Vector Art in Inkscape - Icon Design
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Vector Art in Inkscape - Icon Design

Learn Icon Design by creating Vector Graphics using the .SVG and PNG format with the Free Software Inkscape!
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create Icons using different techniques and Style
  • Better understand the basics of Icon Design
  • Understand the workflow and basic User Interface of Inkscape
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  • Computer with Internet Connection
  • Inkscape (we'll be guiding you step by step with a Video, Inkscape is FREE!)
  • Will to Learn!

We're active members of the Udemy Community so if you have any question or need help with your own project, just post it in our Course(s) and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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 Class 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 while I explain some of the Basic tools we'll be using throughout the course.

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 imagery. Here are some of the features:

  • Flexible drawing tools
  • Broad file format compatibility
  • 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, go through some Basic Colors and Shadows, then progress to Soft Shadows and Colorful Icons and wrapping everything up with Gradients.

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!

Icon Design Assignment: We're also giving you an 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!

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 it on Inkscape and compare to what you have done!

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

All the best,

Patricia and Miguel

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in Icon Design and/or Vector Art
  • Graphic Design enthusiasts
  • Interested in learning some Inkscape Basics
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Setting up and Inspiration
2 Lectures 06:55

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

Preview 02:06

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
3 Lectures 12:27

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

Designing a Business Building Icon

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
1 Lecture 00:46
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!
About the Instructor
Patricia Caldeira
4.0 Average rating
19 Reviews
2,910 Students
4 Courses
Digital Illustrator, Graphic Designer at Don Corgi

Hello! I'm Patricia, I have a degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia and have been doing Artistic work most of my Life.

I've been doing a lot of Freelance work and worked at a Graphic Design company on earlier years, but have since taken a leap into Online Course Creation where I can reach a lot more people and engage in the community. 

You can expect all your questions answered in my Courses, we take close attention to feedback and strive to teach everyone skills in Drawing and Graphic Design!

In the recent past I've:

- Co-Founded the Don Corgi Art Group;
- Collaborated with Programmers, Game Designers, Musicians, Youtubers, Twitchers and more!
- Teached over 3.000 people on different platforms (2.400 on Udemy alone as time of writing);

Through the years I've learned a lot! So I'm excited to share what I've learned with everyone through Udemy.

Can't wait to see you in the Courses, see you soon!


Miguel Silva
4.0 Average rating
19 Reviews
2,910 Students
4 Courses
Graphic Designer, Video Editor at Don Corgi

Hey everyone! I'm Miguel, a Graphic Artist that enjoys working with both Still and Moving Images (Animations and Video)

I'm the other Half of the Don Corgi group, where we work with many different Clients doing Illustration, Asset Creationg and Design work.

We've been together creating Courses in the recent past where we teach over 3000 students how to create and improve at Digital Art and Graphic Design! We believe in the sense of community and do our best to respond to every question, even if it's related to outside projects of our students.

Come with us to learn Figure Drawing, Icon Design or even how to draw Cats and Dogs among other topics! 

It's been many years of work and opportunites, and I'm eager to give you with the best possible quality all that I've learned!

Catch you in the Course(s)!