Communication with php pogram
Wednesday July 23rd 2014

An Arsenal of Guides for Getting Started with Inkscape Graphics





Among graphics tools in the open source arena, GIMP gets a great deal of attention, and there are many free online resources available for it, but if you’re in search of a free drawing and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is increasingly useds by web designers for effects, logos and still graphics, give Inkscape a try. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and is well-known as a powerful and flexible drawing and vector editing application. In this post, you’ll find our updated collection of free resources for getting familiar with Inkscape’s capabilities. A little time spent with these guides can help you pick up an arsenal of new graphics skills.

 31 Flavors. Part of gaining mastery of Inkscape is getting used to the many effects and combinations of tools that can produce eye-popping results. Unixmen has a good collection of 31 iterative examples of how to apply effects and tools in Inkscape. You can practice with these quickly and pick up a lot of good skills.

Bethany Hiitola is the author of a popular book on Inkscape that is used by many web designers, and she has a very useful tutorial on the progam posted at the Packt site. It covers how vector graphics program works, walks through the many essential tools that Inkscape provides and more. It’s a good first start if you’re new to the program.

What can I do with Inkscape? Inkscape’s site presents many galleries and screenshots showing what kinds of tasks it is good at. Here, you’ll find examples of how it is used for web design, creating icons for applications, creating logos, adorning CD booklets, and more. The Inkscape Tutorials blog also has an outstanding collection of videos and posts illustrating what the program is capable of.

 

 

 

Getting up to speed. You can find several types of documentation for Inkscape here, including a free online book with individual chapters posted as links, here. There is also a keyboard and mouse reference here, and an Inkscape User Manual in progress here.

Our recommended guide. While the manuals referenced just above are more exhaustive, FLOSSManuals has by far the most accessible introduction to Inkscape’s main features, found here. It begins with an introduction of the application’s capabilities and moves on to individual discussions of how all the major tools in Inkscape work. You’ll find links to the discussions of the tools running down the left rail of the online guide, and there are annotated screenshots to learn from, like the one seen below. Beginners can also get a lot out of this basic tutorial.

Inkscape is very useful, good for eye-catching graphics, and a lot of fun. If you haven’t done so already, give it a try.


 

 

 

Related Activities

Related Software

Related Blog Posts



src='http://ads.gigaom.com/show/rss/'
alt=''
border='0'
/>

View full post on OStatic blogs

  • Share/Bookmark

More from category

KDE’s the Best, Wallen Interview, and Why Linux Rules

internet advertising Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield says the best Linux desktop continues to be KDE’s Plasma. [Read More]

FLOSS Manuals Turns Out More Useful FOSS Documentation

internet advertising Regularly here at OStatic, we’re committed to compiling documentation and guidance resources [Read More]

Webcast and Easier Tools Aim to Demystify Hadoop

internet advertising Hadoop is steadily making its way into many enterprises, thanks to its ability to surface unique [Read More]

New Duke Beta, Debian 6 Update, and Geary Still Coming

internet advertising Today in Linux news, Geary 0.7.0 was recently released despite the programmers’ troubles [Read More]

Chrome Brings Text into Focus After Lagging Other Browsers

internet advertising If you’re a regular user of the Google Chrome browser, you probably know that the nightly [Read More]

Twitter On Me

<p>Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.</p>

Calendar

July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031