Filling Calligraphic Strokes

Was playing earlier with SVN, and found a far easier solution to creating fills for  closed shapes drawn with the calligraphic tool than I’d been using previously.  Simple enough I should be able to do without pics, so here gos

  1. Draw the shape with the calligraphic tool
  2. Duplicate it. (ctrl + D)
  3. Draw another line in the region that will be filled.
  4. Select this line and the duplicate of the original.
  5. Do union (ctrl & + )
  6. break apart (ctrl + shift + K)
  7. Union again (ctrl & + )
  8. Send to back (End)
  9. Fill it with a whatever color you want.
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2 Responses to “Filling Calligraphic Strokes”


  1. 1 stck November 14, 2006 at 11:57 am

    Hmm, that’s clever, I’ll be trying that this afternoon!

  2. 2 loonquawl March 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    what is the second line (step3) for? it works just fine without it (thanks for the idea, btw.)


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