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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)

Combine Inkscape and Other (Free) Programs in the Design Workflow

A designer rarely uses one software only. Most of us have our own arsenal of different applications for different tasks. Inkscape is great for vector graphic tasks, but it does not have to stop there. You can always use Inkscape in combination with other programs to create a workflow that suits your needs. In this chapter, we will get to know a few ways Inkscape can complement other design programs.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:

  • Fitting Inkscape into your workflow
  • Enhancing your vector art with raster brushes and textures using Inkscape and Krita
  • Desktop publishing with crisp vector elements using Inkscape and Scribus
  • Turning your 2D work into 3D using Inkscape and Blender

This chapter will be different than the previous ones, as we cannot go into detail about using other apps in this book. Instead, you will get three bite-sized example projects about...