More FUDcon Day 1 & FUDcon Day 2

FUDcon Day 1: My Gimp & Inkscape Presentation So I gave my Gimp & Inkscape tutorial session in the afternoon. For the hour that I had I went over by 30 minutes or so, but my very patient audience stuck around (thank you!) 🙂 I had a lot of problems with OpenOffice.org, because whenever I attempted to minimize it to give a demo, it would crash. Everytime I tried to restart it, it would take a long time recovering the slideshow, and then I would have to fix the setting for the display to output to the correct screen all over again, and then find my place. My presentation required a lot of back-and-forth. Yes my audience had quite a bit of patience. 🙂 We went over: Bitmap vs. Vector graphics and which to use for what task Gimp: Masking photos, and ‘painting’ with a photo as filler Gimp:Layer Blending mode effects Inkscape: Importing bitmaps & using the text tool to create lolcats Inkscape: Important shortcuts Inkscape: Advanced text handling Inkscape: Shapes, Paths, and Nodes basics Here’s the files: Inkscape & Gimp Tutorial (ODP format, 22 MB) Inkscape & Gimp Tutorial (PDF format, 5.4 MB) FUDcon Day 1 Evening A …

More FUDcon Day 1 & FUDcon Day 2

FUDcon Day 1: My Gimp & Inkscape Presentation So I gave my Gimp & Inkscape tutorial session in the afternoon. For the hour that I had I went over by 30 minutes or so, but my very patient audience stuck around (thank you!) 🙂 I had a lot of problems with OpenOffice.org, because whenever I attempted to minimize it to give a demo, it would crash. Everytime I tried to restart it, it would take a long time recovering the slideshow, and then I would have to fix the setting for the display to output to the correct screen all over again, and then find my place. My presentation required a lot of back-and-forth. Yes my audience had quite a bit of patience. 🙂 We went over: Bitmap vs. Vector graphics and which to use for what task Gimp: Masking photos, and ‘painting’ with a photo as filler Gimp:Layer Blending mode effects Inkscape: Importing bitmaps & using the text tool to create lolcats Inkscape: Important shortcuts Inkscape: Advanced text handling Inkscape: Shapes, Paths, and Nodes basics Here’s the files: Inkscape & Gimp Tutorial (ODP format, 22 MB) Inkscape & Gimp Tutorial (PDF format, 5.4 MB) FUDcon Day 1 Evening A …