Using Inkscape for Graphic Design

Monday, June 4, 2012–John LeMasney, Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach at Princeton University, returned to Long Island for a hands-on session exploring the open source graphic design application called Inkscape (  Participants learned how to manipulate images, modify text, work with color and much more.


Inkscape Tutorials: Inkscape Tutorials for Novice Artists (

The goal of is to provide a means, through a simple website, of allowing new users in the Inkscape community to watch some basic and intermediate tutorials by the authors of this website. We feel that through a screencast we can better convey the steps required to recreate our graphics or perhaps just provide a little inspiration.

InkscapeTutorials weblog (

Books of Interest:

The Book of Inkscape: The Definitive Guide to the Free Graphics Editor
by Dmitry Kirsanov

Description: In The Book of Inkscape, core Inkscape developer Dmitry Kirsanov shares his design experience and knowledge of Inkscape’s inner workings as he walks you through the basics of using the program: drawing, working with objects, transformations and styling, adding text and shapes, and more. Kirsanov couples his detailed explanations with step-by-step tutorials that show you how to create business cards, animations, and technical and artistic drawings.

Preview this book on Amazon.



Other Open Source Software:

GIMP ( GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

BLENDER ( Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.




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