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12.4.07

Pseudo-engravings with Inkscape

Inkscape, the open-source vector drawing application, keeps advancing and incorporating new features in its development. In its last version, 0.46, it includes an awesome ability, documented in the project website: generating vector drawings with the the look of an engraving:
Some Photoshop plugins which are able to generate similar output have been available for quite a while (plugins such as India Ink or Andromeda Screens), but the clear advantage of generating the drawing in a vector format is the complete scalability of the results. The same vector file from Inkscape can be used either for the design of a thumbnail or a giant poster.

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