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For Inkscape, another option would be to: Draw the frame object in whichever way you want. It could just be a wide stroke on a rectangle, or you draw some complex shape, whichever is useful to you. Import the image and embed it. Select the image, then convert it to a pattern (Object > Object to Pattern) Apply this pattern to either the stroke or the fill of ...


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As Juancho pointed out, the unevenness is caused by a transform attribute on the path. You can avoid adding unnecessary transforms by: not stretching groups, but only their contents by making sure to check the option Edit > Preferences > Behavior > Transforms: Store transformation: optimized If you load such a file, and have that preferences setting ...


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There is a setting to disable scaling stroke width as the object is scaled. Uncheck this button, and the stroke will keep its width regardless of scaling. The other 3 buttons control scaling of rounded corners, gradients and bitmaps.


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Object > Transform dialog has option "Apply to each object separately". Use it.


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This could be done entirely in Inkscape. Almost any vector image editor could be used similarly. The following isn't a tutorial, but a list of the basic steps. Draw an ellipse, click Path > Object to Path, to turn it into a path Break apart the ellipse into two pieces, and squish the top segment, use snapping to make sure the pieces line up Make a larger ...


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Inkscape is a quite flexible free tool for drawing paths. There you can draw with the Pen a simple 2 node arc which can be copied, flipped and scaled. Multiple parts can be joined to one. An example (the grey rectangle does nothing, I drew it only to remember the wanted size and where are up and down): Extension Pattern along Path creates easily bent ...


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Taking a flat copy of my spring image from publisher Ive managed to manipulate it using the bend on path tool in inkscape Taken from here: Answer


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For GIMP as @Billy Kerr said layer masking is used Select any image to be set as border Add a new layer above it (FG or BG color or white but not transparent) On the newly add layer right click add new layer mask (select the option and find which one suits you) using selection tool select the amount of area you want empty invert selection and fill with ...


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In my case reducing the amount of objects and its sizes helped me out.


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This is for Inkscape. Using the Rectangle Tool F4, draw two rectangles, one inside the other, and fill each with a different colour by selecting a different fill colour. The colours don't matter, so long as you can see both rectangles clearly With the Select Object tool F1. Select both shapes by clicking and dragging the tool around both, and align them ...


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There is no equivalent to the blob brush, and as far as I know there's no plugin to do it. However there may be ways you could speed up what your are doing. E.g., you can use the Calligraphic Brush tool, then directly after using the tool you can hit CTRL+Shift++, which is the shortcut for a Unite operation. If you draw another Calligraphic Brush shape on ...


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Set the print output to the ACTUAL paper size.. then print at 100%. If the art doesn't fill the paper size, then it's printed at 100% with no clipping.


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If you want to print something you made in Inkscape, it's probably better to export as a PDF. That way, everything will remain as vector. GIMP can open SVGs. Do File > Open, navigate to the SVG file, select it, and hit Open. However that will rasterize everything in the SVG.


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Select the object, and then go to Filters -> Filter editor. Click on Displacement map (this is the component that randomly displaces the shape (and its border). Select a scale of 0.


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It is better that you are designing the "E" by your own. Just make 5 equal thick rectangles and reduce the two with the negative space to their third of size. Look at the example. Of course you can resize it as you want, but that would be the easiest and fastest solution for you, instead of searching for a font.


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Use the 'Envelope Deformation LPE' and the 'Bend LPE', in that order. Type text. Path > Union (does not work in the beta of 1.0 currently, use Path > Object to path -> Ungroup -> Path > Combine instead.) Path > Path effects + Envelope Deformation LPE Switch to node tool Edit top path / bottom path to increase thickness in the middle + Bend Edit on-canvas ...


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There's also the option to use Tab to select a different node. So, select the adjacent node, and then use either Tab or Shift+Tab to select the one you actually want to select.


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Select the text and do Path > Object to Path Shift+Ctrl+C. This will convert the text to outlines. Ungroup the the text Shift+Ctrl+G Path > Union Ctrl++. This will join up all the letters as one path. Draw a rectangle over the text Select both text and rectangle and do Path > Intersection Ctrl+* The result will be all outlines so that your cutter ...


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Here are a a couple of workarounds. Use the Select Paths by Nodes Tool (F2) Click on a section of the path that is next to the node you want to move. This will select the two nodes for that section. Although you might not be able to see both are selected, they are. Hold down Shift and click on the node you don't want to move. This will deselect it. The ...


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You probably switched off one or more of the snapping options in the Snap Controls Bar. A guess would be the "Snap bounding boxes", "Snap midpoints of bounding box edges", and "Snap to page border", or perhaps you switched off "Enable snapping" altogether. Try setting the snapping controls as shown below (blue highlight is switched on). If you mouse over ...


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Recreate it entirely in Inkscape. Tracing bitmaps is pretty pointless for something so simple. Draw a rectangle with a black fill. Copy it Ctrl+C, and Paste in Place Shift+Alt+V. Do Object > Rotate 90º CW If you want one shape, you could select both objects and do a Union Ctrl++


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The font is an OpenType font with advanced features such as contextual ligatures and alternates. I think you need to switch that feature on in Word - it's not enabled by default. I don't use Word. Sorry. Try googling "enable opentype contextual ligatures in word".


