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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)

Drawing the laptop

So far, you have created a standing character and two others seated based on your initial sketch. Now, we will create the environment for them to give meaning to the whole illustration. We will start with the giant laptop as the central object in the story, then add more background elements. You will start with the big shapes and slowly work your way down to the smaller parts.

You created very simple laptops earlier: one for the woman working in the clouds and one for your sketch. The former will remain simple, as it is only a small object; the focus is on the character using it. The latter, on the other hand, is a placeholder for something far more important! The huge laptop in the middle connects the characters and offers a great backdrop for the illustration. It is evident that this laptop needs a bit more attention than the other one.

Also, this giant laptop is open in a different position than the small, simple one. Both the keyboard and the screen are...