The About screen of Inkscape 0.40 (by Andy Fitzsimon & bulia byak)
The new Shapes tutorial offers detailed descriptions of shape tools and shape types, as well as many examples and creative tips.
Inkscape can now do bitmap tracing (Shift+Alt+B) from the GUI. The only tracer included with the program so far is Potrace (http://potrace.sf.net) but we may add other tracers in the future. Potrace works very well for black-and-white images; in its dialog, several tracing options (brightness threshold, edge detection, quantization) are available, as well as an interactive preview.
Inkscape now provides a complete implementation of the SVG
<textPath> element. Select a text object and a path,
shape, or offset and do the command
Last version brought rounded stars; version 0.40 follows on with randomized stars! A new control in the panel for the Star tool lets you set the degree of random displacement of the star's tips. Rounded stars remain smoothly rounded when randomized. A little randomization makes a star less regular, more humane, often funny; strong randomization is an exciting way to obtain a variety of crazily unpredictable shapes. Also, we have removed the old limit of 32 star rays; now stars can have up to 1024 rays.
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Inkscape 0.40 adds two new controls (fixation and thinning) to the calligraphy tool, finally making this tool really useful. While perhaps not as handy as a real calligraphic pen, Inkscape has a big advantage: you can keep redrawing, tweaking, and nudging your strokes until they are perfect. Best of all, Inkscape never runs out of ink! :)
A work screenshot from David Christian Berg.
Screenshot by Andy Fitzsimon
Vedere anche showcase per varie creazioni artistiche fatte con Inkscape.