Digital Arts Course – (GIMP and Inkscape) Digital Download

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This course is now available via digital download for a low price of $39.99.  This is a new feature that I am now offering for a limited time.

Designed for Photographers, Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Artists, Digital Artists and the like who want to learn GIMP and Inkscape software along with online portfolio solutions.

This DVD Course Includes…

  • RUNNING TIME: Approx 5hr 27min 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, Approx 2.5 GB
  • DEMONSTRATION FILES: 15, totalling Approx 176 MB
  • PRESENTATION SLIDES: 100+ in PDF Screen and Print formats
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Six Exclusive Digital Arts Examples explained by Steve Czajka using a Master Class format. Steve has been performing freelance graphic arts and calligraphy since 1980 and is the Managing Editor for GIMP Magazine.  Click Here to view Steve’s digital art portfolio.

Digital Arts Course DVD ($39.99 Digital Download)




Upon proof of sale from PayPal, you will receive a digital download link.  Simply click on the link to download the files.  You have 7 days to download the product before the link expires.  Cheers Steve

UDATE:  CLICK MORE TO SEE ALL OF THE TOPICS (LONG LIST)

DIGITAL ARTS COURSE DVD (TOPICS OUTLINE)

Introduction

About Me
Resources for you After this Course
About this course
DIGITAL ART EXAMPLE: “Calligraphy”, by Steve Czajka

Part 1 – Photograph/Scan Your Work

Normal Workflow for Creating My Artwork
About Pixel Resolution, Size and Printing
When to Scan vs. Photograph your Fine Art
Scanning your Fine Arts
Photographing your Fine Arts
File Type Theory
DIGITAL ART EXAMPLE: “Canada: Vancouver 2010”, by Steve Czajka

Note: I feature six Digital Art Examples that are taught using a master class approach. The art pieces are broken down in terms of how they are created. The goal is to get the student seeing graphic art in terms of the layers or graphic elements that are combined in different ways to create them. This is NOT an evaluation of what a designer likes or dislikes from a design perspective. These are my own pieces.

Part 2 – Photograph Clean Up

The following are demonstrations of common photo clean up operations.
Demo: Remove Background – Calligraphic Art, “Canada: Vancouver 2010” by Steve Czajka
Demo: Cleanup a Dull Image – “Photo of Framed Picture, for web cleanup”
Demo: Remove Background – Making an “S” Avatar
Backing Up Your Artwork
DIGITAL ART EXAMPLE: “Letters Interacting”, by Steve Czajka

Part 3 -Digital Art Basics

Raster (aka Bitmap Images) vs Vector (aka Paths)
Digital Arts Software
About Installing Software:

Downloading and Installing GIMP Software
Downloading and Installing Inkscape Software

GIMP Digital Arts Basics

Image

Canvas Size
Scale

Layers

Layer Order
Linked (great for moving two layers at a time
Text Layers / Text Tool
Mode (also called Blend Mode)
Transparency
Duplicate Layers
Delete Layers
Move Layers (Up / Down)
Flip / Transform

Colours

Color Picker Tool — Use Window mode to see colour values
Foreground FG
Background BG
Mixing colours
RGB
HSV
CMYK
Colour Wheel
Picking colours from screen

Tools

Rotation
Crop
Scale
Move
Alignment
Bucket Fill
Gradient Fill

Colour Operations

Hue Saturation
Invert
Desaturate
Threshold
Curves Tool
Levels
Threshold
Color to Alpha
Components /decompose / CMYK — Use this for printing you final image to CMYK for professional printing press operations.

Guides

Add / delete / move
Precise movement (look to bottom left coordinates)
Snapping
Show / Hide Guides

Grids

Set Grid size colour etc…

Selections

Rectangle/square
Oval / circle
Quickmask
Scissors
Free Select Tool
Select by color
Selection Operations
Invert
Grow
Shrink
Feather
Save selections
Stroke a selection to make a line
Alpha to selection

Masks

Inkscape Digital Arts Basics

Objects

Polygons / Lines
Size
Scale
Rotation
Move
Colour Properties
Fill (no fill / solid / linear fill / radial fill)
Colour
Blur
Alpha / transparency
Outline
Colour
Blur
Alpha / transparency
Line
Width
Pattern (dots / dashes)

Text

Text Tool
Text Box
Font / Size / Alignment / Spacing
Text Colour
Text Kerning

Alignment / Distribution

Relative to (Page, other objects… etc)
Check as group
Difference be alignment and distribution

Guides

Add / Move / Delete

GIMP and Inkscape Work Together

You can transfer files from Inkscape into GIMP and visa-versa
From GIMP to Inkscape
From Inkscape to GIMP
GIMP vs. Photoshop

DIGITAL ART EXAMPLE: “Artist in the Grass”, by Steve Czajka

Part 4 – Painting & Textures

Create your own Patterns & Backgrounds
Brush Types
Painting with a mouse
Texture Licenses
Texture Resources
DIGITAL ART EXAMPLE: California Wine Country, by Steve Czajka

Part 5 – Digital Effects

Filters In GIMP (approximately 20 effects)
Filters In Inkscape (approximately 20 effects)
DIGITAL ART EXAMPLE: Temple, by Steve Czajka

Part 6 – Create Your Online Portfolio

Comparison of OnLine Portfolio Options (websites, blogs, photo sharing, communities)

WordPress Blog
Wordpress Install
Tumblr
Flickr
Behance Network
YouTube
Vimeo
Others

DIGITAL ART EXAMPLE: Twenty Third Psalm, by Steve Czajka

Additional Resources – Links

Online Video Tutorials
Online Communities
Recommended Books

 

5 thoughts on “Digital Arts Course – (GIMP and Inkscape) Digital Download

  1. I just purchased and I’m excited to finally have a good reference for learning how to use the Gimp. I’ve used it since the late 90s or when first installing Linux. Never spent much time with it other than crops and easy edits.

    I was actually starting to have bad thoughts of biting the dust and getting photoshop. But I think this will change my mind. The sample tutorial got me hooked. I’m just waiting for my link to download and will start making my photos pop.

    Thanks for the service.

    • Thanks Ted for your comment! I am glad you liked it. I just wrapped up my Desktop Publishing Course using free and open source Scribus. It should be available very soon. I can’t wait to launch it. Cheers Steve

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