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Icons in Inkscape - mini-tut by daj Icons in Inkscape - mini-tut by daj
I tried writing a tutorial for Inkscape but I'm really bad at explaining things. It's a lot easier if I just show you :D

This is the basic process I go through when I make an icon or any vector work really. Created all in Inkscape, except for jpeg conversion.
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Sandstormthepegasus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
is it just me, or is this extremely hard to do with a mouse? XD im trying to make several different things that arent square, and am having difficulty doing so
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karti Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Nice way of showing details. Needs no words. Well done :)

K
;)
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noirFlash Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Hey there!
Is it just my Chrome browser or why can't I see the whole image?
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noirFlash Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Oh $%&§, this IS the tutorial. I am sorry :) Great work. Keep it up ;)
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ellelala Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
thank you!
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abh83 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Hi

Thank you for your great tutorial! I'm fairly new to all this. I do have one question though, what is the best format to save icons to? When I save normally it will save it to .svg but I know I can export it to .png as well. What do u recommend? I would like to keep the quality as high as possible. Also, is it possible to save the icon in a format that window can use such as .ico? I am creating a set of icons for Linux/Windows and eventually for docks.

Thx!
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foot-portrait Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know what icon format Windows version above XP use...for XP it was .ico (restricted to 32x32px). If you create icons for Linux then .png is the format of choice. Linux also handles svg as icon format.

As said, I am not sure, but I guess Windows Vista or Windows 7 can handle .png as icon files too!?
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soozlillend Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
so, uh, i have the pic i want to tranform into an icon i'm just not managing to save it as an icon an have windons use it in good resolution...
like pretty vectory thingy

do you know how to make that?
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Dilong-paradoxus Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! This really helped my with those reflections...
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maroonmoon64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
wait isn't that the libary stamp from sakai?
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daj Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
I'm not sure what that is, but I released a version of this image as clipart and have seen it used in a bunch of places.
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:iconvgfreddy:
vgfreddy Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
awesome, that is great!
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:iconjetxee:
jetxee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Nice! I like it!
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:iconjaanos:
Jaanos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's nice.
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:iconaddon:
addon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
well done, good and clear, no words needed!
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:iconsasha-suicide:
sasha-suicide Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
how do you download it lol ?
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:iconanasemad:
anasemad Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Excellent tutorial

thanks
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Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
great icon you made
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:iconliviach:
LiviaCH Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing
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:iconkrazygluon:
krazygluon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Yay! I've been looking for any kind of advice on using inkscape.
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:iconroseredd:
RoseRedd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Very well done! Thank you- brief, visual tutorials like this are much more helpful to me!
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Vanderdecken Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006   Photographer
Wowza... I swear I saw this somewhere else, probably in a Firefox skin, as the bookmarks icon. Well doneski.
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:iconniknikav:
niknikav Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
how about one video about this? or svg...
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:iconjreis:
jreis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
excelent tutorial...
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wdezeeuw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
Hi ,

Looks very nice! Could I download the .svg file from somewhere so I can look into the details how it's built up?

Thanks!

Wout
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molumen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Interface Designer
I think I saw that icon in the Open Clipart Library. [link]
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sicklittlemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
Good visual tutorial :)
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inkscape Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005   Digital Artist
Excellent! We'd love to see more work like this in the future. Any tutorials are much appreciated.
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