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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)

Inkscape and Krita – enhancing your vector art with raster brushes and textures

Inkscape illustrations are usually clean and simple and lack the hand-drawn feeling or texture unless the artist is using hundreds of objects or applying filter effects. Krita is a great digital drawing tool, and it has a whole arsenal of brushes and textures. If we combine these two applications, we can have the best of both worlds!

The clean vector illustrations from Inkscape create a perfect base for the raster brushes and effects provided by Krita! Drawing over these simple vector shapes in Krita can create softer surfaces and add a natural look to your illustration.

What will you create in this project?

You will take an existing vector illustration from Inkscape – about the girl sitting on the cloud with her laptop – and import it into Krita. From there, you will add texture, shadows, and highlights to it using raster brushes.

Preparing your work with Inkscape