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How to delete sections of path in GIMP?

I have a path in GIMP, imported from an SVG created in Inkscape. The path consists of multiple letters converted from text, so there are multiple unconnected sections of the path. I want to delete all ...
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removing the nodes (green lines) of an image i pasted in Inkscape

im new to Inkscape and need it urgently for some figures. So, I have two images i copied and pasted into inkscape. Everything looks good until I try to export it as png and suddenly the lines of both ...
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How to edit an Inkscape file in Adobe Illustrator while preserving the aspects (fonts/placement/etc.) of the original file?

I created a poster in Inkscape, but the person I created it for would like to edit it in Adobe Illustrator. The Inkscape file (saved in both Inkscape SVG and EPS format) contains text, images and ...
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How to export an SVG file to DXF R14 using Inkscape command line?

I need to convert multiple SVG files to DXF for use with a laser cutter. I know how to do it with Inkscape using the GUI using File > Save As, but it is tedious if I have a lot of files to convert. ...
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How to make dashed font?

I am completely new to graphic design and I need to make dashed Cyrillic letters. The file needs to be in '.ttf' format for the end result. I am attaching a reference picture to what I mean by 'dashed'...
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Remove excess portions from an object in Inkscape

I know, I used the same title from this post, but I want to actually remove the trimmed objects. It seems the trimmed objects are still in the image, when I go to laser-cut the graphic, the trimmed ...
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Inkscape changing last imported SVG colors when importing a new SVG

I am using Inkscape 1.1 (2021-05-23) to create some templates for a reMarkable 2 Paper Tablet. When I import an SVG into the canvas reusing pre-existing work, the colors are retained. However, the ...
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Inkscape Blurry Image

I need to embed a jpg image into a pdf, but the output result appears with blurry image, I use these settings for importing and these for exporting and this is the result.
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Does Inkscape have a smooth tool like the one found in Illustrator?

I just want to know where the smooth tool might be in Inkscape or if it has similar tool to smooth strokes AFTER they are put down.
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How can we make this symbol in Inkscape?

Question: How can we make the following symbol in Inkscape software? The color is not important, it can be just default color. But the look (position of the letters, their layout etc.) is important. ...
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Inkscape Rotate Copies path effect deforms object

Using Inkscape 1.1 I have a triangle aligned with a circle and want to have 4 copies of the triangle at each side of the circle. When using the Rotate Copies Live Path Effect and snapping the origin ...
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How can I avoid these "hotspots" in mesh gradients in Inkscape?

In Inkscape v1.1 on Ubuntu, I can apply a mesh gradient to an object's fill. Cool! However, even when I set the color for all the node handles in the mesh, I still get what I can only describe as &...
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Converting a floorplan image to SVG paths (in Inkscape, or alternative)

So, I have this image of a floorplan And I want to use Inkscape to convert the lines to SVG paths. If I just import, Inkscape will just embed an image: <g inkscape:label="Layer 1" ...
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Inkscape Pattern along path generate repeated outline and not fill

New to Inkscape, I want to make a "binary film reel strip", so I found a film slide SVG in publicdomainvectors, and want it to repeat on a path. I drag the SVG on the canvas select and copy ...
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Inkscape. Can I copy the current documents SVG code without exporting?

So I work in the cloud using my browser. Exporting my SVG files I make in Inkscape and then either uploading them or copying the code becomes a bit repetative. is there a button or shortcut that will ...
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How to Set a Hexagonal Map into Perspective in Inkscape

I have created a hexagonal grid in inkscape: Now I want to reshape the hexagonal grid such that it fits into the second shape. This way I would kind of get a 3D perspective. I tried the following: ...
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Inkscape: Equidistant circles based upon 19mm distance from center of each

I'm a complete newb and visuals are far from a strength. I'm using Inkscape because it is needed for "Synth Panels Designer", an Extension for designing panels for electronics. I need every ...
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In my Inkscape, why is there is a horizontal line appearing every time I draw a circle?

I think it is because of a previous setting or user behaviour, but I don't know how to get rid of it.
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Why does inkscape not display background PNG image when I edit SVG file that references it?

I have an SVG file which plots points on a background PNG image (a map), and I want to edit it in Inkscape to add points and paths aligned to certain features on the PNG map. The PNG image and plot ...
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Howto effectively change path's width?

I'm very beginner in InkScape, and have this kind of design: Currently "line" width is ~20px: I want to achieve 40px (so basically twice large as now) width, without growing canvas ...
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How to make adjoining closed paths with no overlaps, gaps or slivers in Inkscape?

I have a series of closed paths that I want to exactly abut each other with zero gaps, overlaps, or slivers between them. Each path's shape outline should draw exactly on top of each other. In the ...
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Is there a tool in Inkscape to "un-bend" a circular path to be straight?

I know there is a way to map an object with a rectangular area along a path in Inkscape (see Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular arc) I would like to do the reverse: draw a path, and maybe give ...
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Can I draw a three-points circle in Inkscape?

As in subject: can I draw in Inkscape a circle from three points, similarly to CAD software?
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Inkscape - Controlling BSPline for Path Effects

If I design a square in Inkscape and apply Path effects on it and use BSpline to curve the top two corners of my square, what is the "correct" process to get the roundness applied and ...
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How to colour the area under a graph in Inkscape?

