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Inkscape Starter

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Bethany Hiitola

Get started with this eBook introduction to Inkscape, its features, and the community with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849517560
Paperback40 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Learn the basics of Inkscape and set up your first vector graphic
  • Use the top features of Inkscape with the aid of simple step-by-step instructions
  • Discover the Inkscape community and get resources to help you continue your journey

Who This Book Is For

This book is written for those who want to get into creating their first vector graphics with minimal trouble. Anyone, even total beginners to graphics programmers will find all they need to understand what vector graphics are and how to create them.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Inkscape Starter
So, what is Inkscape?
What are vector graphics?
Installation
Quick start—Creating your first vector graphic
Top features you'll want to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

In Detail

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.

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