I have an SVG file, and I want to create the opposite of it. It’s a monochrome icon, and I want a version where the logo is transparent and the rest of the rectangle is filled paths.
In theory it feels like it should be a common problem, and something like Inkscape should have an “Invert Paths” (or similar) function, but in practice I couldn’t find any relevant help in Inkscape or Google?
- Make sure your design is entirely composed of paths. There can’t be any groups or text objects, etc. Ok to have multiple path objects though.
- Draw a rectangle around the whole thing
- Select your design as well as the rectangle
- Choose “Path” > “Exclusion”