Art and design

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

4 tips for GIMP beginners

Getting started with GIMP
Just getting started with GIMP? Here are a few tips that might make your onboarding experience a little easier.Read more

Is GIMP the best open source alternative to Photoshop?

GIMP: the Photoshop alternative?
It will be eighteen years this weekend since GIMP , the GNU Image Manipulation Program, hit version 1.0 on June 5, 1996 , and over twenty since the...Read more

3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

Open source CAD programs
Are open source alternatives to AutoCAD a good fit for your needs? Read about several options and decide for yourself.Read more

5 open source drawing applications for Android

Open source drawing applications for Android
There is a rich and growing ecosystem of open source applications for mobile devices, just like the desktop. Learn about several free and open source...Read more

How to use digiKam for photo management

How to use digiKam for photo management
digiKam bills itself as a digital photo management application, but it offers much more. We show you how to get started with this cool tool.Read more

Spit-balling creative concepts with open source tools

How to get creative ideas on to paper with open source tools
It doesn't matter if your project is a painting, a feature film, or a software tool that someone else will use to paint or make a movie. They're all...Read more

How to use Darktable as a digital darkroom

Old camera
We explain how to get started with Darktable, an open source, feature-packed, cross-platform photography workflow application.Read more

Open gardening tools for growing green thumbs and a healthier planet

Open gardening tools for growing green thumbs and a healthier planet
Learn more about AKER, an open source, modular urban agriculture system that share tools that help build ecologically resilient, healthy communities.Read more