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Inkscape - Automating Trace Bitmap with Preset Parameters

I'm seeking guidance on automating the Trace Bitmap function in Inkscape. Specifically, I'm looking to preset parameters like color type, number of scans, and corner smoothing for the Trace Bitmap ...
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How do you create irregular, but regular, shapes in Inkscape?

I asked a question about opacity in Inkscape and one suggested solution was to draw a mask. Well, I tried that but failed completely, probably because I don't know the "craft" required to ...
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Inkscape - Object to Path on a word creates a single path instead of a path per letter

Goal: When running Object to Path on a word, I'd like each letter to have its own path. All the tutorials I saw behave exactly like the above description, but when I try to run this action I get a ...
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In Inkscape, how to make different parts of a bitmap have different opacity?

This is an excerpt of an image I work within Inkscape: There is a blueish bitmap to the left and a red bitmap to the right. Currently both are wet to an opacity of 65 %, but I want their opacity to ...
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Given a bluepring, how do I match dimensions?

I have a blueprint with dimensions for my home. I'd like to find what the distance is from the right side of the window to the vertical dashed (blue) line to the right. Since it shows what the ...
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Transfer from Inkscape to Cricut Design Space messes up svg

I edited an svg in Inkscape, downloaded it (save as) and uploaded it to Cricut design space. When I first saw the upload, it only had a few dots filled in over the background color. Once fully loaded ...
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How cut circle paths using shapes in Inkscape?

How can I split all the black circles shapes using the greens ones ? I want to get this result, but I cannot find the good tool using boolean operations.
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Why is my colour font not being outlined in Inkscape?

I am working on a card game and I'm using template .svg files in Inkscape to create cards quickly. My end goal is to be able to place coloured icons inline with text without having to lay them out by ...
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Inkscape: Collapsing everything onto a single layer

Background: I am currently transitioning my workflow from using Illustrator as my primary vector graphics application to using Inkscape. Hence, I have 1000s of images created in Illustrator (and saved ...
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Why is InkScape's Shape-Builder tool ignoring some paths and not others?

I'm struggling to cut some simple shapes out of my logo, using the shape-builder tool. I have a bunch of paths on the same layer (no groups) and the shape-builder tool will respect most of them, but ...
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How to crop drawing to path

I've been using Inkscape for a while, but I'm trying to remove everything covered by the red circles retaining only the blue curves in this drawing [. The blue curves and the red circles are grouped ...
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Using Inkscape 1.3, I cannot find where to apply a "Simplify" path effect

Using Inkscape 1.3, I cannot find where to apply a "Simplify" path effect. Nothing comes down on "Add Live Path Effect" menu, nor is there any Apply button. See attached screenshot....
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Inkscape - how to (re)name symbols in 1.3?

In older versions of Inkscape, when you selected a shape in the document's shape library, there were fields for description, title and label you could set. I can't find these in Inkscape 1.3 (but data ...
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Turn an object into a clone of another object

Is it possible to take an existing object and turn it into a clone of another object? Of course, the right way is to do things in the correct order by creating the original object first and then make ...
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Creating a curved 3d grid in Inkscape

I'm new to Inkscape and I'm trying to create some figures related to maths. One of them is a curved 3d grid, like the images below: I know for a fact these images were done in Inkscape. Is there a ...
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Perspective of 3D objects in Inkscape

I drew a 3D wedge shape in Inkscape (see below). I want to create a stack of total 6 wedges. The top one is depicted in the picture. The second one is below it and turns 15 degrees clockwise about the ...
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Inkscape: open save to misaligned/disappeared objects

display mode is normal. i didnt change anything about my computer or inkscape before the error started happening. this opens: when its supposed to look like this:
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Inkscape: strokes show as gray or semi-transparent when should be black

Using Inkscape v1.0.2-2, I now experience a problem with strokes for any shape tool. I try to make a rectangle with a black stroke color, a .3 thickness, and no fill color. It was working and then ...
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DXF for laser cutting from off-angle photo with length scales

I have a photo that I am trying to use to template a DXF file for laser cutting. The photo has a square rule for use as a scale bar, however it is somewhat off angle such that the right angle is ...
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Inkscape unnecessary color change

I have a problem with the many color changes. I encountered this problem while trying to do a multicolored project. As you can see on the first screenshot it has way too many color changes which seem ...
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What is the best way to go about designing a sqaurish clock face?

How would I go about making the lines on the clock face? I am rather inexperienced and have absolutely no idea as to how to do this. Assistance would be much appreciated.
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Is it possible to select multiple object behind an object witch is not a square in Inkscape?

Context: Im trying to make some shapes, icons in a glitter texture looking realistic as possible. For this, a large group of objects are placed and way larger object is on top. How is it possible to ...
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How can I automatically export parts of Inkscape SVG layers, defined by rectangles on a layer, into separate images named by rectangle+layer?

I have one SVG created in Inkscape. It has a layer* containing rectangles which define clipping boundaries. It has multiple other layers containing the elements that I want to end up rendered into ...
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How to find out in Inkscape which fonts are used in specific locations for imported PDFs?

