In the final installment of this series we shift our focus away from FLOSS applications for creating bitmap graphics (in Chapter 1 we talked about Krita and in Chapter 2 about GIMP) to Inkscape, a seriously cool application for creating vector graphics, and we do so by talking to Tom Carlos, an artist who uses…No comments.
When a Free Software evangelist is asked whether there is a free graphics program that can rival with the proprietary apps, the usual answer is “GIMP!”. However, many hardcore Photoshop users claim that GIMP is lacking, or confusing, or poorly implemented. Evelyne Schulz disagrees.1 comment
If there’s one aspect of Linux that has more Wild West in it than a typical Charles Bronson movie, it’s fonts. Linux fonts. This is something that we all take for granted, in fact so much granted, it’s almost Cary Granted, see what I did there, and yet, the reality isn’t all Rosie O’Donnell.9 comments
Brushes are a central concept in Krita. Unfortunately, Krita’s documentation is incomplete and outdated, so here is a summary of how they work.3 comments
Krita, KDE’s answer to Photoshop and GIMP, comes with over 120 brushes. These brushes imitate media ranging from pens and pencils to water colors and acrylics, and textures from bristly to wet. However, if these are not enough, you can find dozens of additional brushes online, including ones designed for GIMP and some basic ones…1 comment
ImageMagick is the Swiss army knife of the command-line image-processing world. The array of tools it provides, combined with the amount of options each can take, is nothing short of staggering. Due to the fact it is also very shell-friendly, ImageMagick is ideal for batch processing whole directories full of images.7 comments
We have already established that Inkscape is the best thing since sliced-bread elsewhere on this site. But you’d be surprised at how useful it can be and, by combining different tools, how much time it can save.No comments.
The League of Movable of Type is a group of typographers that have taken upon themselves the task of creating beautiful, complete and professional looking (free) fonts for everybody to use.No comments.
The Smithsonian has put online high quality photographs of over 40,000 works belonging to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.No comments.
Framing your subject and setting the focus right for your photos is great and all, but as, any experienced photographer will tell you, getting the correct lighting is at least half of what makes a great shot. Purchasing professional lighting kit can run into literally thousands of dollars, but thanks to the hackers at Digital…No comments.
Although video games have reigned supreme as Christmas presents for kids (and many adults) for some years now, traditional board games are making a come back.No comments.
NASA has just put online a huge number of sound clips for free download and use. Ideal for mixing into music, or for sound effects in films, the clips include sounds taken from different kinds of rockets taking off (turn the volume down before playing these); eerie blips, hisses and squawks from our solar system…No comments.