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Inkscape is a cross platform, GPL, graphics editor. Its native file format, Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) is a W3C open standard.
This tutorial guides participants through a series of tasks designed to introduce Inkscape’s interface and tools, and build foundation skills for creating and modifying vector graphics.
Free & Open Source Software licensing.
Difference between raster and vector graphics.
New knowledge goals:
Inkscape interface, creating shapes & lines, working with colour.
Inkscape techniques, path operations, object manipulations.
How to edit existing SVGs from wikimedia commons or openclipart.org
You don’t need to be a designer, artistic or know how to draw. Just install Inkscape on your laptop, bring a mouse, come along and learn how to get the best out of this brilliant tool.
Donna Benjamin is the Executive Director of Creative Contingencies, an Australian company specialising in customised web services, digital research and event management tools. She is a passionate advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions for small business and education.
She’s also currently part of the outreach and licensing team of the Open Invention Network, and sits on the board of the Drupal Association. In the past Donna has served as President of Linux Users of Victoria, as a board member of Open Source Industry Australia, and as an advisor to The Ada Initiative.
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