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This page will consist of brainstorming and basic development of new tutorials that will be useful for new/old users.

Also see TutorialsAndHelp

Completed Tutorials

Tutorials in development

Planned Tutorials

  • Text and Typography
  • Clippath/Mask/Pattern
  • Effects
  • SVG Filters
  • XML Editor

Tutorial Scratchpad

  • How to create an icon
  • How to build a presentation using Inkview.
  • How to build complex shapes using boolean operations.
  • How to use Inkscape to create graphics for LaTeX / ConTeXt documents.
  • etc

A tutorial in progress of writing by John Griessen

This writing is a journal of how a project to recreate a business card originally made with Illutrator 7, after losing the original file, so the comparison to Illustrator is much from memory and not to be taken as the last word, but a guide as to how the programs compare.

Attached is a png of the printed business card:

It originally was a collection of paths filled with colors and text objects with grouping to make replicating some objects easy.

The shell command '$inkscape --version' tells us this is Inkscape 0.39cvs (Jul 2 2004) .

The logo main element is a pseudo sine wave, and I made it before with grid snap and stretching and replicating, so now I set my units to mm and grid spacing and snap to 1 and remember how it would be nice to have major and minor grids instead of just one, so I want to create some vertical guides evenly spaced and cannot remember and start looking in docs. In Illustrator 7, clicking on the ruler bar created a guide if I recall... Once created, it could be moved with grid snap like any object, so getting it on grid or off was easy. As I read around, I find the usage of guides in "Keys and Mouse" "drag off a ruler" is the way... and a guide is on the page, and I can't snap it to easily make the accurate secondary grid I had wanted....Is there a way to? I try duplicate on the guide, but alas, it is not a regular object... it cannot be selected as they are...so I cannot replicate guides to make other grids after all... note for the beginner, to get bezier curves out of the line/bezier tool, you must click-drag. A click-only will give you only connected straight line segments. I'll have to use lines as guides, http://home.austin.rr.com/jgriessen/ill2ink-tut1.png

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