Resource: SVG images with Inkscape in 6 minutes

SVG images (SVG = Scaleable Vector Graphics) are more or less what they sound like – images that can be scaled up or down without losing quality as happens with, for example, .jpg or .gif (or other bitmap) images.

Inkscape is a very useable, free and open source program for making SVG images. It’s more intuitive than GIMP (which I like, but it feels like I have to re-learn it each time I use it).

For a quick overview, see this excellent youtube tutorial by theskillsfactory. The video is 11 minutes, so watch it at 2x speed to learn everything you need to know in a little less than 6. I like videos like this because they not only show you how to do what you want to do, but often give you ideas for things that you didn’t know you could do.

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