Vector Art in Inkscape - Icon Design | Make Vector Graphics
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Vector Art in Inkscape - Icon Design | Make Vector Graphics

Learn Icon Design by creating Vector Graphics using the .SVG and PNG format with the Free Software Inkscape!
4.6 (22 ratings)
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479 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 16 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create Icons using different techniques and Styles
  • Master the basics of Icon Design
  • Understand the workflow and basic User Interface of Inkscape
  • Master Designing Vector Graphics
  • Learn Inkscape Basics, without being overwhelmed by the Software!
  • Computer with Internet Connection
  • Inkscape (we'll be guiding you step by step how to Install it with a Video, Inkscape is completely FREE!)
  • Will to Learn!

|| Updated! Added Tips and Tricks for Inkscape to help you Master Inkscape and Vector Art, while working quickly. ||

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Learn how to create Vector Art in Inkscape by learning Icon Design

We'll be making a lot of Icons in Inkscape by following simple design Decisions and a step by step process.

This Icon Design Course is suited for any level, either if you want to up your Vector Art and Icon Design skills or to learn some of the basics.

We'll start by pointing you to some Resources and Inspiration for Icon Design through different websites, then we'll move on to Downloading and Installing Inkscape, our Icon Design and Vector Graphics tool of choice for this Course, while we explain some of the Basic tools we'll be using throughout the Course. 

Keep reading for some more info on Inkscape and how you can use Vector Art for Fun and for Business!

Inkscape: Is one of the most used FREE Vector Art software, with a wide array of options and tools. Whether you are an Illustrator, Designer, Web designer or just someone who needs to create some Vector Graphics, you will find this tool very Easy to use. Here are some of the features:

  • Flexible drawing tools

  • Broad file format compatibility (Export in PNG, SVG and more!)

  • Powerful text tool

  • Bezier and spiro curves

Progressive Learning Experience: Then it's time to get our hands dirty! We'll begin by Designing simple Icons in Black and white, then go through some Basic Colors and Shadows,further progress to Soft Shadows and Colorful Icons and finally wrapping everything up with Gradients. This Learning Curve will help you improve your Icon Design skills step by step without huge jumps in difficulty and complexity. We believe that making the Content of this Icon Design Course accessible to anyone is very important, and are constantly improving the course with New videos to further soften the Learning Curve.

Create your own Icons! We don't want you to just follow blindly, so you are free (and encouraged!) to take your spin on the Icons we'll be Designing. We try our best to diversify the Techniques and Themes of the Videos so we keep the Icon Design practice Fun and Challenging! Create your own Vector Graphics that you'll be able to use later on in your Website, Mobile or Computer App, or just for fun!  

Icon Design Assignment: We're also giving you a Practical Assignment as part of the Course, where you'll be making an Icon from a randomized table. This we'll keep you focused on using your acquired skills and techniques while putting them to use right away! We believe it's important to improve your Icon Design skills by practising.

Free Content: Everything we'll be doing in the Class will also be available for you to download, completely FREE. Yes, you will receive all the Icons we're making in SVG format, so you can edit them on Inkscape and compare to what you have done!

Learn to Love Icon Design and Inkscape.

Thank you so much for taking an interest in this Icon Design Course, if you're ready to start: I'll see you inside!

Press the Buy Now button and join us!

All the best,

Patricia and Miguel

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in Icon Design and/or Vector Art
  • Graphic Design enthusiasts
  • Interested in learning some Inkscape Basics
  • Beginners looking to try out Vector Graphics and Vector Art
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 01:51:27
+ Setting up and Inspiration
3 lectures 08:06

Here we'll be checking some websites to get Inspiration and Reference for Icon Design.

Preview 02:06
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Let's install Inkscape and go through some Basic Tools that we'll be using throughout the Class

Preview 04:49
+ Black and White - Business Icons
4 lectures 14:32

Let's Design a Building Icon! This will be done in Black and White with Simple Shapes.

Designing a Business Building Icon

Master some of the best Tips and Tricks on Inkscape, use these to improve your Vector Art Design and work Speed!

Important Inkscape Tips and Tricks

Let's Design a Simple Clock Icon with the Circle Tool and mirroring!

Preview 04:02

Let's Design a Folder Icon and learn about sending Shapes back and forth.

Designing a Folder Icon
+ Line - Music Icons
3 lectures 10:30

Let's create a Cassette Icon using the Pen tool!

Designing a Cassette / Music Tape Icon

Let's Create some quick and Simple Piano Keys.

Designing a Piano Keys Icon

Here we'll do a more complex Headphones Icon, using a mix of Shapes and the Pen Tool.

Designing a Headphones Icon
+ Basic Color with Shadow - Website Icons
3 lectures 15:50

We're going to create a Simple White and Blue Contact Us/E-mail Icon using the Rectangular tool and positioning the shapes further and farther away.

Designing a Contact Us/ E-mail Icon

We'll be creating a "Home" Icon for Websites, using simple shapes in a White and Blue Color Scheme!

Designing a "Home" Icon

We'll create a Search / Magnifying Glass Icon that is usually used in Website's Search Bars.

Designing a "Search" / Magnifying Glass Icon
+ Colorful - Vehicle Icons
3 lectures 21:46

We'll be creating our most Colorful Icon Yet! In this video, a Car. We'll use a lot of shapes throughout the video with a mix of Pen Tool in the Middle.

Designing a Car Icon

We'll be creating a colorful Bicycle Icon while mostly using the Pen Tool.

Designing a Bicycle Icon

We'll be creating a Spaceship / Rocketship Icon, very Colorful, fun and straightforward to do!

Preview 04:13
+ Colorful with Shadow - Food and Drink Icons
3 lectures 15:44

We'll be designing a delicious Burger Icon with Shadows, very colorful and with some somewhat simple shapes!

Designing a Burger Icon

We'll create a warm cup of Coffee Icon with Shadows.

Designing a Coffee Icon

We'll create a delicious Ice Cream Icon with Shadows, Flavours are up to you!

Designing an Ice Cream Icon
+ Using Gradients - VideoGame Icons
3 lectures 22:02

We'll be creating a Life / Heart Videogame Icon using Gradients!

Designing a Life / Heart Icon

We'll be creating a Life and Mana Potions Icon using Gradients

Designing a Life and Mana Potions Icon

We'll be creating a Retro Controller Icon using Gradients, the most complex Icon we'll do so far!

Designing a Controller Icon
+ Assignment and Final Words
2 lectures 01:24
Hello there, it's time to put your newfound skills and Techniques to use! You'll be creating your Own Icon! Follow the instructions and post your Icon! See you soon.
Create an Icon from the Table! Put your skills to use.
1 question
Final Words, Congratulations!
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