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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 ...

Inkscape Layers and Z-Order
Inkscape's use of the Z axis is represented by layers and is called z-order. When you first draw an object on an empty canvas, it has a z-order of 1. If you draw a second object, it has a z-order of 2. If you draw a third object, it has a z-order of 3 and so on. More ...

Anti-Aliasing
Anti-Aliasing is a term used lots when selling graphics cards, but what exactly is Anti-Aliasing? We look deeper into the reasoning behind Anti-Aliasing and why we need it in the first place. There are varying types of anti-aliasing producing different results and different levels of performance hit. More ...

SVG Code to Create a Rectangle and Text and Translate as a Group
This SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) example provides code to create a rectangle and the text Hello!, and use the translate transform to move them both as a group. More ...

Paint.Net Ink Sketch, Oil Painting, and Pencil Sketch Artistic Effects
If you want to apply interesting artistic effects to your images, and do it with a free easy-to-use application, download Paint.NET and try the Ink Sketch, Oil Painting, and Pencil Sketch effects. More ...

Inkscape Grouping
One function in Inkscape that is very handy is grouping. Without grouping in order to reposition an object we would need to select all its pieces. With grouping, all an object's pieces behave as a single object. More ...

How to Create Radial Gradients in Inkscape
A gradient is a gradual transition form one color to another color. A radial gradient is a circle or elipse that has one color at the center that gradually transitions to a different color at the edge. More ...

SVG Image Masking
Masking is a similar to clipping, except that clipping makes a sharp boarder between the visible and clipped areas. A mask defines an area where each pixel of the mask has a degree of transparency and opaqueness, allowing a blurry boundary between the visible and masked areas. 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 ...

An Insight to Logos
A logo is the image which represents a company or its product. Its function is to create a memorable, recognizable impression on the mind of a potential client or customer. There are three basic types of logos, which can be used alone or combined within one design. 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 ...

RGB Vs CMYK
RBG and CMYK are two of the most popular color spaces. Just about everything uses either one of these color modes. A few examples are your computer monitor (RGB) and anything printed from an offset printer (CMYK). This following is a brief description of these color modes with some examples. More ...