Here is an old list of 10 of the Best Inkscape Tutorials from back in 2009. All the links should work now, again.
Here is an awesome, detailed tutorial on creating a photo-realistic vector candle. The procedure in this tutorial is a great introduction to illustrating basic light effects using inkscape. Note that this tutorial requires a knowledge of Inkscape’s basic tools and interface.
This is an amazingly detailed tutorial on creating a detailed snowman illustration using Inkscape. This tutorial combines inkscape basics — including path and gradient manipulation — demonstrating how simple skills can translate into an awesome drawing.
This tutorial was originally written in Russian by Yuri Apostol and translated into English by Alexandre Prokoudine. As an added bonus, Yuri has also added the source SVG (released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license) to the bottom of this tutorial. Enjoy!
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.
If you are looking for a simple technique for creating shadows of simple objects, this is your tutorial.