Here is a neat, quick and easy tutorial from the screencasters.heathenx.org guys. In this tutorial, they show you a quick way to create a neon sign effect.
Here is a quick how-to outlining the process to create custom inkscape SVG filters to style text. The tutorial covers the procedure to create a filter for text with a shadow, slightly inset text and raised, super glossy text. The tutorial also has a downloadable SVG so you can open up the image in Inkscape and play with the filters yourself.
Here is a video tutorial for creating a letterpress / text inset effect.
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 another fun little tutorial from McKay Christensen showing how to create a neat texture effects using Inkscape. The awesome thing about this tutorial is that it is 100% scalable vector graphics (SVG), there is not a bitmap texture in sight! McKay achieves this by using SVG filters. To finish it off, he shows you how to put a rough paper texture over some text, and give it a drop shadow. This tutorial is a great introduction into the use of the filters dialog in inkscape.
Here is a detailed tutorial that demonstrates how to create chrome text using inkscape.
here is a great little tutorial that shows you how to use inkscape’s masking to achieve the trendy text reflection effect that is everywhere nowdays…
This tutorial is the webpage version of the “Tips and Tricks” tutorial that comes bundled with inkscape. To view these tutorials as an SVG just go to Help>Tutorials in inkscape.
It covers the following tips:
Radial placement with “Tile Clones”, How to do slicing (multiple rectangluar export areas), Non-linear gradients, Excentric radial gradients, Aligning to the center of the page, Cleaning up the document, Clipping or masking a bitmap, Hidden features and the XML editor, Stamping, Pen tool tricks, Entering Unicode values, Using the grid for drawing icons, Object rotation, Open dialog as an object palette, Bitmap drop shadows, Placing text on a path, Selecting the original, Window off-screen recovery, Transparency, gradients and PostScript export
This tutorial is the webpage version of the “Calligraphy” tutorial that comes bundled with inkscape. To view these tutorials as an SVG just go to Help>Tutorials in inkscape.
It is a fairly in depth introduction into the calligraphy tool and its various options.
This tutorial is the webpage version of the “Advanced” tutorial that comes bundled with inkscape. To view these tutorials as an SVG just go to Help>Tutorials in inkscape.
It covers topics such as Pasting techniques, Drawing freehand and regular paths, Editing paths, Subpaths and combining, Converting to path, Boolean operations, Path Inset and outset, Path Simplification, Creating text, Manual Kerning and the XML editor.
this nifty little tutorial shows you how to make a “rubber stamp” logo / decal using inkscape.
This is a tutorial that shows you how to do a simple beveled edge text effect in inkscape.