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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

During this chapter, you created three different versions of a landing page design. First, you built a simplified wireframe version. This was useful to set the sizes of the page and figure out the place for the different elements. Then, you collected all the materials you could use from the previous chapters: the logo design, the icon set, and the illustration.

You used most of the components you created so far in the book and practiced resizing and rearranging them into a bigger, more complex design. This is how you built the desktop version of the website – then, after more resizing and rearranging, you turned that into the mobile version. This flexibility is the reason Inkscape works so well for web design! You can rescale and reuse elements creatively and effectively.

In the next chapter, you will learn about optimizing your workflow by combining Inkscape with other applications.