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 strategic design to improve user and developer experiences

Using strategic design to improve user and developer experiences
Strategic design can help you form a coherent "big picture" strategy across multiple projects to improve user and developer experiences.Read more

Expensive tools aren't the only option for graphic design (and never were)

Expensive tools aren't the only option for graphic design (and never were)
Find out how one graphic designer was introduced to open source through an advertiser and never looked back, and we learn about 10 tools to use.Read more

Tutorials, workflows, and a place to showcase high-quality FOSS photography

Tutorials, workflows, and a place to showcase high-quality FOSS photography
PIXLS.US is a dedicated location for free software photographers to discuss and share their work.Read more

3 open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher

3 open source desktop publishing tools
You don't need a proprietary tool to design a great layout. Enjoy these open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher for designing your next print...Read more

Building a water collection vessel from scratch

Building a water collection vessel from scratch
How a student team built a vehicle that can take two samples of water, at one meter and two meters underwater.Read more

Organize your movie and TV files with tinyMediaManager

tinyMediaManager catalogs your movie and TV files
tinyMediaManager is an open source media management tool that generates video file metadata.Read more

Open source tools enable professional photography

Open source tools enable professional photography
There's a wealth of high-quality open source photo editing tools, SouthEast LinuxFest presenter Justin Pennington writes.Read more

How to get started with LightZone

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We explain how to get started with LightZone, free and open source software for high-end photo editing and management.Read more