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snap object bounding box corner to group bounding box corner

I am using Inkscape 0.92. I open a PDF using poppler/cairo import. Then I get a group with a bounding box like this: Now I import an image which also has a bounding box: I'd like to snap a corner of ...
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Clipped path behavior when skewed

When I clip a path and then transform it using the skew tool, the skewed version has a variable width. E.g. the green path is a clipped version of the red one. Copies at the bottom are skewed at once. ...
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How do I combine paths in Inkscape while preserving overlap?

I'd like to CNC draw an image. The image is composed of many, many shapes that overlap with each other. Say I'd like to draw this image: Visually I can see the outline of the star, but part of the ...
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Can we make a text outline again into a text in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, I created a text outline by doing 1. Select the text 2. Goto Type -> Create Outlines (CTRL + SHIFT + O) But what if I want to make those outlines again as a ...
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Creating a Bell icon

I am trying to create the bell icon as shown in the below image. I can create the lower part but I am unsure on how to create the top part. My initial idea was to use a rectangle and a semi-circle, ...
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Use object to cut through other object in Inkscape

Basically, this white bit is being used to split the lines. I want the image to be entirely transparent, and in order to do so I want the white to be where the black objects are "cut", so I ...
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Why does my opacity gradient show in Inkscape but not in browsers?

I created an SVG with an opacity gradient in Inkscape. In the file I see it made a <mask> with a radialGradient and a linearGradient inside <defs>. It then uses it as follows. <g mask=&...
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How do I align the bottom of two square right triangles?

I am having this problem at trying to align these two right triangles together at their hypotenuse. I tried all the align commands but I don't know which is the right one to make those sides to be ...
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Inkscape perspective tool automatically rotates the final path

I'm using Inkcape 1.1 in Linux. When I use perspective tool from Extentions → Modify Path → Prespective, the final result is rotated automatically. Suppose, these are my two paths: … and after using ...
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Begginer, how to 'cut' a circle in Inkscape an achieve pie like pieces?

I am completely green with Inkscape and graphics. As an exercise I am trying to create my own coffee wheel, which looks something like that: I struggle with creating these circle fragments. So far I ...
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Inkscape. Is there a way of disabling the thin line when using division(without turning off anti-alliasing)? [duplicate]

Just take for example simple rectangle that I split with division. When I use division there is always this thin line that shows where the division is. I thought it's only an issue in the program ...
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Inkscape export to PNG not showing background with high resolution

I am trying to export a .svg file to .png with Inkscape. The original .svg file was created with the prettymaps python toolbox (https://github.com/marceloprates/prettymaps) which creates .svg images ...
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Inkscape 1.1 - cannot recreate calligraphy settings

Not sure how much help I can get on this, but I'm using a drawing tablet (XP-Pen) with the inkscape calligraphy tool. I created a letter I'm really happy with but am somehow not able to recreate this ...
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How to fill area under path

first off i couldn't suck more at graphic design. That's why i usually ask for some help - but since i need those graphics for different websites i usually end up with more trouble than before when ...
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How to match Inkscape color to PowerPoint?

I am trying to create a slideshow with PowerPoint 365 (using Windows 10) and I was thinking on using some illustrations from Inkscape 1.1. For this I am trying to get the same color down in both ...
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Opening Inkscape File in Illustrator - No Layers?

I used to work only with Inkscape for a long time but now have Illustrator and am trying to get some of my files into Illustrator to work with them/update them. I have tried saving as an svg (...
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Inkscape not changing font of this language?

When I try to copy a specific text in my native language which Bengali and paste it on a text box the font doesn't change as selected. The text and font dialog box shows these types of boxes with ...
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How to frame text like the logo design of the 1968 olympic games in Inkscape?

I want to have a header on a cover design of a cover I am making, that looks like the logo below. The problem arises when I want a lot of these outer lines. My method so far is to make each line ...
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How to create a Cipher wheel in Inkscape?

How to create a Cipher Wheel as shown in picture with Inkscape? I would like help to create these circles, then divide them in 36 equal parts. And write the letters in each pie as shown in picture.
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How do I resize line segments of a larger object to absolute values?

I know in most CAD programs, you when you have a ruler/measurement tool, you can just click the measurement, type in a number, and the segment will resize (and if you lock proportions, the entire ...
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Inkscape Fonts Differences Internal vs. Poppler Import

I created a simple example plot in R and exported it as a PDF. I use Inkscape to create an SVG file. However, I have noticed that the font is different when I use the internal library to import the ...
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Add custom points to a shape that has been converted to a path without disfiguring the svg/path

I have a custom shape that i've just given converted to a path and then i click on the nodes tool and see the following :- Now what i'd like to do is delete these nodes and add custom nodes at ...
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Inkscape SVG becomes very large compared to PDF

I have created a simple example plot, which I have as a pdf file. I use Inkscape to create an SVG file. However, the file gets very large, which I think is caused by the black lines. Inkscape draws ...
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Applying several masks to an object in Inkscape

I've got a raster image (a photo of someone's face) on which I would like to apply two specific masks. The photo is the following: The masks I want to apply are like so (1st column is photo, 2nd ...
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How do you access the text along path options in Inkscape

In Illustrator, the Type Along Path Tool gives you the option to align the text to the path in different ways (baseline, centered, etc.). It also lets you change where the text actually goes on the ...
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Inkscape generated SVGs have pixilated / jagged lines on curves

I've been trying to make some icons in inkscape. However, some icons appear to have a "jagged" or "pixelated" effect at curves especially where two shapes overlap each other. Here'...
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Inkscape 1.1 font families are not connected to the right OTF files

I have the EB Garamond fonts in my /usr/share/fonts/opentype/: EBGaramond08-Italic.otf EBGaramond08-Regular.otf EBGaramond12-AllSC.otf EBGaramond12-Italic.otf EBGaramond12-Regular.otf EBGaramond-...
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How Do I Create a "Network Glow" Effect in Inkscape?

