Do you want to improve your digital art designs? As a designer you have a split second to attract someone to your product, as it is competing with so many others. Or maybe this is for internal use such as business presentations? And you want people to buy into your ideas. Or maybe you just really enjoy digital arts as hobby and want to make the best of that? This course can help you with that and more! While I use open source software (GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus) in the tutorials, this course is easily interchangeable with commercial software such as Adobe PS, AI, ID, and PRE as many of the workflows are nearly identical. I have over 30 years of experience in design and I am sharing this with you. This course was over six months in the making and it is now available! This is a must course for beginners through advanced. Check out this course description HD video.
Learn how to create personalized greeting cards using GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus. This year I decided to create some cards for my family, friends, co-workers and calligraphy guild members (card exchange). Continue reading →
I 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
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