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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: Falsedog on December 26, 2020, 09:51:36 pm

Title: Combining shapes with Path Operations
Post by: Falsedog on December 26, 2020, 09:51:36 pm
This is in relation to the famous heart drawing exercise... learn to use the bezier curve pen.

I can't quite complete my bezier pen shape in the lower part of the heart shape. So when I try Item > Path Tools > Path operations the Path Operations is greyed out. Combining ready made shapes (the circles) is no problem. I suspect it is because the path is a line rather than a shape.

How can I turn it into a complete shape with the two ends joining? or otherwise solve this mystery

Note: it is this tutorial I am following.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBx1Orm4q64&t=134s
Title: Re: Combining shapes with Path Operations
Post by: utnik on December 26, 2020, 11:08:06 pm
hi falsedog

you may have missed the step: 'item' → 'convert to' → 'polygon'.
…but if you intend to do a lot of work with the bezier tool, i suggest to do it with inkscape (https://inkscape.org/release/) and to import the .svg files into your scribus files. the interface for drawing and editing of vectors in scribus is a bit cumbersome…

utnik