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Inkscape by Example

By : István Szép
Book Image

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 Scribus – desktop publishing with crisp vector elements

After painting over vector illustrations with Krita, the second project in this chapter will be less about art, and more about presenting content. To be more precise, this project is about paring Inkscape with the open-source desktop publishing software called Scribus.

It is a well-equipped program that allows users to create different text layouts from single-page presentations to whole books with hundreds of pages of text and illustrations.

Crisp vector images are perfect for printing – and that is why Inkscape fits so well with Scribus. The developers of Scribus know this too, which is why they added great SVG support to their program.

One of the few shortcomings of Inkscape is that you cannot export print-ready files in CMYK color format from your artwork. During this project, you will also learn how Scribus offers an easy solution for this, completing the toolset of Inkscape.

Also, desktop...