Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
12

TLDR: You can't really, but you can kind of* In Inkscape lines, or shapes (except for rectangles**), are generally constructed using the concept of vector paths, to which fills and strokes are applied. That's how the software works. There's no Line Segment Tool in Inkscape, like the one in Illustrator. *It is possible to link or embed raster images in ...


7

You could use a pattern along a path effect. Here's an example. The pattern itself was simply a small circle (shown top left), which was copied to the clip board, then applied as a pattern to a larger circle: More info about pattern along a path functionality here


7

To create custom 'arrow heads' (markers) on a per-document level, use the 'custom markers' functionality: https://inkscape-manuals.readthedocs.io/en/latest/custom-markers.html You could then: save these in a default template, so they will be available to you in every new document (you can delete the actual objects, as long as you don't do 'Clean up ...


6

Inkscape seems to create XML code for a path even if you draw a straight line segment with the pen tool in straight line mode. I guess some programming is needed either for converting path commands to SVG line commands or for creating a drawing tool which creates internally SVG line expressions. Unfortunately I cannot show such Inkscape extension program ...


4

Inkscape is a vector art tool - your photo is raster - use GIMP for photo-editing. There are hundreds of tutorials out there for removing items from a photo in GIMP - I'll give you a link here to see one using the method I'll quickly overview herein. !) If you're unsure of your accuracy, you might either make a layer copy first or limit your area of effect ...


3

The Eyedropper tool gets the colors in RGB mode if the image is an EPS. What I usually do is to get the color using the Eyedropper tool and immediately create a New Swatch and transform it to CMYK mode. If necessary move the values to match the image color. Another way is opening the original image in Photoshop, use the Photoshop Eyedropper Tool and click ...


3

Simply use a tint of the color rather than transparency. This may mean you need to alter your objects. If the top object extends past the background object, the tint will still show, transparency may not. Beyond this, I'm afraid an image in the question, as an example, may be needed to assist further.


3

I agree that the link you've provided uses an unnecessarily complex method. The project you seek is called polar array in some CAD software. Using "inkscape polar array" provided many results, one of which is the SEGD resource: How to create these rotated clones? In the linked answer, the responder used large circles as his object, but you can use anything ...


3

I checked the size in Inkscape. It is the page size which is 22px x 22px, but the object itself is only 10px x 14px. When you import the image into Inkscape, that is in fact the correct size. Inkscape isn't deleting anything when you import. There is no "white space". You are merely importing the 10xp x 14px object into a different sized page. Inkscape ...


2

If you select 'rasterize filter effects' in the pdf export dialog, the filter effects will be carried over into the pdf file. I suspect that you accidentally unchecked that box (I believe it's checked by default).


2

If the clipping object is a Circle object and not a path, then nodes and handles won't show up. What you will have instead are some Circle controls which are usually placed at the top of the page. You may have to zoom out to find them. For example: Note: if you want to scale the circle proportionally, you can hold down Ctrl as you click and drag one of the ...


2

Your clipping path seem to be a circle. It's not a path altough it can be used for clipping. The reason isn't the clipped object is a photo. Release the clip, select the circle, goto Path > Object to path (=convert the circle to bezier curve). Set the clip again. Now the clipping path is editable with the node tool if the option for it is on (=show ...


2

As shown in the image above, the stars/polygon tool is selected (lower left) and the 5 point star has been created. Above the star, you can see "Corners: 5" to match. After performing other work, one can select the star created earlier, then the stars/polygon tool and edit. The image below shows that the previously created five pointer is now ten. If one ...


2

The image above is the file you've referenced, downloaded and opened in Inkscape. Using Path, Simplify, with default settings (not sure if they can be adjusted), this is the result. It provided a substantial reduction in nodes without severely impacting the quality of the image, in my opinion. The image above shows the fist with fill turned off to better ...


1

You seem to be scaling multiple objects. You could try not scaling them. Instead use the Edit Paths by Nodes tool (F2) to select the lines you want to adjust, then Shift+click and drag to select the nodes you want to move, then CTRL+click and drag them up. Use a guide to help you get everything to line up. Example: Another method, if you still want to ...


1

I will propose another solution. You can start with a circle and add a marker to the stroke. Convert to stroke. Path→Object to Path or Shift+Ctrl+C`. Select all the nodes on the stroke and add new nodes with: Insert new nodes into selected segments. Do this until you have the number of points that you want. Convert stroke to path. Path→Stroke to path or ...


1

Linking to external SVG files (but apparently not pdf files) will be possible with Inkscape 1.0 (Release notes). In Inkscape it will still be converted to a raster image, but you can set the DPI on import and even afterwards. The rasterization happens inside Inkscape, so it does not increase the file size. Also, if viewed in a browser, the linked svg file ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible