Or anyways… I think they are cool 🙂
Somehow Inkscape is still not seen as a vector program of choice by many graphics designers. At VerySimpleDesigns we try to use Inkscape almost exclusively for our vector works, and with the new release some seriously cool features have come available. As with any graphics program (or any other feature rich software for that matter), the interface can be a bit daunting for beginning Inkscape users, let alone the advanced features that are sometimes a bit hidden.
I have made a new tutorial available that shows how to create a nice Japanese cherry blossom floral design by using Inkscape’s advanced features. The video tutorial is aimed at beginner Inkscape users and it should be easy to follow for everyone. The tutorial is made with Wink, which is also freely available, and it does a great job at keeping file sizes small. The full tutorial is only 8 MB.
Inkscape 0.47 comes with an implementation of the Spiro curves / splines. Spiro was introduced into the graphics world by Raph Levien, with the aim to make smooth flowing curves especially suitable for font creation. But it can do so much more! I demonstrate the use of spiro curves in Inkscape in a beginner video tutorial. The tutorial gives some background on the use of the Spiro curves as well as what happens under the hood in Inkscape. Spiro curves are cool and with minimum effort they can be used to create awesome flowing swirls. The full tutorial is only 6 MB. Any feedback is highly appreciated.