Flat design: draw a vector image from a picture on Inkscape.

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Use Inkscape to create vector graphics

Explore flat design

Explore vector graphics

Clock1 hour
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to - use Inkscape to create vector graphics - explore flat design - explore vector graphics By the end of this project, you will learn how to use Inkscape to draw a vector graphic starting from a picture. You’ll discover how to create a vector image adopting a flat design style. This guided project is for graphic designers, illustrators, or artists who want to discover Inkscape as an open-source alternative to common vector images editing software. It is open to anyone interested in graphic design who wants to be introduced to vector graphic or flat design. You don't need to be a professional to enjoy this course, though, familiarity with graphic design or visual arts terminology will help you to get the most out of the project. 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

InkscapeVector GraphicsGraphic DesignFlat Designcomputer illustration

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. Set up a working file in Inkscape

  2. Explore the path tool to draw vector graphics in your file

  3. Import images in Inkscape

  4. Outline paths to draw vector shapes

  5. Draw detailed elements

  6. Finalise and export

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

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