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

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Creating freehand and straight lines

Users trying Inkscape for the first time are sometimes confused when they don't find a special tool that creates lines. Such a tool isn't necessary because every object in Inkscape can be made to look like a line: remove the fill, adjust the stroke to your desired look and you've got a line. This means that all tools in Inkscape can be used to create lines, although some of them are more straightforward and better suited for what most users expect in that area.

In this recipe we will explore how to create freehand and straight lines.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to draw freehand and straight lines:

  1. Select the Pencil tool (F6 or P) and draw the letter "O", dragging with your mouse on the Canvas as if ...

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