Build a Banner Ad 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 and export a banner advertisement.

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

By the end of this project, you will build a banner advertisement with Inkscape—a free, open-source graphics program. You’ll use objects in Inkscape that can be expanded and resized without losing image quality, so you can resize and use the same image for use with different social media platforms and websites. You will practice working with vector graphics, including path editing, and you will feel comfortable using Inkscape to build basic and complex shapes, use align commands to accurately and easily position those shapes, and add color and stroke to create eye-catching images. To build these skills, you’ll build a banner or feed advertisement image, practice customizing it, and use Inkscape’s built-in export tools. 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

Vector graphics editingInkscapeGraphic 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. Plan and Draw an Advertisement Outline

  3. Draw a Vector-Based Advertisement

  4. Import and Edit a Raster Image

  5. Add Text and Export Your Advertisement

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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