Recently a friend of mine who runs a screen printing business made some shirts I thought were humorous and asked where he got the logo. It was a generic one from the internet, but he had a time converting the raster image to a vector for better scaling and such. In response, I pointed him … Continue reading Fonts of color
GIS lends a hand to graphic design
My alter ego is in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In fact, working cartography and GIS in part led to my foray into graphic design. Recently, GIS helped my graphic design. Usually, graphic design helps GIS better portray data. With the unveiling of the US Space Force's (USSF) 'new' camo (same one the Air Force borrowed … Continue reading GIS lends a hand to graphic design
Can You Tweak This Photo?
We've all heard the universal phrase "can you photoshop this?" Yes, Adobe's raster/image manipulation software has become part of the English lexicon (at least American English). But is it the only tool out there? Short answer: no. Long answer: there are a number of programs that are free. The one I have installed and use … Continue reading Can You Tweak This Photo?
Layouts without payouts
Last time, I talked about using Inkscape to create many of my logos, patches, etc. This time, thought I would mention what I use when the need is more of a publication, not so much a single graphic. For these cases I use two primary tools/systems: Scribus and TeX/LaTeX. The FOSS realm provides a lot … Continue reading Layouts without payouts
Design….on no budget
As I've mentioned, design is a hobby of mine. So, I get to spend lots of money.... Not really. Then how does design work on no budget? One solution: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). In nutshell, FOSS encompasses a wide selection of software that's free and open sourced, meaning the code is open to … Continue reading Design….on no budget