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Inkscape is an open-source vector imaging application with abilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator. Welcome to the School of Graphic Design's Inkscape Department. In this department, you will learn the basic elements of Inkscape and how to use it to accomplish simple tasks.


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An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inscapes support many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.


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Proposed student project

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The editable eye. Open in Inkscape and give it nearsightedness and fit it with glasses.

Inkscape is an excellent way to post images on commons because they can be edited as if they were articles in wikitext. There is a bit of a learning curve, but with practice one can learn to work quickly in Inkscape. One application is to investigate the optics of the human eye. The image to the left constists of two layers: One layer is a png bitmap and the other layer consists of rays and text. Go into the rays layer and move the rays and edit the text. Currently under construction is a better version of this editable eye.