Inkscape Tutorials from Beginner to Advanced

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: Textile Patch

vsd-tut-textile-patch-thumbIn this video tutorial we use the powers of Inkscape to create a simple textile patch with a frayed edge. The tutorial is suitable for the beginning Inkscape user.


Tools and techniques demonstrated: Pattern along a Path, Filters.

 

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: Kokeshi Doll

kokeshi_thumbAn Inkscape tutorial for the absolute beginner.

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

 

Inkscape Tutorial: Fashion Woman

Fashion_thumbThis Inkscape tutorial is a walkthrough of creating a fashion illustration based on a photograph.

It is a bit more advanced tutorial, and some knowledge of the Inkscape interface is assumed.


 

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: 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.

 

Inkscape Tutorial: Spiro Swirls

Spiro curves in Inkscape One of the new additions to Inkscape 0.47 is the possibility to use Spiro curves.

In this video tutorial the basics of Spiro curves in Inkscape are demonstrated to create smooth flowing swirls. The tutorial assumes no prior Inkscape knowledge.

 

Inkscape: Line Art Basics

This article gives some pointers on how to use Inkscape to create line art illustrations. It assumes some knowledge of the Inkscape interface already.

New to Inkscape

If you are new to Inkscape you probably need some additional info. The best places to start:

Just these 3 pages should give you all the information you need to start drawing in Inkscape. In near future we will publish more beginner friendly tutorials, in the mean time - if you have questions about any of the tutorials, feel free to ask.

 

 

Inkscape Beginner Tips

There are some basic settings and operations that should be taken into consideration that should help in completing Inkscape tutorials as well as help in mastering the Inkscape Tool Sets. Below are a few tips which will help with some of the tutorials on the site.

 
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Newsflash

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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