O'Reilly logo

Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Time for action — creating a new CD cover

Imagine that you would like to use Inkscape to design and create a simple CD cover for a new music compilation you created. Here's how to get started and open a predefined template in Inkscape:

  1. Open Inkscape, and from the main menu, select File | New | CD_cover_300dpi.
    Time for action — creating a new CD cover
  2. A new document opens to the correct dimensions.
    Time for action — creating a new CD cover

What just happened?

Quite simply, these steps just opened up a new file in Inkscape to the exact dimensions of a CD cover.

With the autodefined templates, it takes the guesswork out of dimensions and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required