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Pencil Free Open Source Cartoon Animation Drawing Program
Animation Programs like Adobe Flash are very expensive, but Pencil is a free Open Source animation program written by animators for animators. And, Pencil also has the best user interface for creating hand-drawn animation. 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 ...

Image Processing Filters - How to Sharpen a Photograph
Do you have a blurry photograph that you would like to sharpen? Most image editing applications provide an image sharpen function. Image sharpening works scanning through the pixels of the image and performing a mathematical matrix operation on each pixel. More ...

Free Animated GIF Maker
It is incredibly easy to turn a set of GIF images into an animation using WhitSoft Development?s UnFREEz freeware program. First use a graphics program, such as Windows Paint to create a set of images for your animations frames. More ...

Use GIMP to Scale (Resize) an Image
GIMP is a powerful full-image processing application, and like all powerful applications, its complexity may seem intimidating to inexperienced users. However, you can quickly perform some common basic operations without spending the time to completely learn GIMP. This article will focus on how to scale an image. More ...

SVG Image Clipping
clipping is a common techniques used in computer graphics. Clipping defines an area of a graphic element that will be visible. Everything outside this region will not be visible, it will be clipped. More ...

Krita Paint plus Vector Drawing Portable Application
Krita is a a free and popular, open-source digital painting program. In this article I explain how to install Krita Portable to a flash drive, which has the advantage of avoiding installing a large applcation on your computer. 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 ...

Coding Color for the Web
You can specify color using "hexadecimal" notation. Whereas the decimal numbering system uses the characters 0 through 9 to get 10 values, the hexadecimal numbering system uses the characters 0 through f to get 16 values. More ...

Five Surprising Reasons I Use Krita for Photo Editing
Krita is a free open-source graphics editor, designed for digital painting and animation. It is used by illustrators, artists, comic book creators, game artists, and other art hobbyists, students, and professionals. The tools provided by Krita for editing digital paint work just as well for pixels representing a photograph. More ...

Graphics Design for Beginners - Cropping Images
In this article I'll show you how to crop an image to retain only the area you want and how to scale an image so that it fits neatly into your webpage's layout without the user having to download an oversized image that needs to be resized by their browser. 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 ...

Create GIF Animations With Free GIMP Image Editing Program
Everyone has seen those cute gif animations on the Web. In this article, you'll learn how to create your own gif animations using the free GIMP image editing program. Once you understand the basic steps you'll find it's incredibly easy to create animated gifs with GIMP. More ...


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