Do you want to use the shop’s CNC router, vinyl cutter or laser engraver? Or maybe you can’t afford Adobe Illustrator at $240/year to create vector images? Join us for this Inkscape Basics class which will help you get started into the world of creating vector files for logos and online graphics.
Inkscape is a free, open source tool that runs on almost any computer (even an old Chromebook via an extension). It creates vector images that are infinitely scaleable. And, most relevant to us, is what we use at the shop for creating files for some of our tools.
Who is this class for?
This is a beginner class. You do not need to have previous experience with Inkscape or other graphic tools.
While we will be talking about file creation for the purposes of using the CNC router, laser and vinyl cutter, everything learned in the class is generally applicable for creating vector images. Besides our tools, vector images are used for creating logos, graphics and illustrations.
The class is open to anyone 13 years old and up. Attendees under 19 years old must have a parent or guardian present.
What to bring?
- A computer.
- If possible, install Inkscape previous to the class.
- If you have trouble installing Inkscape before class, come to the Open Shop time on Friday with your computer and we will help get you set up.
Class is free for members, but please let us know through email or text if you are coming. Class is limited to 8 attendees.