Index for my Inkscape tutorial series in Full Circle Magazine

For several years I have been writing a monthly column about the Free vector graphics program Inkscape, for Full Circle Magazine. Many of the articles have also been collated into “Special Editions”. Both these and the original magazines are available to download free of charge.

I used to maintain an index of the articles at the semi-official Inkscape forum, however that has been offline for several weeks now, and may never return. So it makes sense to host an index here, on my own site. The individual articles are listed first, in case you only want some reference material for a single topic. If you are planning to work through the tutorials from the start then the Special Editions may be more useful: these are listed at the bottom of the page.

Individual Magazines

  1. Full Circle Magazine #61: Getting started. Circles, arcs and segments.
  2. Full Circle Magazine #62: Basic keyboard shortcuts. Rectangle tool.
  3. Full Circle Magazine #63: The status bar. Stars and polygons.
  4. Full Circle Magazine #64: The colour palette, and the Fill & Stroke dialog.
  5. Full Circle Magazine #65: Fill & Stroke dialog continued. Gradients.
  6. Full Circle Magazine #66: Introducing paths.
  7. Full Circle Magazine #67: Paths and Boolean operations.
  8. Full Circle Magazine #68: Selections and groups.
  9. Full Circle Magazine #69: Layers and blend modes.
  10. Full Circle Magazine #70: The text tool. Flowed vs normal text.
  11. Full Circle Magazine #71: Text tool continued: controls on the toolbar.
  12. Full Circle Magazine #72: Saving to different formats. Exporting bitmaps.
  13. Full Circle Magazine #73: Clipping.
  14. Full Circle Magazine #74: Masking.
  15. Full Circle Magazine #75: Using bitmap graphics.
  16. Full Circle Magazine #76: Manually tracing a logo (Guidelines, snapping, colour picker).
  17. Full Circle Magazine #77: Manually tracing a cartoon sketch (B├ęzier tool).
  18. Full Circle Magazine #78: Manually tracing a cartoon sketch, continued (Pencil tool, Calligraphy tool).
  19. Full Circle Magazine #79: Single scan (black & white) tracing using the Trace Bitmap dialog.
  20. Full Circle Magazine #80: Trace Bitmap dialog continued (multiple scans, colour tracing).
  21. Full Circle Magazine #81: Colouring a black & white trace. Bucket fill tool.
  22. Full Circle Magazine #82: Tweak tool (object tweaks).
  23. Full Circle Magazine #83: Tweak tool continued (node tweaks).
  24. Full Circle Magazine #84: Zoom tool, plus other zooming tips.
  25. Full Circle Magazine #85: 3D Box tool.
  26. Full Circle Magazine #86: Spray tool.
  27. Full Circle Magazine #87: Eraser tool and Connectors tool.
  28. Full Circle Magazine #88: Introducing clones.
  29. Full Circle Magazine #89: Clones continued: creating mirrored or kaleidoscopic effects.
  30. Full Circle Magazine #90: Clones continued: using “unset” fills and strokes.
  31. Full Circle Magazine #91: XML Editor (to fix an issue with clones).
  32. Full Circle Magazine #92: The advantages of combining clones with clipping and masking.
  33. Full Circle Magazine #93: Using the “Create Tiled Clones” dialog.
  34. Full Circle Magazine #94: The Scale, Rotation and Blur & Opacity tabs of the Tiled Clones dialog.
  35. Full Circle Magazine #95: The Colour tab of the Tiled Clones dialog.
  36. Full Circle Magazine #96: Finishing the Tiled Clones dialog, covering the Trace and Symmetry tabs.
  37. Full Circle Magazine #97: Grids.
  38. Full Circle Magazine #98: Align & Distribute Dialog: Aligning.
  39. Full Circle Magazine #99: Align & Distribute Dialog: Distributing and other features.
  40. Full Circle Magazine #100: Celebrating issue #100 with 100 Inkscape tips and tricks.
  41. Full Circle Magazine #101: The Arrange (formerly Rows & Columns) and Transform dialogs.
  42. Full Circle Magazine #102: Introducing Live Path Effects: Spiro Spline and Gears.
  43. Full Circle Magazine #103: LPE implementation details, and the Bend LPE.
  44. Full Circle Magazine #104: Envelope Deformation and Knot LPEs.
  45. Full Circle Magazine #105: Construct Grid, Hatches (Rough) and Interpolate Sub-Paths LPEs.
  46. Full Circle Magazine #106: Pattern Along Path, Ruler, Sketch, Stitch Sub-paths and (barely) the VonKoch LPEs.
  47. Full Circle Magazine #107: The last of the LPEs: Power Stroke and Clone Original Path.
  48. Full Circle Magazine #108: Introducing filters: creating a basic drop shadow filter.
  49. Full Circle Magazine #109: Filters: The Color Matrix filter primitive.
  50. Full Circle Magazine #110: Filters: The Composite filter primitive.
  51. Full Circle Magazine #111: Filters: The Flood and Turbulence filter primitives.
