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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)

Fitting Inkscape into your workflow

As proven in all the previous chapters, you might use Inkscape in various projects. Various projects – but all vector based. In this chapter, you will broaden the range of possibilities.

Simply put, if vector images can be used in your workflow, then Inkscape can be useful for you. Combined with other software, it can be a worthy tool for anything from raster illustrations to creating 3D models. The use of it only depends on what your goals are and how well you can fit Inkscape into your design workflow.

As a designer, it is important – and inevitable – to learn and use more programs. Do not stick to one – be flexible and find the tools you need. The goals are to be comfortable and find your own working method.

Well, take me for example. Of course, my favorite tool is Inkscape. I use it for everything from logos to game art and I use it almost every day. But even I use different art applications to reach different...