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.
Butterscotch Shenannigans is a small (2 person) indie game developer from Saint Louis with a bunch of highly rated games available for iOS, Android and PC.
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).
Guides (or Ruler Guides) are lines that can be placed on the document, useful for lining up and snapping elements. Guides can be a little non-discoverable in inkscape, so this article gives you a few quick tips to get the most out of guides in inkscape.
1. Quickly creating a guide
A guide can be quickly created by clicking on either the vertical or horizontal ruler, and dragging onto the canvas. If you drag from close to where the corners meet, an angled guide will be created:
2. Converting a path to Guides
Any object or path can be converted to guides Using Objects > Objects to guides (or keyboard shortcut Shift + G)
3. Deleting a guide
To Delete a guide, hover the mouse cursor over the guide, and press the Delete key on the keyboard.
4. Rotating a guide
To rotate a guide, hover over it with the mouse, and press the Shift Key. The cursor will change to a rotate cursor. Click and drag the guide to rotate it. Additionally, you can hold down the Control Key to restrict the rotate to 15 degree chunks.
5. Changing the colour of a guide
**Update** – thanks to twitter user @daishi424 for pointing out that the guide colour change is only in inkscape 0.91 (as yet unreleased) and newer versions of inkscape
To change the colour of a guide, double click the guide to bring up the Guideline dialog. Click the colour switcher button under the Label field to change the colour of the guide
6. Labeling Guides
**Update** – thanks to twitter user @daishi424 for pointing out that the guide labeling is only in inkscape 0.91 (as yet unreleased) and newer versions of inkscape
The Guidelines dialog (shown when you double click a guide) also allows you to set labels to your guides. These Labels are shown on the guide at the Guide Origin (the small circle that is on every guide)
Here is a tutorial on how to layout and create a postcard-style invitation with inkscape
Here is a Q&A from graphicdesign.stackexchange.com asking basically how to do a boolean operation on multiple paths. Basically, it is not possible (yet) without applying each operation individually. Though there is a feature request open in inkscape about it about it. Also, The answer to the question shows how you can achieve it with a clipping path.