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Hard edges on bucket fill tool in Gimp

After a few minutes more of poking around in Gimp I finally noticed that the selection tool had an anti-aliasing option, that was turned on. If this is not selected you get hard edged fills.
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Illustrator: how to bring fill in front of the stroke?

Add your stroke using the Appearance panel (Window → Appearance), you can then drag each appearance attribute to the order that you want. You can use this on a single object, live type or even a ...
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Illustrator: changing the opacity of fill and stroke independently won't work

You should expand the small triangle on the appearance panel and adjust as usual - If it does not work - probably the problem it the way you created the shapes
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Gradient effect with dots

1. Create your gradient 2. Effect → Sketch → Graphic Pen... Unhappy with the size of the dots? 3. Effect → Document Raster Effects Settings... Resolution Bonus: Colorize The Sketch effects output ...
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How can I replicate Photoshop's content-aware fill in Gimp for Windows?

Yes, there is a "resynthesize" plugin. It is available from the Gimp registry (possibly here). But the best way to install it are: on Linux (at least for Ubuntu and derivatives), install package ...
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Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator

There is a little known feature, in Illustrator, that allows you to do this non-destructively. That is without expanding and using pathfinder. This can bring some future flexibility to your designs. ...
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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

The area of fill (inset/outset) can be controlled by using grow/shrink option displayed in control panel when paint bucket is selected. Setting this value less than 0 (negative) makes the fill path ...
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How do I achieve this "Out of Sync"/mis-registration fill style in Adobe Illustrator?

To make things easy for yourself when editing later, it pays off to do a bit more work upfront by using the Appearance panel for this. Draw a shape Give it any fill and no stroke Open the Appearance ...
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Select empty space and change color in vector

You can select your path and Right click → Release Compound Path (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+8). This will break away the cutout back to it's own shape which can then be filled.
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Adobe Illustrator: How to fill in colors between lines?

I'm going to assume here that you're not using the pen or shape tools. In this case you'll want to use the live paint tool. Select your design and press the K key on the keyboard to activate the Live ...
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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

Select all the Paths with :tool_selector: Duplicate them (Ctrl+D) Convert them to paths (Ctrl+Alt+C) Create a union from the paths (Ctrl+Shift+ + ) Break Apart the new shape (Ctrl+Shift+k) One of ...
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How to bucket fill area with a gradient in Gimp?

Have you tried this: use the Magic Wand tool and click the empty area that you want filled with the gradient. There should be a dashed line inside the area. Switching over to the Blend Tool Pick ...
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How can I split a complicated line into different fill-able groups?

Select the shape Swap the Fill and Stroke, so it has a fill and no stroke Hit the Divide button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder) Fill to your heart's content (You could then use Live ...
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how to add different colors to multiple segments in a circle

The reason I'm adding another answer, is that this doesn't answer the question, but is a much simpler way to (symmetrically) create the shape you are making: (This method would also avoid the issue ...
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Illustrator: how to fill space between 2 shapes

Let's say you have these 2 shapes: You select them and grab Live Paint Bucket tool: Next, you just choose the color and click on the area you want to paint: To get shape of filled colors you should ...
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How can I remove two edges of a shape but leave the fill in Inkscape?

No you cannot achieve the similar effect with a single shape because stroke and fill is one single property. The first case when you remove one edge of the stroke, the hexagon shape is not disturbed ...
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Replicating a fantasy map coastline pattern along a path

I agree, for the double line I would use pattern along path. For the waves, I would make an offset object of the coast line, fill it with some color, draw a couple waves of different length, and ...
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What unicode character should I use to represent the fill bucket?

What about something like this ▧? I can't seem to make it larger so here's a pic Unicode number: U+2668 / HTML-code: ▧
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How to fill color of an unclosed shape?

All you need to do is treat your open path the same as you would a closed one. Click on it, change its fill. That simple. It works for all sorts of differently shaped paths: After examining the ...
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Fill many small gaps in Inkscape

Your file contains a sigle path, where the tiny holes and spurious white scratches are path borders just like all others. If you select your huge path and call Path -> Break Apart, you will end up ...
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How to generate vector pattern of random dots with specific density?

What exactly is the problem with the symbol sprayer? From your description it would seem to do what you want. Here I moved the brush in little circular motions to increase the randomness. Here are ...
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Inkscape: How to partly remove a stroke with a different object?

Draw the black stroked rectangle. Click Path > Stroke to Path. This will turn the outline from a stroke into a filled closed path (with no stroke set). Draw the red rectangle Select both black ...
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how to add different colors to multiple segments in a circle

This is only a direct solution to the above mentioned problem, for a better way to create the shape, see my other answer. It seems that since your shapes aren't completed shapes, it's not filling it ...
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How to fill a shape with different elements of varying sizes

If you have access to Illustrator this can be done fairly easily with Jongware's CircleFill script. Then to easily replace objects I recommend installing and using the wonderful copyToMultipleObjects ...
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Illustrator elements showing through each other in group with graphic style applied

There's an unwritten aspect about Graphic Styles.... There are 2 kinds of them: Object Level Styles - Where appearance adjustments are made on objects. Group Level Styles - Where appearance ...
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Inkscape: Trying to change the pattern fill but node tool only affects the path of the object being filled

The control points to adjust the pattern will be somewhere on your page, most likely in the top left hand corner of the page. It might be hard to see them. Perhaps try temporarily hiding the raster ...
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Is there a shortcut for changing the value a Layer's Fill similar to configuring its opacity

Hold shift while pressing the number.
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How can I remove text from an image?

Simple... Here I made a Clipping Path first. Then Photoshop will work magic through Content-Aware Fill. Check the tutorial; you are going to learn how do I remove it.
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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

Using the bucket fill tool in Inkscape generates an additional object with dimensions and shape extrapolated from the strokes enclosing an area. This will lead to some visible rounding errors at the ...
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How can I draw a hoop with both halves on different layers?

Rather than splitting the ball – you could split the hoop. Like so: Then Put the left half of the hoop at the top of the layer stack, the ball in the middle and the right half of the hoop on the ...
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