Re: Website to promote Graphic Design and Web Design on Linux/FOSS
The idea is nice, but you won't be the first... There are plenty of sites with collections of tutorials but very few explain why things are done that way (when the tutorials themselves aren't squarely misleading...). Pat David's site is an example of what a good Gimp site should be.
Originally Posted by Charles_Souders
Personally, I find I'm more useful answering questions in forums because that's really what people are after, and showing how things are done on their own image has a lot more weight. Of course, there are some questions/misunderstandings that often surface (I have "reference posts" for some of them, to spare me a lot of cut and paste):
- the evilness of the fuzzy and color selection tools
- the difference between the print size and the size in pixels
- how, even if many pictures are 'shopped, taking the right photo first can save hours of editing
- the evilness hidden in the GIF and JPG formats
- why they should be using Inkscape for their logo
- using the command line and ImageMagick
- using layers, and then some more layers
Spend a while in the Gimp forums to get a feeling of what people need. And remember that 75-80% of Gimp users are on Windows...
Warning: unless noted otherwise, code in my posts should be understood as "coding suggestions", and its use may require more neurones than the two necessary for Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V.