Trying to create a glow effect similar to the following image on Freepik using Inkscape: https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/polygonal-wireframe-business-strategy-composition-with-glittering-images-...
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Inkscape 1.1 frequently crashes, even on the smallest of occasions

Inkscape 1.1 offers a number of useful new features and also bug fixes, but it seems that stability has suffered or some ugly little thing was overlooked in the rush to release the 1.1 version. In any ...
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Inkscape export to pdf objects are missing

I am using inkscape to export a svg-file I have created with it to pdf. Everything works fine, except for the rectangular elements which are missing in the pdf file. My svg file can be found here: ...
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How do I programmatically flow text into an SVG template?

I would like to add text to an SVG template layout and have it flow into the rectangles I have created for it. I would like to do this programmatically. My initial thought was to use Inkscape and D3....
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Why are basic shapes in Inkscape not vector paths?

I am working with Inkscape and vector graphics. My dilemma is the following: I start by assuming that any vector object/image is essentially a vector path (straight or curved) with anchors (nodes) and ...
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Shrink group of shapes by absolute size in Inkscape

I have few different shapes (mostly rounded rectangle) imported from SVG. I need to shrink them by an absolute amount for example 1 mm, without changing their location. Basically I want something like ...
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Inkscape Showing Broken Arabic Letters

After Inkscape import PDF , which have Arabic Words, Arabic Words Split into Separated Words. As a user, very new and basic with Inkscape. Attached Arabic Names PDF and ScreenShot of Arabic Words ...
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Inkscape: Select all objects in another object area

How can I select all objects that are in the area of another object? For example, I'd like to select all stars in the red circle. (edit) I want to select each object that its whole part is in the ...
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Wrong stroke width when scaling a group in Inkscape

My document contains two rectangles. It works as expected to scale the width for instance, i.e. all stroke widths are equal. Even if I have selected both objects. But if these objects are grouped ...
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Cut a combined path along pair of non-connected nodes in Inkscape

I have a hollow closed path created by taking two closed paths and applying Path > Difference. I know the two paths are "identical", but one is an inset of the other. (This could be done ...
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How do I create 3D wireframe lettering?

I have this album of Garbage, and very curious about this design (mesh, delaunay, triangle, processing, GIMP, Inkscape?)
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How can I create this graphic in inkscape?

I want to create a 3d box, with a grid overlaid on the surface of the box, and have the grid have the same vanishing points. How do I do this? I am very new to InkScape.
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inkscape conversion pdf to eps

I'm trying to convert a .pdf image into a .eps one. The image quality is good but the font labels are not conserved as shown in the images Before: After: For the conversion I use the command ...
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How to save history in Inkscape when saving an svg file?

I have been saving svg files using the Save a Copy. But when I re-open the file and go to Undo History, there is no history to undo, even though I made a lot of changes to the file before I saved and ...
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Valid Characters in Unicode don't display in Inkscape

I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or there's an issue with certain unicode ranges in Inkscape Characters like 🍷🍺🍻 (U+1F377, U+1F37A, U+1F37B) do not display in Inkscape, even when used ...
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Inkscape - Draw path tangentially to an endpoint of a curve

Okay so say I have a shape like this: Now I want to snap a new path to one of the corners and then extend it tangentially from the curve. (This, but snapped to the tangent) How do I do this? I know ...
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use entire color palette for linear gradient in Inkscape

Is there a quick way to apply an entire color palette to a linear gradient in Inkscape? I built a custom .gpl file which is available along with the native palettes. However, I can't see where I can ...
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Making handles oppose in Inkscape

Is there an easy way to make one handle of a node oppose the other one, in Inkscape? For example, let us say that I have one handle that is currently at 268.31°. That needs to stay constant, but I ...
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Make Grid fit inside a path/object

I want to make the grid fit inside the circle(remove the extra grid outside the circle). How can I achieve that in the simplest way? I have tried almost everything under the path menu but nothing ...
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Why changing font in Inkscape does not work?

I am trying to change the font of "x" in the figure below. I selected it with "Select" (the arrow icon) and then clicked on "Create and Edit Text" (the A icon) and I ...
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Intersection tools/ cut path in Inkscape

I'm looking for the functionality described in this Wiki entry from 2009. The article describes a tool that cuts a path to where an intersection is met. Is this or something similar a feature yet? If ...
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Not able to save inkscape file correctly

I made an inkscape file for an Olympics poster and saved it as svg but the circle in Japan's flag isn't showing up. When I open the svg in inkscape, everything is fine but in chrome and any other ...
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Drawing a hexagon in Inkscape

I am struggling with drawing the following diagram in Inkscape. I can insert math symbols in it, but I don't know how to reproduce the above shown hexagons. Below I have shown a diagram I tried. In ...
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