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SVG Example Code to Skew Elements

SVG Example Code to Skew Elements

<svg width="240" height="280" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" style="border-style:solid;">
   <rect x="10" y="10" width="80" height="80" stroke="#000" fill="red" transform="skewX(45)" />
   <rect x="10" y="100" width="80" height="80" stroke="#000" fill="green" transform="skewY(45)" />
</svg>

To skew means to slant at an angle. With SVG you can skew the x-axis or the y-axis. To skew the x-axis, use the skewX(a) transform. To skew the y-axis, use the skewY(a) transform. In either case you would provide as a parameter the angle in degrees to skew. The syntax of the skew transform is shown below.

transform="skewX(a)"

transform="skewY(a)"

In experimenting with the skew tramsforms, I find that an element skewed along one axis greatly effects the location of an element skewed along another axis on the same canvas. I don't know the reason for this, but upon inspection of code generated by inkscape for placing oppositely skewed elements on the same page, it uses the matrix transform instead.

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