Episode 186: A new Face! Feb. 12, 2013

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Long time no show – but this project is not dead. For the fresh start a new design for the intro is needed. And a new design needs new colours. I used the Colorschemedesigner to create a palette of colours fitting the “Original MTG Orange” from the logo. Clever algorithms use old artists knowledge about colour combinations. This site even exports a GIMP palette file which is then imported into GIMP. For the lettering I wanted some fresh fonts and found them at the League of Movable Type. The TOC The video now has chapters – you can jump to …



Long time no show – but this project is not dead. For the fresh start a new design for the intro is needed. And a new design needs new colours. I used the Colorschemedesigner to create a palette of colours fitting the “Original MTG Orange” from the logo. Clever algorithms use old artists knowledge about colour combinations. This site even exports a GIMP palette file which is then imported into GIMP. For the lettering I wanted some fresh fonts and found them at the League of Movable Type. The TOC The video now has chapters – you can jump to the TOC entries! 00:01:00 Finding a palette with Color Scheme Designer 00:04:58 Exporting the palette to GIMP 00:05:43 Find the directory for the palette 00:06:30 Using palettes in GIMP 00:08:20 Creating a new image template 00:09:45 Create a new image 00:10:28 Inserting the logo from a file 00:11:11 Setting guides to half and a third of the image 00:11:44 Move the logo with help of the guides 00:13:20 Free fonts from the League of Movable Type 00:14:10 Editing text in GIMP with the on canvas editor 00:16:24 A drop shadow for text 00:17:36 A drop shadow for the logo 00:18:55 Saving the image 00:19:28 Adding the CC-Logo – loading images from the web 00:20:35 Using layers for different versions of one text 00:27:16 Rapport – stacking layers exactly on top of each other 00:28:29 Moving a stack of “chained” layers 00:29:08 Can you help me with the design? 00:29:44 Outlook into the next episodes