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How to view reference images in GIMP

How to view reference images in GIMP

Showing reference images for painting is a somewhat common feature request by GIMP users. While a specifically designed solution surely wouldn't come amiss, there a simple way to work around this. Here is how you can do it with pretty much any version of GIMP from at least the past 10+ years.

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Angled guides and snapping for Inkscape beginners

Angled guides and snapping for Inkscape beginners

Inkscape's v0.46 was the first version that got angled guides. Along with advanced snapping introduced in later versions it makes accomplishing certain tasks much easier. Let's see how.

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How design freebies cause cancer and eat babies

How design freebies cause cancer and eat babies

Have you ever heard horror stories, how free design assets from teh interwebz should be avoided at all costs? Is that real or made-up?

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How to beautify FontForge’s user interface

How to beautify FontForge’s user interface

By default FontForge doesn't really match the typical look of a modern desktop application. If you like the font editing features, but dislike the interface, there's a cure.

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Studying type design with Fontmatrix

Studying type design with Fontmatrix

Type design is something that never lets you go once got a basic grasp of it. And studying how other people do it is an important part of getting there.

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Toy plug-in for GIMP simplifies creating tilt-shift fakes

Toy plug-in for GIMP simplifies creating tilt-shift fakes

Rüdiger Schneider released the first public version of his GIMP-plug-in called Toy that does a very simple thing: it simplifies creating the so called tilt-shift fakes.

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Exchanging colors between GIMP, Inkscape and Gpick

Exchanging colors between GIMP, Inkscape and Gpick

The review of Gpick mentioned that you can drop colors from Gpick to either Inkscape or GIMP. What it doesn't mention is that you can freely drag and drop colors between those three applications.

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Advanced ways to create guides in GIMP

Advanced ways to create guides in GIMP

Few days ago a user asked in a GIMP forum how to create a set of guides with an equal distance between the guides. Hence the new GIMP tutorial.

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Getting crisper text out of Inkscape

Getting crisper text out of Inkscape

Presumably most Inkscape users rely on the default PNG exporting method only. But there's more than one way to do it.

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Washed-out and golden skintones effect in darktable

Washed-out and golden skintones effect in darktable

A fellow darktable contributor asked about the washed-out effect he discovered in one of my pictures.

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