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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program (Digital Short Cut)

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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program (Digital Short Cut)

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-135794-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-135794-5

Inkscape, An Open-Source Vector Drawing Program is THE GUIDE to the Inkscape program. The shorter, web-based, version is linked directly to under the program's Help menu. This book is both an introduction and reference for the Inkscape drawing program. With Inkscape, one can produce a wide variety of art, from photo-realistic drawings to organizational charts. Inkscape uses SVG, a powerful vector based drawing language and W3C web standard, as its native format. SVG drawings can be directly viewed by web browsers such as Firefox and Opera. A subset of SVG has been adopted by the mobile phone market. Inkscape is available free for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris operating systems. The first third of the book is devoted to eleven tutorials that progress in difficulty from very basic to very complex. The remainder of the book covers each facet of Inkscape in detail. Advance topics covered include the use of Inkscape's powerful tiling tool, built-in bitmap tracing, and SVG use on the web. The book includes plenty of tips (and warnings) about the use of Inkscape and SVG.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Quick Start

Chapter 3: Files

Chapter 4: Changing the View

Chapter 5: Editing Basics

Chapter 6: Positioning and Transforming

Chapter 7: Geometric Shapes

Chapter 8: Paths

Chapter 9: Text

Chapter 10: Attributes

Chapter 11: Clipping and masking

Chapter 12: Filter Effects

Chapter 13: XML Editor

Chapter 14: Tiling

Chapter 15: Tracing Bitmaps

Chapter 16: Connectors

Chapter 17: Effects

Chapter 18: SVG and the Web

Chapter 19: Customization

Chapter 20: Using the Command Line

Chapter 21: Challenges

Appendix A: Inkview

Appendix B: File Format

Appendix C: Spheres

Appendix D: Solutions for Challenges

Appendix E: List of Dialogs

Appendix F: Tips for Illustrator Converts




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