GIMP Magazine Hits One Million Impressions on Issuu

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.

ABOUT ISSUU

Issuu is the world’s fastest growing digital publishing platform.
Millions of avid readers come to Issuu every day to read free publications, created by enthusiastic publishers from all over the globe. Issuu’s publishers include the biggest names in fashion, lifestyle, art, sports and global affairs. We’re also host to a prominent range of independent publishers utilizing the vast Issuu network to reach new fans every day.

Created by a bunch of geeks with a mad love for the publishing industry, Issuu has grown to become one of the biggest publishing networks on the planet.  You can follow Issuu at:

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ABOUT GIMP MAGAZINE

GIMP (www.gimp.org) is an image editing software package licensed as free and open source.   GIMP Magazine (http://gimpmagazine.org) features the amazing works created from an enormous community from all over the world estimated at around 8-10 million people.  Photography, digital arts, tips and tricks, step by step tutorials, master classes, help desk questions, and so much more are showcased and explored in this free publication.

GIMP Magazine – Issue 5

GIMP Magazine - Issue 5 web
The GIMP Magazine team humbly presents Issue #5.

 

PLEASE DONATE TO GIMP MAGAZINE

Help Support GIMP Magazine by contributing any amount. This money goes towards covering our ongoing costs of running a free magazine.




 

WIN A FREE COPY OF THE NEW DESKTOP PUBLISHING COURSE

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!

Desktop Publishing Course - CD Jacket Wallpaper

 

DIRECTORS CUT – SPECIAL EDITION

Watch the above HD 720p 3min special Directors Cut Video.

 

READ ONLINE VERSION

BUY A PRINTED COPY OF GIMP MAGAZINE

MagCloud did an great job of printing the high resolution version of this magazine.  We are so impressed with this service.  The cost is $24 and this includes a $5 contribution to GIMP Magazine.  The print quality and service makes it so worth while.  The quality is truly outstanding compared to the digital online version.  They also have an iPad version too that is free with the purchase of the magazine.  Check them out at http://gimpmagazine.magcloud.com

 

WANT TO LEARN GIMP, INKSCAPE AND SCRIBUS?

Check out over 10 hours of video based training.  These courses are designed for Photographers, Digital Artists, Illustrators, Industrial Designers, Graphic Artists, Publishers and even Fine Artists looking to promote their work over the web.  These DVDs are available anywhere in the world and can be ordered on line using a credit card or PayPal. NEW Digital downloads are also available for these courses.  Click here for more http://gimpmagazine.org/courses

 

PREPARING FOR ISSUE #6

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!

GIMP Magazine – Issue 4

GIMP Magazine - Issue 4 - WEB
The GIMP Magazine team is pleased to present Issue #4.

 

PLEASE DONATE TO GIMP MAGAZINE

Help Support GIMP Magazine by contributing any amount. This money goes towards covering our ongoing costs of running a free magazine.




 

WIN A FREE COPY OF THE NEW DESKTOP PUBLISHING COURSE

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 since we started accepting donations.  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 September 7th at 12 noon EST, and the winner will be announced via twitter, and emailed a digital download link to the course.  UPDATE: This course was awarded to B Wagener!  Keep your donations flowing in because you never know when we are going give cool stuff away.

Desktop Publishing Course - CD Jacket Wallpaper

 

DIRECTORS CUT – SPECIAL EDITION

Watch the above HD 720p 6min special Directors Cut Video.

 

READ ONLINE VERSION

BUY A PRINTED COPY OF GIMP MAGAZINE

MagCloud did an great job of printing the high resolution version of this magazine.  We are so impressed with this service.  The cost is $26 and this includes a $5 contribution to GIMP Magazine.  The print quality and service makes it so worth while.  The quality is truly outstanding compared to the digital online version.  They also have an iPad version too that is free with the purchase of the magazine.  Check them out at http://gimpmagazine.magcloud.com

 

WANT TO LEARN GIMP, INKSCAPE AND SCRIBUS?

