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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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2.5 Creating Objects

Now that you can navigate your way around the canvas, let’s have a closer look at the tools available for creating objects.

Looking down the main toolbox, the first object-creating tool you see is the Rectangle tool. This and the next four tools—3D Box, Ellipse, Star, and Spiral—are collectively called shape tools, and the objects they create are called shapes.

Playing with shape tools

Figure 2-6. Playing with shape tools

A shape is a geometric object which you can not only move, scale, or rotate (as you can any other object) but also edit in some ways specific to its type. For example, a rectangle can have rounded corners; an ellipse can be turned into ...

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