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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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Can I keep a layer visible but prevent it from being snapped to?

I came across a rather annoying issue while working in Inkscape. I'm trying to trace an object roughly (the object isn't a bitmap, it's a path, albeit a complex one) on a layer above it. I'm not ...
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Inkscape/Fusion360: Convert paths with thickness into outlines

I have an svg file which is a template for a piece of armor. It is made up of centerlines with a certain thickness and is intended to be printed and used as a guide to manually cut or engrave the ...
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How to change font in the entire SVG file when editing in Inkscape?

I have opened an SVG file in Inkscape after haven't changing it for 1-2 years (the file is stored in a git repository and now I have to perform some changes) and suddenly wrong font is used to render ...
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Save as two formats automatically {Inkscape}

Is it possible to make inkscape save two formats not just one at a time? Preferably without appearing where to save the file every time, because I would predefine it, and without appearing portable ...
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Is there any way to convert a closed path into a polygon in Inkscape?

Basically, I am working on a strategy game, and provinces on the map are basically comprised of a list of border points (which are used to create a Polygon). I thought that loading the points from a ...
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Question about Bleed Marks

If I have a series of graphics that will be printed on vinyl as a set (1 main image about 5" x 8", 3 graphics about 1" by 2" and 2 graphics about 2" x 3"). Do I send these all to a printer on the ...
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What are the units of measurement of path coordinates in .svg files saved by Inkscape?

Here are some fragments from the same .svg file made and saved by Inkscape: <svg width="150" height="150" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 39.688 39.688" ... ... <path d="m-117.51 88.274c-1.6578 0....
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How can I customize the existing patterns?

I am trying to turn a color SVG to BW patterns but the predefined patterns included in Inkscape are to coarse for my objects. How can I make them more fine grained, e.g. the stripes finer? Furthermore ...
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Can't get proper Delaunay Triangulation on Inkscape! [closed]

I don't understand why the triangulation isn't working. Is this a bug or am I missing something? Before anybody recommends, No, I don't have duplicate circles at the same spot. I'm not selecting ...
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How to retain only the black outlines of colored drawings, and then convert to SVG (vector file)

UPDATE: I have added a direct link to the PDF file, as well as a sample image below to give an overview of the goal. Hi, I currently have a color drawing/sketch that I want to convert to a vector ...
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Inkscape: How do I make two nodes equidistant from two different nodes?

Here's a practical example: I want to make the two highlighted sections equal in length. I tried playing with "Align and Distribute", but nothing seems to do the job. I was thinking a function that "...
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Draw 3D twist and bends in ribbons in Inkscape

I am back with a new challenge. I am hoping to draw a helical ribbon and arros with 3d bends and twists. I am in inkscape, and I do not beleive there is a ready made tool for this sort of thing. I am ...
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Get an image to lie flat on an axonometric grid in inkscape

I am new to graphic design and I am working on some figures for a paper. I want to use the isometric perspective and I have been drawing on the default axonometric grid with snapping. I want to put a ...
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Inkscape - Feynman Diagrams

So, in the field of particle physics there are a kind of diagrams called Feynman diagrams. Please search "Feynman diagrams" in google to see how they are if you don't know them. I am interested in ...
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Inkscape: Organically filling an odd shape with set objects [duplicate]

I have been searching for this answer for a while, but haven't understood how to master exactly what I want. Currently, I am working on a project on Inkscape where I have created an odd shape by ...
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text's border gets a serrated look when it gets smaller [closed]

i am a total newbie. now i want to make a logo for my website. its just a text actually. In inkscape it looks alright. however when i upload it to my website it's borders gets a serrated look. take a ...
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Inkscape - Make dashes the same length

I'm trying to make a dashed octagon, with dashes with the same length in all the corners, but I can't make all the dashes have the same length so the dashes can't get aligned exactly in the corners. ...
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What Inkscape toolbar icons are these?

I watched a Youtube video and noted that the icons in the toolbars are different from the default icons that come with Inkscape: Left: Traditional | Right: From Video I wonder what these icons are.
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Is there a way to control inset/offset size?

When using Path>Inset the inset is a big too big? Can I change its size? And I know about dynamic offset but when I try to do it to multiple objects (which I need in this case) Inkscape just switches ...
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How to split path of characters into partial elements?

I am trying to decompose the following character into its composite strokes: Using this method, I have been able to separate the left- and topmost stroke. However, repeating it where strokes cross ...
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Inkscape: How to overlay objects with transparent fill?

I'm trying to create a spherical triangle with 3 circles placed on top of it in Inkscape. The fill of the circles and the triangle should be transparent. Here's my progress so far: How do I cut the ...
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How to only scale a certain part of a logo in Inkscape?

I have stumbled upon a problem regarding the creation of a logo for a Piaggio vehicle (the truck below). Because of the grooves I want to scale a certain part of the logo and make it look good when ...
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INKSCAPE//Is there ANY way to split a path in 2 paths or does it just not work? [closed]

INKSCAPE// It also needs to be separated on a 'outline'level... You can put nodes on top of each other so it seems that is really is split up in a normal view but it is not... Thanks, Sabrina
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Path has nodes out of order

I created a path by combining two different paths and this has apparently resulted in the nodes being out of order. Therefore, when I fill the path, the fill is not correct: How can I fix this ...
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Why can are the handles of node only sometimes locked in a straight line?

