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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurković, Rigel Di Scala

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Creating a photorealistic mobile phone

In this recipe we will recreate a vector picture a mobile phone based on its photograph. We will not replicate all the details, but we will nevertheless produce a convincing counterpart of the original.

How to do it...

The following steps will demonstrate how to create a mobile phone vector image:

  1. Open the Import dialog (Ctrl + I) and import the siemensC75.png image from the files accompanying this chapter.
  2. Examine the image and try to figure out how many objects are needed to recreate the shading on the phone's outer case. The top-right corner seems to be lit the most so this is where we'll use gradients with lighter color stops.
  3. Select the Pen (Bezier) tool (F6 or P) and trace along the phone edge to create ...

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