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November 7, 2008
Someone decided on Sharpay / Hannah Montana for this past Halloween. I thought I’d spruce up the original pic using.. you guessed it.. Inkscape. I dare not show her the final product or she’ll be wanting to dress like that every day! Here’s what I started with:
September 25, 2008
I’ve actually had some good fortune as of late. I’ve been able to contribute a little in the way of graphic design to a couple of things I’m into. Very recently (ie. two days ago), the very awesome Dave Yates (of Lottalinuxlinks podcast fame) floated the idea of a ‘planet’ site to aggregate linux [...]
September 17, 2008
About a week ago, one of our faithful screencast viewers zombiebrainz had a great idea and created a Flickr group as a place for people to post their inkscape work. This was done so that people could show off what they were working on with or without the help of our screencasts. It’s turning out [...]
August 28, 2008
Episode 069 is now posted. In this one I create an Airline Safety Card style illustration from a photo. Phew.. that was a mouthful. This one went suprisingly long, I tried to go quickly through the slightly tedious parts, but I think it went pretty well. Hope you enjoy it.
August 26, 2008
It’s high time I get off my duff and get the focus back. And that not only means blogging more than once a month here, but in a few other areas as well. I figure the best way to get this thing back on the rails is to plunk down a post that at least [...]
July 24, 2008
My internet connectivity has been down for a little over a week now (crossing fingers that it gets fixed sometime today). As a result, I’ve had a little more “free” time on my hands lately. I’ve been thinking about drawing a comic for quite some time, but never seemed to find the time until now. [...]
July 10, 2008
Episode 065 is up. In this one I create some LCD digits from scratch and demonstrate the use of grids and grid snapping along the way. I really thought this one would be short. But somehow it managed to get to the 17 or 18 minute mark. These things always end up being longer than [...]
June 30, 2008
I’ve just finished and uploaded Episode 064. This screencast demonstrates the use of Inkscape’s Object->Clip->Set function for some creative bitmap masking. Head over there to watch or download the episode and check out any of the other 63 episodes we’ve done so far. Happy Canada Day tomorrow everybody!
May 31, 2008
Episode 061 is now up. In this screencast I demonstrate how to create a pseudo-realistic looking recycle bin type object. It could be useful for someone wanting to create icons perhaps. It only took 7 or 8 objects to create and demonstrates how some subtle uses of gradients and blurs can help get the effect [...]
May 7, 2008
Score one for free software today, at least in my personal space. I had a set of shop drawings come in from a client. These were large format (24″x36″) TIF files at 200dpi. My task was to add a few items to each digital image and send them back. This included a digitized version of [...]