Inkscape Starter

Get started with this quick introduction to Inkscape, its features, and the community

Book Description:

Inkscape is a free Open Source program that allows you to create vibrant vector graphics in all manner of shapes and sizes. From creating designs for the web or for print, to creating your own personal logo or interfaces, Inkscape gives you the power to shape what people will see when it comes to your personal projects.

If you are new to Inkscape this book is the perfect companion for getting you off to a flying start. No previous experience with Inkscape is required as you will be guided through downloading Inkscape and installing it on your system.

The amount of things that you can do with Inkscape is overwhelming so this quick start guide will show you how to create your very first vector graphic. The resources in this book will help you to become familiar with the Inkscape community, which is a valuable part of any Open Source project. Finally, you will see how to use seven key features of Inkscape –using paths and layers, combining shapes, creating and editing text tools, importing and embedding images, and a list of keyboard shortcuts for text styling – which will give you the knowledge to perform simple tasks and set off on your own.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to download, install and set-up Inkscape.
  • Learn about the main features and how to use them.
  • Get to know the community and where to get help.
  • Create and edit your own text tools.
  • Import and embed images seamlessly.
  • Make your own custom shapes by combining existing ones.