Inkscape Tutorials and Graphic Resources by Very Simple Designs

Finally! I've added a new tut...

Written by syllie   
Sunday, 07 August 2011 16:56

vsd_countryshading_filter_previewHi all!

vsd_country_prim_girl_200x200I am glad to tell you that we've finally added a new freebie and accompanying tutorial to the site. It is a brief introduction on how to copy style and filter attributes between objects and how to add custom filters to your Inkscape install.

Several months ago I created a cute country prim style illustration and I made some custom filters to achieve the specific shading effects. I have made these filters available as freebie and also included a quick tut on how to install and use them.

I also made a cute design with these filters and the tutorial for this Country Cutie is now also published.

We are of course all waiting on the release of Inkscape 0.48.2 - which as far as I understand has been build, but not been formally announced as released. It is good to know that the developers are talking about the 0.49 release too which soon should go in the freeze phase for features and then as usual the bug hunt will start.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2011 22:42

Inkscape Tutorial: Country Cutie

vsd_tut_country_cutie_200x150A very simple tutorial for Inkscape, showing how to make a country prim style illustration and uses my free custom filters to create the typical shading effect.

The tutorial is suitable for a beginning Inkscape artist.


Inkscape Tutorial: Cartoon Fish


vsd_tut_fish_thumbOnce more a beginner tutorial for Inkscape, which results in a cartoon style vector fish.

Techniques demonstrated: Pattern along a Path, Envelope Deformation, Clip Path.



Inkscape Tutorial: Paisley Motif

vsd_tut_paisley_200x150An easy tutorial for Inkscape resulting in a beautiful paisley motif suitable for stationery and fabric design.

Featuring: Spiro Curves, Path Offset Commands, Live Path Effects. The tutorial is suitable for a beginning Inkscape artist.


Inkscape Tutorial: Abstract Wallpaper

vsd_abstract_design_thumbInkscape is extremely suitable for for creating abstract designs for wallpapers, web site headers, sigs and such.

This tutorial is a first in a series that show how to create abstract artwork in Inkscape. The tutorial is suitable for a beginning Inkscape artist.


Inkscape Tutorial: Floral Design

vsd_tut_floraldesign_detail_thumbIn this video tutorial we use Inkscape to create a simple Japanese cherry blossom design.

Featuring: Gradient tool, Cloned Tiling, Duplicating vs Stamping, Spiro Curves, Layers. The tutorial is suitable for a beginning Inkscape artist.


Inkscape Tutorial: Kokeshi Doll

kokeshi_thumbAn Inkscape tutorial for the absolute beginner.

This tutorial shows how to create a cute Japanese style Kokeshi doll.


Inkscape Tutorial: Urban Design

vsd_tut_urban_thumbUrban designs are trendy. Typical urban elements are applied in graphic designs everywhere.

This Inkscape tutorial shows a quick method of making a simple urban design using only a few elements: circles, clouds and swirls.


Free Photoshop Brushes: Zodiac

vsd_zodiac_brushes_thumbA free set of zodiac sign / zodiac circle brushes for Photoshop, all as vector images. Brush resolution for the signs is about 400 pixels, the zodiac circle is provided up to 2500 pixels.

Programs: Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+
Brushes: 18
Size: 1.1 MB


Free Photoshop Brushes: Scrolls

vsd-scroll-brushes-set1-thumb2A free set of swirly scroll brushes for Photoshop, all as vector images. Set includes beautiful corner pieces and ornate borders. High resolution.

Programs: Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+
Brushes: 15
Size: 1.1 MB


Create Vector Brushes in GIMP / PS

vsd_tut_brushes_gimp_use_200x150A very simple tutorial that explains the workflow on how to use a vector created in Inkscape as basis for brush creation in both the GIMP and Photoshop.



We are very proud that the Spiro Swirls Tutorial for Inkscape has gained such popularity.

Today, 28 January 2012,  over 140,000 viewers have visited this page and our statistics show that it is still the most popular tutorial on this site. This tutorial is suitable for Inkscape version 0.47 and 0.48.

Thank you all for viewing and providing feedback. We do our best to make this site the best beginner resource site for Inkscape.

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