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  • 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.

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.

  • 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
Page Count 40
Course Length 1 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781849517577
Date Of Publication 1 Apr 2012


Bethany Hiitola

Bethany Hiitola is a working writer and technology geek. With a degree in Scientific and Technical Communications, she's worked as a technical writer and multimedia developer for over 12 years—she spends the rest of her time as a wife, mother, gadget geek, and Master of the Household. She's written more user manuals than she can count, essays, novels, and a few technical books—including Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers. More details are at her website: