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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)

Conclusions of all the projects

In the following section, we will go through all the chapters in the book to refresh what you learned. These short conclusions will be reminders about the tasks you completed, the tools you used, and the methods you learned in that chapter. Apart from a simple summary, we will also emphasize the goal of each project.

Chapter 1, Inkscape Is Ready for Work – Design a Business Card as a Warmup!

Most of the first chapter was not focused on a specific project, but on the usability and usefulness of Inkscape. During the chapter, we showcased a handful of new tools and features to show how Inkscape matured into being a professional tool.

Because the first chapter was mostly theoretical, it contained only a short warmup project: designing a simple modern business card. The role of this exercise – apart from being a warmup for the style of this book – was also to assess your level of Inkscape.

Chapter 2, Design a Clever Tech Logo...