The Designmark Graphics blog
Quality tutorials for Inkscape and GIMP
My tutorials are aimed at novices and experienced users alike. I try not to assume too much knowledge of the applications, although inevitably I have to skip over the details of some steps from time to time to avoid getting bogged down and writing long guides which are boring to follow.
At the top of each article I indicate what I estimate the difficulty - or more accurately, the complexity - of the material to be. That's not to say that beginners shouldn't attempt a more involved tutorial or that experienced individuals can't still get something from easier articles, but I think that everyone should know what they're letting themselves in for when they open an article link.
My tutorials are also divided into full guides and what I call "Ten-minute tips", which are shorter guides or sets of instructions centred around just one tool or skill. As I've said, I try to keep the majority of my pieces brief and focused, to try and extract the most impact and purpose from small projects, but there's scope to expand if people ask for it.
Where there's more than one way to describe a tool or feature, I am prone to using terms interchangeably; like 'gradient' and 'blend', or 'pattern' and 'texture', depending on the context. This is because I read a lot of other design blogs and the nomenclature they adopt is not always the same; I've rather adopted this variation of ways to refer to things.
And if you feel you'd like to contribute and have your say, I'll be adding a comments section to each article so you can tell me what you've enjoyed, what you'd like to see more of and any requests for tutorials.
So once again, welcome to the blog and I hope you enjoy reading these tutorials.
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