Just over a week ago, I gave readers of this blog a list of things to come in the near future. If you refer to this list and compare with what we have posted during the ensuing period, I’m sure that you will agree that we have very nearly completed ‘our manifesto’. In light of the aforesaid, I am producing this by way of an update to give you a taste of what is to come on this blog over the next couple of weeks.
- Rock Challenge news from several schools in England and an update from Fraserburgh and Westhill as they prepare for the Dundee Scottish regional finals.
- News about our support for 3 cancer charities, in Fraserburgh, Cockermouth and (now) Nottingham.
- Tutorials on using the Inkscape vector graphics program to produce ‘Art Nouveau’ style borders and motifs.
- More tutorials on using Gimp to produce elementary photomanipulations.
- Pictures and news about one of our stock car racing customers.
- More ‘Special Offers’ from Billy.
- More clip art, photoclips, fonts, flags, borders and more.
- Another Caption Contest, this time ‘just for fun’.
- Results of the March competition, along with the winning entries.
- More details about the April contest (the lottery).
- Anything else that crops up during everyday life at PomPrint Designs (hopefully more local photographs if the weather holds).
In support of items 3 and 4 (above) I have put together a piece of artwork to illustrate some of the techniques that I intend to cover in the next few tutorials.
Here you can see that I have made up a simple curvy motif and used it to make a border and a set of mathematically-inspired ‘subjects’. I have also included the use of textures and gradient fills (on the table top) and the superimposing of one of our photoclips (a lily in this case, to give an eastern feel), complete with shadow.
Although I have had a little bit of feedback about my GIMP tutorials, mainly about the way they were written and presented, I have yet to hear from anyone who has used them successfully. Please contribute if you can!! This site is specifically designed for all its members to share ideas and resources.
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