  52. Full Circle Magazine #112: Filters: The Image and Morphology filter primitives.
  53. Full Circle Magazine #113: Filters: Speeding up rendering, and the Displacement Map primitive.
  54. Full Circle Magazine #114: Filters: The Convolve Matrix primitive.
  55. Full Circle Magazine #115: Filters: Diffuse and Specular Lighting primitives.
  56. Full Circle Magazine #116: Filters: Component Transfer primitive (Inkscape 0.91+).
  57. Full Circle Magazine #117: Filters: Using “Background Image/Alpha” and chaining filters.
  58. Full Circle Magazine #118: Some SVG and web politics, installing 0.92, and the “paint-order” feature from SVG 2.
  59. Full Circle Magazine #119: Mesh Gradients.
  60. Full Circle Magazine #120: It’s the 10th anniversary of the magazine, so I made a cake!
  61. Full Circle Magazine #121: The Measurement tool.
  62. Full Circle Magazine #122: New in 0.91/0.92: Finding & selecting objects.
  63. Full Circle Magazine #123: New in 0.91/0.92: The Objects dialog
  64. Full Circle Magazine #124: New in 0.91/0.92: The Symbols dialog
  65. Full Circle Magazine #125: New LPEs in 0.92: BSpline and Simplify.
  66. Full Circle Magazine #126: New LPEs in 0.92: Roughen and Show Handles.
  67. Full Circle Magazine #127: New LPEs in 0.92: Fill Between Many and Taper Stroke.
  68. Full Circle Magazine #128: New LPEs in 0.92: Fill Between Strokes, Transform By 2 Points, Interpolate Points and Join Type
  69. Full Circle Magazine #129: New LPEs in 0.92: Perspective/Envelope, Lattice Deformation 2, Rotate Copies, Mirror Symmetry, Bounding Box, Ellipse by 5 Points, Attach Path
  70. Full Circle Magazine #130: An introduction to Extensions: Colour > Brighter, Colour > HSL Adjust, Render > Function Plotter, Render > Barcode > QR Code, Render > Hershey Text
  71. Full Circle Magazine #131: More extensions: Arrange > Deep Ungroup, Arrange > Restack, Text > Lorem Ipsum, Text > Extract, Text > Merge, Text > Split Text, Images > Embed Images, Images > Extract Image, and a warning to steer clear of anything in the Raster submenu.
  72. Full Circle Magazine #132: JessyInk
  73. Full Circle Magazine #133: Using SVG in a web page. Introduction, exporting as PNG, and linking directly to an SVG file.
  74. Full Circle Magazine #134: Using SVG in a web page. Using SVG files in <object> tags or as inline code. An introduction to XML namespaces with an eye to reducing the file size of exported SVG images.
  75. Full Circle Magazine #135: Using SVG in a web page. Basic CSS animations.
  76. Full Circle Magazine #136: Animating SVG using SMIL (1/2)
  77. Full Circle Magazine #137: Animating SVG using SMIL (2/2)
  78. Full Circle Magazine #138: Creating a self-drawing path with CSS
  79. Full Circle Magazine #139: Showing part of an image in a browser using viewBox and named views.
  80. Full Circle Magazine #140: Showing one group or layer from an image in a browser using the CSS “:target” selector.
  81. Full Circle Magazine #141: Changing the colour of inline SVG using the currentColor CSS keyword.
  82. Full Circle Magazine #142: Introducing some JavaScript into your SVG files.
  83. Full Circle Magazine #143: Using embedded JS scripts to change an object’s style.
  84. Full Circle Magazine #144: Using CSS classes to change an object’s style with JS.
  85. Full Circle Magazine #145: Creating a clickable button with JS and CSS classes.
  86. Full Circle Magazine #146: Extending the clickable button from last time to control a different object, using an external JS file.
  87. Full Circle Magazine #147: Using Inkscape, JavaScript and a browser to create an animated set of traffic lights.
  88. Full Circle Magazine #148: A deeper dive into SVG and JavaScript.
  89. Full Circle Magazine #149: Using JS in the browser to add, remove and re-order SVG elements.
  90. Full Circle Magazine #150: Using JS in the browser to animate SVG objects.
  91. Full Circle Magazine #151: The “transform” attribute.
  92. Full Circle Magazine #152: Using JS in the browser to manipulate the “transform” attribute.
  93. Full Circle Magazine #153: Using JS in the browser to manipulate the “transform” attribute (cont’d).
  94. Full Circle Magazine #154: Last bit of JS and transforms (refactoring). Forum news. Heathenx video tutorials. A shameless plug.
  95. Full Circle Magazine #155: A long overdue examination of the fill-mode buttons in the Fill & Stroke dialog.
  96. Full Circle Magazine #156: Looking at the “Create Link” context menu entry.
  97. Full Circle Magazine #157: Inkscape 1.0: the MacOS version and theme support.
  98. Full Circle Magazine #158: Inkscape 1.0: rotating and reflecting the canvas.
  99. Full Circle Magazine #159: Inkscape 1.0: new view modes – “Visible hairlines”, “Split view” and “XRay view”.

