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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)

Using Inkscape for web design

Modern web design has several components, such as user experience design (UX), content creation, search engine optimization (SEO), and, most importantly for us designers, graphic design.

Fresh, illustrated websites with unique icons and gradients are everywhere, and oversized type elements and gradients are in trend again. You can create and incorporate typography, illustrations, icons, and many other website elements directly in Inkscape.

And of course, all of these need to look great on all devices from the smallest mobile screens to 32” desktop monitors. All its vector capabilities make Inkscape a great tool to design a responsive layout for any website.

What you will create in this chapter

During this project, you will design a landing page layout for the CloudUsers company. You will first create a simplified wireframe. Then, you will use most of the elements you created so far in the book and create two versions from the site: one...