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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Inkscape and the World

    1. 1.1 What Vector Graphics Is and Why It Matters

    2. 1.2 What Can You Do with Inkscape?

    3. 1.3 Sources of Inkscape Art

    4. 1.4 A Brief History of SVG

    5. 1.5 Inkscape and Its Competition

    6. 1.6 The Life of an Open Source Application

  2. Chapter 2 An Inkscape Primer

    1. 2.1 Installing Inkscape

    2. 2.2 Inkscape’s “Hello, World!”

    3. 2.3 Interface Overview

    4. 2.4 Panning and Zooming

    5. 2.5 Creating Objects

    6. 2.6 Selecting

    7. 2.7 Transforming

    8. 2.8 Styling

    9. 2.9 Saving and Exporting

    10. 2.10 A Final Example

  3. Chapter 3 Setting Up and Moving Around

    1. 3.1 Preferences

    2. 3.2 Document Templates

    3. 3.3 Keyboard Setup

    4. 3.4 Page Setup

    5. 3.5 Instances, Documents, Views

    6. 3.6 The Document Window

    7. 3.7 Dialogs

    8. 3.8 Basic Zooming

    9. 3.9 The Zoom Tool

    10. 3.10 Panning

    11. 3.11 Rendering Modes

  4. Chapter 4 Objects

    1. 4.1 Object Properties

    2. 4.2 The Bounding Box

    3. 4.3 Z-Order

    4. 4.4 Copying, Cutting, Pasting, and Duplicating

    5. 4.5 Groups

    6. 4.6 Layers

    7. 4.7 The XML Editor

  5. Chapter 5 Selecting

    1. 5.1 The Selection Cue

    2. 5.2 Selection and the Status Bar

    3. 5.3 Subselection

    4. 5.4 Selecting by Clicking: The Selector

    5. 5.5 Selecting by Clicking: Other Tools

    6. 5.6 Adding to a Selection

    7. 5.7 Selecting with the Rubber Band

    8. 5.8 Touch Selection

    9. 5.9 Selecting Objects from Underneath

    10. 5.10 Selecting in Groups

    11. 5.11 Selecting with Keyboard Shortcuts

    12. 5.12 Finding Objects

    13. 5.13 Following Links

    14. 5.14 Deselecting

    15. 5.15 Selection Miscellany

  6. Chapter 6 Transforming

    1. 6.1 The Selector: Moving

    2. 6.2 The Selector: Scaling

    3. 6.3 The Selector: Rotating and Skewing

    4. 6.4 Center of Rotation

    5. 6.5 Transforming with Keyboard Shortcuts

    6. 6.6 Transforming with Numbers: X, Y, W, and H

    7. 6.7 The Transform Dialog

    8. 6.8 Pasting Sizes

    9. 6.9 Transforming with the Tweak Tool

    10. 6.10 What Transformations Affect

  7. Chapter 7 Snapping and Arranging

    1. 7.1 Guidelines

    2. 7.2 Grids

    3. 7.3 Snapping

    4. 7.4 Aligning

    5. 7.5 Distributing

  8. Chapter 8 Styling

    1. 8.1 Style Fundamentals

    2. 8.2 Color Models

    3. 8.3 The Palette

    4. 8.4 The Selected Style Indicator: Paint Commands

    5. 8.5 The Selected Style Indicator: Color Gestures

    6. 8.6 The Dropper Tool

    7. 8.7 Color Tweaking

    8. 8.8 Color Extensions and Filters

  9. Chapter 9 Stroke and Markers

    1. 9.1 Stroke Width

    2. 9.2 Join

    3. 9.3 Caps

    4. 9.4 Dash Patterns

    5. 9.5 Markers

  10. Chapter 10 Gradients and Patterns

    1. 10.1 The Gradient Tool

    2. 10.2 Gradient Definition

    3. 10.3 Gradient Repeat

    4. 10.4 Handles

    5. 10.5 Multistage Gradients

    6. 10.6 Transforming Objects with Gradients

    7. 10.7 Gradient Tips and Examples

    8. 10.8 Patterns

  11. Chapter 11 Shapes

    1. 11.1 Shape Tools

    2. 11.2 Rectangles

    3. 11.3 3D Boxes

    4. 11.4 Ellipses

    5. 11.5 Stars and Polygons

    6. 11.6 Spirals

  12. Chapter 12 Editing Paths

    1. 12.1 The Anatomy of a Path

    2. 12.2 Boolean Operations

    3. 12.3 Simplifying

    4. 12.4 Offsetting

    5. 12.5 The Node Tool

    6. 12.6 Path Tweaking

  13. Chapter 13 Path Effects and Extensions

    1. 13.1 Path Effects

    2. 13.2 Dynamic and Linked Offsets

    3. 13.3 Path Extensions

  14. Chapter 14 Drawing

    1. 14.1 The Pen Tool

    2. 14.2 The Pencil Tool

    3. 14.3 The Calligraphic Pen Tool

    4. 14.4 The Paint Bucket Tool

  15. Chapter 15 Text

    1. 15.1 Basic Editing

    2. 15.2 Text Object Types

    3. 15.3 Text Layout

    4. 15.4 Styling Text

    5. 15.5 Text Extensions

    6. 15.6 Spellcheck

    7. 15.7 Converting Text to Path

  16. Chapter 16 Clones

