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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)


In this chapter, you got a taste of three different fields where Inkscape and SVG files can be used. The goal was to show you the possibilities without going into too many details for each program.

First, in an artistic project, you learned how to paint shadows over Inkscape vector illustrations in Krita. This included using vector layers and raster brushes to create soft visual effects. Then, you had a run with Scribus and created a simple flyer for CloudUsers.

The goal was to learn how flexible Scribus is with vector elements, how it works with text and layout elements, and how to export CMYK files. And in the last short section, we looked into Blender for a change, learning that Inkscape can provide a great start for 3D modeling as well.

This chapter aimed to open up new ways you might think about Inkscape. It is created for vector image editing but can be a starting stone for creative projects from different fields.

In the next chapter, we will learn all the...