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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 Blender – turning your 2D work into 3D!

The third project in this chapter is something different. This time, we will not design anything flat but use Inkscape in a 3D workflow. Inkscape is not a stranger in the land of 3D; many designers use Inkscape to create textures, decals, or technical plans to work with Blender. Blender is an open-source 3D modeling and animation software.

If you use Blender already, you might like to use Inkscape to create easy-to-use elements to work with. If you are new to Blender but have followed the projects in this book so far, you can still learn something and broaden your design knowledge with this short project.

What will you create in this project?

Export the vector logo of CloudUsers from Inkscape, then import it into Blender and create a 3D object out of it.

Preparing the SVG in Inkscape

Again, we will start this process with Inkscape. Open the file that you created during Chapter 2, Design a Clever Tech Logo with...