Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dmitry Kirsanov: The Book of INKSCAPE Book Review

Book Description:
"This is it. The complete and definitive guide to Inkscape, the free, vector-based graphics editor that competes with expensive drawing programs like Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW.

In The Book of Inkscape, core Inkscape developer Dmitry Kirsanov shares his design experience and knowledge of Inkscape's inner workings as he walks you through the basics of using the program: drawing, working with objects, transformations and styling, adding text and shapes, and more. Kirsanov couples his detailed explanations with step-by-step tutorials that show you how to create business cards, animations, and technical and artistic drawings.

In addition to the basics, Kirsanov teaches you how to:

* Navigate the canvas and customize your workspace and views
* Create new objects and then transform, style, clone, and combine them
* Use drawing tools, strokes, and B├ęzier curves
* Use gradients, patterns, filters, and path effects to liven up your work
* Use the XML Editor to view and manipulate the structure of your artwork
* Work with layers, groups, object order, and locks to control your images
* Export your artwork to various formats

This practical guide will show you how to harness Inkscape's powerful features to produce anything from a child's doodle to high-end, professional design projects. Now go ahead and draw something fun."

My Review:
The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov is very descriptive about how to use Adobe Illustrator. I love this. But the it was described in a way I can understand it which is totally cool. I love creating graphics and this gives a step by step instruction on how to make awesome graphics. This is perfect for graphic designers and people working on websites. Dmitry Kirsanov brings the art out of Adobe Illustrator. How awesome is that. This is priced at $44.95 here.

Check it out for yourself here.

Overall I loved this book and I love Adobe Illustrator. This book is filled with many great ideas and advice. I would recommend it to my friends and family.

Disclaimer: I received a book for review from No Scratch Press. No other compensation was received for this post or to host a giveaway. All opinions are mine and are valid. My can't be bought or swayed either way.


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