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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Chapter 9. Using Filters

This chapter will focus on using filters with text and images to give a further dimension to your vector graphics. We will start by explaining what filters are, how to find them in Inkscape, and then dive into specific filter examples with both images and texttext, including a detailed example of step-by-step instructions on using filters with text.

Here are the details of what we will discuss in the chapter:

  • What are filters?
  • Using the filter editor
  • Using filters with text
  • Images and effects

What are filters?

In Inkscape, think of a filter as something superimposed on top of a vector object giving it features that are much like a raster-based image. Examples of filters or filter effects are blurring, shadows, and glows. These ...

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