Recently, I started using Inkscape regularly and more particularly the Live Path Effects. But I am still be confused when dealing with most path effects.

Some Path Effects such the "Pattern Along Path require two paths: the pattern and the path. Every time I use this path effect, I have to go through trial and error to get it to work because I forget which one to copy to clipboard the pattern or the path itslef.

In this case, how do you remember which one to copy to clipboard?


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    If you want an analogy - think of it like hanging wallpaper. You take sheets of wallpaper (copies of a pattern), and paste it on the wall (the path).
    – Billy Kerr
    May 27 at 13:26
  • Maybe I am a stickler because I am use to to ruthless stack overflow & superuser communities (they are brutal) , but this really is not about graphic design.
    – j D3V
    May 29 at 2:37


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