Here is a quick tip for the Inkscape users out there. Say you have a complex object, or group of objects, that you want to create a vector cut path around. A quick way to do that is draw a rectangle around the object and use the fill command (clicking inside the rectangle but not the object)…
This will create a new object with a hole cut in it. You then can use Path -> Break Apart and delete the two leftover rectangles.
Giving you a nice cut outline to your object.
If desired, you can add some padding with Path -> Outset