Microsodes

In this section you’ll find the quick and dirty mini episodes (aka: microsodes) illustrating just the fundamentals of Inkscape or things we consider too short for an entire episode. This is a good place to start if you just installed Inkscape for the first time and need some short instruction to get you started. Here’s an in-depth explanation.

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Microsode 001 – The Inkscape Interface

Let’s take a look at some of the elements that make up the Inkscape interface.

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Microsode 002 – Fill, Stroke and Color

How do I change an object’s color or transparency? What is an object’s Fill and Stroke?

by Richard Querin

Microsode 003 – Nodes

How do I close a path? How do I break a path? How do I add or remove nodes?

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Microsode 004 – Object Selection and Manipulation

How do I select and manipulate objects? How do I select and move objects that are under other objects? What do all those little arrows do once an object is selected?

by Richard Querin

Microsode 005 – Grouping and Ungrouping Objects

How do I group and ungroup objects? Why would I want to group objects together anyway?

by Richard Querin

Microsode 006 – Touch Selection

Is there a better way to select many objects that are arranged closely together?

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Microsode 007 – Exporting Bitmaps

How do I export a bitmap image of the wonderful thing I’ve just created in Inkscape?

by Richard Querin

Microsode 008 – Change the Default Template

How do I change the default units? Can I start Inkscape in landscape mode instead of portrait? How would I define several layers to be there every time I started a new session of Inkscape?

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Microsode 009 – Drop Shadow

How do I make a drop shadow with a filter effect?

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Microsode 010 – Change Inkscape’s Default Icon Theme to Tango

Can I change the default icon theme in Inkscape 0.46 to something else?

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