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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program, Fourth Edition by Tavmjong Bah

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Chapter 7. Paths

Paths are arbitrary shaped objects. This chapter first covers some path terminology and how paths are described in Inkscape, then moves onto how paths can be created, and finally how paths are edited. Chapter 8, Live Path Effects (LPEs), covers effects that can be applied to paths.

Paths can be Open (have two ends) or Closed (have no ends). They can also be Compound (composed of separate open and/or closed paths).

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An Open path.

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A Closed path.

A Compound path.

Paths differ from Shapes in that there is no predefined structure. For ...

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