Course Description

This course is teaching everything one should know to work efficiently with the free and open source graphic design program Inkscape. As a free program, there are plenty of short tutorials about Inkscape, but not a comprehensive video tutorial like this was made before! These lessons are not for solving individual tasks (like how to create a banner, how to draw a fish etc.) but rather going through all the tools one can need to understand and use Inkscape on an amateur or even professional level! Apart from sharing the tools, I also give my tricks and tips I developed myself as a designer working with Inkscape for years.

There are 30 lectures of varying length, and .svg files are provided where needed, so students can learn and experiment. This is how the course is built up:

  1. In the first set of lectures we go through the basic tools, and understand how Inkscape works.
  2. Then the more complex tools follow, and we create more elaborate designs.
  3. Then I'm sharing some illustration tips and tricks, that will make for clever and outstanding illustration.
  4. And in the final lessons we create a Christmas card together, using all the tools and knowledge acquired during the course.

Have fun and ask when you need help! New videos will be added to the course upon request!

Please share your works with me after you took the course!

Designer and design teacher

István Szép

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and design teacher for more than 10 years. I create clever logos and cute illustrations. I like to inspire, share my knowledge and make people think and laugh! I am constantly sharing knowledge about design and life as a freelancer. I teach online since 2013. Exploring new ways to create and sharing my knowledge is what I like the most - so don't be afraid to ask, I'm here to teach!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

    • The Inkscape user interface

  • 2

    Your First drawing!

  • 3

    Learn more tools!

    • Edit path by nodes

    • Another view on colors

    • Gradients are great!

    • Going for the 3D look? Use gradients and blur!

    • Clipping and masking

    • Working with text

    • Using layers

    • Guidelines, rulers, align and distribute!

  • 4

    Being a bit more creative!

    • The spray tool and what it is good for?

    • The pencil tool + how to create custom brushes!

    • Sculpt tool

    • Pattern along path

    • Filters and extensions - hidden gems!

    • Import images and trace photos

    • How to create patterns?

    • Blending modes

  • 5

    Let's put it all together!

    • Create a Christmas card!

    • Draw a funny elf!

    • Finish your character and create falling snow!

    • Place text on your card

    • Finalize and export your drawing

  • 6

    What is new in Inkscape 0.91?

  • 7

    Inkscape Tips and Tricks!

    • How to change canvas color?

    • Use "Find and replace" to manage multiple objects

    • How to create a mandala in Inkscape?

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