Inkscape is an open source vector drawing package, and,  as such, offers a viable, cost effective alternative to CorelDRAW. The Inkscape course is intended for the delegate who needs to develop skills in the creation and editing of vector graphics such as illustrations, logos, charts and diagrams.

The Inkscape course is currently under development. The topics listed below are only a guideline, and may change as development of the courseware proceeds.

  • Course Name: Open Source Graphic Design Tools - Inkscape
  • Duration: Two days
  • Requirements: Computer literate
  • Cost: To be advised
  • Topics:
    • Introducing Inkscape
    • Setting Up the Project
    • Saving, Importing and Exporting in Inkscape
    • Drawing and Modifying Objects
    • Selecting, Moving and Resizing Objects
    • Copying, Duplicating and Cloning Objects
    • Rotating, Skewing and Mirroring Objects
    • Setting Line and Fill Properties
    • Arranging and Positioning Objects
    • Working With Text
    • Using Layers
    • Using Inkscape Filters
    • Using Extensions
    • Understanding Colour
    • Working with Paths and Nodes
    • Tracing Bitmaps
    • Customising Inkscape