Build a Flywheel Infographic with Inkscape

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Navigate the Inkscape workspace and shape tools, and create vector graphics.

Draw basic and complex shapes from scratch using Inkscape’s shape tools and path functions.

Customize shapes and text to add color, depth, and style to your infographic.

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will build a flywheel infographic in Inkscape—a free, open-source graphics program. You’ll build complex shapes that can be expanded and resized without losing image quality, making them a reliable foundation for presentation images and websites. You will practice working with vector graphics, including path editing, and you will feel comfortable using Inkscape, using align commands to accurately and easily position shapes, and adding color and stroke to create eye-catching images. To build these skills, you’ll build a custom infographic from scratch, then add stroke, color, a drop shadow, and some shape adjustments to give it depth. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)InkscapeGraphic Design

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Get Used to Inkscape

  2. Draw Basic Shapes in Inkscape

  3. Move and accurately align shapes

  4. Draw Complex Shapes

  5. Customize a Flywheel's Color, Shadow, and Shape

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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