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Inkscape by Example

By : István Szép
Book Image

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)

Modular Icon Set Design with the Power of Vector

In the previous chapter, you designed a vector logo. When you design a logo, your aim is to create a single image of high quality. But when you design a set of icons, prepare yourself to create quality in quantity! In this chapter, you will create a modular set of nine icons for our project!

First, you will learn about icon set design and the different types of icons, then you will start by designing your first icon. Finally, you will move forward and create the whole set of icons in the most effective way possible, by cleverly implementing modular design, and reusing and redesigning your vector elements!

These are the main topics we will cover in this chapter:

  • Learning about icons and icon styles
  • Creating an icon is simple, but how about a whole set?
  • Designing the first icon and the building blocks of the set
  • Building the icon set using modular design
  • Exporting your icons