Friday May 24, 2013
Photo © Bruce King, used with permission
The Wacom Inkling pen
allows you to create digital sketches while working on standard paper or in a sketchbook. Inkling
is designed for the beginning stages of a creative project, when laying out new concepts. Sketches created with Inkling can later be transferred to your computer for refinement. Contributing writer Sandra Trainor has spent some time working with the Wacom Inkling and has shared her experience in a review.
• Wacom Inkling Review
Wednesday May 22, 2013
Splash Frame © S. Chastain
Download this collection of 10 free frames to decorate your photos. They are transparent PNG files ready to use in your greeting cards, invitations, scrapbook pages and other projects.
• Free Photo Frames in PNG Format
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Painter 12 now enables the user to set brush size, opacity, angle, and squeeze dynamically on-screen! The circle indicator provides you with a visual reference of the brush size onscreen. Once activated you can toggle using the Ctrl key or Cmd key on Mac to change size, opacity, squeeze and angle. Karen's tutorial shows you how to take advantage of this new feature in Painter 12.
• Enhanced Dynamic Brush Attributes in Painter 12
Monday May 20, 2013
GIMP's native file format
is XCF which retains all the editable information of the files, such as layers and text information. That's great when you're working on a project and need to make amendments, but an XCF file isn't much use once you've finished your work and need to use your piece in a real context, such as a web page. GIMP, however, is able to save to a wide range of different file formats, suitable for print or digital purposes. Learn how to export the most common image formats in these tutorials.
• Exporting Files in GIMP
• How to Save a GIF in GIMP
• How to Save a JPEG in GIMP
• How to Save a PNG in GIMP
• How to Save a TIFF in GIMP
Also see: Which Graphics File Format Is Best To Use When?