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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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Chapter 24. Tutorial: The Rose

This complex image (see cover) was created to be a showcase of Inkscape’s power and versatility. A single drawing of a rose is rendered in a different way in each of the five square windows as well as in the background. Thus, a single tutorial showing all stages of creating this image is equivalent to at least six different tutorials teaching you six different ways to draw a rose—or anything else, for that matter.

We will start with a photo. You don’t have to, of course; if you can draw better than me, you can just draw anything you like on an empty canvas. Tracing a photo, however, is a useful technique by itself.

FileImport () the photo, scale and position it as convenient. Rename the layer where the image is ...

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