Tips for using brushes in Inkscape

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This is inspired by Máirín's nice tutorial about Grungy Brushes, published on the Red Hat Magazine. I'll try here something related but not exactly the same: tips about using brushes in Inkscape. A way to create brushes (grungy brushes) is covered in a previous tutorial.

Brushes in a vector graphics application (like Inkscape) are not as powerful as brushes in a raster graphics application (like GIMP) but can be used for some interesting effects. Have fun!


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Update: a Romanian translation is also available.

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