How To Spray Paint In Inkscape?

If you’re wondering how to spray paint in Inkscape, you’ve come to the right place! This tutorial will show you how to create a realistic spray paint effect in Inkscape.

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Spray painting is a fun and easy way to add color and texture to your Inkscape designs. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a basic spray painting effect using the Spray Tool. You will also learn how to customize your spray by changing the size, shape, and density of the spray.

What You Will Need

In order to spray paint in Inkscape, you will need a few things: first, you need a drawing; second, you need the Inkscape software; third, you will need a printer; and fourth, you will need some paint. You can use any kind of paint you want, but we recommend using acrylic paint. Once you have all of these things, you are ready to begin!

Preparing The Image

Before you can start spraying paint in Inkscape, you need to prepare the image. The first thing you need to do is add a background. You can do this by adding a rectangle or other shape that covers the entire canvas. Next, you need to add an object to paint. This can be any shape or path. Once you have your background and object, you are ready to start painting!

Applying The Paint

Now that you have your object ready to be painted, it’s time to open the paint bucket tool.

With the paint bucket tool selected, make sure that the fill is set to “pattern” and that the mode is set to “normal.” If your fill is set to “solid color,” the paint bucket will simply apply a solid color to your object.

  Where To Get Spray Paint?

Once you have the correct settings applied, mouse over to your object. You should see a small paint can icon with a square next to it. This indicates that the fill will be applied to the entire object.

Click on your object, and voila! The paint bucket has now applied your chosen spray paint pattern evenly across your entire object!

Finishing Up

Now that you have your image ready to go, you need to export it as a PNG. This is going to be the file format that you use when you upload it to Spray Paint.

1. Go to File > Export PNG Image.
2. A new window will open up. Make sure that the resolution is set to 300 DPI and the background is transparent.
3. Save your file in a place that you will remember!

Tips & Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for spray painting in Inkscape:

-Create a separate layer for your painting. This will make it easier to edit later on if needed.
-Use a large, soft brush for best results.
– Experiment with different colors and Opacities to get the effect you want.
– If you want a more diffused effect, use the Gaussian Blur filter before painting.


Q: Can I use regular spray paint?
A: Yes, but you’ll need to thin it out first so that it doesn’t clog the nozzle. You can also use special inkscape spray paint, which is designed to work with the software.

Q: How do I thin out regular spray paint?
A: You can use a variety of solvents, including water, rubbing alcohol, or even mineral spirits. Experiment to see what works best for you.

  Can You Remove Spray Paint?

Q: How do I control the amount of paint that comes out?
A: You can adjust the pressure settings on your airbrush or compressor. Lowering the pressure will result in less paint being released.

Further Reading

If you want to know more about how to use Inkscape to create digital artwork, here are some articles that may be of interest to you:

-How To Make A Vector Halftone Image In Inkscape
-How To Create A Seamless Pattern In Inkscape
-How To Create A Textured Vector Portrait In Inkscape


In this tutorial we’ll learn how to spray paint in Inkscape. We’ll use the Paintbucket tool to fill a gradient with color, then the Spray tool to add highlights and shadows.

This tutorial is from the series “Inkscape One-Byte Wonders” by Mitz Pewter.


To conclude, you can use the ` Spray tool` to easily create random symbols in Inkscape. You can also use it for other purposes like creating dotted lines. So next time you want to add some randomness to your Inkscape drawings, remember to try out the Spray tool!

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