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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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Why does my arrow turn into this strange shape in Inkscape?

The object has a fill, and that is the problem. What you are seeing is what happens when you try to fill an open path. This is not just specific to Inkscape, the same happens in other vector software,...
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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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Why does my arrow turn into this strange shape in Inkscape?

An arrow is just a curve with an arrow head at the end. Other than that, it behaves like any shape. When a shape is filled, the area between its curves is flooded with ink. Your shape (and others, ...
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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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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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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 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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What does it mean to have two colors in the fill section?

The checkerboard in the left and cyan in the right show that you have cyan fill color, but it's fully transparent. The left half shows the degree of the transparency. There's no difference, if 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 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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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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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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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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Convert all strokes to fills in Sketch

Found it. Select the shapes that you want to convert and choose Layer → Convert to Outlines Just select all if you want everything to be converted.
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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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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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Inkscape: Convert "filled" lines of imported .svg to no-dimension strokes

What you want is 'Centerline Trace'. Inkscape provides a tutorial (though it's for Windows) on their site here: https://inkscape.org/en/~arpruss/%E2%98%85centerline-trace-on-windows-instructions ...
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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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How can I fill a contour?

As the file is a Raster file not Vector. Read more about Raster and Vector You will need to use a Raster editor I would do this using a mixture of MS Paint and Photoshop Just open it in paint and ...
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How can I fill a contour?

The problem with making selections or using the Paint Bucket tool is that the graphic has some semi-transparent pixels around the edges. These are what are causing the problem. These semi-transparent ...
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How to fill a selected path with color in Illustrator?

It looks like it isn't actually a stroke, but rather it is it's own shape (you can see on the left that it shows filled with black) What you would need to do, is merge it with the shape. Use the ...
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Smoothen the gradient after filling by content-aware

You can use the Patch tool for such areas. 1) Select the patch tool from the tools panel. 2) Make the selection of the area you wish to edit. (Make sure to go with small areas as it will lead to a ...
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Is there a way to simulate Photoshop's 'fill' functionality in InDesign?

This is InDesign CS6. So, it's feasible there's a difference in newer CC versions... inDesign effects applied to placed graphics If the effect, such as drop shadow, is applied in InDesign to a placed ...
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