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Inkscape - Free Vector Graphics Illustration Package
Inkscape is a free Open Source vector graphics illusttration application that works similar to Adobe Illustrator. A vector graphics application allows you to create images by drawing geometrical shapes like rectangles, elipses, lines, and curves with your computers mouse. More ...

Basic Inkscape Text
This article just touches on the basics of using text in Inkscape. Through the use of gradients, filters, and textured fills, what you can do with text in Inkscape is just about unlimited. More ...

How to Trace an Image Using Inkscape
A vector image allows you to edit and resize the image much more easily than a bitmap. With the free open source Inkscape vector graphics application you can convert an image from bitmap to vector. More ...

Graphics Design for Beginners - Cropping Images
In this article I'll show you how to crop an image to retain only the area you want and how to scale an image so that it fits neatly into your webpage's layout without the user having to download an oversized image that needs to be resized by their browser. More ...

Inkscape Grouping
One function in Inkscape that is very handy is grouping. Without grouping in order to reposition an object we would need to select all its pieces. With grouping, all an object's pieces behave as a single object. More ...

Free Replacement for Overpriced Photoshop
GIMP is a comprehensive image editing program on the level of Photoshop, in fact it looks and works pretty much the same as Photoshop, with one major exception; Photoshop costs about $800.00 while GIMP is totally free! More ...

How to De-haze a Photo with GIMP
Haze and color casts in photographs can ruin a good photo; fortunately, they are trivially easy to correct with GIMP, the foremost open-source photo editing software. Here's how. More ...

CSS Button Designer
Use the controls to set the properties of your button, your changes will appear immediately. Click on a color in the respective palette to set a color. When satisfied with result, select and copy the code at the bottom of the page. More ...

Image Scanning - Confused About DPI?
One of the first settings you need to choose when scanning an image is the DPI (Dots Per Inch). This is a very confusing parameter and is often set incorrectly. Scanning an image with an incorrect DPI setting can result in a blurry or slow-loading picture. More ...

Inkscpe Snap Controls Bar
some Inkscape users find snap annoying and so they disable it. Other Inkscape user's could not possibly work without snap. You can convert SVG to STL to print 3D models. But to do that you need accuracy that you cannot achieve without snap. More ...

Inkscape Circles, Ellipses, and Arcs Drawing Tutorial
Inkscape is a free vector drawing application. This article gives you the basic methods of creating and controlling the size and shape of circles, ellipses, and arcs. More ...

Tips and Tricks for Getting Free Images
Today, images fuel our society. The majority of today's online society relies on a delicate juxtaposition of text and images in order to truly relate to what they are seeing on the screen. More ...