...
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Created a font set with inkscape, need help reducing the space between fonts

I created a font set with inkscape, it all worked well, I converted from .svg to .tff, however I tried using the font to type and I noticed that the fonts have huge spaces between them need help ...
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Gravit designer theme for inkscape? [closed]

Anyone know if there exists a theme / skin that make inkscape look like Gravit designer?
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How do I fill closed paths in Inkscape?

I exported an AI file from SolidWorks, which only exports lines. Nothing is filled. I'd like to get all the closed shapes to be filled, but I am running into problems when I try to set the "Fill" ...
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Inkscape - export presentation in PDF, plugin?

I want to ask you if you know about way or plugin for exporting slides made in Inkscape in PDF (yea, I don't like anything like PowerPoint)? I'm making them into seperate layers. Sozi and it's tool ...
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INKSCAPE: How can I turn my .svg fonts into a font file [duplicate]

I am using inkscape 0.92.3 , I have created my my .SVG fonts following the tutorial here Creating fonts with inkscape, now I want to turn them into a font file, I selected the SVG font editor and have ...
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How can I snap on a line, but not a corner?

Sometimes I want to snap on a line in inkscape, but I do not want to snap on a corner. This happens when I want to draw a line from a rectilinear shape and the line begins on the shape near a corner, ...
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How to make path that follows fill of existing path?

Context I bought a vector EPS image. I want to use my Brother Scan-n-Cut to draw it; this machine takes an SVG and draws a stroke along every path. When I imported the file into inkscape, it turned ...
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How to edit a pdf and preserve hyperlinks

I was wondering if it is possible to edit (in my case I want to remove some text) a pdf page, while maintaining the hyperlinks on the page. I have tried using Inkscape, GIMP and LibreOffice (on ...
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Clipping an object to a path underneath in inkscape

I have two objects A and B that need to be both visible. B is on top of A. I want object B to be clipped to A's boundary. I am using Inkscape 0.92. Currently how I am doing this is that I am ...
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Convert Dotted Stroke to Fill in Inkscape

I tried Path > Stroke to Path but it just fills the whole rectangle instead of converting my dotted stroke into filled dots. Is there any way in Inkscape to easily convert my dotted stroke to a fill?...
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Cut path in object

is possible to cut text in object in Inkscape? Let's say I have 3 text objects, and I want to cut outline of these object in another object, not classic rectangle or circle but some complex object for ...
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Joining Nodes Alters Curve Type

I have occasionally run into a problem in Inkscape where I am trying to join two nodes that are snapped on top of each other in order to combine curves, but doing so alters the curve type of one of ...