If you have worked with a raster graphics program such as The Gimp or Photoshop, you might have used the layers system to view and manipulate different parts of a picture.
In Inkscape, we will find that there is less emphasis on this concept and more on objects. Still, using layers can prove quite handy in some situations and therefore Inkscape provides a system to create and manage them.
In this recipe, our goal will be to draw a kitchen plate with two options for the pattern rim design. This is the drawing with one of the patterns active:
The following steps will show you how to design your plate ...