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Create a retro or vintage photograph using GIMP

Moderate GIMP Tutorial

Posted by Mark on 29 Oct 2013


In this GIMP tutorial you'll learn how to take an existing image and turn it into a vintage photograph by applying a sequence of techniques to alter its colour, light and texture. The result will be a manipulation reminiscent of photos taken in the 1960s which have weathered over time. It's a great and popular effect, so find yourself a photo and let's get stuck in.

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Free resource - Pixel Pattern Pack for GIMP

Free resource GIMP

Posted by Mark on 30 Jul 2013


Here's a great, useful resouce for busy GIMP designers everywhere: I've created a set of tileable pixel-patterns which are super-easy to use and will give you some interesting choices for your backgrounds and overlays. They're free to download and use in your personal and commercial projects, so get them while they're hot!

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Draw a shiny cartoon bomb in Inkscape

Involved Inkscape Tutorial

Posted by Mark on 21 Jul 2013


This explosive Inkscape tutorial will take you through the steps needed to create a shiny cartoon vector bomb illustration. Starting with the Ellipse tool and working our way to Live Path Effects we'll create a shiny bomb shape, before adding and lighting the fuse. You might want to step back in case it goes off!

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Draw a cute, chubby cartoon sheep in Inkscape

Easy Inkscape Tutorial

Posted by Mark on 10 Jul 2013


In this fun little tutorial we will put together some basic shapes to create a cute illustration of a chubby sheep in Inkscape. We'll discover some simple but useful abilities of Inkscape along the way too. How can you resist that little face? Let's go and learn how to draw him!

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Free resource - 960 pixel web design templates (SVG and XCF)

Free resource GIMP Inkscape

Posted by Mark on 29 Jun 2013


A special treat for my blog readers and subscribers: I've created a series of 12 and 16-column grid template documents for use in GIMP and Inkscape, which you can download free and use as a tool for your next website design projects. They've all been designed around the 960 pixel grid system to make starting out on a mockup easier and faster, just for you.

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