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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)

Pro Tips and Tricks for Inkscapers

This chapter is a collection of tips and tricks. It is based on working every day on real-life design projects with Inkscape. These are tricks that did not fit into any of the projects we have presented but are crucial if you want to become an Inkscape power user. These methods can help you become more effective and resilient and hopefully answer questions that you still have after reading this book.

Also, these methods are mentioned as alternatives in other parts of this book, so if you are here looking for those tricks, please read on!

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following main topics:

  • Practicing with the basic tools
  • Praise for path effects
  • Inkscape as an XML editor
  • Overcoming the CMYK color barrier in Inkscape
  • Working faster with custom templates
  • What to do if Inkscape crashes