Getting Started with Inkscape

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Getting Started with Inkscape

Post by discovery on Wed May 16, 2012 6:42 am

Getting Started with Inkscape has published a neat little article
on getting started with inkscape. Be sure to check it out for a list of
some of the best current resources for beginning to learn inkscape.

quick block arrow inkscape tutorial

March 9, 2011

Ever wondered how to quickly create a block arrow with inkscape? This quick tutorial shows you how!

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creating vector grunge

March 8, 2011

Create vector grunge in Inkscape with the trace bitmap tool and a
photo. A great technique for creating brushes to mask over your vector

Web design layout with inkscape

March 7, 2011

Here is another great tutorial from Josh over at Tucson Labs. In this tutorial, Josh walks you through designing and exporting a webpage layout with inkscape.

Graffiti / Street Art type design

March 3, 2011

Here is a tutorial to create a vector design in a street art /
graffiti style. This tutorial does not go into much detail on each of
the steps, is more of a demonstration of the workflow the artist used to
create the design. Well worth a look for intermediate and advanced
Inkscape users.

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Creating an Inkscape Filter effect to style text

March 1, 2011

Here is a quick how-to outlining the process to create custom
inkscape SVG filters to style text. The tutorial covers the procedure to
create a filter for text with a shadow, slightly inset text and raised,
super glossy text. The tutorial also has a downloadable SVG so you can
open up the image in Inkscape and play with the filters yourself.

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Creating an Urban Design using Concentric Circles, Clouds and Spiro Swirls

February 24, 2011

Here is a neat tutorial showing how to create an urban design by
layering different types of vector elements. In this tutorial, you
first create a range of concentric circle stamps (or “brushes”), and
layer them on top of different coloured cloud silhouettes. Finally, you
create a whole bunch of swirls using the spiro curve and path effects.

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Inkscape FAQ: How do I crop in Inkscape?

February 22, 2011

One of the most frequently asked questions from Inkscape users is “how do i crop an image or object?” The Clipping
feature is by far the easiest and most versatile way to crop vector or
bitmap/raster objects in Inkscape. This FAQ provides you with a step by
step tutorial covering the basics of clipping.

Let’s start with our little monster friend that i downloaded from the Open Clip Art Library:

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Bitmap Images in SVG — Embed or Link?

February 21, 2011

Here is another article from Alexandre Prokoudine [blog | twitter]
detailing the differences between embedding or linking bitmap images in
Inkscape. If you have ever had the red cross and the words “Linked
image not found” show up in your Inkscape projects, then this article
is for you.

Creating a Business Card Template and Basic Business Card with Inkscape

February 18, 2011

Here is a great tutorial for creating business cards using Inkscape. This tutorial has two main sections.

The first details how to create a printer ready template from a PDF
guide using clones and guides. Using clones in this fashion to create a
template in inkscape is awesome; once the template is created correctly,
the changes that are made to the original populate thoughout the rest
of the tempate!

The second section provides a detailed process for creating a basic
business card (with a nifty pinstripe background). This portion of the
tutorial is a great introduction into basic fill / stroke techniques,
pattern fills and text editing and kerning.

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Vector Textures!

February 7, 2011

Here is a another fun little tutorial from McKay Christensen
showing how to create a neat texture effects using Inkscape. The
awesome thing about this tutorial is that it is 100% scalable vector
graphics (SVG), there is not a bitmap texture in sight! McKay achieves
this by using SVG filters. To finish it off, he shows you how to put a
rough paper texture over some text, and give it a drop shadow. This
tutorial is a great introduction into the use of the filters dialog in


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