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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Chapter 7. Using Paths

This chapter will focus on using paths. Paths are a critical element to Inkscape. We will focus on learning what paths are, working with them in Inkscape, and transforming, combining, and placing paths.

The following will be covered in the chapter:

  • Working with paths
  • Transforming objects into paths
  • Using stroke to paths
  • Path options
  • Combining and breaking paths
  • Path placement

Working with paths

As stated previously, vector graphics themselves are made up of paths. Paths can be used to create unique text styling when tracing other images like photographs, and when building icons, buttons, and logos. By adding and manipulating nodes, you can transform simple paths into elaborate illustrations.

The most common tool used to create paths ...

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