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a Quick Guide to Inkscape by microUgly a Quick Guide to Inkscape by microUgly
My first tutorial. I hope somebody finds it useful.

You can also view a HTML version here - [link]

Please leave comments and suggestions.


Does anyone know if it's possible to add a custom preview for this?
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:iconirishberdie:
irishberdie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just started using InkScape. Thank you for this tutorial!
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:icondavidbarcomb:
davidbarcomb Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Complete and accurate. Thanks
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:iconmondspeer:
mondspeer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Well explained. :clap: :clap: 
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:iconfleetingecstasy:
fleetingecstasy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
GREAT STUFF
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:iconalex-s78:
Alex-S78 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Thank you! This is great!
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:iconkanfarathetiger:
KanfaraTheTiger Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks very much! this is a great help! :D
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:iconimaginated-friend:
imaginated-friend Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO HELPFUL for begginers like me! Thank you so much for writing it :)
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:iconchevyvandude:
ChevyVanDude Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always helpfull... Thanks
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:iconroadkillpuppet:
Roadkillpuppet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Very cool! I'm new to Inkscape and this is a great help. :~)
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:iconchefdelapiff:
ChefDeLaPiff Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Nice! Thank you.
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:iconswirty:
swirty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thanks for the great guide!
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:iconeberly4:
eberly4 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Great guide. I would like to use it for my computer class, but the school probably wouldn't appreciate me using your pictures of the ladies. Is it all right if I copy the content into a moodle page? If so how, do you want me to credit you?
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
You have my permission to copy it into a Moodle page.

I'm not sure how credit would normally be given, but if you can link back to my DA page, or to [link] that would be enough.

When it's done, let me know.
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:iconcharliesan:
Charliesan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconnoiseryuu:
noiseryuu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
totally useful! thanks, it's bloody brilliant. I'm learning how to use inkscape, I have done some very basic badges, but I want to do more with it, thanks for this guide!
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designtypegeek Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Quick question: It says use Shift-B to reverse a gradient. When, where, how? With what tool? With what selected?
If I was to be picky, I'd say this is a reference card, not a tutorial, but still indispensible.
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
It actually says Shift+R to reverse the gradient. Below the heading each topic heading, the icon of the tool you need selected is illustrated. So in this case, you can see that you need to have the gradient tool selected. And you need to select the object you want to reverse the gradient on, much like you would need to select the object to apply the gradient, or select the object to perform any other changes to it.

If you were to be picky, you would be correct--it's not a tutorial :) I don't mention tutorial at all, rather "guide" and "reference" is. It's also in the "Application Reference" category of DA.
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designtypegeek Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
The graphic ladies are very well done. I'm totally going to go over this tutorial.
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconskyfuria:
SkyFuria Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
going to try this now i've just dl inkscape since i can't afford AI
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason, I can not get the Gradient tool to work AT ALL, WHATSOEVER. In fact, gradients do not show at all. Is there any fix? I'm using v0.48.
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Possibly the opacity of the fill is at 0%

I recommend posting your query at the Inkscape forum ([link]). You'll find the community most helpful.
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I forgot to clarify. What was wrong was that it would be all one color, and there would be no gradient. The fill was showing, but the other "stop" wasn't.

Thanks. I'll try.
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Dusque-Runner Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a brilliant tutorial! Thank you Micro!
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
You are most welcome :)
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VectorMagnus2011 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Interesting. I will keep it in my gallery of favorites as reference if one day I try out the Inkscape program.
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:iconpilot231:
Pilot231 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Writer
I can SO use this! =D Thank you so much.
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never use that software, but it does look interesting and a good competition against Illustrator. :)
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whyhavedeactivedpage Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having some trouble reducing the file size so it doesn't need a preview for DVart. Is there any tool to crop the image or reduce the file size?
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
If you're adding the SVG to DeviantArt, I believe you have no choice but to supply a preview. I don't think DeviantArt will display an SVG, I think it just lets you download it.
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whyhavedeactivedpage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a better file format then? Or is a preview a characteristic of Inkscape.
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Preview is a characteristic of DeviantArt. It does this when it doesn't know how to handle a particular file format--in this case SVG.

Save your image as a PNG by going to File > Export bitmap. You can either upload the SVG and use the PNG as a preview, or just upload the PNG.
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whyhavedeactivedpage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! That helped a lot! =D Thanks
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hanciong Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do you mean custom preview? you want different preview, not long stick figure? :D then you can upload a zip file, consisting your original tutorial and your preview image (shorter version). then DA will ask you to choose which one for the preview, and you choose your preview image.
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Thanks. I didn't want to have to upload a ZIP just so I could have a custom preview--a zip file will make it much less accessible.
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:iconwashboardchaz:
washboardchaz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
how can i save a picture on inkscape and submit it on here because when i try to save a pictrue, when i try to open the file, it says it is unable to
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Go to "File > Export Bitmap" to save your image as a PNG, then you can upload the PNG on DeviantArt.

If you have more questions, feel free to post them at www.inkscapeforum.com.
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:iconwashboardchaz:
washboardchaz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Omg thank you so much :D that helps a lot!
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:iconsnesgirl:
Snesgirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
thanks :) I too am new to inkscape and think that this tutorial will be very helpful.
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:iconsingbustersong:
singbustersong Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
very usefull !!
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:iconmadaline-7:
madaline-7 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much for this. :)
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:iconnix-wingedone:
Nix-WingedOne Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
hey. can you tell me what file type the drawing have to safe if you want submit it in deviantART? :(
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Using Inkscape? Go to File > Export bitmap. That will save a PNG that you can submit to DA.
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:iconnix-wingedone:
Nix-WingedOne Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
yea im already tryed that. If i do that my shadowing disapear. DD:
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
That sounds like a glitch. You can use other programs to convert an SVG to a bitmap. Batik Rasteriser is one of the most reliable.

If you need more help, I recommend posting your query at www.inkscapeforum.com. You'll find the community very helpful. Be sure to search the forum first and provide an example of what is going wrong.
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:iconnix-wingedone:
Nix-WingedOne Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
ok thank you of a help, ^^
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:iconrazzorg:
RazzorG Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks this will help alot
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:icontintinytdj:
Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usefull
LIKE A BOSS
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:iconmaylin86:
maylin86 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very good Inkscape tutorial. To the point and understandable. :la:
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:iconhoke-of-hock:
Hoke-of-Hock Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making this; it helped a lot :)
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