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.
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. With clear explanations to the most important tools, Inkscape offers and an easy-to-follow beginner's project to get you started. You'll be able to start your own projects in no time.
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.