10 Things You NEED to Know When Switching from Illustrator to Inkscape

In this tutorial, I go over 10 things that are important to know when you’re switching from Illustrator CC 2020 to Inkscape 1.0. These differences are hard to get used to at first, but knowing them right out of the gate can save you hours of frustration and help you take full advantage of this great free alternative to Illustrator! Both programs are vector design software, best used for things like logo design, general graphic design, and scalable vector graphics.

0:00 – Intro
1:05 – #1 – Canvas Border Obstructs Artwork
2:41 – #2 – Changing Fill/Stroke Color
5:00 – #3 – Drawing Shapes and Applying Shape Styles
7:33 – #4 – No (Formal) Shape Builder Tool in Inkscape
9:08 – #5 – Shape Transform Handles Display on Shape Border
10:53 – #6 – Eyedropper Tool Behaves Differently in Inkscape
15:03 – #7 – Must Click and Drag Select Tool Over Entire Objects
16:18 – #8 – Locking/Unlocking Objects is Slightly Different in Inkscape
17:46 – #9 – Exporting Compositions is “Quirky” in Inkscape
20:16 – #10 – Inkscape Does Not Export to JPEG by Default

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