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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — creating the Ellipse

Let's start by creating an ellipse.

  1. With a new document open in Inkscape, select the circle tool or ellipse tool.
    Time for action — creating the Ellipse
  2. On the canvas, press the Ctrl key, click, hold, and drag the shape to the size you want on the canvas.
Time for action — creating the Ellipse

What just happened?

You created a circle on your canvas.

Pop quiz — circles

  1. How can you make a perfect circle in Inkscape?

    a. Freehand it with the freehand tool.

    b. Use a star and clipping masks.

    c. Use the circle tool in the toolbox and press the Ctrl key while resizing it.

    d. None of the above.

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