How to turn entire square image into trapezium


I have the following object that I have drawn in inkscape

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and I would like to turn it into a trapezium. I am trying to follow the steps online: 1) selecting the object and converting object to path 2) selecting the top corner nodes and dragging them inwards

unfortunately the whole image does not conform to this and I end up with the following

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I have been trying lots of things for the past hour. "Grouping" & "ungrouping" the object beforehand and "unioning" & "combining" the path afterwards, but I can't get the final path to be treated as one object. I think I fundamentally misunderstand what is meant by all of these things, and I don't understand the difference between and object and a path really, so any help here would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks, Adam.

1/17/2016 2:32:00 PM

Accepted Answer

  1. Make sure that all of the objects in your image are paths (and not circles, rectangles or similar). Selecting everything and path → object to path should do the job.

  2. Duplicate (Ctrl + D) the framing rectangle.

  3. Group (Ctrl + G) everything but one of the duplicate rectangles.

  4. Make a trapezium of the ungrouped rectangle.

  5. Select the group and then the trapezium.

  6. Apply extensions → modify path → perspective.

You should get what you wish. If everything is rotated, go back and rotate the rectangle before Step 4.

7/23/2019 5:51:00 AM