Special Editions

These can all be downloaded via this page.

  • Inkscape Special Edition #1: Prequel article, plus parts 1-7 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #2: Parts 8-14 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #3: Parts 15-21 in one handy download (Updated in January 2017 – parts 22-24 were split off into Special Edition 4)
  • Inkscape Special Edition #4: Parts 22-28 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #5: Parts 29-35 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #6: Parts 36-42 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #7: Parts 43-49 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #8: Parts 50-57 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #9: Parts 58-64 in one handy download
  • Inkscape Special Edition #10: Parts 65-72 in one handy download

Comments (4)

  1. Question: there are 55 magazines, but only 42 parts. I have all the special editions downloaded and wanted to quickly see which one covers clipping . . . except I can’t find a correlation between the ‘parts’ and the commands listed by magazine.

    An index of commands included in each special would be fab.

  2. Huh. Also just discovered that in the magazine, the parts are labeled Part XX, but there’s nothing to indicate what they cover. Meaningful titles would also be super.

    Yes, I realize these are free and you’ve already put in an enormous amount of time and effort. And thanks.

  3. I’m not responsible for producing the Special Editions – other people have essentially extracted the pages from the magazines and compiled them to produce the Special Editions. Hopefully someone will step up to produce more of them, since there have been a lot of articles since the last SE.

    This page is the closest thing to an index across all the articles. For example, searching this page for “clipping” would point you to part 13 in issue #73.

    I would like to compile the complete series into a single book (with a proper index) one day, but that would require a lot of time that I simply don’t have at the moment. Perhaps when the whole series is complete – probably in a year or so – I’ll be able to get round to it.

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