Seeing how I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about my recent article where I talked about free resources for graphics designer, more specifically, about how to get free stock photos off of Pixabay, I thought I should continue talking about free resources for graphics designers, only this time I should focus on tools. Hence the reason why today we’re going to talk about Inkscape, a free tool for creating vector graphics.
Inkscape – a great free tool for vector graphics
Inkscape is a free vector graphics editor which is available for Windows, macOS, Linux and FreeBSD. Program itself isn’t that big or demanding, as far as hardware requirements go. It’s under 100MB in size and will run on pretty much any computer bought in the last 5 years, or even further back.
Inkscape main file format for exporting vector graphics is SVG, but it supports many others. Application offers many useful tools, like the shapes tool (for creating rectangles, eclipses, polygons, etc.), text tool, color pickers, gradient tools, and more. Everything that Inkscape has to offers can’t really be explained in a single blog post. There is an excellent resource page on the Inkscape website, so check it out if you want to learn in more detail about the program. Also, there are many YouTube channels that offer free video tutorials featuring Inkscape. All in all, a great tool, for a great price, with great resources to get you started on how to use it. What more could you ask.