I won’t be the first to admit that I stink when it comes to my graphic design skills, but I do know how to solve problems when presented with one. I had a major problem that was racking my nerves, icons for a web site and phone app I was developing. Knowing the result I wanted, I soon employed the help of Google. Low and behold I can across Inkscape, an awesome scalable vector graphics program and it was free! Armed with this new tool I still had one issue, how the heck am I going to use this thing (that would be my lack of design knowledge bubbling up). No worries, I wasn’t out yet. After searching a little bit for some of the results I was looking for, I came across this blog, screencasters.heathenx.org (my hats off to you). In no time, i was able to accomplish buttons, special affects, paper folds, etc.
Install on Windows
1. Install GIMP.
2. Download Inkscape and install for windows.