Derek Banas has a very lively set of YouTube tutorials. While small in number (8 videos), Derek guides beginners through the essentials. Highly recommended for those wishing to get familiar with some of the basics (and even some intermediates who appreciate a refresher). Derek emphasizes keyboard shortcuts to improve work-flow while encouraging the use of some oft-neglected or misunderstood tools.
Inkscape Video Tutorial (8-video play list):
- Tutorial 1: Review of the tools, their basic functions and keyboard shortcuts.
- Tutorial 2: Create Keyboard Shortcuts, Document Properties, Tricks for Selecting Objects, Guides, Rulers, Align, Transform, Rows & Columns and more.
- Tutorial 3: Pathfinder Tools, RGB, HSL, CMYK, Blur, Fill, Stroke, Dropper Tool, the Tweak Tool, Dashes, Joints, Gradient Tool, Gradient Options and much more.
- Tutorial 4: Bezier Tool, Nodes, Path Effects and more.
- Tutorial 5: Cloning and Clone Tiling.
- Tutorial 6: Filter Editor.
- Tutorial 7: Filter Editor: Displacement Map, Morphology, Imagine and Convolve Matrix.
- Tutorial 8: Patterns, Clipping, Masking, Converting to Bitmap, Tracing, Raster Extensions, and more.
- Click here to play the tutorials.
Nick Saporito has an impressive set of YouTube tutorials (155). Like HeathenX's tutorials of old, the idea behind Nick's sessions is to create a final product as opposed to examining each tool for its own sake. Because the final product is the purpose of these videos, the user is taught how each tool functions in a more direct manner. For a fuller appreciation of each video, we recommend reading through some of the comments posted below the posted Youtube videos. Many posts bring insight and corrections in workflow of which Nick Saporito approves.
PLEASE NOTE: Nick's "Beginner" tutorials start at a fast pace. If you're itching to be an inkscape pro, but are not familiar with Inkscape's tools or terminology? Our recommendation would be Derek Banas' basics (see the above paragraph).
Inkscape Beginner Tutorials (55-video play list):
Inkscape Intermediate/Advanced Tutorials (30-video play list):
Inkscape Logo Design Tutorials (43-video play list):
Inkscape Typeface Tutorials (19-video play list):
Inkscape Explained (8-video play list):
This series explains what each individual function is in Inkscape and how it works. It bears a resemblance to Derek Banas' series mentioned above, while taking a different and more relaxed approach to learning the various Inkscape tools.
Michael Davies of Davies Media Tutorials has a few Inkscape tutorials, generally medium level. Anything that helps with the familiarity of our working tools is a great thing to have.
Inkscape Vector Designs (7-video play list):