These programs are Inkscape, GIMP, Scribus font, Forge and Daiya, and each of these programs is completely free to download and use for both personal and commercial use. They are all open-source software and all of them work on Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.
If you want to download these and try them out for yourself, you can find download links at my website. Tj free com. Let’s take a look at this first program Inkscape, which is a program very similar to Adobe Illustrator. So it will. Let you draw an edit art in there, that’s vector images, and so it gives you a lot of control over those vector images you can. You can actually with vector images if you’re not familiar with them, they can be scaled up into large sizes without becoming pixelated, and you can do all kinds of really cool stuff.
With this program, I’ll show you an example of some art ooh. This is the art of some art that can be created using Inkscape, here’s example of a guitar, and once it’s all drawn up, we can quickly change the coloring and that keeps the lighting and shading. Another example is of working with layers in Inkscape. We have these different layers of this tooth animation and we can toggle them on and off.
We can lock them or unlock them so that we don’t accidentally select them while we’re working with a different layer. So it’s a great tool, lots and lots of good features and tons of different applications. This next program, GIMP, is that bitmap image editor is similar to Adobe Photoshop, and it has a lot of the same functionality that you’d expect to have with in Photoshop. It can do some pretty cool stuff.
I’ve covered it in some of my other programs, so I’m not going to spend too much time on it, but you can apply different effects and layers and filters, and things like that. I won’t do one because it might take too long on the article, but it’s a good program. You can also just create art from scratch. Oh I’ll show you here too, you can work with transparent backgrounds, which is cool. You can remove the background like if you want to create a product product image, and then you can then just fill the background with a solid color, so good program GIMP this next one Scribus is similar to adobe, indesign or quarkxpress.
It’s a desktop publishing tool and you can use it to create books, calendars, business cards, anything that has printed text basically, and it gives you a lot of manipulation over that text. So we can come here. Let’s go to this one here. This is the cat’s in the cradle that picture that one of my images isn’t coming up. But if I go to edit text we can see it lets you have a you, can have different style sheets, so we have a mmm, always that is centered, but so the title has its own style, that the author has its own style and then, if we Change, I can then change the style and it will change it on every page you can so you can collectively edit the footers and the styles of multiple pages at once, without having to go through and physically change it on each page.
Just one of the many features you can do drop caps, it’s great for creating, like I said anything with printed text this next, one font Forbes for Buju is a program for editing and creating fonts. So, for example, here we have I’ll grab the toolbar over here. The letter R we can edit this font and do some different kind of things with it. You can also create fonts from scratch. It’s compatible with several different font formats and you can actually use it to convert fonts from one format to another.
So it’s a good tool: font Forge this last program. Daiya is a program for creating flow charts and diagrams. For example, we can just very quickly sketch up a diagram and then linked ideas together, and it gives you a lot of control and manipulation over how this diagram works, and you can put text we can. We could write text inside this, this box, if you wanted to so it’s great for expressing ideas, but also, if you’re, a designer or into architecture or things like that, it’s got all kinds of different presets like here’s electrical.
So if we want to put in some electrical symbols and create an electrical diagram, we can do that. We can import a background image and draw the these elements on top of it, and you can create your own, your own symbols too, but it’s got a lot of different a lot of different things that you’ve added Cisco Networking. You could do a Cisco network diagram, so good for network network diagrams, make these bigger and see what I’m doing here so cool program, lots of different features and applications for it as well and really quickly before we go.
I want to show you this program. G pic it’s a Windows and Linux only program I think, and it’s, but it’s also open source and it’s a color picker or a scheme jet color scheme generator. It will help you when you’re, creating art, help you find complementary colors. When you find them, you can just double click them and it’ll put them over here in this color lineup that you can then export and use with programs like GIMP and all these ones.
I’ve showed you today, I think, are compatible with these different palettes. You can also use them too. You can drag and drop. It’s not letting me do it because of this screen. I’m doing a screencast right now, but you can come over here and actually apply these colors to a sample webpage or a sample menu and figure out. You know which colors are going to be best for that, so it’s a color picker and scheme generation tool and that’s again, that’s G pick well, these are the programs I want to share with you today appreciate you reading um, if you’re interested I’d like you to Check out some of my other articles, where I do some web design tools, I also have 2d and 3d animation tools so check out my other articles go ahead and comment and subscribe if you’d like to – and I hope you have a wonderful day –
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