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Author Topic: Colour Shapes in Inkscape  (Read 2820 times)

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Offline dawnejuk

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Colour Shapes in Inkscape
« on: November 27, 2010, 06:33:55 AM »
Hi there, I am having trouble understanding how my Inkscape should be setup.

When I load a new page and draw a shape ie: circle, rectangle etc, my shape does
not have any solid colour only an outline.

Can someone please give me a basic setup ie: preferences, object, view etc.

Many thanks,

Dawn :roll:
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Offline Technomum

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Re: Colour Shapes in Inkscape
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 06:47:00 AM »
Hi Dawn,

With respect to filling your outline you only need to select your object and left click on any of the colours along the bottom of the Inkscape screen.  If your outline does not fill after then it means you are in Outline mode.  Go to View>Display Mod and choose Normal.

The two colour boxes in the bottom left or top right of your Inkscape screen will show you which outline and fill colour you are using.  To change your outline colour press shift and left click on any of the colours OR right click on one of the colours and choose Set Stroke.

The following link will take you to an old Inkscape Tutorial that I think is easier to understand when one is new to Inkscape.  It is worth reading through and it may well answer some of your queries.

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Offline muer

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Re: Colour Shapes in Inkscape
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 06:38:47 AM »
interesting for me, thanks
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