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How to move object by a specific distance in Inkscape
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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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Inkscape: scale line without scaling arrowhead (marker)
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The following option in the tool controls: enables stroke width and arrowhead scaling when transforming a path. If set, then the stroke width and arrowheads will scale together with the path. If ...

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How can I make a logo have a negative space stroke in Inkscape?
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So you have 2 overlapping paths with a heavy black stroke, and want to remove the strokes and anything behind the strokes. Let's call your 2 paths P1 and P2. Select them both and duplicate (ctrl-D), ...

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Select object under object in Inkscape
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Alt-click will select deeper objects each time. So if you have nothing selected, the first Alt-click will select the top-most object. Then the second lowest, then the third, etc. So your double ...

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Rotate object parallell to line
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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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Fill many small gaps in Inkscape
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Your file contains a sigle path, where the tiny holes and spurious white scratches are path borders just like all others. If you select your huge path and call Path -> Break Apart, you will end up ...

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How to create connected triangles logo in inskcape?
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You can go to document properties -> grids, and add an axonometric grid with angles 30 and 30 degrees. The resulting grid will consist of equilateral tirangles. Activate node snapping to grid, and it ...

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Inkscape: How to evenly space objects?
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You need to use the align and distribute dialog. In order to get equal spacing between sides and between objects, you probably need 5 objects: 2 vertical lines with 0 stroke width on the sides of the ...

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Convert objects to short lines
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You can achieve this in a few steps: If not a path already, convert the object to a path (Path -> Convert to path). Add nodes to your path with Extensions -> Modify Path -> Add Nodes (doc here) Now ...

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How do I adjust handles symmetrically on the same path?
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My technique is to draw only half of the shape, and use a clone for the other half. This way you can edit the original half and the clone will update accordingly: First create your ellipse and ...

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Measuring distance between guides in Inkscape
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You can double-click on a guide to see its properties. There you can specify the absolute position, or a relative displacement. Enabling guide-snapping, you may for example drop a new guide onto an ...

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How to copy a subpath in inkscape?
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You can separate your path into its components by calling Path -> Break apart. The reverse process is Path -> Combine. So, with this in mind, you can transform your path into 2 paths, then duplicate ...

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How to break up a letter after every intersection in inkscape?
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Select the path, then activate the node tool (F2). Drag with the mouse over the whole figure, so all nodes are selected. Then click on the Break path at selected nodes icon. At this point you still ...

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How set a common property of a selection of several objects?
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You can set the width of one object, and then copy that object (Ctrl-C). Select all other objects, then execute Edit -> Paste Size -> Paste Width Separately. This works for object size only. For ...

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How to create a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape
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Dashed strokes are effectively part stroke and part non-stroke (transparent). 2 possibilities for 2 color stroke: Duplicate the stroke, and group both together. Set the lower stroke in one color, ...

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How to change Inkscape gradient colors?
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In Inkscape 1.0, when you select the gradient (as in your 1st picture), then you can check the edit icon below (or alternatively, use the gradient editing tool by pressing G). A guide with 2 nodes ...

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How do I Delete something in shape of a picture - Inkscape
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Select both figures and then go to Path -> Difference (Ctrl -). This will consume your square, so if you want to keep the square for later, duplicate it first (Ctrl D).

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Inkscape : Procedure to undo uneven linewidth
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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 ...

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Fastest Path Offsetting Method in Inkscape
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Select your shape. Duplicate (ctrl-D). Inset (ctrl-() (or dynamic offset, or shrink). Select both original and offset. Difference (ctrl- -).

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How to draw line with specific pattern in Inkscape?
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With the pattern along path functionality, you can repeat an arbitrary shape along a path.

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How can I make a horizontal ellipse appear to go through a vertical one?
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Here goes a simplified example, with 2 ellipses. Draw your 2 ellipses, select them and convert to path (Path->Stroke to path, maybe this is not strictly necessary). Then get the horizontal (blue) ...

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How to clone a rectangle along a line in Inkscape without any deformation?
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One easy way to produce a sequence of shapes is by using path interpolation (under Extensions -> Generate from path -> Interpolate. Draw the first and last shapes (converted to paths), select ...

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Maintain a straight edge when applying texture
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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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Is it possible to have one file for multiple translations?
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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 ...

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How to fix non-uniform scaling?
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If you want to revert a transformation (scale, rotation, skew) of any object back to its origina state, you have remove the transform matrix associated with the object. This can be done in 2 ways: ...

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how to properly position arrow heads with respect to a curve?
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Not a full answer, but it seems that the longer the Bezier handle on the end nodes, the better the alignment of the arrow head to the curve: Note in the figure that the curve with long handles looks ...

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How to convert <use> objects to normal paths?
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Each of the &lt;use&gt; elements are what Inkscape calls clones. Open the XML editor, select each of the &lt;use&gt; objects, and press Alt-Shift-D (or Edit -> Clone -> Unlink clone). This will ...

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How do I invert the colors of this image so the fill is grey and the background is transparent in Inkscape?
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If the figure is a single path object with 2 sub-paths (the rectangular frame and the figures), then you can: Select the path object Do Path -> Break apart to separate the frame and the figures into ...

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How to convert every pixel of raster picture to square objects in Inkscape?
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There is a python script to convert bitmaps to SVG rectangles for each pixel here: http://florian-berger.de/en/software/pixel2svg/. Or, if you want to do some basic math, and have some experience ...

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Change shape of a bezier after you've completed it
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Select the path and open the XML editor (Edit -> XML Editor). You will note that there are more attributes in your path than on a simple path with no stroke shape. In particular, click on inkscape:...

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