how to make an empty shape

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how to make an empty shape

Postby Brian » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:10 am

I'm brand new to Inkscape. I've been trying to figure out how to make an empty shape. I tried selecting the shape then clicking on the x in the Low left corner then right clicking on White in the Colors at the bottom of the screen, but it doesn't work. When I right click on White, it open a menu instead.

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Re: how to make an empty shape

Postby Moini » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:59 pm

Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

Inkscape FAQ - Learning Resources - Website with tutorials (German and English)

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Re: how to make an empty shape

Postby brynn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:39 am

The object has to be selected -- either with the tool which you used to make it (Rectangle, Pencil, whatever), or with the Selection tool :tool_selector: , before you can edit it in any way. You'll see a dashed line rectangle around it, when it's selected.

Once it's selected that tiny x in the lower left corner will remove the fill. (no right-click needed)

Help menu > Tutorials is a good place to start for beginners. I would suggest Basic, and Shapes, first. And note that the one titled "Advanced" is not really advanced (in my opinion). It's an introduction to paths, written for beginners.

You can also find tutorials for beginners on this page:

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