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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)

Design a Clever Tech Logo with Inkscape

Logo design is one of the most common tasks for graphic designers, so this will be the first in our chain of projects. In this chapter, we will create a logo for a tech company. We will start with designing the logo. Then, in the following chapters, we will look at icon design and illustrations and banner image design, and then combine all these into a website design. During this project, you will learn about how to use paths, color, and text effectively in Inkscape to create a fresh logo!

In this chapter, we are going to cover these main topics:

  • Using Inkscape for logo design
  • Starting the logo design process with the usual first steps
  • Implementing shape and color in logo design in Inkscape
  • Adding text to your logo and modifying letters for more personality
  • Creating logo mutations in various formats for different usages