I don't understand the logic of Inkscape nodes. What I have figured out so far: If I Ctrl-click a cusp node, then it turns it into a Bézier node with two handles If I pull a handle back into the node,...
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Can't move object: object moves back to original place in Inkscape

I have a very simple drawing in Inkscape. It consists of a path in heart shape and I have a circle, filled red. I can neither scale nor move the red circle and I can't figure out why. Here's my ...
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Inkscape palettes

I’ve run into what I can only assume is a bug, but would like some confirmation and ideally a workaround if possible. I've set up an palette in Inkscape (0.92) and have applied it to my illustration. ...
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How to create a smooth 3D effect on text?

In Inkscape, I used to be able to apply the combined lighting filter over text for a great smooth, 3d lighting effect on text but am not able to with updated version. How do I create this effect on ...
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Join/Snap Objects. Remove border line Inkscape

Absolute newbie. Trying to snap two objects which are mirror images of each other. The problem is I am seeing a thin vertical line ? Want to get rid of that. I don't want to do union because I want ...
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How to export list of objects in Inkscape?

I have an .svg file that has a map of the United States with each county being a different object. I want a list of all these objects along with their ID. When I right click an object and select "...
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Tips for Magazine Cover?

School artistic magazine, done in Inkscape. Not sure about the readability of the entirety, nor about the colors for the text. Any tips would be great. Also, someone told me that all that ...
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Inkscape: Rounded Rectangle with custom left and top stroke

How can I create a rectangle with rounded corners that has different stroke width for left-right and top bottom positions? Below image explains what I want to do
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(Inkscape) A shape made with path/difference produces a gap

The picture I included illustrates the issue. The biggest problem is that the effect escalates: so if I had to add several shades, the gap would become bigger and bigger each time I applied path/...
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Removing intersecting lines

I'm new to Inkscape and I'd like some advice to recreate the image below. The image was created on MS paint but the quality is poor when inserted into a Latex document. I am having problems creating ...
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How do I fill areas in a image converted from a hand-drawn picture in inkscape?

I have to edit a pencil drawing. I scanned the drawing, traced the bitmap and obtained an image similar to this: How can I fill the areas marked in the diagram with a fill or gradient? (The lines ...
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Enlarging a path like a stroke

New person here! I am messing around with logos at the moment, and I want to make the text's path bigger like making it bold. I know you can do this by duplicating an object and adding a stroke to one ...
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Managing styles with CSS classes in Inkscape

I am using Inkscape and a CSS file for styling a project. I tried to add the class attributes in the XML editor and it didn't change anything. Is there another way I could add classes effectively ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92? Found this https://itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape which says: Click the "Extensions" menu, ...
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Inkscape - How to reverse fill area and transparent area of an object?

Im new to inkscape, so please bear with the noob question :) Im trying to create a border which fades to transparent. At the moment I have the opposite - the border is white, the background is ...
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How can I draw a loopback connector using Inkscape connectors

In drawing a state diagram (nodes connected by one-way arrows) I need that some nodes connect to self. I want to draw a connector like the one in the example, which I made up with a circle shape. I'...
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Inkscape: Transform geometry of cloned path, but not the style

I want to design an illustration with a curved path and a skewed version of it. The original path org is somewhat "in flux" and a moving target; I have to adjust the shape of org so that important ...
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Programmatically created a gradient effect through division of space into fine mesh, and then colouring each box. SVG output huge! How to simplify?

I am fancying up the output of one frame of my simulation. In particular, I decided to draw out a relevant background chemical. I used Cairo to execute about the only approach I am familiar with for ...
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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 to keep only visible part of path?

I'm editing an image using Inkscape like this: Since I have painted image, how can I cut out all the extra strokes (actually whole image are path, including strokes) and creating a new path with only ...
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Fix vertical spacing or reset default text style

I am creating a new SVG document and when I add some text, it's messed up. It uses a 55.99999809 pt font and a 5.29 mm paragraph spacing and I have no idea where these settings come from. I ...
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How to draw mathematical diagrams in Inkscape

Mathematician here trying to create some diagrams for my undergraduate thesis. I' Long story short, I'd like to be able to create something like this. I'm trying to work with inkscape and want to be ...
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Creating more centered circles in inkscape?

In this video tutorial the designer is able to create concentric circles by clicking within center of the current circle and dragging out a new circle. The only way I can achieve this is by first ...
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Inkscape - Scanned Text To Vector Image

Im trying to make a clipping mask from the text in the included image, Ive tried tracing to bitmap but cant get the threshold quite right. Is there something Im missing?
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Merge and delete the nodes from overlapping shapes in Inkscape

I started my adventures with Inkscape. I am trying to merge and delete connection between nodes. I have got a two objects that intersect: I would like to merge them and delete a section so the ...
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How can i change the white background of the eps file to transparent?

I want to change the white background my eps log to the transparent one. I have download GIMP and INKSCAPE but i don't know what tool should I use. The eps file is here and i donwload the png ...