Inkscape 0.48 Released!

August 24th, 2010 by heathenx

It’s finally here! The new version of Inkscape (0.48) has been released. Check out the release notes to get a peek at what is new. BIG THANKS to all of the developers. Enjoy! 🙂

LGM 2010 Videos

June 18th, 2010 by heathenx

You might enjoy watching some of the presentations at the Libre Graphics Meeting this year. I did. 😉

First-Aid Kit Inkscape Tutorial by Yuriy Apostol

April 23rd, 2010 by heathenx

Yuriy Apostol has a new Inkscape tutorial illustrating how to make a very nice 3D first-aid kit object. What I liked most about this tutorial was the use of the 3D Box tool. Check it out. He uses some interesting techniques. 🙂

Inkscape Tutorials: Sagar Shastry

April 12th, 2010 by heathenx

Got a link from Phil Shapiro regarding some basic Inkscape tutorials. Enjoy. 🙂

The New kubuntu Logo…

March 30th, 2010 by heathenx

I have been seeing some images pop up on several blogs regarding the new kubuntu logo. In my opinion the text treatment that makes up the logo looks more like someone’s quick-n-dirty prototype than something polished and finished. Perhaps Roman is still working on it. I hope so.

What looks out of place to me in the current version is the letter k. It doesn’t fit with the rest of the new ubuntu text. What font is that? Rather than just criticize Roman’s work (I’m sure he’s a much better designer than I am), I mocked up a version that is to my liking. Of course, I understand that what I have done will NEVER see the light of day since I’m not involved in the kubuntu project. Regardless, I have modified the k to look more “unbuntu-ish”.  Also, the black k and tango black ubuntu text looks out of place as well. I chose a k with the same color as the widget logo instead. I wish I had a better image of the original kubuntu logo but I don’t.

…Anyway, I’m just a critic. I’ll get back to work now. 🙂

Nicu Buculei: Inkscape Rocket Tutorial

March 10th, 2010 by heathenx

I have learned quite a few tricks from Nicu in the past. He has a new tutorial if anyone is interested. Check it out. I did. 🙂

Puzzle Tutorial

February 22nd, 2010 by heathenx

Don Waters put together a puzzle piece tutorial using Inkscape. He has provided the SVG files along with some video if you are curious (or bi-curious in the case of Richard…eeewww). You can download the archive below and post comments if you would like to yell…or rather…communicate with Don. Have fun. 🙂


Episode 103 – Ice Pop

January 24th, 2010 by heathenx

Finally finished up with Episode 103 is up. Check it out. 🙂

Episode 102 – More Realistic Texturing

December 23rd, 2009 by rfquerin

Episode 102 is now up. This episode demonstrates one way of achieving more realistic looking textures in Inkscape.

VectorTuts+: Use Inkscape to Create a Grunge RSS Box Icon

December 18th, 2009 by heathenx

Ambroise Coutand has a new Inkscape tutorial over at VectorTuts+. Check it out. 🙂