Creative Inkscape effects in practice

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In this article, I described several Inkscape features, such as filters, transparent masks, envelope curve deformation, and the jitter node extension along with the tiled clone tool. These are definitely important Inkscape functions that have creative potential, but I have really just scratched the surface of this powerful application.

Another definite advantage of the Inkscape SVG editor is that all three examples presented here, after being saved in normal SVG format, can be opened in modern web browsers without compromising their resolutions or the effects.


  1. Inkscape handbook:
  2. "Inking It In" by Peter Kreussel, Ubuntu User, Issue 20, pg. 58.
  3. Persian wall mosaic:
  4. Tracing bitmaps:
  5. Symmetry schemes:

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