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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)

Summary

Congratulations, you have created a complex illustration in this chapter! This time, you started with a vector sketch of simple shapes. Then, after creating this base for the composition, you built three unique characters to tell your story! You practiced using the sandwich method to create shapes that perfectly fit together and learned about local color mixing to apply and mix new colors on the spot.

The characters are talking, moving, and working around the huge laptop that you created as a backdrop. Building that was a great opportunity to learn a productivity trick about applying complex elements to surfaces of different angles. And finally, you turned a flat design into a fleshed-out illustration with added shadows and lighting!

Now that you have finished this complex illustration, you will learn more about image editing in Inkscape. While Inkscape is a vector program, photos can be a part of your workflow too! In the next chapter, we will be Edit a Photo and Create...