Here is an old list of 10 of the Best Inkscape Tutorials from back in 2009. All the links should work now, again.
This tutorial covers a multitude of hidden inkscape text tricks, including changing the baseline, rotation and kerning (spacing between) individual letters in a text block. All these effects are achieved by manituplating the text object, you can edit the text itself at any time!
Here is a great tutorial for creating business cards using Inkscape. This tutorial has two main sections.
The first details how to create a printer ready template from a PDF guide using clones and guides. Using clones in this fashion to create a template in inkscape is awesome; once the template is created correctly, the changes that are made to the original populate thoughout the rest of the tempate!
The second section provides a detailed process for creating a basic business card (with a nifty pinstripe background). This portion of the tutorial is a great introduction into basic fill / stroke techniques, pattern fills and text editing and kerning.
Introducing a new segment here at the inkscape tutorials blog: the Inkscape Video Tutorial Double Feature. Screening this week, we have:
3D Text Using Interpolation: An example on how to use the interpolation effect to create a faux 3d (yet impressive none-the-less) text effect:
And, Secondly, we have:
Wrap Text Around a Globe:
Another awesome screencast by heathenx:
In this episode I will demonstrate how to wrap text around a three-dimensional globe in Inkscape v.046.
I used a fairly new extension from Gerrit Karius (aka G33K) called Bezier Envelope. If you want to follow along or use the Bezier Envelope for whatever future purpose then be sure to download it here. Thanks Gerrit.
Here is a great tutorial providing a detailed and easy to comprehend introduction to creating and manipulating gradients using inkscape. It is aimed at the absolute beginner, but even the seasoned inkscape professional may glean a useful tip from this comprehensive tutorial. It also inadvertently provides a great introduction to the most useful dialog in Inkscape: Fill and Stroke.
In this tutorial, Nick Roberts [ of Everlong Design] demonstrates in detail how to illustrate a “Fender Stratocaster” type guitar.
This tutorial is close to one of the best inkcape tutorials out there. The final result is stunning, and the author has detailed the steps superbly with many super useful screen shots. The author even details the hex values of all the colours that are used. Be sure to check it out and leave feedback on the tutorial itself. More positive feedback to the tutorials authors means more higher quality inkscape tutorials for all…
This tutorial details how to achieve the simple “starburst” effect using inkscape. The method in this tutorial shows how to do this by manually creating clones and rotating them, which is not the most efficient way to achieve this effect. Check out the Official Inkscape Tutorial, “Tips and Tricks” for how to use Tiled Clones to make this effect quicker and easier to achieve.
This is a detailed tutorial on creating an impressive coffee cup using inkscape.
Updated this tutorial to link to the archive.org version. (the original does not seem to be hosted any more)
Here is another awesome tutorial from Andy Fitz. In this tutorial, Andy experiments with the new spiros Live path effect, combining it with the existing and equally awesome patten on path LPE. The link to the tutorial is after the break.
here is a nice little tutorial on illustrating chain links using inkscape.
While this video is not a tutorial per se, it provides a great insight into how a more complicated inkscape drawing is constructed. It is basically a step – by – step construction of all the objects in the drawing put into a neat little video. Below is a thumb of the finished product that can be viewed at the artist’s deviantart page.
The video (hosted on youtube) is embedded after the thumb, so you may not be able to view it if you are reading though an feed reader.
Here is a great tutorial on making a metal orbs from chrisdesign.
Here is a detailed tutorial that demonstrates how to create chrome text using inkscape.
this is a simple tutorial that shows you how to illustrate a simple snowman using inkscape.
this is an awesome quick guide into some of the basics of inkscape.
it is a great introductory guide and a great quick reference guide for inkscape
- working with paths
- working with objects
- working with groups
- working with clips and paths
- working with layers
- working with gradients
Another awesome video tutorial by the screencasters.heathenx.org guys.
in this one, they demonstrate how to make playing cards.
Here is a nice bunch of tips for creating nice diagrams using inkscape.
here is a tutorial for creating a cute pencil icon using inkscape.
There is a new effect in the inkscape pipeline that renders gears for you. However, in the meantime, here is a nifty tutorial that shows you how to create simple gears. (it is in French, but with basic inkscape knowledge the images whould be fairly easy to follow.)