I'm fairly sure that what I'm trying to accomplish is quite common, but
I don't know how to do it in inkscape: Say I have a complex group of
paths (of different widths and so) and I want a certain area of that
path to not be drawn. Currently what I do is I create a second layer on
top and move a white, filled rectangle above the places which I do not
want to have drawn.
This has one problem, however: When the svg is exported as png, the "not
drawn" area is (of course!) white instead of transparent. If I make it
transparent, however, it will (also of course!) not cover the background.
I've played around with the AND and XOR functions of the Path menu, but
I don't quite get how they work. Sometimes everything disappears,
sometimes nothing happens. How do you do this the *right* way?
Thanks in advance,