I have been given an opportunity to read and review the Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook. I am delighted as it has been my favorite drawing program to date and as an open source program is also free. Bonus!
So, as I have done with earlier versions of Inkscape, I will try to share some of the features I find useful in my design work as I learn to navigate and use it more efficiently myself and hope it will inspire some of you to play with the features of this great software.
The book is designed to highlight some of the illustrator tools it has available giving you the recipe for creating your own designs! It will help on a basic and more advanced level to create and editing objects, editing colors, working with patterns, cloning and paths and more. I look forward to sharing it with you.
Like many recipes, we may find we add or delete some things to suit our taste. It may also help you feel less intimidated. In my first project I will share, I won't go through the whole "recipe" but I hope the exploration of Inkscape 0.48 will let you enjoy it's many design tools.
To read more about this book you may can check out this overview...you can even download a sample chapter here.