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

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Creating calligraphic shapes

The Calligraphy tool comes with a lot of options to change the resulting shape as if we are changing how we use the calligraphic pen or we are using a different brush to create our objects. This recipe will introduce us to those options.

How to do it...

The following steps will show how to use the Calligraphy tool:

  1. Select the Calligraphy tool (Ctrl + F6 or C) and create a wavy calligraphic object. Notice how the options from the toolbar affected the shape.
  2. Increase the Width: to 70 and Thinning: to 85 and create another wavy object with a similar hand stroke like in step one.
  3. Set Width: to 30 and Thinning: to 0 and create another similar shape but this time change the pen width by pressing the Left Arrow and Right ...

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