Learn Gothic Calligraphy and Lettering – Online Calligraphy Course

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Learn Gothic Calligraphy & Lettering in this online calligraphy course.

Click Here to purchase the 67 page eBook (Digital Download) – ($39.99)

Click Here to purchase the eBook (Digital Download) and Calligraphy Review Service – ($79.99)

For the Calligraphy Review Service all you need is a camera or scanner, and ability to send your images through the internet (e.g. email).  It is as easy as taking a photo with your mobile phone and sending it.  I then review and comment on your work.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards maintaining the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto’s website (a non-profit arts guild in Canada).

This entire eBook was created with open source software – GIMP for image manipulation, Inkscape for all diagrams and exemplars and Scribus for desktop publishing.  Amazing software tools that work great together!

Below is a listing of the course topics . . .

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ANNOUNCEMENT – The GIMP Magazine team is incredibly pleased to announce that we are quickly approaching one million impressions on Issuu.com. Our publication located at http://issuu.com/gimpmagazine is approaching one million impressions in just over a year. One million of anything is typically a big deal, but this is a huge achievement for our free and community based magazine. Issuu.com allows us to have our magazine be read from all over the world on a variety of platforms. It also allows us to quickly and easily track how our magazine issues are being viewed. We want to sincerely thank everyone for being a part of our magazine and we also want to thank Issuu.com for such an amazing service. If you have never experienced our magazine on Issuu.com please check it out. You can also view our magazine from our website, but using the embedded Issuu.com viewer at http://gimpmagazine.org/issues

One Million Impressions SMOn a separate note, we want you to know that we have been working hard, receiving and editing the story articles and galleries for our next issue, #6. We are planning for an early March release with our regular previews launching a few weeks prior. What I have seen so far is pretty spectacular and we can’t wait to launch this next issue.

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GIMP Magazine – Issue 5

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The GIMP Magazine team humbly presents Issue #5.

 

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I will be giving away a free copy of the new Desktop Publishing Course.  Here is how it works: I will randomly draw from the list of people who have made a donation (min. $5.00) to GIMP Magazine in 2013.  This is our way of giving back to those who have helped us along the way.  If you want a chance to win, simply donate before the draw takes place.  The draw will take place on Saturday December 14th at 12 noon EST, and the winner will be announced via twitter, and emailed a digital download link to the course. UPDATE: And the winner is “livingwithbugs” email account!  Thanks everyone for your donations, they help to continue our magazine!

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We greatly need your submissions for Issue #6 of GIMP Magazine planned for March 2014. The deadline for submissions is December 31 2013. Please submit at http://gimpmagazine.org/submissions

Help continue to spread the word about GIMP and GIMP Magazine.  We greatly appreciate your follows, donations, comments, retweets, reshares, +1s, blog posts, etc. . . If you are not already following us, please do so to be a part of our community of over 10,000 people.  Enjoy and keep your submissions flowing in, we are actively working on Issue #6 and we plan to see you again in March. Season’s Greetings Everyone!

Issue 5 Preview – Portrait Retouching

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There are many powerful F/OSS (free and open source software) tools that can be used for professional level photo retouching, GIMP being one of them. GIMP is more than capable of handling tasks that high level retouching requires. It even includes some capabilities that don’t exist in commercial software. This tutorial focuses on portrait retouching using a combination of RawTherapee, GIMP, and an incredibly useful plugin—Wavelet Decompose.

 

ABOUT PATRICK DAVID

Patrick David is a hobbyist photographer, digital tinkerer, and open source software advocate. He blogs (semi) regularly about using GIMP and F/OSS tools for high quality photographic retouching on his website under “Getting Around in GIMP”. You can find him at these online sites:
Blog: http://blog.patdavid.net/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/105956747281909080618/posts
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/patdavid
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Did you know that we use GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus to publish GIMP Magazine?  I will be giving away a free copy of the new Desktop Publishing Course.  Here is how it works: I will randomly draw from the list of people who have made a donation (min. $5.00) to GIMP Magazine in 2013.  This is our way of giving back to those who have helped us along the way.  If you want a chance to win, simply donate before the draw takes place.  The draw will take place on Saturday December 14th at 12 noon EST, and the winner will be announced via twitter, and emailed a digital download link to the course.

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We also need your submissions!  Please submit to http://gimpmagazine.org/submissions . Issue #5 is now nearing completion and launches December 11th, that is only a few days away! Help make this launch the best ever!