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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)

Working faster with custom templates

If you use Inkscape regularly, after a while, repeating the same tasks over and over again is inevitable. You might create one business card after the other or draw icons of the same size every day. This is why, when you create a new document, Inkscape offers to create it from a template to ease your work. There are a number of default templates, including standard paper sizes, the mentioned business card size, and even templates to create seamless pattern designs.

And apart from these, you can create your own custom templates for tasks that you work with regularly. If you know that one task is repeated frequently, and you know you will keep on repeating it in the future, it might be worth creating a template for it. A template will save you time and energy, and it will become an important part of your workflow in no time.

Creating your own custom template

A template file is very simple to design. It is nothing else, just an Inkscape SVG...