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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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14.3 The Calligraphic Pen Tool

The name Inkscape is a quite apt one: The most sophisticated drawing tool in the program, the Calligraphic pen, indeed feels very inky. This tool, as its name implies, was initially intended for calligraphy—that is, beautiful handcrafted lettering. But over time, it grew versatile enough for general artistic sketching, drawing, and inking.

Switch to the Calligraphic pen ( or ) and drag on the canvas. You will see a filled path being created as you draw, the width and shape of which depend on the angle of the stroke, the ...

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