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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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11.5 Stars and Polygons

The Star tool (the key or ) creates two slightly different kinds of centrally symmetric shapes—polygons and stars. Despite the simplicity of the idea, this is one of the most complex tools in Inkscape, endlessly entertaining and perfect for wowing your friends.

A polygon is just a number of points located equidistant on an imaginary circle and connected by straight line segments. An Inkscape polygon has one diamond-shaped handle used to scale and rotate it.

A star is a much more interesting object: It contains two sets of equidistant ...

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