Create Emotes with Inkscape

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Navigate the Inkscape workspace

D​raw basic and complex vector shapes to create a cartoon bat

Save and export your work in vector and raster formats

2 hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

By the end of this project, you’ll be able to create emotes, images that you can use in chat messages to quickly convey an emotion, an idea, and often a brand. You’ll build an emote that meets the current Twitch guidelines, and you’ll create that emote in Inkscape, a free, open-source program that creates vector graphics. Because what you create in Inkscape is vector-based, those images can be quickly resized and tend to have clear, bold colors and shapes. So vector graphics make great emotes. They can also be resized and edited quickly—and they’ll stay clear and sharp even after the changes. During this project, you’ll build an emote out of basic and complex vector objects and paths. First, you’ll practice researching icon requirements and prepare the Inkscape workspace to create emotes. Then you’ll create two different kinds of emotes: a cartoon bat emote, step by step, starting with basic shapes and then using Inscape’s editing and path commands to create complex combinations of shapes. By the end of the project, you’ll be comfortable planning and creating emotes for use in Twitch chat. 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

  • Inkscape

  • Graphic Design

  • vectors

  • Emotes

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. Navigate the Inkscape workspace

  2. Research emote requirements and prepare Inkscape Document

  3. Draw and plan component shapes of emotes

  4. Create complex shapes with Inkscape’s path functions and node sculpting

  5. Export your emotes with Inkscape

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

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Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.

You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.