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5. Live Path Effects > Creating knots

Creating knots

The Knot LPE creates visual gaps at the points where a path intersects itself as if the path is tied into a knot, with certain path segments running over others.

How to do it...

The following steps will show how to create knots in a path:

  1. Select the Star tool (Shift +F9 or *), press the Reset the shape parameters to their defaults How to do it... button and create a complex star shape with nine corners and rounded base radius with a value that gets an effect you like. Remove the star fill to keep it aligned with the goal of creating a knot out of a path and increase the stroke width to 6. You should get a shape similar to the one shown in the picture.
  2. Open the Path Effect Editor by using Shift + Ctrl + 7 or by going to Path | Path Effect Editor....

  

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