Listed here are the keyboard shortcuts for Synfig. The general ordering is from the most often to least often used commands.
A list of common shortcut keys. Keep it by your side.
Which keyboard shortcuts do you use most often?
See how to create patterned trims around any path, and learn the paisley design.
The red tear drop outline (path) can be seen by pressing the button "Show path outline" in the top right of the window.
Draw a first-aid kit using inkscapes 3d drawing tools.
Get started using Inkscape and creating shapes.
(One mistake in this tutorial- You can snap objects together. To see snapping options, go to the menu View->Snap)
Use shadowing and lighting to give the illusion of a 3D floating ball.
Mechanical gear shapes can be created easily in Inkscape. This tutorial will show you how, and give you an idea on applying filters to make the finished design look old and worn.
Link to Inkscape Filter Guide:
See how to grab/move/select shapes and paths that are under other paths.
Alt+Click - Select click through to lower object
Shift+Click - Select more objects
Linux Note: Using Alt+Click is commonly for moving windows. Follow the link below on how to edit your desktop shortcuts.
Following this tutorial will show you how to put fractals to use by creating branches for a tree.
Drawing volumetric objects that have a 3D look.