Making Graphics for Social Media with Inkscape (Melbourne)

Tuesday, 19th Jun 2018
$450.00 per person (excl. GST)
Melbourne

About the course

Inkscape is Free and Open Source Software for making 2D Vector graphics. It's a great tool for creating images for use in Social Media. This short half day course gives a good introduction on how to use Inkscape with a focus on creating graphics that can be used across a range of social media platforms.

We will teach you how to create graphics for social media using Inkscape to set up templates for twitter, facebook, linkedin, pinterest and instagram.

Course outline

As a participant in this course, you will learn how to:

  • efficiently navigate your way around the Inkscape canvas and interface
  • use Inkscape's tools to create shapes and lines
  • work with text tools
  • describe the difference between vector and bitmap graphics, and when to use one or the other
  • create a range of different image sizes and formats for various social media platforms
  • import photos and pdfs to use in your graphics
  • set up templates in Inkscape to make it easier and faster to make new graphics in future

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to learn how to:

  • make graphics to jazz up their communication on social media channels.
  • use the Inkscape application to create 2D Vector graphics for any other purpose.

Prerequisites

  • basic computer skills.
  • BYO Laptop with Inkscape pre-installed - Download it for free from https://inkscape.org/
  • BYO computer mouse. Trackpad is ok if you prefer, but a mouse might give you more control. Drawing tablets ok too!