Recreating the Instagram Icon in Inkscape


If you like to share your photos with the rest of the world, you will probably be familiar with Instagram, a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Recently, Instagram has introduced an updated icon design, representing a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form. In this tutorial, you will be recreating the icon from scratch using simple shapes, as well as the Gradient tool.


Creating an Autumn Tree Pattern in Inkscape


In this tutorial, you will be creating an easy autumn tree pattern in Inkscape. Similar to Creating a Meteor in Inkscape, you will mostly work with the Rectangle and Ellipse tools. However, you will also be introduced to Create Tiled Clones, which allows you to create and customize repeating patterns. In fact, the whole process is very easy, and shouldn’t more than an hour, so let’s get started! Credits to Sharon Milne for coming up with the original tutorial.


An Introduction to Inkscape

Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, with tons of features to help you execute your concepts and turn them into professional-grade designs. As a graphic designer, you will be using Inkscape for a lot of your work, so it’s best to master what the program has to offer as soon as possible. In this introduction, you will learn some of its most-used features by turning a simple sketch into a vector graphic. (more…)