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Inkscape: Guide To A Vector Drawing Program (4th Edition) (Sourceforge Community Press)

Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program, Fourth Edition, is the guide to the Inkscape program. With coverage of versions 0.47 and 0.48, this authoritative introduction and reference features hundreds of useful illustrations.Using Inkscape, you can produce a wide variety of art, from photorealistic drawings to organizational charts. Inkscape uses SVG, a powerful vector-based drawing language and W3C web standard, as its native format. SVG drawings can be viewed directly in browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer 9. A subset of SVG has been adopted by the mobile phone market. Inkscape is available free for Windows,Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.   Systematic coverage of the entire Inkscape program begins with twelve tutorials ranging in difficulty from very basic to highly complex. A new tutorial introduces the use of interactive SVG in HTML5.The remainder of the book covers each facet of Inkscape in detail, with an emphasis on practical solutions for common problems. The book is filled with valuable tips and warnings about the use of Inkscape and SVG. Find dozens of Inkscape illustrations from the book in the online color supplement available at   Updated for Inkscape version 0.48, this edition includes complete coverage of new features, including the new Spray Tool, updated Node and Text tools, improved bitmap image import, LaTeX export for PDF/EPS/PS, added extensions including the JessyInk extension for web-based presentations, the adaptive UI, and the new Glyphs dialog.   Complete Coverage of New and Improved Inkscape 0.48 Features Live Path Effects for tasks such as adding patterns along a path while maintaining complete editability More than two hundred pre-built SVG filters for adding textures, manipulating color, and so forth A tiling tool to create complex tilings with thirteen different symmetries Clipping and Masking objects An integrated spell checker Built-in bitmap-to-vector tracing The ability to export to more than a dozen graphics formats, including PDF and PostScript The ability to import from more than two dozen graphics formats, including PDF, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, AutoCad, and XFig Graphics Complete vector drawing program supporting the W3C SVG standard Three path-drawing tools (Pencil, Pen, Calligraphy) Five shape-drawing tools (Rectangles, Ellipses, Stars, Spirals, 3D Boxes) Linear and Radial Gradients Pattern fills Tweak Tool for fine adjustment of paths and colors Spray Tool Eraser Tool with both Vector and Bitmap modes Sophisticated snapping for precision drawing and aligning objects Extendable through scripting; more than one hundred scripts included

Series: Sourceforge Community Press

Paperback: 504 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition (May 16, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0132764148

ISBN-13: 978-0132764148

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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I bought the ebook version. I find the book informative but Tavmjong's writing is too technical and not user friendly in anyway. I wasted time just trying to figure out the sine and cosine to place a star in chapter 1. The examples are not easy to follow as he doesn't give a full step by step instructions. He tends to forget that some people are just starting out with Inkscape. I can't say I'm too impressed with his presentation and I personally don't think it's worth the price. I was looking forward to using the book but now I look at the screen with frustration.

I just got it today and was thumbing through the book. It looks like it covers a lot of ground well, but the whole thing is in black and white, not the color version I saw on 's Look Inside pages. Thanks Prentice Hall, for not spending the extra $0.50 to print this in color. Geez.

I bought this manual, because it was supposed to be a replica of the online manual. However, there is NO COLOUR in this book. Pure black and white. This does not help me with examples at all.

This is a textbook so, you have to study it. I learned how to create vector art with Inkscape, free downloadable software.

Did not meet expectations at all. trying to convert a pdf file to vector . Better information was available from others on line

This book is useful for anyone beginning to navigate Inkscape. Includes useful examples and comments, with some good initial tutorial examples. Very detailed and helpful.

An excellent learning program for Inkscape, though there have been version improvements since the book was printed. Fun and a welcome challenge to work with.

a good program , does what it should very well . A pleasure to use . Plenty of room for expanding one's work scope .

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