Inkscape

Weekly-ish recap — 6 October 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Synths, synths, synths! Oh, and a massive FrreeCAD news update for architects

Weekly recap — 19 September 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A surprising CAD + music production domination in the news

Weekly recap — 12 September 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

FreeCAD Trails workbench for transportation engineering is getting momentum

Weekly-ish recap — 7 September 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

BlenderBIM project is celebrating 2 years, Krita 5 development is wrapping up

Weekly-ish recap — 17 August 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Both Synfig and Glaxnimate animation tools get new releases, Audacity ships the first corporate-backed release

Weekly-ish recap — 9 June 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New Inkscape, Penpot, BlenderBIM and Ardour releases, development fund for Krita, Audacity shenanigans

Revolutionizing garment-making in Italy with Valentina
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Here is a tailor shop in Sicily actively using Valentina for pattern design

Week recap — 18 August 2020
by Alexandre Prokoudine

LibreDWG gets v0.11 release and goes beta

Going above and beyond with Inkscape 1.0
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Inkscape developers

Week recap — 15 May 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New releses of AzPainter and RawTherapee are out.

Week recap — 25 February 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Inkscape is getting a new visual live path effects selector

Week recap — 21 January 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Inkscape team releases new version of the vector graphics editor

Week recap — 2 December 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

HISE 2.0.0 lands to let anyone create sample-based virtual instruments

Week recap — 25 November 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Stalled development of Natron gets prime-time attention

Week recap — 14 October 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Microsoft is granting access to 60,000+ patents including type design ones

Mastering Inkscape in 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

What’s best among books, courses, and tutorials on the free/libre vector graphics editor

Is SVG 2 really on life support?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

SVG 2 might arrive sometime in the future without quite a few useful features that have been already developed and tested. What's up with that?

Inkscape 0.91 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Over 4 years in the making, thousands of commits, dozens of new features: it's all there, neatly packed in the newly released Inkscape 0.91.

Change of heart. Inkscape starts encouraging paid development
by Alexandre Prokoudine

After years of being dead against paid development, the Inkscape Board came up with a policy that encourages personal (crowd)funded projects.

Document Freedom Day and missing interoperability opportunities
by Alexandre Prokoudine

On March 27, Free Software Foundation Europe was celebrating information accessibility and raising awareness of open standards by running Document Freedom Day. But how well does free software perform there?

Ethereal concept art by Pablo Lizardo
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Ngan Pham, a young artist residing in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ngan extensively uses Krita as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

Lettering and logo design by Filip Komorowski
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Lettering and logo design are some of the areas where Inkscape truly shines thanks to well designed shape and path drawing tools. Today we are looking at the work by Filip Komorowski, an artist from Poland.

Dillerkind’s illustrations with Inkscape
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Sven Ebert aka 'Dillerkind' is one of the i-can't-believe-i-missed-that artists using Inkscape.

Sokoban Garden, Android game created with free/libre software
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A new indie gamedev company Kivano Software released Sokoban Garden — a game created with just free software, such as Blender, Inkscape, GIMP, FontForge, Audacity and others.

Glorious high-resolution icons by Ollin Boer Bohan
by Alexandre Prokoudine

One of the difficulties with artists is that people who do real work with free software rarely mention it. At some point they reveal it though, which is how I got to know Ollin Boer Bohan.

Vectatory showroom is full of cute monsters
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Vectatory is another artist who extensively uses Inkscape. He currently works as an illustrator at a video games company which develops games for iOS.

Angled guides and snapping for Inkscape beginners
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Inkscape's v0.46 was the first version that got angled guides. Along with advanced snapping introduced in later versions it makes accomplishing certain tasks much easier. Let's see how.

Being Omnitarian, the first personal Inkscape showcase
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Vectatory is another artist who extensively uses Inkscape. He currently works as an illustrator at a video games company which develops games for iOS.

Inkscape gets OpenSCAD converter
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Tired of jumping through hoops to go from Inkscape to OpenSCAD? Dan Newman created a new 3rd party extension that simply exports vector objects as .scad files.

Exchanging colors between GIMP, Inkscape and Gpick
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The review of Gpick mentioned that you can drop colors from Gpick to either Inkscape or GIMP. What it doesn't mention is that you can freely drag and drop colors between those three applications.

How to get crisper text out of Inkscape
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Presumably most Inkscape users rely on the default PNG exporting method only. But there's more than one way to do it.

How to get CMYK colors from Inkscape to Scribus for printing
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Inkscape developers

Inkscape explores type design, gets Measure tool
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Inkscape got a whole new tool for measuring things

How to create your own templates for Inkscape
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Inkscape developers

Inkscape: embedding or linking images?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This article explains the difference between embedding and linking in Inkscape and advices when to use each of them.

How to paint angel wings with GIMP
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This tutorial explains using Smudge tool to paint angle-like wings in GIMP. No filters (like Gaussian blur) are required for postprocessing, albeit you can try adjust the result.

How to draw an eye in anime style with Inkscape
by Maxim Grafskiy

Learn how to draw a classic anime-style eye using Inkscape.

How to create layer effects in Inkscape
by Alexandre Prokoudine

With built-in XML editor, a bit of grey hair, and slight headache you will learn to create a kind of layers effects in Inkscape to apply same SVG filter to all a objects of a layer in your drawing.

How to draw a computer first-aid kit with Inkscape
by Yuriy Apostol

Learn how to use the 3D Box tool in Inkscape to create a base for a complex object in perspective and draw complex shadows.

How to draw a snowman with Inkscape
by Yuriy Apostol

With this Inkscape tutorial you will learn to draw a 3D looking snowman, but ultimately you will get a grasp of creating shadows and reflections the right way.

Add an acrylic image effect to photos in Inkscape
by Serge Timakov

This is a rather simple tutorial on drawing a stunning Mac-like clock in Inkscape using boolean path operations and gradient fills for nice smooth highlights.

Drawing Mac look-alike clock in Inkscape
by Maxim Grafskiy

This is a rather simple tutorial on drawing a stunning Mac-like clock in Inkscape using boolean path operations and gradient fills for nice smooth highlights.

Dancing Tango on the Desktop
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Let’s talk to two of most active contributors to the project — Jakub Steiner and Andreas Nilsson.

Interview with Inkscape developers on 0.46 and beyond
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Shortly after the release of Inkscape 0.46 we interviewed several Google Summer of Code 2007 students and several developers and asked about plans for future and new technologies.