The Joy of Inkscape
Tutorial - 13:50 - 15:40, Thursday 22 January
Inkscape could well be the best open source, cross platform vector drawing program in the universe. It uses the W3C SVG standard as its native file format and has an active friendly developer and user community.
This tutorial is a hands on exploration of the core features of Inkscape, with a touch of archaeology to uncover some of the 'undiscoverable' ones too. Whether you are an Inkscape expert or beginner, you will get something out of this workshop as we explore different uses of the application to produce a range of graphic artifacts, from icons and logos to diagrams and simple page layouts.
Once we have explored the major capabilities of Inkscape, we will examine how to execute some common vector design techniques, such as sunbursts and grungey or floral detailing. We will ask the experts and artists in the room to tell us how they have been using Inkscape and break into smaller groups to share our collective knowledge.
To maximise the opportunity to learn and participate, attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop installed with the latest stable release of Inkscape, and a mouse; or sit near someone who has. :)
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