Inkscape Tips

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Inkscape is a free and open source multi-platform vector graphics software application. It is installed on our Design Workstations 1-3 and our Ubuntu Workstation.



Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training -- PPM Trainer(s) needed

Manual, Tutorials, FAQs and more under the application's "Help" menu
Inkscape Tutorials -- from the Inkscape community

SVG File Format

The native file format of Inkscape is .svg

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, a document format (similar to HTML) to reproduce 2D graphics including some animation.

SVG can do that?! - talk by Sarah Drasner
Help:SVG -- at Wikimedia Commons
  • Software at PPM that previews SVG:
all web browsers
  • Software at PPM that opens (Imports) SVG:
Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, LightBurn, VCarve?
  • Software at PPM that saves (Save As, Export) SVG:
Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw
  • Live code in SVG with Visual Studio Code and the third party extension "SVG"


Links to other sites (external links):

Inkscape tutorial: Tips and Tricks

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel:


See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Adobe Illustrator Tips
Canva Tips

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

Inkscape Extensions
Product Home Page

Other Fun Stuff

Links to other sites (external links):

BodgedButWorks -- Inkscape Tutorial, For Engineers And Shaper Origin Users

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