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Inkpad Text Style Menu

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With a text object selected in your drawing, the Text Style menu offers a range of customisation options.

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Inkpad Path Menu – Text

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The final two commands in the Path menu are applied specifically to text objects created with the Text tool.

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Inkpad Path Menu – Mask & Unmask

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Masks are a non-destructive way of hiding areas of your design or an imported image.

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Inkpad Path Menu – Boolean Operations

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When applied to overlapping paths these tools in the Path menu allow you to perform boolean operations – the process of creating new shapes by combining two or more shapes.

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Inkpad Path Menu – Paths

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The Path menu introduces us to compound paths which are often used to create objects with holes. If you’re not sure what a compound path is, check out my compound path video.

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Inkpad Path Menu – Anchors

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The first set of tools in the Path menu focus on anchors; the points on a path where it changes direction.

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Understanding Compound Paths in Inkpad

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When using Inkpad’s many tools you may happen across a rather curious vector shape. One that appears to be more than one shape, but is strangely linked! It may have mysterious holes in it, do peculiar things in relation to shapes around it, or just stubbornly refuse to change stroke or fill colour without affecting other elements!

All sounds rather bizarre right? Well rest assured everything is working just as it should and these rather magical shapes are called compound paths.

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Inkpad Arrange Menu – Alignment

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Offering a quick and easy way to align objects the remaining six options in the Arrange menu will align selected objects to each other along your chosen axis. Next to each Align option you will see a diagram showing how the alignment will affect your selected objects.

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Inkpad Arrange Menu – Group & Ungroup

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Two or more objects can be combined as a group. Once grouped, objects can be selected as one larger object and scaled, moved or assigned property changes. Grouping can be useful if you have several objects that combine to make one larger design element or share the same properties.

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Inkpad Arrange Menu – Distribute Horizontally & Vertically

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Useful when you want to spread a row of objects along a line based on a centre point of each selected object. In Inkpad you can distribute objects both horizontally and vertically.

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