How can I know color the are of the parabola, say, of the positive x values? I'm using Inkscape for creating the figures.
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Inkscape drawn SVG circle isn't rendered on firefox or image viewers

I have a weird problem where SVG circles don't show up anywhere from image viewer to firefox or chrome! Here are the things I did: I have drawn a simple check mark with a circle: I also drew another ...
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Inkscape: turning thin long shapes into paths

Core problem I have an SVG which contains long thin rectangles where it should have a line: Is there a way to change/convert these somehow? (For example with a script "if aspect ratio > 20, ...
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Inkscape: I need help with arrangement of seven circles, their arrows and text

This is my result. I created the diagram for Wikipedia. But I don't think the circles are symmetric and I don't know how to make them symmetric in Inkscape. Same goes for the text. I think that the ...
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How to paste text in Inkscape without creating a new text block?

In a text block in Inkscape I select some text, copy it, move up the box, and paste it. But it pastes a text box into or over my existing box - it doesn't actually paste the text into the box I'm in. ...
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Where is "Distribute Horizontal Space" in Inkscape 1.0+?

Apologies all - I was looking for a way to (easily) enter a distance between objects textually (like Align, but with specified distance like 1 cm); I had apparently found a post about something like ...
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How do I get such a stereogram?

The picture above is from this paper. https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1291291/FULLTEXT01.pdf I think this picture is better than what I have painted before, because it feels more specific. ...
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Reuse guide/lines from background image for perspective view/3D cube in Inkscape?

Let's say I have a screenshot of the Blender default cube as a background in Inkscape, and I would like to reconstruct this cube as the perspective view 3D cube in Inskcape. I am already aware, that I ...
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InkScape to convert multiple paths into one single path

Question: How can we convert multiple paths of following svg file into a single path? I have been trying to convert multiple paths of the following svg file into a single path. I tried the following ...
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InkScape - Unable to save as "Optimized with svgo"

I followed the instruction from here to install svgo-inkscape extension. The extension now appears in InkSCape's Save as dialog. But when I try to save the following file as Optimized with svgo (*.svg)...
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Inkscape + Android Studio: Which one is the right format to export for compatibility?

So I was usually creating svg data with inkscape for my Android Projects but recently the import and conversion doesn't work anymore. I compared my old assets with the new ones and seen that the old ...
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Inkscape - Expand path on all sides

I'm looking for a method to add a specific amount of space around the sides of a shape. For example, suppose I have the following black shape: The black shape is my original shape, and I want to ...
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Inkscape: Cannot un-group object(s). and break-apart goes "wrong". How to break object?

I wanted to split / ungroup the objects. But the object is not a grouped object. So I tried to "break apart", but the shape gaps were closed, and colored. How can I separate it to multiple ...
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How to create shortcuts for color changes in Inkscape?

In Illustrator or InDesign, there are keyboard shortcuts to quickly change the color attributes of the object: D: Default (no fill, black stroke) X: Exchange (activates fill or stroke, whichever was ...
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InkScape - How to make this image standout

Above is a snapshot of the startup menu of Windows 10. The top image on this screenshot is a logo that I created using InkScape. It is a math expression (square root of x). As you may have noticed the ...
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Break apart handwritten letters -- automated

in addition to the question asked in How do I break apart scanned letters using Gimp or Inkscape? : is there a way to do this automated, in a sense that I do not need to select every single 'fill-able ...
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Move group by aligning its child object in Inkscape?

I guess this was asked earlier here Align (Center) based on only one item of a multi-item group? - but I couldn't really see a solution; so I'll try again: Consider this situation - the reddish ...
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How to make a path that has two separate strokes with gaps inbetween?

I am trying to make a simple repeatable texture (snake body for a simple snake game). I set up guides so that the tiles match, but I am having trouble making sure that both ends of the body segment ...
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Create freehand line with border in Inkscape

The linked SVG image below, which I made in Inkscape, consists of a circle filled with a gradient and a freehand line. I'd like to extend the black border of the circle to the freehand line, so that ...
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Keeping white areas of transparent png in path tracing

I have a PNG logo on a transparent background which has areas of pure white (#ffffff) and also pure black in addition to a wide assortment of other colors (logo includes a topo map). Am trying to ...
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Fix horizontal spacing between characters

I have a SVG file. It was opened in Inkscape from a PDF file, if that matters. The SVG contains left aligned text which I need to make right aligned. Easy enough, I use the text tool, click onto the ...
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Changing water levels in a rectangular water tank - inkscape

I am creating a rectangular reservoir and need water levels to be able to change. When I move the water, the objects become distorted and slanted (I have added pictures for reference). This issue is ...
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How to go from text tool to select tool. Inkscape

If I am writing something with the text tool, how can I get out of the text tool and select another tool, for instance, the Select tool? I mean only with the keyboard. It would be faster and easier ...
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Carriage Return/Line Break Nodes in Inkscape XML Editor

I recently exported an AI file as an SVG and there are a ton of "carriage return/line breaks" as nodes in the XML editor. Opening other SVGs does not reproduce this issue. Is this a UTF ...
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Weird inkscape shape bug/setting - everything is white

new to this community. I've found this weird Inkscape bug in the latest version 0.92, where the shapes are on the canvas but appear without colour. I have no idea how to fix this. I have tried to ...
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Can I edit multiple lines in compound path in Inkskape?

In Figma, I can draw anything inside a single path: When exported to SVG, it consists of single <path> element. <svg width="16" height="16" viewBox="0 0 16 16" ...
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