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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)

What to do if Inkscape crashes

This part of the chapter could be written about any graphic design program, or about any program really. Nothing is perfect, accidents happen, and programs crash. And sometimes, you just lose the results of hours of hard work.

Inkscape is an open source program, with different versions able to run on various operating systems. People use Inkscape on Windows, macOS, and GNU/Linux, working on computers with very different capabilities.

Inkscape is constantly developed, and new features mean new design possibilities, but they might also cause bugs. And sometimes things are too much to handle, and Inkscape crashes. In the following sections, you will learn what to do on these rare occasions.


Your first defense against accidental crashes is to prevent them. Here are a few tips to remember every time you work with Inkscape. Most are useful tips for other design programs as well.

Save your work and save it often

The first thing you...