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Vector Graphics

A guide for vector graphics and vector editing software.

Contact the Makerspaces

Library 21c: 
    (719) 531-6333 x1549

East Library: 
    (719) 531-6333  x1372

Sand Creek Library: 
    (719) 531-6333 x7018

Manitou Springs Library: 
    (719) 531-6333 x7004

Inkscape: Just the Basics

Inkscape is a free, open-source vector graphics software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. You can use Inkscape to edit or create scalable vector graphics. Although it is not necessarily as powerful as Adobe Illustrator, it is an excellent free alternative that can be used for almost any vector project that would be fitting for PPLD's makerspaces.

Inkscape is available at all PPLD locations with makerspaces. Please contact East Library, Library 21c, or Sand Creek Library for more information, or visit this page to see where you can find computers with Inkscape in each library.

Inkscape can also be downloaded directly from their website.

Introductory Tutorials

If you're looking to design something simple in Inkscape, the following tutorials should give you all the information you need to get started. These will be especially useful for anyone looking to create a design for use with a laser engraver and cutter, but will also explain the basic tools needed to design graphics for other uses.

Once you learn the basic tools and tips from these tutorials, let your imagination run free and create anything your mind can come up with!