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

Designing plate rims using Layers

If you have worked with a raster graphics program such as The Gimp or Photoshop, you might have used the layers system to view and manipulate different parts of a picture.

In Inkscape, we will find that there is less emphasis on this concept and more on objects. Still, using layers can prove quite handy in some situations and therefore Inkscape provides a system to create and manage them.

In this recipe, our goal will be to draw a kitchen plate with two options for the pattern rim design. This is the drawing with one of the patterns active:

Designing plate rims using Layers

How to do it...

The following steps will show you how to design your plate ...

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