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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — using filters

In this example, let's create an icon, such as the example shown as follows:

Time for action — using filters

Let's give it a drop shadow, which is one of the more common filter effects used in Inkscape and almost all image editing software as it is an essential filter for creating a sense of realism:

  1. Open a new Inkscape document.
  2. From the main menu, select File, New, and then icon_64x64.

    Tip

    Icon sizes can vary depending on your design (or what operating system you might be creating them for), so feel free to change your canvas sizes accordingly.

  3. From the main menu, select View and then Grid. Having the grid viewable will help us with the spacing of ...

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