Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

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nikolajdp
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Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby nikolajdp » Thu May 27, 2010 10:12 pm

Hello,
my name is Nikolay.From some weeks I'm interesting in Graphic & Web Design,
Ubuntu and Open Source.I'm falling love with Gimp & Inkscape
but I don't know that Gimp & Inkscape are good for professional job because
I want to be Professional Graphic and Web Designer.
There are some people here that are Professional Graphic and Web designer
who can advise me for my choice .I hope to have some sincere answers.
Thank you

Niki
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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby prkos » Fri May 28, 2010 12:53 am

I use mostly Inkscape in my graphics and web work. GIMP mainly for photo editing and some tasks I can't do in Inkscape. The feature that's missing the most is better color management (CMYK separation), but steps have already been made in that direction and it can only get better.
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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby brynn » Fri May 28, 2010 1:52 am

If I recall there is at least one topic in the Finished Inkscape Work forum showing some webpage designs done completely in Inkscape. And there may be a couple of others, I just can't remember for sure. But the one I'm sure about is fairly recent.

Also, check out the Inkscape and the Web forum. It does't get a lot of posts yet, because there's not many people using Inkscape for web design. But I expect that will be changing as both Inkscape and XML development continues. As far as the pure graphics, Inkscape can probably do anything you want. But it's the XML part that's not quite "there" yet, for implementing SVG to the internet. Anyway, you might find something helpful in that forum.

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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby alenshowbrizz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:18 pm

Inkscape is free and open source vectors graphics editor application. It is also very similar to Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X,Adobe Illustrator.And it has advanced visual effects. you can use that It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.This is very useful application for the web designing.

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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby Jmx » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:01 am

Skills are way more important than what program you use.
A professional artist can most likely do stunning work in Inkscape, Illustrator, Corel Draw and other programs.
Adobes program are almost considered as standard in the business but cost A LOT.
Personally i find Inkscape much easier, more fun and faster to do what i need to do than using Illustrator and produce the same quality.
I've seen people make amazing graphics in Inkscape, and also seen others make horrible graphic in Illustrator... so :?
I know professional artists who prefer Inkscape for 80-90% of their work and only use Illustrator when needed, just because they prefer the cleaner and more user friendly Inkscape to Illustrator.
If you get a job as a graphic designer in the future it's more likely that that company use Adobe programs than open source programs.

On the other hand.... a graphic designer isn't something you become over night... it takes years and thousands of hours practicing and you will use and test many programs along the way.
If you like Inkscape and Gimp now, just keep using them and work on your skills, your work will speak for itself... no one can tell what program you've used any way.

Good luck 8-)

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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby nkl_dp » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:42 am

Hello,
I'm interesting of this kind of topic, I'm in the same position but want to know
that I want to use Ubuntu and to be Pro like Freelancer because I'm from a little city and don't want to move in a big City
and will be good to know how is the position with freelance in this flied in Ubuntu world?

Thanx
Niki!

Mazui
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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby Mazui » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:13 am

nkl_dp wrote:Hello,
I'm interesting of this kind of topic, I'm in the same position but want to know
that I want to use Ubuntu and to be Pro like Freelancer because I'm from a little city and don't want to move in a big City
and will be good to know how is the position with freelance in this flied in Ubuntu world?


Web pages are still mostly a patchwork of small bitmap images. Nobody cares what program you used to make those bitmaps, Inkscape will do just fine.

Create your design in Inkscape, export it as (a) png file(s) and slice it/them up in Gimp. The tough part is to put it all together as a web page with html and css. Most likely you will have to learn how to make cms (content management system) theme files too. Unless you find a partner who will do the boring parts of the job. :)

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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby Jelle » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:37 am

As long as you don't have to color proof your work, Inkscape is fine. But PMS colors are not supported by Inkscape and CMYK support is underdeveloped. For that you can however use Scribus, where you can position your work and get a better look at the colors. However, I would advise you to use either Adobe or Corel software for the finishing touch of print as it will save you headaches and pains. Adobe is the standard though I prefer Corel myself. Since I design mainly for web, I almost solely use Inkscape now, even though it lacks stability at complex drawings. That just tells me not to go there for the web user ;-)

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Re: Inkscape and Professional Web & Graphic Design?

Postby chriswww » Thu May 09, 2013 5:22 pm

Unless you are already pro both in art and photoshop/gimp, avoid using either for editing photos for publication on the web or print. I learnt this when I picked up photography and bought my first Mac computer, but you can use a PC just as well. The idea with photos is to have a reliable and uncomplicated workflow to get desired results. The process should also be non-destructive automatically. You can achieve photo editing in photoshop and gimp but, it's a much improved workflow and much more productive in iPhoto and Aperture on Mac or Lightroom for PC/Mac. No mucking about with additional software to convert your raw camera format.


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