I use Inkscape to extract images and identify fonts from PDF files. I recall in an older version of Inkscape I could click on a piece of text in Inkscape and it would tell me the font name used for ...
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Inkscape removes background as well as the color (white) in the picture

, I just started using Inkscape but face some "simple" problems already. As you can see in the screenshot if I trace bitmap the Canadian flag without the "remove background" option ...
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Trying to do FILL on numbers but keep getting a complete fill

My first post here...In Inkscape, I'm trying to do a fill on a couple numbers, the number '86' to be exact. I'm having a problem filling the letter with two different colors. I was reading a ...
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InkScape: how to make a straight path line to arc?

I drew a straight line with "Bezier"-tool, and wish to make it arc, just like a slice of a circle: Note: red is the circle's arc, and I wish to make the straight line the same. (Line is not ...
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Designing clock ticks

With InkScape, it's rather easy by using "Path Effects" of "Rotate copies": Result: Now, I wish some of these ticks to be thicker and shorter (at mins 5, 10, 15...). So, I can ...
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Can I automatically convert an outer stroke into an "inner" stroke in SVGs?

I know the title is sort of confusing but I really don't know how to describe it better. I will first visualize what I want to achieve, because it becomes really clear then. The following image is a ...
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How can I break a path into two in Inkscape?

I selected a node, and then clicked "break path at selected nodes." Then I selected a node and hit ctrl-a to select all other nodes attached to it. It jumped the gap I had just made. I also ...
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inkscape: split paths obtained from path-effects

Using Inkscape 1.3, I generated a path and made copies using the rotate copies path effect (c.f.: picture). Now I would like to make individual changes to those copies like changing the color of one ...
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How to convert an ascii art block to a solid block?

There are many programs to convert an image to ascii art, but I want to opposite. Let's say I have a simple ascii art with only one character #. How can I wrap around all the outer nodes like this? I ...
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Why do axis lines disappear when opened outside of Inkscape?

I made an svg graph using R (ggplot2) and it displays fine in Firefox. I then edited it in Inkscape to improve the legend. In order to do this, I had to ungroup a group that contained both the legend ...
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Inkscape - how to change double lines font inside the rectangle box?

I am new to inkscape. I'm primarily using it for make flow diagrams. I've put landscape orientation of the page. When I add text inside rectangles created they come to be of double lines. I've font ...
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Gaps between overlapping letters

I am using Inkscape 1.3. Trying to use the "Milkshake" font, I see weird gaps between the overlapping letters, as can be seen below: What is going wrong?
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Creating a geometric path

Edit: I did not want to conflate the question with unnecessary details, but from the extended comments, it seems some additional info is in order. I would like to create a path that ultimately can be ...
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SVG animate accordion two letter word into longer word?

Using a plain-text editor, preferably, or Inkscape, are there any good tutorials on taking two letters and inserting more letters between them, and animating it so that the two letters expand outward ...
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How to round corners without perfectly circular arcs?

I found this neat way to round corners in Photoshop: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/2772/182037 Basically, you apply a gaussian blur to the image and then sharpen it. I like this method ...
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How can I convert a QR code from JPG to SVG with perfect clean squares?

I have a QR code in jpg format with low quality and I need to convert it to SVG with perfect squares. I tried Trace Bitmap with Inkscape using Edge detection and all the other options, but I can't ...
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How to resize QR code from vector graphic without grayish zones?

I'm trying to resize a vector graphic QR code in Gimp but it always creates an additional color in it gray. I want it to be pure black and white with perfect corners like in the original image on the ...
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How do I curve text but keep orientation of letters?

I'm trying to wrap text around a circle in Inkscape, without disturbing the vertical orientation of the letters. Here is what I'm trying to achieve: Assistance would be much appreciated.
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How to trace bitmap with perfect shapes?

I'm quite beginner in Inkscape and wish to redraw this not-so-simple (at least for me) bitmap: Shadows are nice to have, but not required. I tried with trace tool: The result is this: While this is ...
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Inkscape: Export individual objects as separate PNGs but retains the whole Page's size on each Image

Say for example I have an svg image of a face. The eyes, nose, mouth, ears and empty face are different objects. I want to export each objects as their individual PNG image but, each image should ...
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How to draw illustrative 3d physics diagrams like below?

How to draw 3d illustrative physics pictures as above? Is inkscape capable of doing it (might be possible but afaik it is tedious), or should I use a cad tools like FreeCAD or Blender to achieve the ...
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How to Create a floating data stream Image like this?

I'm working on a project and I need to create a vector image that includes a laptop, a man, and a representation of floating data streams. I have a basic idea of what I want it to look like, but I'm ...
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Use SVG `transform` doesn't work in `<style>` on Inkscape

I want to use some CSS like this, but it doesn't seem to work in Inkscape. If I put it in the <style> tag, there's no effect, but it works when directly attached to the element. .tag { ...
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What controls the use of colour ink when printing a black and white image?

I'm interested in printing on transparencies to expose my artwork onto Toyobo Printight® plates and silkscreens. I work in monochrome, but when I print my images my printer uses "rich black"....
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How to invert image colors from black to white

Inkscape installed on Debian. How to invert SVG image colors from black to white? Tried to select all the paths (Select all) and use extensions > color > negative - but this method don't work.
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Problem opening a SVG in Estlcam

I am having a problem opening in Estlcam an SVG file created by Inkscape. Most SVG files are fine, just a few fail. I've opened the files up in a text editor to try to find out what is different. The ...
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import layered pdf to inkscape

I imported a layered PDF to Inkscape and edited that. after saving as again to PDF, my file is not a layered one. how can I edit a layered PDF file and export it as a layered file?
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