Check out over 10 hours of video based training.  These courses are designed for Photographers, Digital Artists, Illustrators, Industrial Designers, Graphic Artists, Publishers and even Fine Artists looking to promote their work over the web.  These DVDs are available anywhere in the world and can be ordered on line using a credit card or PayPal. NEW Digital downloads are also available for these courses.  Click here for more http://gimpmagazine.org/courses

 

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: YEAR ONE COMPLETE

This wraps up year one for GIMP Magazine.  Be sure to read about it in our article in Issue #4.  The team at GIMP Magazine wants to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to this initiative.  You are helping to move open source software forward and you are helping to empower millions of people around the world to discover and use free software to create amazing works.

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 #5 and we plan to see you in December.

Desktop Publishing Course (Using Scribus) Now Available

Desktop Publishing Course - CD Jacket WallpaperI am pleased to announce that the new Desktop Publishing Course is now available.  Scribus is free and open source software that is comparable to Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and MS Publisher.

Watch a short video that describes the course

 

THIS COURSE INCLUDES:

  • RUNNING TIME: 5hr 51min of step-by-step video tutorials with voice instruction
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • PLATFORM: Windows, Mac and Linux
  • ASPECT RATIO: 16:9 widescreen
  • FILE FORMAT: HD 720 WMV
  • COURSE INDEX: 40-page interactive PDF including table of contents, resources, definitions, index and more
  • VIDEOS: 32 instructional videos
  • EXERCISES: 19 exercise and four demonstration folders, approximately 100 files, totalling roughly 300 MB
  • COURSE NOTES: 94-page printable course notes PDF, plus an interactive PDF format
  • SUPPORT: Basic email/Skype support provided
  • UPDATES: Course updates provided as digital download.  This includes minor updates and you will be notified by email with a digital download link of any updates, new exercises etc. And this is included in the cost of the course purchase.
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Steve Czajka, the managing editor for GIMP Magazine, provides a review of self-publishing an international magazine. This review covers the major steps to start up a magazine, build a following via social media, and provide amazing content. Steve shares the publishing workflow procedures that GIMP Magazine utilizes for each issue of the publication, typography style guides and several design considerations to creating a clean and appealing magazine layout. Check out Steve’s design portfolio at http://flickr.com/steveczajka

 

I think this is amazing value…

Desktop Publishing Course (Digital Download) $49.99




 

Desktop Publishing Course (Physical DVD mailed anywhere) $79.99




Upon payment confirmation you will be sent an email with the digital download link.  It is as simple as that!

 

Still not convinced?  Check out how Scribus is used to create professionally designed and printed brochures.  And of course, Scribus is used to publish GIMP Magazine!

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GIMP Magazine – Issue 2

The GIMP Magazine team proudly presents Issue #2.  We have a whole lot of awesome ready for you!

 

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO GIMP MAGAZINE

Help Support GIMP Magazine by contributing $5.00 CAD (appx 3.9 Euros). This money goes towards covering the ongoing costs of operating a free magazine.




 

VIEW ONLINE

 

DIRECTORS CUT/COMMENTARY

Watch the HD 720p half-hour Directors Cut/Commentary Video

 

NEW PRINTED VERSION AVAILABLE

MagCloud did an amazing job at printing the high resolution version of this magazine.  We are so impressed with this service.  The cost is $21 + a $5 contribution to GIMP Magazine.    The print quality and service makes it worth while.  They also have an iPad version too.  Check them out at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/463148

 

EP DAILY TV FEATURE

Just a reminder to check out our TV appearance on EP Daily.  Our TV spot ran on December 5th.  Here is a link to watch it online… we are 19 minutes into the show (after the ad).

http://www.reviewsontherun.com/all/type-of/shows/december-5-ep-daily-full-show/

 

WANT TO LEARN GIMP AND INKSCAPE?

Check out a 5 hr 27 min Digital Arts DVD course.  This course is designed for Photographers, Digital Artists, Illustrators, Industrial Designers, Graphic Artists and even Fine Artists looking to promote their work over the web.  We have a special topic in this course to show people how to photograph / scan fine art, create blogging sites and upload their works.  This DVD is available anywhere in the world and can be ordered on line using a credit card or PayPal.  Click here for more http://steveczajka.posterous.com/digital-arts-course-dvd-gimp-inkscape

We want to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to GIMP Magazine.  Help spread the word about GIMP and GIMP Magazine.  We greatly appreciate your donations, comments, retweets, reshares, +1s, blog posts, etc. . . Enjoy and keep your submissions flowing in, we are actively working on Issue #3!