So people are complaining about the existence of too many redundant Inkscape tutorials for simple things.
As an author of such basic tutorials I obviously disagree (how about many more redundant Illustrator or Photoshop tutorials?) and I join Ryan in his move and I present:
Inkscape shiny arrow
When I write on by blog the blurb for an Inkscape tutorial I usually present the process by showing the start image, the end image and an arrow like this:
So how I do those arrows?
- with the Bézier tool draw a rough arrow
- edit the nodes and make the lines slightly curved
- fill with a bright color, like this light green
- change the fill in a gradient
- increase the width of the stroke
- use the same gradient for the stroke as with the fill but with inversed start and end points
- add a slight Blur shadow
- optionally, add a glossy area (white to transparent gradient)
Spread the meme!