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Inkscape by Example

By : István Szép
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Inkscape by Example

By: István Szép

Overview of this book

Growing into its final form after years of development, Inkscape now rivals industry leaders like Illustrator and CorelDraw – this versatile free vector graphics editor program has all the capabilities of paid software and is ready for professional use. While there are plenty of resources for beginners, this book will enable you to uncover the full potential of the tool through sample projects and tutorials. With Inkscape by Example, you’ll understand how this one-stop solution helps vector designers meet all their requirements. Starting with an introduction to the new tools and features of Inkscape 1.0, you’ll master the software by working through a chain of real-world projects. The book will guide you through creating an icon set and understanding modularity in vector design. As you advance, you’ll draw a detailed illustration every client is looking for and learn about photo editing and creating a logo in Inkscape, combining all of these into one single web design project. Finally, you’ll discover tips for working faster with SVG and XML and using Inkscape with other free tools to reach maximum workflow and creativity. By the end of this Inkscape book, you’ll have developed the skills to create your own solutions for any project confidently.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Inkscape Is Ready for Work – Design a Business Card as a Warmup!

Inkscape is free and open-source software that’s been in development for a long time. So, in this first introductory chapter, you will get an overview of the current state of the application. Then, you will design a business card as a self-assessment exercise to learn your true Inkscape level and refresh your skills. By the end of this chapter, you will not only learn the aim and method of this book but also know which Inkscape skills you need to improve on!

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following main topics:

  • Welcome to Inkscape 1.2 – and the next level of Inkscape!
  • A short self-assessment exercise
  • Designing a clean business card step by step