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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)

Going from a wireframe to a full design

A wireframe design is made up of placeholder elements, so it is a placeholder itself. It is only a blueprint of the final version but lacks detail. This is what you will work on in this part of the project.

Normally, when you want to turn a wireframe into a full-fledged design, you need to make a series of design decisions. If you have no company style guide to follow, your task is to build the whole visual style. You need to decide about fonts and colors to use, as well as designing a logo, icons, or even illustrations.

Gathering your existing assets

This seems like a long list, but the good news is, if you followed the previous chapters, and created the projects in this book so far, you already have most of the visual elements for the website!

If you completed most or all of the projects so far, you just need to gather those files. If you have not finished the previous projects yet, maybe it’s time to create those elements...