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Well, after a few days of using I decided to write a about my history with the software.

tl;dr: why didn't I try it sooner?

Day 44 of

joelchrono12.ml/blog/inkscape-

@joeligj12 I'd glad you're happy using it. For some reason, Inkscape's interface always throws me off. I had been using it, but I couldn't deal with the overload of buttons, toolbars, and menus. So much information in one place.

@binyamin Yes, and some parts change according to the tool you are currently using, one of the reasons why keybindings are epic!

Although I am already starting to learn the layout of some stuff it still weirds me out when an option isn't available because I am in a certain mode.

It kinda reminds me of Vim, different modes and shortcuts per tool, kinda nice once you get the hang of it

@joeligj12 Those icons are beautiful.

I love Inkscape. It is one of my three big graphics tools (Gimp, Inkscape, Blender) and used it for my old web comic and my current book covers. Just fun to draw and figure out some of the things you can do with it.

@joeligj12 Those icons are nifty! *pets the bunny*

I used to be SOOO intimidated by vectors (and I still am to a degree), but the Inkscape tutorials on "Logos by Nick" channel on YouTube saved my butt. I haven't discovered a really thorough Inkscape character inking+coloring+shading tutorial, though (or at least, not one to my taste). I know some people can ink like a stonkin manga professional with vectors and a mouse, but it's still magic to me!

@AesAthena Thanks! I mean, right now its just some white lines and stuff, not big deal yet, I have watch some of Nick's tutorials but I am still learning

@joeligj12 never underestimate the fundamentals!
I threw myself in the deep end doing a variation on this: youtube.com/watch?v=yGFp4EoJi9
when I had no idea what I was doing.

@joeligj12 I've spent so long using tools like Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer that I have trouble using Inkscape. Not so much for the UI, which is okay, but I occasionally need print-related tools that it lacks.

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