Draw and Style Custom Letters with Inkscape

4.4
stars
7 ratings
Offered By
Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

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

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

Draw complex letters, make them look 3 dimensional, and add other styling with clipping.

Clock1.3 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will be able to draw and style customized letters in Inkscape—a free, open-source vector program. You’ll build complex shapes that can be expanded and resized without losing image quality, making them a reliable foundation for website images, logos, and other digital uses. You will practice working with vector graphics, including node and path editing, and you will feel comfortable using tools like the Bezier pen, path commands, and commands like clip to form complex vector graphics. To build these skills, you’ll build an entire custom word, add serifs to a letter, and create a stylized 3D cut block letter. 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 Letters in Inkscape

  3. Draw Complex Letters

  4. Create 3D Letters in Inkscape

  5. Apply Clipping to Complex Objects in 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

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.