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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)

Summary

In this chapter, you built matching icons for an icon set. At the start of the process, you learned about the theory of icon design, and how to implement that in a fast and creative way in vector. Then, you moved forward and created each of the line art icons you can use in the following chapters. This was a practice in not just designing icons with similar features but working with the Path tools and creating line art in Inkscape.

Adding and removing segments of a path while maintaining structure is a key part of icon design and vector design in general, and so is exporting the final design into different formats and exporting multiple files effortlessly. This chapter focused on icons, but as you can see, it also focused on creating images in quantity as efficiently as possible.

We will continue to explore more possibilities in the next chapter, where you will learn to use complex illustration techniques in Inkscape!