Number of Lessons: 4
Price: US$ 40.00
Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
On Demand: Start anytime
Many designers feel they need to buy expensive software to create patterns and designs for quilting, that is not so. You can successfully draw and design by using open-source software. Open-source software means that the software is available free to download and use.
So who is this workshop for? Any quilter or designer who wants to develop their own design from a photo, composition, painting or drawing. Any teacher who wants to draw templates for their students. Any quilt designer who wants to draw professional templates for their patterns. Anyone who wants to learn how to use GIMP (a raster graphic editor), Inkscape (a vector graphic editor) and Posterazor an image enlarger.
In this workshop you will learn not only how to used the above programs, but how to download and install them, what to watch out for so you don't inadvertently download the wrong software and how to use the three programs as well as some other useful tools. You will understand the difference between raster and vector graphics, learn how to use Layers and how to edit images and draw outlines.
This four-lesson workshop includes a starting up lesson (for downloading your programs correctly) and understanding the elements in drawing, then three more lessons, one dedicated to each of the programs. And if you get stuck or have a question, you have a forum where you can get help from your teacher who will be checking in on a daily basis.
This course is for anyone beginning in using the software mentioned and will cover most topics for drawing templates and basic editing of images. It is ideal for quilters who wish to develop their own patterns.
Computer with internet access for downloading software.
Note: this workshop is directed to using Windows, however all software is available to be used on a Mac and the information is the same or similar. Mac users need to be confident in using their Mac to enroll in this course.