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by Sam Dean - Mar. 14, 2011 Comments (3) When it comes to open source graphics tools, GIMP gets a great deal of attention, and there are many free online resources available for it , but if you're in search of a free drawing and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is increasingly useds by web designers for effects, logos and still graphics, give Inkscape a try. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and is well-known as a powerful and flexible drawing and vector editing application. In this post, you'll find some outstanding free resources for getting familiar with Inkscape's capabilities, and they'll help you get going quickly with the application. Bethany Hiitola is the author of a popular book on Inkscape that is used by many web designers, and she has a very useful tutorial on the progam posted at the Packt site. It covers how vector graphics program works, walks through the many essential tools that Inkscape provides and more.
This is a guide is for artists or hobbyist who are already familiar with one vector drawing application and are looking to try Inkscape . Even if this isn't you, you might still find this guide useful. It will hopefully be a good quick reference to help users overcome the hurdle of getting to know a different application, reveal some of the differences with other vector drawing applications, and highlight just a few of Inkscape's lesser known or more attractive features. Many simplistic and obvious features aren't described at all in this guide. For a thorough guide to all of Inkscape's features, visit http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/ . In most cases I only list keyboard shortcuts for functions, but many of these functions are also found easily in the menus or on palettes and toolbars .
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After multiple attempts to find a good free diagraming application I think I have found a decent solution. I'm not creating enough diagrams to justify buying something expensive and I don't feel like finding a graphics designer to make Dia diagrams prettier. If you have a Mac you are probably not in as bad a situation since you can buy OmniGraffle for $79. But for those of us without a Mac or who are just very cheap I think the best solution starts with Inkscape .
Inkscape is a free vector graphic design alternative software similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, only it doesn’t cost you a penny. It is maybe not as powerful as its higher priced rivals, but certainly powerful enough to design high quality vector graphics. If you are looking to venture into vector design, I recommend using Inkscape first, learn as much as you can and then if you need something with more kick splash out on Illustrator. Create a Light Bulb Icon
bulia byak, email@example.com and josh andler, firstname.lastname@example.org This tutorial covers copy/paste, node editing, freehand and bezier drawing, path manipulation, booleans, offsets, simplification, and text tool. Use Ctrl+arrows , mouse wheel , or middle button drag to scroll the page down.
I will follow some ways to create various kinds of web buttons with Inkscape : simple, aqua, crystal, with and without shadows, of various colors and in various states. Simple buttons with a 3D look I'll start with the simplest button, which will be reused later for the other styles. Using the Rectangle Tool draw a rectangle and fill it with the desired color. Round the corners (here I used a 16px radius): Duplicate the rectangle, fill the copy with a gradient from partly transparent black to fully transparent black. Put the copy over the original rectangle (I used two rectangles to ease the creation of derivatives with other colors later) Duplicate the rectangle once again, move it a bit to the right and down, make it black, apply a slight Gaussian Blur filter and move it at the bottom of the stack, under the rest of the elements.
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Inkscape est un logiciel OpenSource (libre) de dessin vectoriel. Il va nous permettre la création d’ illustrations, de graphique, de dessin qui pourront illustrer brochures, affiches et supports imprimés … Au Sommaire : A quoi sert-il ? / Le menu outils / Redimensionner et faire pivoter des objets / Aligner et distribuer des objets / Créer et manipuler un texte / Combinaison de forme simple / Régler le contour d’un tracé / Régler le remplissage d’un objet / Spécificité de l’outil polygone et étoile / Utiliser les calques / Dessiner un petit logo / Créer un personnage BD / Manipuler les noeuds et poignées de contrôle / Vectoriser une image bitmap
When I write on by blog the blurb for an Inkscape tutorial I usually present the process by showing the start image, the end image and an arrow like this: So how I do those arrows? with the Bézier tool draw a rough arrow edit the nodes and make the lines slightly curved fill with a bright color, like this light green change the fill in a gradient increase the width of the stroke use the same gradient for the stroke as with the fill but with inversed atart and end points add a slight Blur shadow optionally, add a glossy area (white to transparent gradient) Update: as requested by a reader, here is the SVG source Feedback You can leave comments, complaints, suggestions, praises on my blog .