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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — creating spiros and swirls

Let's open our previous project of the woman's face and give her some hair. In doing so, we will use the Bezier tool and the spiral object in Inkscape (as shown previously), convert it to a path, and manipulate it to create curls as follows:

  1. Open the woman's face project we've been working on.
  2. Press the shortcut keys: Shift + Ctrl + L to open the Layers dialog.
  3. Create a new layer for the hair object(s). Press the + button in the Layers dialog. Name the layer Hair and click Add.
  4. Select the Bezier tool and create a general shape for her hair, as shown in the following image:
    Time for action — creating spiros and swirls

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