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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Basics about photo manipulation

Inkscape doesn't allow for extensive photo manipulation, but these filters will work with photographs or non-vector based images. These are basic and fun effects for your photographic images. Filters that are photo (and bitmap) friendly are:

  • Blurs
  • Bumps
  • Color
  • Distort
  • Image Effects
  • Image Effects, Transparent
  • Transparency Utilities
  • Overlay

For some fun, try Scatter and Texture filters and Clip with photographs as well.

Let's walk through using one of these filters in a practical example.

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