Modifying your helicopter

So, you have followed the tutorial posted a few days ago, and created a cartoon helicopter of your own in Inkscape.

However, you have decided to do some modifications to your vehicle, adding extra weaponry and gadgets. Luckily, did a follow-up tutorial on how to modify your vector helicopter, which is pretty easy thanks to the power of Inkscape and SVG!

Creating an Urban Design using Concentric Circles, Clouds and Spiro Swirls

Here is a neat tutorial showing how to create an urban design by layering different types of vector elements. In this tutorial, you first create a range of concentric circle stamps (or “brushes”), and layer them on top of different coloured cloud silhouettes. Finally, you create a whole bunch of swirls using the spiro curve and path effects.

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Shattered / Smashed Text using Inkscape

Here is a tutorial to create shattered and smashed text using the vector graphics appliation, Inkscape. I first posted this tutorial on my personal blog a few years ago. This version is slightly refreshed, but is pretty much the same tutorial that i first published.

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Illustrating a snowman using inkscape

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!

Inkscape Video Tutorial Double Feature – Faking 3d Text & Wrapping Text Around a Globe

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:

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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. :)ep088_thumb

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Playing with Spiros and Path Effects

Updated this tutorial to link to the 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.

drawing gears in inkscape – a howto by nicu.

UPDATE: Nicu has been posting incremental updates on this tutorial on his blog… to date there are 3 parts in total:

  1. Drawing the Gears
  2. Colouring the Gears – Golden Gears
  3. Colouring the Gears – Gears on Old Paper

After the last few posts not being actual tutorials, today the inkscape tutorials weblog is getting back into the swing of things with an awesome little howto from nicu.

Nicu demonstrates how to create gears in inkscape, vary them and build them up to create complex “mechanisms”

Drawing a compass graphic with inkscape.

Here is a neat workflow showing how to create a fairly detailed compass graphic by adding and editing simple shapes. This is a great tutorial for inkscape beginners, as it is well communicated, and intoduces simple inkscape operations like node editing. As always the link to the tut is after the break.


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postage stamps in inkscape – a tutorial by nicu

here is another awesome tutorial by nicu. In it he demonstrates how to create simple postage stamps using Inkscape. What is really nice about this tutorial is that nicu demonstrates the 3 different ways of aligning circles around the edge of the rectangle to get the perforated edge effect that postage stamps have…

this tutorial is well worth a look.

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