Inkscape Tutorials/Question

Hello all.
I have searched the forum for details and realize that there are many tutorials for Inkscape. Does anyone have any experience and/or recommendations for any of the pay-for tutorials?
Please understand that I am looking for complete and utter Newbie stuff. Although I am grasping the CC software, I am looking to spend the winter gaining knowledge.

It seems a bit odd to me that one would pay for tutorials for a free program.

I wrote up a bit about Carbide Create at:

and there’s a bit about Inkscape at:

If there’s something you’d like to know about either program but can’t find, just ask and we’ll do our best to run it down.

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Hi Will
Thanks for reaching out.
Like I inferred, I am really new to this and want to learn, but I also don’t want to be they guy that asks every dumb question imaginable. If there was a quality pay-for tutorial for Inkscape I would be be happy to pay for it to learn. If you think that I could get by with just the free stuff in you tube, etc, I would go that route.
Even though Inkscape is free, if my wish for a quality, step-by-step tutorial could be achieved by a pay-for tutorial I would gladly pay for the education.
(I have played with Inkscape, but there are a lot of buttons and drop down menus that need explaining to an old guy like me)

Inkscape has a lot of menu options and controls which you may not need — I wouldn’t worry about trying to master all of them — instead focus on the specific tasks which you need to do, and the tools and techniques needed for them.

Note that for any given task there are multiple ways to accomplish it, all of which are valid.

For learning Inkscape I’d suggest starting at:

No suggestions for direct paid materials, but fear not, YouTube amortization handles that. I tend to use “Logos by Nick” a lot, he moves very fast, and has a custom UI setup, but he seemingly covers anything one might ever want to know about InkScape.

Thanks for the suggestions!


As @WillAdams suggested, you’ll end only using a few features/tools in Inkscape for CNC design work. Any courses or video series are going to be focused on graphic design as a whole.
Once you know what you want to do, search for specifics.


Please do not worry about being that person that asks questions, or dumb questions, or many questions.

A lot of us here are happy to share our knowledge or try and point you in the right direction, or some direction!

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