trouble w/ drawing an ellipse.when drawing an ellipse , all i get is a colored fill, but no path or perimeter. How do I get rid of the fill and get a path? Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by Mark H. Hitt on 2017-07-13

When I draw an ellipse,all I get is a colored fill,but no path or perimeter. How do I get rid of the colored fill and get a path? Thank you!!

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Mark,

each vector object in Inkscape can have a "fill" (color in between its contours) and a "stroke" (color applied to its contours).

A "path" is one kind of vector object Inkscape supports (i.e. a free form shape).

An ellipse is... an ellipse. And can have fill and / or stroke.

So, what you want is to swap fill and stroke of an ellipse.
There is a shortcut for that in the bottom left corner.

Here's a short video sequence:
https://framadrive.org/s/TuGEeHgCZc1dRwk

You can learn more in one of the tutorials that come with Inkscape at Help -> Tutorials. I suggest you start with the basic tutorial.
Or you can visit our website for more learning materials (including manuals): https://inkscape.org/en/learn/

Kind Regards,
 Maren

Mark H. Hitt (skinhead) said : #2

Thanks Hachmann, that solved my question.