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You can't do it in Inkscape. Inkscape is a vector image editor, it can't edit raster images. Use GIMP instead. It's free and Open Source like Inkscape. Open the image, then do Colors > Components > Mono Mixer, and use the settings shown below You could then do Colours > Levels to try to get rid of the smudgy grey bits left over. Move the tiny triangular ...


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I guess blurring is a hopeless way to make trackable gradients for your robot experiments. You need something like this: This is drawn with pattern brush which has a linear 3-stop gradient white-black-white. The screenshot is from Affinity Designer which allows any PNG image to be used as a brush. The curve can be an arbitary path, you only apply the brush ...


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I guess it's useless to try to trace images this complex (=full of noise) to vectors. At least you should have much more resolution than your linked axample has and you should reduce the amount of the crap radically, Finally: Your engraving system seems to be designed for bitmap images. Cleaning the bitmap image can be started by making a BW mix where the ...


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The level of detail of the referenced image is high, yet the image online is heavily dithered/pixelated to the point that it is unsuited for laser engraving, other than as a bitmap engrave. Vector images provide for great detail in the engraving process, but the blueprint cannot be well converted to a vector format. As a bitmap engrave, if your software ...


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It is possible. File>XML editor, then click on the object in Inkscape drawing window. After selecting item, XML editor will point you to the exact object in the tree. Now look at the transform attribute, exactly at what's inside rotate(). The unit is degrees. It also allows you to sets your attributes. Just beware of relative rotations. The object might ...


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You can combine separate paths using Path > Combine. It seems to work with the Measure Path extension, with a tiny rounding error. Example You can set a stroke width in millimetres in the Fill & Stroke panel. Example


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There is no direct equivalent to "paste in front" or "paste in back" in Inkscape*. Instead do Edit > Paste in Place Ctrl+Alt+V. This will paste the copied object at the top of the stack. After pasting, change the order in the stack using the following shortcuts: Raise to top Home Raise PgUp Lower PgDn Lower to bottom End If your document contains a lot ...


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Edit > Preferences > Tools > Text: Text size unit type : Point or Double-click on text tool icon > Text size unit type : Point.


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Another approach is to use sprayed shapes. The next image is a stroke drawn with the sprayer tool. The selected shape is an ellipse which has been converted to path. The settings of the sprayer are critical for good result (=good density, good amount of variation) It's probably easiest to fix a not so good stroke manually as I did. The next image shows how ...


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Auto tracing a raster image is not a good way to do this. The result of auto tracing a complex image with gradients is usually rubbish. In my opinion, it would be better to recreate it manually, i.e. re-draw it from scratch. This is not a simple task. This is not a tutorial, but here's a breakdown of some basic steps that could be taken to reproduce such a ...


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This is a work-around that works for simple shapes, and my test was specifically with a pentagon as implied with the question data. There is an extension for Inkscape known as "Inkscape to OpenSCAD" which takes the design created in the edit window and converts it to multiple paths (if more than one shape) in OpenSCAD format. There are earlier and later ...


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SVG describes images using a text format, so you can simply open them in a text editor that allows replacing in multiple opened files (I use Sublime Text) and replace fill and stroke colors with your colors. For example this image is described like this: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="60" height="60" viewBox="0 0 60 60"> <defs&...


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As Camilla said, export it as screen. I tried so many ways the svg still not show up, and now is working fine after I export it in illustrator as screen


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This is honestly pretty solid. Great job on keeping the strokes consistent throughout. I personally wasn't aware that the blue/yellow was suppose to be inspired by a circle-graph at first, but I like the direction you're headed. I'd love to see a "slice" pulled out a bit and portrayed similar to this: Although you assume you're not creative, this is a ...


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There is no such thing as a "vector blur". It does not exist. It's not a limitation of PDFs or any operating system. The nature of vector content simply precludes the creation of soft edges with the exception of gradients. And blurs, or canned drop shadows, are never automatically converted to gradients anywhere I've ever seen. Applications preview the ...


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Without context, this layman suggests that it's a striking image, simple and bold. Technically it would be easy to reproduce with various devices such as a vinyl cutter or decal printer. Stencils would be straightforward as well. The flattened top and bottom should be corrected, but that's also just an opinion. As an icon for an app, it will be easy to pick ...


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Try Shift + F11, for toggling toolbars, OR use Ctrl + F11 for toggling toolbars & fullscreen at the same time. All shortcuts: Inkscape keyboard and mouse reference.


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Use the % or SHIFT + 5 combination to disable/reset snapping. Based on help here


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You want Edit / Preferences / Behaviour and you can set a number there. The lower the number, the less change when you try to simplify.


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TL;DR: No, but there are some hacks. I'm not sure how useful they will be for your particular use case, but here goes: As far as I know, there is no way to make the stroke-dasharray change dynamically as you adjust the length of the line, at least not by moving an end node. However, you can edit the stroke-dasharay in the XML editor manually. For example,...


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After some experimenting, I found a way. Make a copy of the image with text. Remove everything but the text and take care that the text stays in place. All images to alter have to have the same number of layers, same geometry, size and orientation. Add an additional layer to the image which will be nothing but the text and move the text to the top layer. ...


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Just wanted to add my approach for anyone else who might be having trouble with this: Layer the object you want to cut away on top. Select them both. Go to: Path > Difference


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