Inkscape: Drawing Across the Curriculum

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Published on July 7, 2009

Author: kattekrab

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Inkscape is fantastic Free and Open Source Graphic Software. Easy to learn as well as a powerful tool for creating icons, web graphics and diagrams, and enhancing charts, maps and graphs generated by spreadsheets, or mindmapping applications. How can a drawing program be used across the curriculum? ICT tools enhance every endeavour, and numerous studies show that combining images with text aids learning and knowledge retention. Creating images to illustrate concepts and ideas that can be used in your teaching materials, and encourage students to add images to their work too. Best of all, Inkscape is Free and can be used at home as well as at school.

This is an interactive workshop that requires a computer lab,or a BYO laptop lab. Participants need to have a mouse.

... in brief Inkscape is an Open Source scalable vector graphic (SVG) editor. Donna will showcase Inkscape art and practical applications, demonstrate Vector Drawing techniques, and provide pointers on where to go to learn more. Donna Benjamin runs her own business and procrastinates daily by exploring new features and bugs of the bleeding edge version of Inkscape. She has managed to find legitimate uses of the software for creating web graphics, re-recreating corporate logos and creating posters and banners. Creative Contingencies does customised web application development, hosting, research and meeting facilitation. Donna is currently writing a book on Inkscape due for publication in late 2009 and is assisting the technical team with the National Conference in Melbourne in April, 2010 http://acec2010.info Call for presentations open now! CEGSA 09

Download Resources http://cc.com.au/inkscape CEGSA 09

this workshop ... starts with a brief description of Inkscape what it is what it does and finishes off with pointers to help you do it too. CEGSA 09

scalable vector graphics Native File format is W3C SVG1.1 http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/ SVG is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics and graphical applications in XML. SVG 1.1 is a W3C Recommendation and forms the core of the current SVG developments. Interoperable with a range of apps, and useful modern web browsers. (watch out for blurs, gradients & transparency) CEGSA 09

raster and vector CEGSA 09

... for art's sake http://klowner.com/wallpaper/show/emerald_hunter/ CEGSA 09

... for art's sake CEGSA 09

... for art's sake CEGSA 09

... for art's sake CEGSA 09

... for art's sake CEGSA 09

... for diagrams Block diagram multi mode receiver (amateur radio) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Afu_superhet1.svg created by http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Appaloosa CEGSA 09

... for diagrams http://www.lynchconsulting.com.au/blog/index.cfm/2008/2/12/Pretty-network-diagrams-and-flow-charts-with-Open-Source-software CEGSA 09

... of networks CEGSA 09

... for diagrams CEGSA 09

... for signs & logos CEGSA 09

... for signs & logos http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissamuel/2222027499 CEGSA 09

... for trade banners CEGSA 09

... for websites CEGSA 09

... and databases CEGSA 09

... for games KMahjongg The background was created by Eugene Trounev and the tilesets by Raquel Ravanini... Thanks Ian :) CEGSA 09

Basic tools CEGSA 09

Basic techniques CEGSA 09

Basic techniques CEGSA 09

Basic techniques CEGSA 09

Basic techniques CEGSA 09

Working with text CEGSA 09

Trace bitmap CEGSA 09

Trace bitmap CEGSA 09

Trace bitmap CEGSA 09

Trace bitmap CEGSA 09

Trace bitmap CEGSA 09

LUV poster Take photo of bricks Trace bitmap Add text and rotate logos box Make the text white Add vector grime CEGSA 09

Clones You can clone anything... http://flickr.com/photos/enygmatic/319747296/ Time for a live demo? [ note to self: cross fingers, hold breath ] CEGSA 09

Built in help There are Tutorials in the help menu. SVG format so you can work with them directly. CEGSA 09

Elements of design From the Elements of Design Inkscape Tutorial CEGSA 09

Learning something new... http://flickr.com/photos/mcquain2/483523872/ CEGSA 09

is satisfying. http://flickr.com/photos/sukanto_debnath/2355441460/ CEGSA 09

Pick a task Graphics: icons, logos, buttons, clip art (computer, mainframe, pencil) Page layout: newsletters, web pages, banners (kattekrab, linux-aus) Diagrams: networks, concept maps, charts Trace Bitmap: (hope and anchor) CEGSA 09

Refs & tutorials Basic Info (and some examples) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Inkscape http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkscape Techniques, Tips, Tricks & Tutorials http://www.ffnn.nl/pages/articles/media/inkscape-text-tricks.php http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/ http://kalaalog.com/2007/11/01/inkscape-path-operations-basic-tutorial/ http://redhathigh.pbwiki.com/Illustration+with+Inkscape http://screencasters.heathenx.org/ Tiled Clones http://inkscape.teekoo.com/index.php?select=bar Bezier curves http://raikardesigns.blogspot.com/2007/10/fascinating-bezier-curves.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9zier_curve Network Diagrams http://www.lynchconsulting.com.au/blog/index.cfm/2008/2/12/Pretty-network-diagrams-and-flow-charts-with-Open-Source-software http://www.ioncannon.net/utilities/123/10-tips-for-creating-good-looking-diagrams-using-inkscape/ CEGSA 09

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