Put text along a path or circle, warped/fuzzy characters, drop shadows.
See how to grab/move/select shapes and paths that are under other paths.
Alt+Click - Select click through to lower object
Shift+Click - Select more objects
Linux Note: Using Alt+Click is for moving windows. Here are some solutions.
Gnome users http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4523638&postcount=6
Make an object fade from one color to another using gradients.
Duplicate shapes in a perfectly circular pattern.
Make text on a black background, and create a reflection below the text.
Learn how to takes 2 objects and use Boolean Operations to create a new object.