Chapter 1. Introduction

This book serves as both a textbook and a reference for using Inkscape to produce high-quality drawings. It includes a series of tutorials followed by chapters that cover completely each facet of the Inkscape program. The book is full of tips and notes to enable the user to make the best use of the program.

Inkscape is an Open Source SVG-based[1] vector drawing program. It is useful for drawing:

  • Illustrations for the Web.

  • Graphics for mobile phones.

  • Simple line drawings.

  • Cartoons

  • Complex works of art.

  • Figures for articles and books.

  • Organization charts.

The file format that Inkscape uses is compact and quickly transmittable over the Internet. Yet it is powerful and can describe complex drawings that are scalable to any size. Support ...

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