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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GIMP Magazine – Issue 5

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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!

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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!

Issue 5 Launches December 11

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Issue #5 of GIMP Magazine arrives to the world on December 11th.  This exciting issue is kicked off by master photographer and GIMP expert Patrick David.  We have so much in store for you in our fifth installment.  This is going to be amazing and fun at 90 pages of tutorials and more!  Check out what’s inside:

 

  • We have a feature article with Pat David displaying some innovative photography techniques (including the happiest baby ever!)
  • Pat David also describes a very detailed tutorial about using RAW photography and GIMP together
  • The master Christopher Mark Perez is also back sharing another master class with us
  • We also have a special feature in this issue which is a cross over with the ever-popular “Meet the GIMP” website — this is an article revealing the Rolf’s photography challenge
  • In addition to this we have a packed photography and design galleries with some pretty amazing works
  • Steve Czajka reviews the quickly evolving marketplace of image manipulation software in an article that will make you rethink how you choose to manage your images
  • To top it all up we have Debi Dalio providing a special review of Tux Paint for little ones who will eventually graduate to become new users of GIMP

WANT TO LEARN GIMP, OR MAYBE A GREAT GIFT IDEA?

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WEBSITE ACHIEVEMENT AT WELL OVER 375,000+ VIEWS

Our website has reached over 375,000+ WordPress views (at the time of writing this).  Thank you for helping us to reach this achievement in a little over a year!  Consider advertising with us.  We freely support other open source initiatives.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The GIMP Magazine Team would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to our magazine. Visit our website if you would like to contribute. We can now accept donations of any amount (see upper right of our website) — we send cool stuff to those who do! Advanced previews, special features and other special goodies!

GIMP Magazine is also creative commons (CC-BY-SA) which means that you can freely republish it, copy it distribute it any way you like in accordance with the terms of CC licenses.  Copy away!

GIMP Magazine is FREE! Help spread the word. Tell your friends and family. Please follow us by: email on our website, re-tweet us on twitter, re-share us on Google Plus, like us on facebook or simply tell a friend about GIMP Magazine!  Be sure to download the full issue on December 11 and check out our previews leading up to that.

 

Cheers
The GIMP Magazine Team!

P.S. Keep your submissions coming in!  We need more full length articles and tutorials for Issue #6 (Planned for March 2014)!  Possibly your creations will make the cover?  We need more photography submissions too!  Don’t be bashful. The deadline for submissions is December 31st.

GIMP Magazine – Issue 4

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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.

Issue 4 Launches September 4

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It’s Official – Issue 4 launches to the world on September 4th 2013, and this is shaping up to be our best issue ever!  We had so much content for Issue #4 that we had to cap it at 100 pages of awesome.  This issue will feature a mix of photography and digital arts.

We listened to our readers — you  asked for more tutorials and we delivered.  This issue is packed with several meaningful and relevant tutorials for both photographers and digital artists of all skill levels. Oh yeah, did I mention that GIMP Magazine is FREE? We can’t wait to share this with you!

 

