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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)


This chapter was built differently than the previous ones. In this chapter, you received various tips and tricks that are based on a decade of daily Inkscape usage. First, there was a short reminder about the basic tools and methods and how important it is to know them before digging deeper. Then we learned about LPEs and through a few examples, saw how effective they really are. LPEs provide some of the best automation for vector graphics.

Then we moved even deeper, checking behind the curtain of SVG files and learning about the benefits of using just a bit of XML. The Find/Replace function is invaluable when you are working with multiple objects, and object IDs can be used in more than one way too!

CMYK support was always a question for XML, but thanks to the Inkporter extension and other apps, now you know more than one way to solve this problem.

Next, you learned about custom SVG templates and how easy it is to create them in Inkscape. And finally, you prepared...