This will not be an answer, but it is too long for a comment.
I heard that Inkscape can't create print-ready EPS files as it converts everything into raster files, then throw them all together into an EPS file (result=low quality)
You have some misconceptions here.
Can Inkscape create print-ready files?
Yes and no. The biggest limitation is that it ...
Oh, I figured it out.
First, I delete any transforms from my SVG file by using the XML Editor tool.
Then I select my SVG on the page and use the Object>Align and Distribute option to align my SVG center along the X and Y axis.
I don't think you need to use a mask for this.
You don't need transparency for print work. Generally in printing, elements which are pure white usually mean no ink is applied in these areas, unless you specifically ask your printer to print it with white ink.
Anyway, here's how you could do it.
Add a green rectangle
Type some black text
Import the bitmap ...
you can also use LPE fill between many.
creat new geometry (this does not matter it gets overwritten)
add LPE fill betwen
copy all your geometry you want to fuse
past it into the field in path effect panel
What you need is a closed path, combined with the circle in the middle.
A quick and dirty method is to use the Fill Unbounded Areas Tool (aka the Bucket fill tool).
Zoom in on the shape to make it large. The bucket fill tool in Inkscape depends on the on-screen rendering of the shape, then click inside it with the tool.
The longer method would be ...
It turns out this is a two-part problem. First, there is a change to Windows 10, where when you install a downloaded font, it's not placed in C:\Windows\Fonts unless you install it for all users. This feature allows users who aren't Administrator to install fonts (which is a good thing for lots of people on Windows 10 machines that are locked down).
Inkscape is an RGB application, designed for making SVGs and graphics for display on the web in web browsers, which also use RGB colours, as do computer screens.
Crayon colours (and paint/inks) use a subtractive colour system, they work by absorbing and reflecting light, so they don't work the same as RGB colour which is an additive colour system which ...
Short answer: AI is more capable than SVG.
EPS and PDF are final, compact, one way file format. Its purpose is to be consumed as a document, either for screen or for print. It is not intended as a 'working' document. Once the EPS/PDF is generated it's not supposed to be worked upon afterwards. For example, text boxes no longer exist in a PDF, just lines of ...
If you've imported a shape to Inkscape, it may already be a path. Press F2 or select the node editor tool. When you click on your shape, it should show the nodes which define the shape. If you've imported an image, ignore the above and see the following:
Your need to convert the image to a path implies that you have a bitmap, rather than a vector. Select ...
The case is already solved with a tangent drawing extension. Actually in this special case the tangents can be drawn also without that extension. They are as long as the line between the circle midpoints and they can be made by duplicating that connection line. Placing them properly with snapping happens when one draws a 90 degrees rotated copy of the line. ...
In Inkscape ungroup the graphic
Select both the M and black square
Click Path > Difference
Now the M is cut out from the black, leaving a hole. You can check this by going into the Document Properties and enable the Checkerboard Background which will display the transparency grid.
This is just a suggestion:
I'd use a single document, with separate layers for text in different languages.
So you have only one drawing, and when you export your drawing, you make visible only one of the text layers at a time.
I think I'd use the InkTan extension to generate the outline. Still needs a bit of path joining afterwards, but it will be exact by default.
To turn these three objects into a single one, connect the ends of the tangents with new segments, so they form a rectangle, then do Path > Union with all three objects.
Make sure the circles are aligned either vertically or horizontally, then draw a rectangle between them, ensuring that the size matches and that it ends at the centers of both circles. Then merge with the pathfinder tool and rotate/recolor as needed.
I found a useful tutorial video directly addressing your goal.
Youtube Text on Path video
Considering that you've made it this far, the answer boils down to selecting the circle and using the horizontal mirror feature to flip the circle.
The video covers a few other features of text on path that makes the entire video worth viewing for Inkscape beginners....
If it is acceptable to place the two circles either vertically or horizontally to perform the creation, then rotate the creation, the process is straightforward.
Use the align feature for placement. Convert the circles to paths (Path, Object to Path) and break the nodes for both circles at the diameter. Delete the semi-circles that are no longer needed. Add ...
This is a workaround which can be used in case you are later going to rotate something else as much.
An imaginary example:
The boss says that the next artwork is otherwise good, but the black shape should be rotated around point A until it looks right. He stands behind my back and he will say, when it's right. Then the green shape should be rotated ...
Adjusting the flood dimensions and co-ordinates works for me. Make sure you have the object selected first before trying to edit the flood.
However, when applying an inner drop shadow you could skip these flood adjustment steps entirely by converting the stroke to outlines first.
Select the object and do Path > Stroke to Path. Now apply the filter.
There's a drop shadow SVG filter, but the shapes are being cropped by the dimensions of Flood effect of the filter.
To fix it, open the SVG in Inkscape (since it was created in Inkscape).
Select one of the objects, and click Filters > Filter Editor
In the filter editor select the "Flood" effect, and select the Filter General Settings tab.
Manually adjust ...
That's not how clipping works. A clipping path needs to be a single path, or a compound path.
If you want to do it using a clipping mask, instead draw a simple shape with curves using the Bézier tool, then apply that as the clipping mask.
Example: Result of applying clipping path shown right
Another completely different method is not to use a clipping ...