Art and design

Our articles on art and design include how open source software, hardware, and design are shaping today's artists and concepts.

Using Blender and Python to 3D print a dress

Using Blender and Python to 3D print a dress
During the opening ceremony at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, snowboarder Amy Purdy wearing a 3D printed dress made using Blender and Python.Read more

How to use Synfig Studio for animation

How to use Synfig Studio for animation
Synfig Studio is a "tweenless" animation system designed to speed up the animation process by using sprites and digital tweening rather than adding...Read more

Creating stop motion animation with StopGo

Creating stop motion animation with StopGo
StopGo was designed by a teacher and her students. As part of the classroom activities, the students are encouraged to file feature requests.Read more

How to make animated videos with Krita

How to make animated videos with Krita
Animation isn't easy, but the good news is that open source supplies plenty of high-quality animation tools.Read more

How open source is enabling the digital art age

How open source is enabling the digital art age
How artists are using Processing and Arduino to explore glitch art and manipulate digital content.Read more

Changing the way we design for the web

Changing the way we design for the web
Rachel Nabors, a CSS animator, will keynote at All Things Open this year, in Raleigh from October 26-27.Read more

4 command-line graphics tools for Linux

4 command-line graphics tools for Linux
Learn about four command-line tools for Linux that can easily handle many of your basic (and not-so-basic) image manipulation tasks.Read more

10 reasons to use Flowblade on Linux as your video editor

10 reasons to use Flowblade on Linux as your video editor
Flowblade is a surprisingly effective and efficient video editor for Linux.Read more