O'Reilly logo

Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurković, Rigel Di Scala

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Creating and editing 2D geometric shapes

Inkscape is a full-featured software package that provides us with a powerful and flexible set of tools. These tools can build beautiful drawings out of fundamental geometric objects (primitives), such as straight or curved lines, simple or complex polygons, or curved shapes.

Getting ready

Before we start drawing, let's take a quick look at the user interface and the facilities it provides:

  • The Commands bar: Normally displayed under the Menu, it contains buttons of common application commands, such as file opening and saving, history browsing (undo and redo), zooming, and some common operations related to objects and groups.
  • The Snapping bar: Snapping facilitates the placement of objects in the Canvas and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required