ISSUE 4 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reflections Photography by the Master Ian Muttoo.  Incorporating reflections into your photography can provide you with an interesting, alternative view on mundane scenes, and Ian shares with us how to achieve this.
  • A look back at the first year of GIMP Magazine.  Issue #4 will mark the first anniversary for GIMP Magazine.  In this article, the Managing Editor for GIMP Magazine looks back at this amazing journey and also takes a peek into the future of GIMP Magazine.
  • FEATURE: An Interview with professional photographer and digital artist Christopher Mark Perez.  This is an incredible feature story about Christopher and how he achieves his mind blowing photography and digital art creations.  This is an absolute must read for photographers or digital artists of all skill levels.
  • FEATURE: The Hunt for Wilber is back in episode No.2.  That pesky Dave is chasing down Wilber all over the world.  Tune in to see where this adventure leads.  It is really starting to heat up.  Dave Lepek, the masterful creator and Yeshua Nel take this graphic novel to the next level.
  • Rolf Steinort dominates our Photography Gallery in this issue with some photos of distressed objects.  I love this style of photography and you will too.
  • The Design Gallery is on fire this issue with outstanding creations from bold to beautiful.  Typically this is my favorite part of the magazine and this issue is no exception.  We pulled out all the stops by featuring digital artists from all over the world.
  • Did you ever want to know how to create a vignette that doesn’t look photo-shopped?  Learn how to create a proper vignette using GIMP software from the pros Christopher Mark Perez and Debi Dalio.  This is also an essential read for photographers who want their images to stand out.
  • Did you ever take a nice photograph, but it looked boring?  Add some style to it from the pros by creating a vintage look.  Christopher Mark Perez and Debi Dalio have delivered a tutorial on how to colorize in GIMP to give your photos an authentic vintage look.
  • Want to buy a book about GIMP?  Oma Dial reviews the recently published “Instant GIMP Starter”.  We also plan to offer some give-away copies of this book prior to launch.
  • Steve Czajka delivers a Basic GIMP Tutorial (written and video based) on how to add interest to your photography or artwork using some basic digital arts techniques.  This builds upon Steve’s existing Digital Arts Course now available by digital download.
  • And to wrap up this issue Christopher Mark Perez delivers an outstanding Master Class of how to create a professional looking portraiture.  This is where Christopher’s experienced photography and digital arts excellence collide to provide incredible results.  And Christopher has graciously shared his process with everyone in this feature-length master class.
  • All this and more in the next issue of GIMP Magazine which by the way is FREE!

 

HALF-A-MILLION IMPRESSIONS

GIMP Magazine on Issuu.com (where we host the online magazine) has measured over 500,000 views.  This is incredible.  Issue 3 had over 100,000 impressions in it’s first week of release, considerably more than the first two issues.  These numbers are crushing our original estimates, and they do not include other big sites that have posted our PDF on their website for wide-scale download. GIMP Magazine is appearing in hundreds of Magazine download sites and we think this is amazing.  Thanks everyone for making GIMP Magazine a huge success!

 

10,000 FOLLOWERS

We are quickly approaching 10,000 followers.  This is an incredible number that is way beyond our expectations when starting this project less than a year ago.  This is great news for GIMP Magazine, GIMP software and the open source community!  A sincere thanks to everyone who is following us and we look forward to providing you with some amazing magazines to come.

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PRINT & TABLET EDITION

Issue 4 will launch to the world in all the regular formats (Issuu, PDF direct download) as well as high quality print format and tablet format (e.g. iPad).  Help support GIMP Magazine and have one delivered to your door, or tablet!  Check out http://gimpmagazine.magcloud.com for back issues.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The GIMP Magazine Team would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to our magazine.   Visit our website if you would like to contribute.  We can now accept donations of any amount (see upper right of our website) — we send cool stuff to those who do! Advanced previews, special features and other special goodies!

I want to apologize for the delay of Issue #4, but given the outstanding quality of this content, I didn’t want to rush it and possibly compromise the final product.  GIMP Magazine is back and stronger than ever!  We are actively working on Issue #5, and planning out Issue #6.  This is going to be great!

And finally I want to give a special thanks to everyone on the GIMP Magazine Team particularly Debi Dalio and Sandra Livingston for writing and editing this work.  Keep an eye out for some in-depth previews coming soon!  Kicking us off is a preview of Reflections Photography by Ian Muttoo.

Wait — I know i am forgetting something . . . What was that? . . . Oh Yeah, GIMP Magazine is FREE!  Help spread the word.  Tell your friends and family.  Please follow us by: email on our website, re-tweet us on twitter, re-share us on Google Plus, like us on facebook, pin us on pinterest, digg us on digg, linkus on linkedin or re-anything us!

 

 

Cheers, Steve Czajka and The GIMP Magazine Team!

 

P.S. Keep your submissions coming in!  We need more full length articles and tutorials for Issue #5!  Possibly your creations will make the cover?  We need more photography submissions too!  Don’t be bashful. The deadline for submissions is early September.