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Mastering Inkscape in 2018: what’s best among books, courses, and tutorials

Mastering Inkscape in 2018: what’s best among books, courses, and tutorials

As someone who maintains social media accounts for a few free/libre software projects, one of the top questions I keep being asked is how/where to learn using this or that application. So this is an attempt to a definitive guide to various learning resources on Inkscape, free/libre vector graphics editor

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The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron

The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron

It's not so uncommon for an educational institution to adopt free software in its programs. But last month Krita's website was taken down by curious minds of the Internet, hundreds of comments were posted in various forums, crazy theories evolved, and old myths about free software had a new go at curious minds of the Internet in a giant positive feedback loop.

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Libre Music Production project launched

Libre Music Production project launched

Perplexed by the way music is made on Linux? A group of free software advocates launched a new website that aims to explain both basics and specifics of using various Linux apps and plugins for composing, mixing and mastering music.

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Krita Foundation starts shipping Muses, the second training DVD

Krita Foundation starts shipping Muses, the second training DVD

Muses, the second training DVD by Krita Foundation, is now available for regular orders.

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New character modeling and animation course explains BMesh

New character modeling and animation course explains BMesh

A new course by Pablo Vazquez on character modeling and animation with Blender is available for pre-order at Blender's e-shop.

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Open Educational Resources for Typography kickstarter needs your support

Open Educational Resources for Typography kickstarter needs your support

Dave Crossland of Open Font Library and Google Web Fonts fame reports about a kickstarter he helped organizing that needs your support.

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FreeCAD gets more video tutorials

FreeCAD gets more video tutorials

Unlike Blender, FreeCAD never had many video tutorials. John Durston is doing his best to fix that with a series of tutorials on a newly created YouTube channel.

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Blender, GIMP and MyPaint at VIEW Conference 2011

Blender, GIMP and MyPaint at VIEW Conference 2011

On October 25-28 the annual VIEW Conference 2011 is taking place in Turin, Italy, to bring together professionals in CG. Just like the last year, both Blender, GIMP and MyPaint are going to be covered by developers and (mostly) artists.

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Krita announces first community supported training DVD

Growth of connections between users and developers is one of the things that I really hoped to see emerging thanks to Libre Graphics Meeting. Well, this year's LGM starts bearing fruits: Krita project together with an artist Animtim announced a community sponsored project to create a comic book + training DVD on comics production with Krita and other free tools.

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Two new DVD courses by Blender Foundation available for preorder

Great news ahead! Two new DVD courses are available for preorder at Blender Foundation's e-shop: "Blend & Paint" course by David Revoy on 3D paint-over techniques with Blender, GIMP Painter and MyPaint, and "Blenderella" by Angela Guenette on polygon modeling techniques with focus on topology.

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