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

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Editing paths using the Node tool

Nodes are control points that control the path shape. Nodes can also have tangent control handles that also contribute to the overall result. In this recipe we will use some of the most common node editing facilities.

How to do it...

The following steps will show you how to edit paths:

  1. Create an ellipse and convert it to a path (Shift + Ctrl + C) so we can edit it using Node tool. Remove the fill and make the stroke thick (16 worked in my case).
  2. Select Node tool How to do it... (F2 or N), and you will see that our ellipse now has four nodes.
  3. Select the top and right node by using a rubber band selection box around them or by ...

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