Introduction to inkscape

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Be able to draw lines, curved paths, write text boxes, draw geometrical shapes and save your work in a pdf file for printing.

Learn how to align, distribute and arrange a large number of objects.

Understand how to choose different fills and strokes styles for your object. Be able to move, scale, rotate and skew objects with numerical precision

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

This project is for people who are starting a scientific career. As a novice researcher you are building an initial toolkit of knowledge for producing articles, congress posters, among other things. This project will give you an initial set of powerful tools to help you in the production of any graphical image you will need in your career path. You need no prior knowledge in Inkscape to start this course. This guided project is for beginners with Inkscape. I will gently guide you to key abilities any novice researcher must have in image edition. By the end of this Project, you will be able to edit and create your own vector images in the most popular file formats. You will be familiar with the basic interface of Inkscape, giving you the chance to a gentle learning curve to any other skill in Inkscape. Making your own high-quality info-graphics, diagrams and congress posters will not be a challenge anymore.

Skills you will develop

Produce high quality DiagramsImage editionEdition of vetorized imagesProduce congress posters

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. Draw lines, curved paths and write text boxes, and save your work in a file

  2. Align, Distribute and Arrange a large number of objects.

  3. Move, scale, rotate and skew objects with numerical precision.

  4. Change fills and strokes styles of your objects.

  5. Make basic geometric figures like equilateral triangles, hexagons etc.

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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