Create Geometric Vector Patterns 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 complex patterns using Inkscape’s shape tools and Interpolate, Transform, and Path Effect actions.

Customize vector patterns.

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will be able to build geometric designs in Inkscape. You’ll build beautiful and complex shapes that can be expanded, resized, and duplicated without losing image quality. You can use these patterns as backgrounds, parts of logos, and as a foundation for all kinds of digital uses. To create your geometric designs, you will practice working with vector graphics tools in Inkscape, including object tools, the interpolate extension, and the transform panel. To build these skills, you’ll start by creating a basic vector object, then add increasing levels of complexity to create a mesmerizing vector pattern in Inkscape. 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

Graphic EffectsComputer SoftwareInkscapeVector GraphicsGraphic 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. Create Basic Shapes for a Vector Pattern

  3. Apply Inkscape’s Interpolate extension

  4. Use the Transform panel to rotate vector objects

  5. Use Path Effects to rotate objects around a path

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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