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How do I shear a selection in Inkscape?

Toggle to rotate mode, but drag the edge handles.
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Centerline Tracing There is a free Open Source tool AutoTrace which is able to perform a centerline trace of a line-art bitmap. Run AutoTrace with at least the following options: autotrace -...
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Photoshop Free Transform Constrain Proportions in Photoshop CC 2019

From Adobes Blog: What's new in Photoshop CC To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following: Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt)....
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Perspective transform on a raster image in Illustrator

Add an Envelope Mesh. Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh and choose 1 row and 1 column and click OK. Then you can distort the envelope (which contains the raster image). Alternatively,...
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How to move object by a specific distance in Inkscape

Select the object, and then open the Object→Transfrom dialog, and select the Move tab. There you have options for moving horizontally or vertically, in several units. Documentation here.
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Get an image to lie flat on an axonometric grid in inkscape

Draw a rounded rectangle on the grid. Select the rectangle. Set up the Skew Transform in the Transform panel, with the horizontal scew set to -60, and the vertical set to -30. Apply the transform. ...
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Quite honestly... grab the pen tool and manually trace the paths. It'll result in the best output. Auto-tracing is often not the best option. When you only want paths you can stroke, auto-trace ...
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Get an image to lie flat on an axonometric grid in inkscape

You can transform a object from normal view into isometric in the transform palette with the matrix operation in one go. The benefit of this approach is that you can undo it later, to make edits to ...
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Illustrator equivalent to Photoshop's skew tool

Select your object Click Effect - Distort & Transform - Free Distort. Click and hold point to drag object into desired shape. Click OK to implement your modification Click Object - ...
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How to move object by a specific distance in Inkscape

Just modify the Y value in the toolbar, adding 45 to move the element up. If you don't want to calculate, you can even add + 45 px, inkscape will do the math for you.
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Convert skewed rectangle back to original in GIMP

Start the Perspective tool . Set the tool to "Corrective (Backward) directiion" mode in the Tool options dialog. Drag the markers in the four corners of the image to the four corners of the painting, ...
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How to make positioning of lines around circle or curve

From where you are now you can just make a circular guide. draw a circle with a size that will be the new starting point for your lines; make it a guide (View > Guides > Make Guides or CMD+5 / CTRL+5 ...
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scale by specific dimensions - illustrator transform effect

Use a step blend instead. Create a star with a stroke and no fill, then do Object > Transform > Scale. Make sure to uncheck "Scale Strokes and Effects", increase the scale as required, then hit Copy ...
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Make a random dispersion of images

You can do it with sculpt/painting Just move your objects in random directions, shrink/enlarge and rotate Example of the result:
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Try using Interpolate Paths after your trace, as show here: Average stroke from a fill
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Illustrator can do center line tracing much like autotrace. Its not super useful for most things but in this case the image is highly synthetic and it might work. Yor source image is notoriously bad ...
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Rotate object parallell to line

Node snapping will help. Enable the following from the node snapping toolbar: Enable snapping %, the first button in the toolbar. Snap nodes, paths and handles (important!) Snap to paths Snap cusp ...
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How to twist a complex shape in Inkscape?

I just fully describe what I did to achieve something similar. You need to see which steps you can skip or need to adapt. Create a rectangle. Use Extensions → Render → Function Plotter with these ...
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Tapered/sloped text effect in Illustrator (NOT skew or perspective)

I'm unaware of an automated way to keep the type perpendicular to the page and have it slope the way you are depicting. It must be done manually. @Ilan has laid out the primary automated options ...
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Tapered/sloped text effect in Illustrator (NOT skew or perspective)

I did it in the following way: Type any text lowering the letter size after every letter (I dont aware about any other way to do that) - Expand and ungroup, Press That's what I got - Another ...
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How do I make objects created with transform effect into an actual object?

Use Object > Expand Appearance on the transformed 'group'. You might need to Object > Ungroup the result.
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

For Inkscape, there is also a centerline trace extension available on github: https://github.com/Moini/inkscape-centerline-trace (fork of https://github.com/fablabnbg/inkscape-centerline-trace)
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Make font size bigger than max limit of 1296 pt in Adobe Illustrator (2015)?

The best workaround I found: Set font size up to maximum 1296 pt Select text object Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform... Check Preview box Scale up text object as you need Now you ...
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Manually italic fonts inkscape

Click text, click text again. Move the top handle to the right. Result
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How can I rotate a pattern overlay layer style?

I don't believe there is a way to transform a pattern overlay as a layer style (I may be wrong), but what you can do is use the "Create Layers" command to convert the pattern to a reguler image layer ...
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Get an image to lie flat on an axonometric grid in inkscape

You obviously drew a rounded rectangle, applied -30 degrees vertical skew and then it didn't fit. The clou is to have right dimensions before skewing: The black rectangle has width = 3 grid ...
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Reset text rotation in Photoshop

Photoshop doesn't remember arbitrary rotations of objects. However, there is one rather cumbersome way you could do it. Select and highlight the text with the text tool Copy the text CTRL+C Select ...
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Is it possible to place copies from illustrator transform above the original object?

There is no way to do this in quick way. But you always can use option Reverse Order in layer menu when all desired layers are selected.
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How can a selection be upscaled in GIMP (without upscaling a layer or canvas)?

If you have a selection, it will scale only the selection. You have to use the Scaling tool (Shift + S + <click> on image), not the "Scale Layer" menu. If you want to use Scale Layer ...
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