Inkscape

How to mirror in Inkscape
How To Mirror In Inkscape | Drawing With Symmetry
How To Mirror In Inkscape | Drawing With Symmetry 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial we’ll be going over a more obscure feature in Inkscape, which is the ability to draw in “symmetry mode”, where transformations made to one object are mirrored and copied on the other side of the axis. In order to mirror in Inkscape we will need to use a designated path effect. Upon…

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Resize an image in Inkscape
The Easiest Way To Resize An Image In Inkscape
The Easiest Way To Resize An Image In Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape isn’t just a vector design tool. As we’ve gone over in previous lessons, it also allows you to make common transformation to images as well, such as scaling and resizing. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to resize an image in Inkscape by manually scaling it or by inputting numerical values. In…

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Edit a PDF in Inkscape
How To Edit A PDF In Inkscape
How To Edit A PDF In Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

As demonstrated many times in previous lessons, there’s no shortage of ways in which you can use Inkscape. It’s not just a tool for editing vectors. Inkscape also allows you to make common edits to photos and even alter PDF documents if needed. In this tutorial we will be going over a workflow that allows…

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Convert text to path with Inkscape
Convert Text To A Path In Inkscape | How To Do It And Why It’s Useful
Convert Text To A Path In Inkscape | How To Do It And Why It’s Useful 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the benefits of working in a vector environment (such as Inkscape) is that you can edit the properties of a text object on a more granular level and transform them in ways you otherwise couldn’t in pixel-based editors. However, you’ll have to convert your text to paths first. Converting text to a path…

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Inkscape layers
How Layers Work In Inkscape | Everything You Need To Know
How Layers Work In Inkscape | Everything You Need To Know 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today we’ll be going over an important function in Inkscape — layers. Layers are a way of organizing and compartmentalizing your artwork, and in this tutorial we’ll be going over how layers work in Inkscape. In short, layers allow you to organize elements of your artwork into sections. These sections can then be rearranged and…

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How to erase in Inkscape
How To Erase In Inkscape | Complete Eraser Tool Tutorial
How To Erase In Inkscape | Complete Eraser Tool Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial we’ll be going over how to erase in Inkscape using the Eraser Tool. This tool allows you to delete portions of objects that happen to be vector paths and can serve as a more efficient process for shape building than using standard Boolean operations. Knowing how to use the Eraser Tool can…

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How to make gradients in Inkscape
How To Make Gradients In Inkscape | Linear, Radial, Mesh, Conical
How To Make Gradients In Inkscape | Linear, Radial, Mesh, Conical 800 470 Nick Saporito

Gradients are transitions between various colors, and they’re an essential part of graphic design and digital art in general. In this tutorial we’ll be going over everything you need to know to make gradients in Inkscape; including linear, radial, mesh, and conical gradients. In short, there’s two different tools we’ll be working with to make…

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Offset a path in Inkscape
There’s 2 Ways To Offset A Path In Inkscape | Here’s How
There’s 2 Ways To Offset A Path In Inkscape | Here’s How 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial we’ll be going over path offsetting in Inkscape. This is a fundamental function of vector design, and no vector design software is complete without it. There’s two ways to offset a path in Inkscape. One is quick and rudimentary, and the other requires more time but provides more control. Let’s briefly go…

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Create arrows with Inkscape
How To Create Arrows In Inkscape Without Having To Design Them
How To Create Arrows In Inkscape Without Having To Design Them 800 470 Nick Saporito

As demonstrated on this site many times in the past, there’s no shortage of ways in which you can utilize Inkscape for graphic design. One such way would be creating diagrams and infographics, in which case you’ll probably need to generate arrows to help illustrate your message better. In this tutorial we’ll be going over…

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Inkscape book cover design tutorial
Inkscape Book Cover Design | How To Design A Book Cover For Print
Inkscape Book Cover Design | How To Design A Book Cover For Print 800 470 Nick Saporito

Don’t let the fact that Inkscape is free and Open Source give you the wrong impression — this application is nothing short of comprehensive, and there’s no shortage of ways in which you can utilize it for real-world design. One such example would be for print design, such as book covers. This Inkscape book cover…

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