8Style: Color and Opacity

Now that you know all about selecting and transforming objects, let's start a new topic that will entertain us for the next several chapters: styling. The way an object in an Inkscape document looks is determined by that object's style, which consists of separate properties. To use Inkscape, you need to be familiar with at least some of the style properties and the tools for editing them.

In this chapter, I describe the most basic style properties, including the common types of paint (used for fill and stroke) and opacity. After this, Chapter 9 covers stroke style, Chapter 10 deals with gradients, meshes, and patterns, and Chapter 15 describes text style properties. Filter effects, such as blur, are also part of an ...

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