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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)

Welcome to Inkscape 1.2 – and the next level of Inkscape!

As you know, Inkscape is free. You do not have to pay to use it and you can create with it without any restrictions.

Being free means it is an accessible vector graphics solution for students, amateurs, and hobbyists, but it also means that the developer team is working on it as volunteers. This makes the development much slower than that of the profit-oriented development process of Adobe Illustrator, for example.

The development of the predecessors of Inkscape started around 1998, and the first Inkscape version appeared in 2003. The development aimed to create a well-rounded open-source SVG editor. During those years, the Inkscape developer team kept adding feature after feature so that this software could grow into its latest version.

Inkscape 1.0 was officially released in May 2020. This was a huge milestone, a stable release with many new tools and design solutions. Since then, we had Inkscape 1.1 and 1...