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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program, Second Edition by Tavmjong Bah

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Chapter 1. Quick Start

Let’s get started. Inkscape is a very powerful program. However, you need to understand only a small part of it to begin drawing. This section gives you an overview of parts of the Inkscape user interface and then leads you through the creation of a few drawings. We will use a number of examples:

  • Swedish Flag: A basic introduction to Inkscape using simple rectangles.

  • European Flag: Includes drawing stars and precisely placing objects.

  • Hiking Club Logo: Introduces text and is a serious foray into paths.

  • Northern Pacific Railway Logo: Shows how to create a drawing from a photograph with the help of the auto-tracing routine. Layers are also introduced.

  • Box of Playing Cards: Shows how to use Inkscape to draw a simple isometric projection ...

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