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April 15th, 2016

Learning Inkscape by Video

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Another great video tutorial for learning how to use a free and open source program. This time it’s the popular vector drawing program, Inkscape.

Inkscape is a top-notch, free open source vector drawing program that runs on Linux, Mac and Windows. You can use it for print design work, web design work, videos, animations, and even for large signs that drape on the side of buildings.

This recently uploaded video tutorial explains how to use Inkscape to create 2D game art and game assets.

Subscribe to this YouTube channel to stay in the loop about future Inkscape tutorials from Chris Hildenbrand. Do you know a youth who loves playing computer games? Point them towards this video and tell them they ought to consider designing their own games — and their own game art. The greatest joy is in the making, not in the playing, of games. Keep in mind, too, that SVG graphics (scalable vector graphics) created in Inkscape can be imported into Scratch 2.0 games and Scratch 2.0 multimedia storytelling.

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at pshapiro@his.com.

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