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Inkscape on Debian

Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.

The historic baseline is the Sodipodi Hydra codebase. learning resources

Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program

For inkscape 0.47 and 0.48 as of Wed Aug 17 09:13:26 MDT 2016

Calligraphy with Inkscape tutorials Calligraphy

The earliest forms of calligraphy date back to cave-man paintings. Up until roughly 1440 AD, before the printing press was around, calligraphy was the way books and other publications were made. A scribe had to handwrite every individual copy of every book or publication. The handwriting was done with a quill and ink onto materials such as parchment or vellum. The lettering styles used throughout the ages include Rustic, Carolingian, Blackletter, etc. Perhaps the most common place where the average person will run across calligraphy today is on wedding invitations.

There are three main styles of calligraphy: Western or Roman, Arabic, Chinese or Oriental

This tutorial focuses mainly on Western calligraphy, as the other two styles tend to use a brush (instead of a pen with nib), which is not how our Calligraphy tool currently functions.



Blackletter exemplar

Inkscape for Cutting Design forum


Inkcut is a free program for cutting vinyl and plotting vectors in ubuntu linux. Inkcut sends HPGL directly to a vinyl cutter or plotter via a serial or printer connection. It is free and easy to install and use and it currently is implemented as an extension for the Inkscape SVG editor.

Inkscape Units Units in Inkscape

Bezier Curves

Key points

  • node modes - auto-smoth | sculpting

youtube - Inkscape Bezier Tutorial 1 article Drawing a Bezier Curve in Inkscape by Bruce Tyson article Bezier Curves article Editing Paths

youtube Useful Graphic Design Tutorials - Video #7 - How to Join two Nodes in Inkscape - Inkscape Tips

youtube Kimon Brown - Node editing in inkscape

youtube Waylight Creations - Inkscape Bezier Tool - Using Nodes

youtube Winterbrose - Inkscape Tutorial: Introduction - Node Tool