On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:37:00AM +0300, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:33 AM, Cédric Gémy <radar.map35@...> wrote:
> > lo guys,just a message to tell you that a new book about Inkscape is
> > published in France. I hope everyone will like it and that is will be
> > useful.
> Excellent! Congratulations! ;-)
Yes, félicitations !
> Please write me in English about highlights of the book for news at
> inkscape.org ;-)
Here's my (no doubt slightly wrong) translation from the website blurb (which
is unfortunately a little gushing; they do want to sell copies of the book,
Vector graphics for everyone
Inkscape is the reference free software vector drawing program.
Under Linux, Windows or MacOS X,
it offers a broad array of functionalty that rivals that of Adobe Illustrator.
Easy to use, compatible with many formats
(PostScript, EPS, JPEG, PNG, Bitmap and TIFF),
[Hmm, PDF is missing from that list]
it's the ideal tool for the graphics professional and amateur alike.
Liberate your drawings with Inkscape.
Master the different tools to draw and combine live shapes.
[Not sure if "formes vives" was a reference to the "liveness" (editability)
of Inkscape shapes compared to illustrator, or whether it describes the
artistic: striking, figuratively full of life.]
Sketch with bézier curves and manipulate their nodes and control points.
Apply colours from a colour palette,
create a gradient and modify transparency.
Optimize your workflow with clones, layers, grids and guides.
Incorporate photos into your drawings, and apply effects,
simulate 3D objects with simple shapes or with perspective guides.
[Sorry, I'm not an artist and haven't used Inkscape's perspective stuff,
and I don't know how to translate "avec des aides à la perspective"]
Prepare your documents for printing, discover SVG.
Member of Creationlibre,
[I don't know if this is a reference to http://www.creationlibre.fr/
or http://www.creationlibre.org/, though I believe they're related]
Cédric Gémy is a graphics designer and educator.
Having previously taught how to use the Adobe tools, he today works exclusively with Free Software.
For several years, he was the author of the official documentation for Inkscape
and was among the first contributors to the project.
He is the author of "Gimp efficace" ("Effective (Efficient?) Gimp Use"),
from the same publisher.