Inkscape Keys

posted on 5th of december, 2007
Hi guys!
Do you know Inkscape? It’s a freeware and open source software you can download from internet. It’s a very beautiful software that you can use to draw nice illustrations.

I’ve drawn all my illustrations with it and I think it’s a very useful instrument for vector designs.
I want to advise you to use some keyboards that can help you in your works. I often use them and I think they help you to draw more quickly and without lose your concentration.

F1 (or s)Selector
F2 (or n)Node
F3 (or z)Zoom
F4 (or r)Rectangle
F5 (or e)Ellipse/Arc
F6 (or p)Freehand Pencil
Shift +F6 (or b)Bezier...

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Inkscape Keys – Part II

posted on 23rd of december, 2007
Hi everybody!

Here I am with the second part of the blog dedicated to the freeware and open source software called Inkscape. It’s very easy to use, but if you know some simple tricks, you’ll be able to draw with it in a faster way.

In the first part of my little tutorial ( ) I’ve shown you keyboards about tools (selector, node, zoom, geometrical forms, pen & pencil, gradient, text) and dialogs (very important to change the main characteristics of the objects).

Now I’d like to show you some keyboards about file, zoom and layers.

Ctrl + N Create new document
Ctrl + O Open an SVG document
Ctrl + I Import bitmap or SVG
Ctrl + P Print document
Ctrl + S Save document
Shift + Ctrl...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Roberto1977 on January 21, 2008
Hi Brenda! Your portfolio is beautiful! Congrats! You use Inkscape in a excellent way.. Ciao, Rob.
Posted by Girlychic on January 21, 2008
I use inkscape to render all my illustrations. I find that it is very manageable and you can create great art with it.
Posted by Roberto1977 on December 28, 2007
Thanks Leda! Bye, Rob.

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