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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)

Exporting your icons

For now, all the icons you designed while reading this chapter are in one file. This made it easier for you to duplicate and reuse the elements, and also experiment with them if needed. All of the icons in one .svg file are neat and easy to use during the design process, but of course, not suitable for the final goal of the icons.

In this book, the final goal is to use the icons as decorative and descriptive elements in the website design you will create in Chapter 6, Flexible Website Layout Design for Desktop and Mobile with Inkscape. To be precise, to use them in that project, you do not need to export the icons yet.

But we cannot wrap up a chapter about vector icon design without talking about exporting those icons in their final formats either. There are plenty of cases when a designer needs to export icons in a fast and reliable way, and there are easy solutions for these in Inkscape.

The two main formats to export your icons (or any images created...