In this post, I want to show you how to easily draw a horizontal line in Inkscape.
Are you new to Inkscape? And want to draw simple straight lines horizontally and vertically, but don’t know how to strip them. Then follow this simple guide
Easier: use the Pencil or Pen tools. Click and drop to an endpoint, hold the Ctrl key and click to the other end; the Ctrl key constrains the line to set angles (every 15 degrees?), one of which is horizontal.
(There is also a new option in the pen to draw only orthogonal shapes. Or you can use grids or guides)
- In the left menu, select Pencil ‘Draw Bezier Curves and Straight Lines (Shift + F6)’
- Go to the screen and click with the left mouse button
- Move the mouse to another location on the screen
- Left click
- This is what we have our straight line
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Line Thickness In Inkscape
Trace only the only outputs filled shapes and not strokes so there is no stroke color or thickness applied.
- Select your shape
- Select a stroke paint color first
- Lastly, apply a thickness.
How To Draw Curved Lines In Inkscape
We are still going to use Pen tool to do this, if you’re first using this tool for the first time, it may appear complex, but with constant practice, it will be a good friend that you will enjoy using it for creating your illustrations. Now let’s see how to curve line in Inkscape
- Left Click the mouse to place the first node.
- Hold down the left click and move the mouse slightly to any position of your choice.
- You are currently moving a node handle.
- Left-click and drag to continue the path or right-click to end it.
Related: How to resize in Inkscape