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For example, like above. I've read some examples and descriptions in here, but couldn't figured it out.

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Have you tried writing something down ? If so, please, share your code. –  Sektor Jul 6 at 19:48
Do you need the Combinatorica package? If not, just use EdgeStyle :) –  Öskå Jul 6 at 21:17
@Novice Looks like a PetersonGraph. Where did you get the image from? –  eldo Jul 6 at 21:48

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Look up HighlightGraph.


(This solution is based on the accidental fact that CompleteGraph and CycleGraph name and connect the vertices in the same order, i.e. 1--2--3--4--5--1)

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I would have written: "The solution is based on a thorough forensic inquiry on the accidental fact..." :) –  eldo Jul 6 at 22:56

I post this for illustrative purposes based on the title of the question (which is somewhat ambiguous). I agree as Szabolcs advice re: looking at documentation, which is good. Here are some motivating examples:

Your example: another way (exploiting Szabolcs observation):

cg = CompleteGraph[6];
el = EdgeList[cg]; 
path = EdgeList[CycleGraph[6]];
    EdgeStyle -> 
    Join[(# -> {Red, Thickness[0.01]} & /@ path), {Blue, 

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or if you wanted different colors on the hightlighted path:

  Graph[EdgeList@cg,EdgeStyle -> 
    Join[MapThread[#1 -> {RGBColor[#2], Thickness[0.01]} &, {path, 
    RandomReal[{0, 1}, {6, 3}]}], {Blue, Thickness[0.01]}]]

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A modification of the documentation to illustrate styles for HighlightGraph:

ged = GraphElementData["GraphHighlightStyle"]


{Automatic, "Dashed", "Dotted", "Thick", "VertexConcaveDiamond",
"VertexDiamond", "VertexTriangle", "DehighlightFade", 
"DehighlightGray", "DehighlightHide"}

An example (adapted from documentation):

  Column /@ 
        cg, {1, 2 \[UndirectedEdge] 4, 3 \[UndirectedEdge] 6}, 
        GraphHighlightStyle -> #] & /@ Rest[ged]}], 3], Frame -> All]

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Finally, you have a lot of control with wrapper Style or using EdgeStyle option of built in `Graph function:

Using Style

      MapThread[Style[#1, RGBColor[#2], Thick] &,
      {el,RandomReal[{0, 1}, {Length@el, 3}]}]

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Using EdgeStyle:

   Style[#1, RGBColor[#2], Thick] &, {el, 
    RandomReal[{0, 1}, {Length@el, 3}]}]]]
 EdgeStyle -> 
  MapThread[#1 -> {RGBColor[#2], Thick} &, {el, 
    RandomReal[{0, 1}, {Length@el, 3}]}]]

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It looks like you want to make an edge rendering function: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/EdgeRenderingFunction.html

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