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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 ...

Find Free Stock Photos You'll Actually Want to Use For Your Website or Blog
As a designer I have spent hours looking for the free stock image that we actually WANT to use. Luckily, more and more free stock photo websites are popping up. Now there are more opportunities to find the perfect image... for FREE! More ...

What is the Pantone Color System?
The Pantone system is used mostly to specify colors manufacturing processes. It involves the use of 13 base pigments and white and black mixed in specified amounts. The name "Pantone" comes from the name of the company that developed the system back in the 1950s. More ...

SVG Matrix Transform Example Code
All the other SVG transformations can be performed with the matrix transform. However, to use the SVG matrix transform you need to be familiar with matrix algebra, which involves coordinate geometry, vector algebra, and trigonometry. More ...

Inkscape Layers and Z-Order
Inkscape's use of the Z axis is represented by layers and is called z-order. When you first draw an object on an empty canvas, it has a z-order of 1. If you draw a second object, it has a z-order of 2. If you draw a third object, it has a z-order of 3 and so on. 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 ...

SVG Code to Place Text on a Curved Path
One interesting thing you can do with SVG is to place text on a curved path. This tutorial explains how to code SVG to place text on a path. 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 ...

Stop Motion Animation: Nine Creative and Easy Techniques
Often times people spend endless hours drawing the same figures over and over with just a slight change between each drawing. But there are lots of creative techniques you can use to draw fun and interesting animations without the endless repetition. This article shows you nine techniques. More ...

SVG Example Code to Rotate Elements
This SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) example provides example code to create a rectangle and uses the rotate transform to rotate the rectangle. More ...

Graphics Design for Beginners - Blur Filters
You might want to apply a blur filter to an image for artistic effect, to hide information, to highlight part of an image, or for legal reasons. In this article I show you how to use the various blur filters on your images. More ...

Inkscape Text Kerning
Although Inkscape might be considered a vector drawing application, it is also a powerful typographical design program. Actually Text Kerning is not a good title for this article because in it I will cover all the different typographical adjustments you can make in Inkscape. More ...