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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — creating an icon

We'll create an icon that has a border and star cut out. Let's get started:

  1. Open a new document in Inkscape.
  2. Select the create circles, ellipses, and arcs tool and draw a simple circle on the canvas. Hold the Ctrl key as you draw the circle to make it a perfect circle as follows:
    Time for action — creating an icon
  3. Use the Fill and Stroke dialog to remove the stroke and add an orange fill, as shown in the following image:
    Time for action — creating an icon
  4. Select the star tool from the toolbox:

    Make sure that you have the star option selected in the control bar as well:

  5. Draw a star in ...

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