Inkscape by Example: A project-based guide to exploring the endless features of Inkscape and upgrading your skills
December 29, 2022
by Istvan Szep (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社： Packt Publishing (December 29, 2022)
Language 语言： English
pages 页数： 230 pages
ISBN-10 书号： 1803243147
ISBN-13 书号： 9781803243146
Explore and implement the capabilities of Inkscape through a variety of projects and get the hang of all the tasks a vector designer should do without having to pay a dime
Learn Inkscape by building end-to-end projects
Embrace the power of Inkscape and other open source tools to build professional projects
Use the Inkscape software at a professional level in your everyday tasks as an artist
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.
What you will learn
Create your own professional solutions following the project blueprints in this book
Integrate Inkscape and other free design programs in a professional workflow efficiently
Use Inkscape for more than illustration - design a logo, edit photos, and even design websites in vector
Get to grips with troubleshooting, export the proper format, and find and correct errors in vector files
Gain no-fluff practical knowledge of the tools in Inkscape and vector design methods
Broaden your understanding of the fundamentals of vector designing
Who this book is for
This book showcases several projects suitable for graphic designers, UI designers, illustrators, art directors, digital artists, and other creative professionals looking to elevate their Inkscape skills. Basic knowledge of Inkscape, along with a base in graphic design, is expected.
Table of Contents
Inkscape Is Ready for Work – Design a Business Card as a Warmup!
Design a Clever Tech Logo with Inkscape
Modular Icon Set Design with the Power of Vector
Create Detailed Illustrations with Inkscape
Edit a Photo and Create a Hero Image in Inkscape
Flexible Website Layout Design for Desktop and Mobile with Inkscape
Combine Inkscape and Other (Free) Programs in the Design Workflow
Pro Tips and Tricks for Inkscapers