After the tutorial last week on how to create rope with Inkscape, I was playing around with the technique outlined in the tutorial, and came up with a few vector rope assets that you all can now download and use. These three designs are all licensed CC0 1.0 Universal.That means they are all royalty free and free for both commercial and personal use without attribution.
These artworks will be great for use as a border or flourish in nautical, sailing and boating designs. Also suitable for cowboy and wild west style artwork, or anything that requires a rope or string design.
Rope Border is an SVG vector clipart of rope in the shape of a rounded rectangle border.
Rope Ring is an SVG vector clipart of a single unbroken rope in a circle loop
Rope Ring with a granny knot is an SVG vector clipart of a single piece of rope tied in a circle loop by a granny knot at the bottom. Also known in heraldry as a Bourchier knot, the granny knot is visually similar to the reef knot, square knot or grief knot.
Here is a neat tutorial on creating a simple chat icon using inkscape by . It uses a lot of the essential basics of using inkscape, so some basic knowledge of Inkscape features is required, but
Today István Szép of Pesto Design is holding another live tutorial event on Google Hangouts Event is now done, but you can watch the video here. This will be a halloween themed event, so he will be showing us all how to draw a pumpkin jack-o-lantern in Inkscape! Don’t stress if you cannot view it live, as the videos are always available afterwards to view as well!
This is part of a series of Live Drawing Events that István has been conducting over the last few months, and they are pretty awesome! Jump over to his Google+ page to find all the videos of past events.
Here is a set of free cartoon animal clipart that can be used for anything. All the images in this set are totally free can be used for any purpose and do not have any watermarks that will stop you from using them anywhere!
These cute animals are available over at the Open Clip Art Library. There are many more in this style than in the sample below, so head past the break for the entire list of animals in this set. As with all the artwork in the Open Clip Art Library, these SVGs are Public Domain, so you can do pretty much anything with them!
Here is a neat tutorial that uses both Inkscape and GIMP to create a bunch of puzzle pieces from a single image. The tutorial also uses an extension that is not included in Inkscape by default, so to do this tutorial, you will also learn how to install extensions for Inkscape.
The inkscape tutorials blog is now officially at inkscapetutorials.org. The old inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com should redirect smoothly to this new domain!
In this tutorial, learn how to draw vector ropes in Inkscape using the Pattern on Path path effect with inkscape. This technique is super useful for drawing a whole bunch of different vector assets with inkscape, like rope or laurel wreaths or anything that has a simple shape that is repeated along a path.
Lets get started!
Here is a awesome tutorial on creating a simple button for your next user interface in Inkscape. The author assumes that you have a basic grasp of Inkscape before using this tutorial, there are no screenshots of which buttons to press. It is simply a explanation of the workflow used to make this button.
Improve how you draw light interacting with your subjects in inkscape with this article. The author covers the basics of making your lighting more realistic, including shadows, highlights and how light is reflected onto other objects.
EPS import works out-of-the-box for most inkscape users on Linux, however, on Windows EPS support does not work by default. It is possible with manually installing software called ghostscript, and tweaking a few settings. This tutorial explains in detail how to get EPS import working for Inkscape for windows.
Here is great tutorial on creating simple water droplets in inkscape. It demonstrates the use of the the ellipse tool, basic node editing to create shapes and using gradients to emulate light and depth.
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In this tutorial, you are going to learn a technique in inkscape to create a soft, feathered background.
The beauty of this technique comes from the fact that it relies heavily on clones, and live path effects. You spend a little time rigging up the effect, and then you can fluidly change the clone originals to update the result.
A bit confused? Just follow the steps, and hopefully everything will become clear!
Here is a great tutorial on how to create a decal / sticker with inkscape. It is a good explanation of how to use the star tool in inkscape, how to align objects, and some of the advanced techniques of the text tool, including kerning and putting text on a path (creating curved text)
In addition to the @inkscapetuts on twitter, the inkscape tutorials blog is now also on google+. Going forward, both the twitter and g+ streams will be updated with all the new posts that show up here on the blog. So if you prefer to use either of those services, follow us there.
Speaking of google+, there is also the official inkscape google+ page, which features news and updates from the inkscape project. Also, there is the inkscape community on google+, that has tutorials, a gallery, and general inkscape posts and discussions.
Here is tutorial that covers some awesome text tricks with inkscape
István Szép from Pesto Design is running another inkscape live drawing event. This event is titled “How to draw on a photo”. Everyone is welcome to watch and participate. Go to the Facebook event page to see all the details on when and where. The first live drawing event, character design in Inkscape, is also available to watch on youtube.
Here is an amazing video tutorial on character design in Inkscape byIstván Szép from Pesto Design
Here is a detailed, yet simple guide to creating a typography poster in inkscape
Here is a neat little trick i just discovered. These designs are just done using the Inkscape spiral tool, and a dashed stroke! Once you try it out, be sure to leave a comment showing off your spiral design!
How it is done:
Here is a quick (less than 3 minute) video that covers 5 nifty inkscape features that you may not know about. It is a super-quick yet super useful little video for new and veteran inkscapers alike.
Here is a detailed tutorial showing how to create a scene from minecraft in isometric projection using inkscape. The tutorial primarily uses inkscape’s axonometric grid to create shapes in the isometric projection.
Here is a quick workflow on how to create a cartoony pirate with inkscape. This tutorial is not super-detailed but outlines the steps the author took to create the pirate artwork below:
We recently posted an article about Guides in inkscape, and twitter user @daishi424 pointed out that a few of the features in that post were actually new features in Inkscape 0.91. So here are some of those features that you will get for guides when the new version of Inkscape is released.
Quick toggling of guides
Previously, to toggle the visiblity of guides, the menu item View > Guides and the associated shortcut “|” (the pipe key) was the only way. In Inkscape 0.91, guides can now also be toggled by simply clicking on the ruler (either horizontal or vertical).