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SVG Basic Shapes Tutorials
This is an introduction to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and tutorials with examples on how to use simple code to draw basic shapes. More ...

How to Make Beautiful Skies with GIMP
Do the skies in your photographs look somewhat "blah"? You can make them pop with a few easy tweaks in GIMP, the renowned open-source image editor. Here's how to do it. More ...

What is the Pantone Color System?
The Pantone system is used mostly to specify colors manufacturing processes. It involves the use of 13 base pigments and white and black mixed in specified amounts. The name "Pantone" comes from the name of the company that developed the system back in the 1950s. More ...

Basic Inkscape Text
This article just touches on the basics of using text in Inkscape. Through the use of gradients, filters, and textured fills, what you can do with text in Inkscape is just about unlimited. More ...

SVG Example Code to Skew Elements
This SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) example provides example code to create two rectangles and uses the skewX and skewY transforms to slant the rectangles at an angle. More ...

History of Type Development and Type Terminology
One problem with movable type was, back then they didn't have the greatest quality ink, and sometimes the ends of the letters didn't print correctly. In order to get more ink on the ends of the letters, an extra element called a serif was designed. More ...

SVG Code for Outlined Letters Text
SVG can be used to create banners, charts, diagrams, graphs, illustrations, logos, maps, and many other things that require text. This tutorial explains how to code for outlined letters text in your SVG drawings using the SVG text element. More ...

Inkscape - Free Vector Graphics Illustration Package
Inkscape is a free Open Source vector graphics illusttration application that works similar to Adobe Illustrator. A vector graphics application allows you to create images by drawing geometrical shapes like rectangles, elipses, lines, and curves with your computers mouse. More ...

Graphic Design Meets Open Source
Being a graphic designer can be a pretty pricey thing. Graphic design is an art and software is just a tool like a paint brush. Open Source software development has come up with such cool free products as GIMP, Inkscape and KompoZer. More ...

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional
With four?color graphics and screenshots throughout, you?ll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pages ? including processes like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. Utilizing layers, paths, and masks are also covered in extensive detail. More ...

How to Use Basic Linear Gradients in Inkscape
Gradients are a very powerful effect you can use to make your drawings look more professional. In this article you learn that gradients are very easy to use in the amazing, powerful, and free Inkscape vector graphics drawing application. More ...

Free Replacement for Overpriced Photoshop
GIMP is a comprehensive image editing program on the level of Photoshop, in fact it looks and works pretty much the same as Photoshop, with one major exception; Photoshop costs about $800.00 while GIMP is totally free! More ...