Tag Archives: inkscape

Fedora 9 animated banner – take 2

Okies, here is the v.2 of the fedora 9 banner that i originally posted yesterday…

And here is v.1 from yesterday for comparison:

Despite what I said yesterday, i am pretty happy with both designs, so i will post the sources up on the fedora wiki

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Issue 1 of ‘Code:Free’ – an Art Magazine for FOSS artists

chrisdesign has launched a new PDF magazine entitled ‘Code:Free’ and it is loaded to the brim with awesome examples of artwork created using Free Software. As can be expected, the majority of the art was created with Inkscape and the GIMP, but there are also some nice Open Clip Art remixes thrown in to mix it up a bit. Chrisdesign also writes some tutorials (some of which i have featured on the inkscape tutorials weblog) so be sure to browse his blog.

Be sure to check it out and support the growing number of artists using FOSS to create stunning works!

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inkscape wallpapers / desktop backgrounds

here are some inkscape wallpapers that i have put together from the sticker designs that i did a few months ago for the inkscape sticker contest. The SVG’s are available from my deviantart site that the thumbs below are linked to.

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Inkscape 0.46 Fully released.

Even though the Linux versions of the newest version of Inkscape have been out for a few weeks now, the release of the OSX and Windows packages means that everyone can now enjoy the feature packed 0.46 version of Inkscape.

Make sure you digg the release of inkscape 0.46 

Following is a blurb from the inkscape release announcement:

The Inkscape community today is announcing the release of the newest version of its open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.46 is a major update that introduces native PDF support. The implementation of PDF support in Inkscape provides an easy, open source solution to editing PDF documents.

Tons of new features and performance improvements are included in this release. Dialogs now have the ability to be docked to the editing window. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas. The new Paint Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with color. A new 3D Box tool helps create perspective-correct drawings. A new Tweak tool provides an intuitive method for editing paths and painting objects. The new Live Path Effects feature can create “brushes” and various organic effects on paths. Improvements to color management include support for color spaces other than sRGB. Most SVG filters are now implemented, and a new powerful UI is provided for editing filter stacks.

Inkscape can be downloaded for free from the inkscape website:


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Upcoming Inkscape Features

As Inkscape is constantly being developed and improved, there is always new features and improvements being implemented. Three of the cooler improvements are: On canvas gradient editing, selection by touch, and the new flood fill tool. Each of these new features can be read about in the Inkscape Wiki or you can install a development version of inkscape, or you can view the following screencasts that briefly demonstrate the new improvements.

gradient editing touch selection flood fill

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