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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 ...


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There is a way to make variable width strokes using the Power Stroke path effect, however it doesn't seem to work properly with a closed path such as a circle (in Inkscape 0.92) Example: What you could do instead is Path > Stroke to path - then edit the nodes of the inner path. Example:


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Here's one approach, there may be others. Draw two straight lines, select them both, then create a bunch of lines in between using Extensions > Generate from Path > Interpolate, ungroup them, then do Path > Combine Draw the curve Copy the curved path (you'll need this later) Select All Ctrl+A, then do Path > Cut Path or ctrl+Alt+/ Select and Delete the ...


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up to date feature overview On a free tool is not a pain at all. You download it and you take a look. So I'm a bit curious as to which one is the better pick to invest time in. Inkscape is a solid tool, you see people actually using it everywhere. You find tutorials, etc. I feel you are a bit scared to "waste time" on the tool, thinking that you can ...


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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


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Don't drag with the window bar. Put your mouse on the panel title underneath, and drag from there. Also, aim for the top of the right hand panel, or Inkscape may put your toolboxes in two columns.


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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 ...


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Here's how I would do it in Inkscape Resize the page to give yourself a bit more room. Unsing the Select by Nodes tool F2 select, then convert the little rectanglular holes to paths using Path > Stroke to Path Ungroup the pieces, regroup the top two pieces together Rotate the top group so the pieces are the same way up as the bottom two pieces Using the ...


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When printed, the RGB color that came from CMYK will be converted back to the same original CMYK color Nop... It will not. There are several reasons. Color profiles, changes in gamut, simulations on the screen... But I will only address 1. A CMYK value has 4 variables (C+M+Y+K). A given color can actually be created using a combination of inks, mainly ...


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If you have the necessary skills, I would consider redrawing the graphic manually. It's not exactly complicated, and the results will be better than any automatic tracing. You only really need to draw one of the corner sections, the rest are made by flipping and reflecting. Afterwards the strokes are outlined, then joined using Union, and finally a stroke ...


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It is possible to do it with an SVG effect, although the edges will not be sharp quite like a stroke on a combined shape. Create a path, apply a stroke and arrow head as you would normally Create an invisible bounding box around it (no stroke and no fill) Group the bounding box and the arrow Click Filters > Morphology > Outline When the Outline window ...


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I am not an Affinity Photo user. However, I should imagine like most image editors it has a distort transform tool. What I would do is begin with a curved railway track in 2 dimensions, then distort it for perspective, and rotate as required. This example was first made in Inkscape. Where I made a pattern for one railway segment then repeated it as a ...


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If you set the display mode to outline by clicking View > Display Mode > Outline, you will be able to see the outline no matter what zoom level you have set. Outline mode shows all paths as simple outlines, whether they have a stroke/fill applied or not. This could be useful in many kinds of situations where you just want to see the paths without the ...


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I think this probably a rendering issue because the width of the white line seems to change with different zoom levels. Anyway, if you want to combine the shapes in a heart shape, I suggest the path->Union option to combine the two shapes (left in the image below) into a single one (right):


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The equivalent in Inkscape is an extension called Interpolate. From the main menu it's located at Extensions > Generate from Path > Interpolate. You need to have two paths selected to use it. Shapes such as circles, polygons, or rectangles need to be converted to paths first, using Path > Object to Path Example: Edit: Please note however: I can think of ...


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Inkscape has no native multi page support. There used to be a plug-in for multiple pages, but I'm not sure if it still works in the most recent version of Inkscape since the developer seems to have abandoned updates. Instead, I suggest you use Scribus which is also free and Open Source. Export the page from Inkscape as a PDF, using File > Save As, and ...


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You could use the centerline trace extension available from here: https://github.com/fablabnbg/inkscape-centerline-trace to trace your scanned image in Inkscape. Or you could set the simplifying threshold in the settings: Edit > Preferences > Behavior : Simplification threshold. Applied to the question's line drawing: The transformation takes about 10 ...


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According to the instructions, all you need to do is to copy the .inx and .py files from here: https://github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz/tree/master/svg2tikz/extensions into your user extensions directory (which is listed in Edit > Preferences > System : User extensions). Then restart (or start) Inkscape. The extension should be available in the export dialog (...


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In Inkscape you can use the Interpolate extension. It's basically Inkscape's equivalent of making a step blend in Illustrator. Draw a line with the Bézier tool F6. After making the first node, hold down CTRL as you click and it will constrain the line horizontally. Duplicate the line using Ctrl+D Using the Select and Transform tool F1, hold down CTRL as you ...


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There are several ways to do it. Here are some: One method is to copy and paste several circles in place, then edit the start and end points of the arcs. For example Another method is to use a clipping path. First create a shape on top of the circle, then select both circle and shape, and do Object > Clip > Set Another is to give your text/artwork a ...


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For myself, I started off in vector art with Macromedia Freehand and Aldus Pagemaker... then switched to Adobe Illustrator, and some Inkscape... those two were my workhorses for a looong time. I developed a huge library of Illustrator assets over fifteen years of graphic design, technical illustration and architectural illustration. More recently, a couple ...


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You are not attacking the core issue of the problem. It is perfectly fine to design printable material in RGB as long as you are cognizant of the fact that certain very vibrant colors wont come out as vibrant as you think and as a results crew up the entire palette. Just dont choose the most vibrant colors. However, this is not a huge issue, you can learn ...


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Inkscape allows you to turn ligatures off (explanation for what they are is in the post by @user287001)


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The path->difference operation could help: to use this the yellow A needs to be a path rather than a letter. If this is not the case, convert the letter into a path. Same for the stripes. If they are strokes rather than paths, convert them. select both the yellow letter and a white bar (red in my picture) and choose the path->difference menue the ...


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