Inkscape - Shape

Inkscape Layout


A shape is an object that has a defined structure (such as a rectangle, a circle, …)


Converting to Path

A shape can be converted into a path:

  • Path → Object to Path (Shift+Ctrl+C)

The reverse is not possible.

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Inkscape - Path

in Inkscape Paths are arbitrary shaped objects created from: nodes and segment. A shapes has a defined structure whereas a path is a series of joined point coordinates. A rectangle will always keep...
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Inkscape - Path Offsetting (Inset/Outset)

Inkscape can expand and contract shapes not only by scaling, but also by offsetting an path. Offsetting move each nodes of the path in a perpendicular way in the inside or outside direction. Offseting...
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Inkscape - Rectangle

in Inkscape A rectangle is a shape.
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Inkscape - Star Tool

The Star shape and tool The Spoke Ratio is the ratio of the radius of the innermost point to the radius of the outermost point of a star (R2/R1). For a “regular” five-pointed star this should...

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