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.
By the end of this project, you’ll be able to add shadow to objects in Inkscape. Inkscape, a free and open-source vector graphics program, offers lots of ways to add shadow to your objects. Shadows add depth and dimension, and it can be surprising how much life an object can have once shadow and light effects are applied. To create shadow in Inkscape, you will practice working with vector graphics tools in Inkscape, then add shadow using three different methods. You’ll start by creating a drop shadow with Inkscape’s built-in drop shadow panel, then use more customizable tools like interpolate and gradient tools. These will add increasing levels of complexity to shadows 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.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Get Used to Inkscape
Configure Inkscape, then examine light and shadow.
Use Inkscape’s Drop Shadow Filter to Create a Shadow.
Interpolate to Automatically Create a Shadow.
Build a Vector Objects with the Bezier Tool and Add a Gradient.
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
What will I get if I purchase a Guided Project?
By purchasing a Guided Project, you'll get everything you need to complete the Guided Project including access to a cloud desktop workspace through your web browser that contains the files and software you need to get started, plus step-by-step video instruction from a subject matter expert.
Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
What is the refund policy?
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is not available for Guided Projects.
Can I audit a Guided Project and watch the video portion for free?
Auditing is not available for Guided Projects.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
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.
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