Check the Objects panel. There you can see blur and opacity settings for individual objects, groups and layers:
If you have blurred a layer or group every new item in that layer or group gets blurred.
Select a group or layer in the objects panel and remove its blur. It doesn't make individually blurred objects sharp, you must adjust them separately.
It sounds like you've added a blur to the layer the object is on, rather than the object itself, and so now everything you draw on that layer will be blurred.
To fix it:
Open the Layers panel. Select each layer in turn until you find one that has a blur applied, and set the blur to 0.
Try Extension > Arrange > Deep Ungroup. Many of us have used this to simplify otherwise hopeless PDFs for edits when a PDF is the only available vector version of an image.
Ai files are often very similar to PDFs, so it's worth trying. It doesn't release redundant clipping paths, but they can be found as no fill, no stroke elements (select same) after ...
I am not quite sure if this is always trivial, but you can try something like the following:
Select the shape and Path > Break apart (or Shift CtrlK).
Select the horizontal part and duplicate it Ctrld.
Select the vertical part and duplicate it Ctrld.
Combine the horizontal part: CtrlK and select: Extensions > Render > Frame and press Apply.
Try the Inkscape extension inx-pathops by Moini.
If you make an object to "crop" or "clip" your vector art, i.e. you want to remove everything outside that object, select all objects, then do Extensions > Boolean Operations > Intersection
https://gitlab.com/moini_ink/inx-patho (Inkscape versions over 1.0)
The multi-bool library linked by @Socowi has been deprecated by the author and removed. The current version is at:
https://gitlab.com/moini_ink/inx-patho (Inkscape versions over 1.0)
https://gitlab.com/su-v/inx-pathops (Inkscape versions before 1.0)
I suspect you want to use Object > Clip > Set inverse (LPE). The only thing is that it doesn't work properly on a text object because it isn't a path. However, you can convert the text to paths using Path > Object to Path, then the inverse clip should work.
Here's an example
If you want to mask editable text, then you'll need a different approach. ...
I wanted to create a voronoi pattern to lasercut/laser, and came across the same problem when i tried importing the pattern to autolaser.
Solution: screenshot pattern, import as jpg, and trace with color-quantization, save as svg or dxf, and import. Works reasonably well, but you lose some quality with complex patterns.
I just checked the file. These objects are a combined path. So, ungrouping will not separate them. Ungrouping only works on groups, and this isn't a group.
You can tell if an object is a combined path or a group by selecting it, then check the Status Bar along the bottom. It will either say "Path" or "Group of x object".
Example showing ...
Generally, Illustrator should be able to import clipping paths made in Inkscape, so the problem may lie elsewhere in the construction of the SVG. It's hard to say what's wrong without access to the SVG file. It might help if you could share the SVG over at SVGshare.com and provide the link.
Anyway, here's some general advice. Try this: Open the SVG in ...
Draw lines along your guides, move the lines as a part of your drawing, but grouped or in different layer to keep them easily accessible. The lines must be perfectly straight (click-only) 2 node paths.
After moving make a copy of the line set and convert the lines to guides with Object > Objects to guides. They can be a group, but the guides will be ...
The strength of clones is that you can change all of them by just changing the original.
But if you're just using the Tiled Clones dialog to make a bunch of the objects which you then want to edit individually, it sounds like you just want to make a bunch of non-clone duplicates that are each individual paths.
You can duplicate the original instead of tile-...
This should be only a comment.
I guess you expect something like this (it's from Illustrator)
It's full vector. A piece of rope (see it in top right) is used as a brush. The piece is a traced photo. It's vector, not a bitmap image. It's a piece taken from one of your rope examples and prepared in Photoshop to make seamless repeating possible. The prepared ...
Actually, you can have your clones do exactly what you're describing.
The default behavior in Inkscape is for the clones to not move when the original is moved.
But if you go to the Edit > Preferences dialog (or Shift-Ctrl-P), in the Behavior > Clones section, the first item is "Moving Original".
There are three options:
Move in Parallel (...
You live in a privileged era. You have references for everything, just search.
And be more and more specific in your search:
The point fo your question is a specific camera angle, so you need to ...
Alternate answer to an old question: use layers !
Whenever I end up to be bothered with stacked objects that I cannot select easily, it implies that my drawing is too complex to be done on a single layer. Thus the solution is to create multiple layers. Selecting underneath object is just a matter of hiding the above layers.
Actually this solution is far ...
Your orange VW example is coarse. The groove between 2 surfaces is only a curve with darker color. It can be grey with blending mode multiply. The darkness of the grey is different in different places. Partially transparent black can also be used. It works with normal blending.
I guess you expect something which stands bigger size. Dark curve is plausible ...
The hole in a real VW is a common sheet metal trick named "Rounded Louver". Realistic drawing of a louver needs complex shading. It's easiest if you can accept it as bent inwards, without shiny glosses and without a chrome edge list. Here are three of them on a flat surface:
One louver is made by interpolating between a black line and blue edge ...
I think it depends on the art style you want to go for. If you're doing a flat design style like in your first image, then you can replicate the vents by using 2 rounded-rectangles that overlap.
If you're going with the other images, then it would be a similar process. Draw the shapes and use gradients.
This case stays unsolvable here. Teespring's previews are low resolution images, only 480 x 480 pixels. The actual printed shape is there less than 200 px high. They cannot show things right if you try to zoom the full preview bigger than actual 480 x 480 pixels on the screen. If your screen is 1200 pixels high the preview can be reliably watched only as ...
Hopefully you have done as already suggested by user Billy Kerr and learned how to make more complex gradients than one color to transparency.
What is a gold gradient? It's a cliche. One picks to a gradient colors which can occur in a photo taken from golden objects in an environment which doesn't add too much other colors. Polished gold reflects well like a ...
I wouldn't use a Division operation for this. It seems to be too complex for Inkscape to calculate. There may be a limit on the number of paths which Division will work with. Do this instead:
Select the graphic and do Path > Break apart.
Select all the pieces of the top part only, and do Path > Combine.
Repeat step 2 for the lower part.
Here's the ...