Episode 081: Winter!

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This show has a new encoding, so it may not be playable on every device. I wanted to test this thoroughly before rolling it out, but the old converter program has some problems. If you run into problems – it should be playable on any computer with the program VLC.

After a short visit to the Schnoor in Bremen and a Christmas Equipment Shop that is open all year Max makes a winter theme wallpaper.

He constructs a snowflake brush and then makes a multi layerd wallpaper for his computer.

This was the last show for 2008 – I need a bit of a break. Have nice holidays and a happy new year!

Episode 030: Brushes

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Last week I covered the painting tools, today I tackle the brushes that are needed for the paint tools.

There are different types of brushes and I’ll show how to use them and how to create some of them. There are a lot of different brushes on the net for downloading, you’ll find out how to make them available in your GIMP brush collection.

In the time since I recorded this show I found out how to make an “Image Hose” or animated brush. It’s not as complicated as the manual promises. Since it’s nothing a photographer would use a lot, I am not sure if it fits into the show. If you want to see it, drop me a mail.

And a warning: I recorded this with “recordmydesktop” – there are some parts where the audio and video is badly out of sync. It doesn’t happen in a predictable way and I could not make it better during editing. The future shows will be again recorded with demorecorder – without that problem.

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Episode 029: Drawing Tools

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This week I show you some stuff about the Pencil and Brush tools. They share common options with a lot of other tools and I cover them in detail. Ever wondered how to draw a straight line? Or how to pick a new colour without changing the tool you are using just now? I’ll tell you about it.

And you’ll see a bit about the advantages of using a graphics tablet. I’ll do a longer video about that in the future. But first I have to build a new schedule for my school and manage the end of the old and the start of the new semester.

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