    1. 16.1 Creating a Clone

    2. 16.2 Transforming Clones

    3. 16.3 Styling Clones

    4. 16.4 Chaining Clones

    5. 16.5 Unlinking and Relinking Clones

    6. 16.6 Tiling Clones

  17. Chapter 17 Filters

    1. 17.1 Blur

    2. 17.2 Blend Modes

    3. 17.3 Preset Filters

    4. 17.4 The Filter Editor Dialog

    5. 17.5 Filter Rendering Options

    6. 17.6 Exporting Filters to PS and PDF

  18. Chapter 18 Bitmaps

    1. 18.1 Import

    2. 18.2 Linking vs. Embedding

    3. 18.3 Bitmap as Pattern

    4. 18.4 Clipping and Masking

    5. 18.5 Retouching and Patching

    6. 18.6 Bitmap Filters

    7. 18.7 Bitmap Effects

    8. 18.8 Tracing

    9. 18.9 Bitmap Export

    10. 18.10 Color Management

  19. Chapter 19 Tutorial: Designing a Business Card

    1. 19.1 Design 1: Template and Text

    2. 19.2 Design 1: Layout

    3. 19.3 Design 2: Graphic

    4. 19.4 Design 2: Layout

    5. 19.5 Design 2: Texture and Color

    6. 19.6 Export and Printing

  20. Chapter 20 Tutorial: Creating an Animation

    1. 20.1 Creating the Template

    2. 20.2 First Frames

    3. 20.3 Tweening

    4. 20.4 Compositing and Creating Frames

    5. 20.5 Export and Production

    6. 20.6 Hatching

    7. 20.7 Text

    8. 20.8 Background

  21. Chapter 21 Tutorial: Drawing a 3D - Correct Cartoon

    1. 21.1 The Room

    2. 21.2 The Furniture

    3. 21.3 People

    4. 21.4 Sketching and Coloring

  22. Chapter 22 Tutorial: Artistic Drawing

    1. 22.1 The First Sketch

    2. 22.2 Inking

    3. 22.3 Tweaking

    4. 22.4 Coloring and Smoothing

    5. 22.5 Drawing Hair

    6. 22.6 Finalizing

  23. Chapter 23 Tutorial: Technical Drawing

    1. 23.1 Setting Up the Grid

    2. 23.2 Making the Box

    3. 23.3 Rounding Corners

    4. 23.4 Making the Top Cylinder

    5. 23.5 Making the Cutout

  24. Chapter 24 Tutorial: The Rose

    1. 24.1 Treatment 1: Engraving

    2. 24.2 Treatment 2: Tessellation

    3. 24.3 Treatment 3: A Field of Cubes

    4. 24.4 Treatment 4: A Photorealistic Rendition

    5. 24.5 Treatment 5: A Map

  1. Appendix An SVG Primer

    1. A.1 A Quick Introduction to XML

    2. A.2 Vocabularies and Namespaces

    3. A.3 Root

    4. A.4 Defs, View, and Metadata

    5. A.5 Layers and Groups

    6. A.6 Coordinates and Units

    7. A.7 Transformations

    8. A.8 Style

    9. A.9 Linking

    10. A.10 Object Types

    11. A.11 Inkscape SVG Extensions

  2. Appendix Import and Export

    1. B.1 Save vs. Export

    2. B.2 SVG Variants

    3. B.3 PDF (Import, Export)

    4. B.4 PostScript and EPS (Import, Export)

    5. B.5 Printing

    6. B.6 AI (Import)

    7. B.7 CorelDRAW (Import)

    8. B.8 EMF (Import/Export), WMF and CGM (Import)

    9. B.9 XAML (Import/Export)

    10. B.10 WPG (Import)

    11. B.11 DXF and HPGL (Export)

    12. B.12 JavaFX (Export)

    13. B.13 ODG (Export)

    14. B.14 POV (Export)

    15. B.15 LATEX (Export)

    16. B.16 Bitmap Formats (Import/Export)

    17. B.17 What’s Missing?

  3. Appendix The Command Line

    1. C.1 Loading Documents

    2. C.2 Export

    3. C.3 Querying

    4. C.4 Shell Mode

    5. C.5 Verbs

    6. C.6 Getting Help

  4. Appendix Keyboard Shortcuts

    1. D.1 Tools

    2. D.2 Dialogs

    3. D.3 The Controls Bar

    4. D.4 The Canvas (2.2)

    5. D.5 The Palette (8.3)

    6. D.6 Files

    7. D.7 The Document Window ()

    8. D.8 Layers ()

    9. D.9 Objects ()

    10. D.10 Paths ()

    11. D.11 The Selector Tool (5.4)

    12. D.12 The Node Tool (12.5)

    13. D.13 The Tweak Tool (6.9, 8.7, 12.6)

    14. D.14 The Rectangle Tool (11.2)

    15. D.15 The 3D Box Tool (11.3)

    16. D.16 The Ellipse Tool (11.4)

    17. D.17 The Star Tool (11.5)

    18. D.18 The Spiral Tool (11.6)

    19. D.19 The Zoom Tool (3.9)

    20. D.20 The Pencil Tool (14.2)

    21. D.21 The Pen (Bézier) Tool (14.1)

    22. D.22 The Calligraphic Pen Tool (14.3)

    23. D.23 The Paint Bucket Tool (14.4)

    24. D.24 The Gradient Tool (10.1)

    25. D.25 The Dropper Tool (8.6)

    26. D.26 The Text Tool ()