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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’s next? Make your own!

After completing all the projects in Inkscape by Example, start implementing these projects in your own design work. But the question remains: what’s next?

Copy, try, learn, and then make your own versions of the projects. That provides a better understanding than just following the projects or simply reading through the chapters.

The final conclusion is this: after creating the advanced projects, you will be able to tackle any task related to Inkscape. You will have a design blueprint you can look into, whether it’s logo design, icon design, or illustration. Each chapter was written in a way to make them easy to scan through if you are looking for a special solution that was explained during that project.

This could be the slogan of this book: make your own! As you can see, there is more to Inkscape than just learning the tools. You need to practice and build your own projects, modify the examples of this book, and create your...