Sometimes I come up against a wall with Inkscape and I can’t quite achieve the effect I’m after. Usually it’s because I’m using the wrong tool for the job. If you’re after that Photoshop look then the Gimp is a lot more verstile. I’m more familiar with Inkscape but sometimes it’s better to get out of your comfort zone.
I’m a Gimp novice so only basic tinkering at the moment. Here’s my new desktop wallpaper. A colour radial gradient layer, a pattern filled layer, a linear gradient layer from white to black (layer mode set to DODGE) and a lens flare.
Gimp wallpaper patterns by Zilly The Jellyfish via Deviantart.