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    I’ve looked and looked, but still need help.  I’m trying to create a Packers logo for drawing.  Google “Packers Logo SVG” and you will find a couple.  I can import SVG into Inkspace and do all sorts of things with layers, etc.  But the problem is to create a solid background with a WHITE overlay.  You obviously can’t draw a white layer over a dark green background.  What I need to be able to do is to “cut out” the white G.  I’ve tried doing a “difference” in the path menu but I am lost.  Regardless of what I do, when I apply the HATCH, I get the hatch squiggles over the entire shape and not contained within the desired background.  I don’t mind digging more and learning while I dig, but maybe someone can point me in a good direction.  And, yes, I am a very new owner, getting the bot as a gift last week, and getting my first taste of vector image editing.  Thanks, John

    Windell Oskay

    Hi John,

    You’re on the right track.  Yes, use the difference menu option to create your cutout shape.  To fill a “funny shaped” path with lines, you may have better luck with the Hatch Fill extension, rather than the squiggly hatch; it handles a wider variety of shapes. 
    If that’s still not working, try first selecting the shape, and then filling it just with a solid color, to show you where Inkscape thinks it should be filled in.  That might help you figure out if there’s a bigger problem with the shape.

    i downloaded the svg from wikipedia and was unable to do anything with it.  then i peaked at the source and noticed that each of the elements of the image is in its own group.  select each element and ungroup it, (ctl-shift-g), and you will be able to use difference.

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