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Author Topic: Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path  (Read 10212 times)

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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path
« on: March 15, 2014, 01:14:08 AM »
Earlier this week a question was asked on another topic - How do you know when to use Stroke to Path versus Object to Path? There is no single answer because it depends on what you are trying to achieve with your design. I will try to explain the differences and show examples of how each method can be used to help create designs.

In the first section I will show the difference between a basic shape, the same shapes after applying Object to Path and again after applying Stroke to Path.

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In the next screenshot I have used the square to show in closer detail the different result between a basic shape, object to path and stroke to path. I have noted the differences you will see in the notification region.

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Stroke to Path
One of the main things to remember when working with stroke is it will always cut as a single line regardless of how wide the stroke looks on your screen. If you only want to print the design you do not have to make changes. However, if you wish to cut the design you would apply Path>Stroke to Path to ensure the design cuts how it looks on your screen.

Below are some screenshots showing examples of how Stroke to Path can be used to create designs.
In both examples they look the same on your computer screen but look very different in outline mode (view>display mode>outline). Outline mode shows the paths you cutter blade will follow.

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Object to Path
If you type text or create shapes, they can be cut out without any additional steps.
However, if you wish to make further changes apply Path>Object to Path. You will now have a path with nodes which can be further edited.
I could only think of a few examples but they should be sufficient to give you an idea of how it can be used to help create a design.

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MORE TO BE ADDED.THE NEXT SET OF EXAMPLES WILL SHOW HOW BOTH OBJECT TO PATH AND STROKE TO PATH ARE USED WHEN USING THE PATH EFFECT EDITOR. SO CHECK BACK SOON.
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Re: Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 10:25:11 PM »
Carolyn, nice to see you back! Thanks for the clearly explained tutorial.
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Re: Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 10:19:13 AM »
Thanks Carolyn!  I'm still going to have to re-read this a few times, and fiddle with it myself some before I think it will sink in...but I very much appreciate your taking the time to put this together.
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Re: Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 06:27:16 AM »
Thanks Carolyn - helpful and clear as always

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Re: Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 12:33:40 PM »
Nice one, Carolyn.
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Re: Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 05:45:22 AM »
Not entirely new to Inkscape but completely new to cutting so this tutorial is a brilliant resource.
Thank you so much from a brand new member and owner of a Cameo
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Re: Information about Stroke to Path and Object to Path
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 06:23:44 AM »
Welcome Maga and have fun with your Cameo.
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