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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program, 4th edition

  • Tavmjong Bah

Published by Prentice Hall (May 6th 2011) - Copyright © 2011

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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program

ISBN-13: 9780132764148

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments xi

About the Author xii

Overview of What Is in This Book xiii

Introduction xiv

 

Chapter 1: Quick Start 1

The Anatomy of the Inkscape Window 1

The Swedish Flag—A Short Example 5

The European Flag—A More Elaborate Example 16

A Hiking Club Logo—An Exercise in Paths 19

The Northern Pacific Railway Logo—A Tracing Example 31

A Box for Cards—An Isometric Projection 38

A Can of Soup—A Three-Dimensional Drawing with Gradients 43

A Vine Design—A Tiling Example 56

An SVG Button—SVG and the Web 66

A Neon Sign—Animation 73

A Bank Note—Security Features 89

A Bottle—Photorealism 101

 

Chapter 2: Files 110

Opening and Saving Files 110

Importing Files 111

Exporting Files 114

Printing Files 128

Vacuuming Files 129

 

Chapter 3: Changing the View 130

Panning the Canvas 130

Zooming the Canvas 130

Miscellaneous View Commands 131

 

Chapter 4: Editing Basics 134

Undo and Redo 134

Selecting Objects 134

Copying, Pasting, and Deleting Objects 137

Clones 138

Ordering Objects (Z-Order) 139

Groups 140

Layers 140

 

Chapter 5: Positioning and Transforming 143

Inkscape Coordinates 143

Transformations 144

Snapping 152

Alignment and Distribution of Objects 157

 

Chapter 6: Geometric Shapes 161

Rectangles and Squares 161

3D Boxes 163

Ellipses, Circles, and Arcs 166

Regular Polygons and Stars 167

Spirals 169

 

Chapter 7: Paths 172

Bezier Curves 172

Creating Paths 173

Editing Paths 185

Path Operations 194

 

Chapter 8: Live Path Effects (LPEs) 197

Bend 198

Construct Grid 199

Envelope Deformation 199

Gears 199

Hatches (Rough) 200

Interpolate Sub-Paths 201

Knot 202

Pattern Along Path (LPE) 203

Ruler 206

Sketch 206

Spiro Spline 208

Stitch Sub-Paths 209

VonKoch 212

 

Chapter 9: Text 216

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