Art and design

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

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

4 open source alternatives to Dreamweaver

4 open source alternatives to Dreamweaver
Looking for an open source alternative to Dreamweaver or another proprietary HTML/CSS editor? Let's round up some of your options.Read more

4 open source tools for writing your next screenplay

Project Goodeberry surprised sheep character
While I was putting together slides for my lightning talk at Great Wide Open (happening March 16-17), Not that Weird: Open Source Tools for Creatives...Read more

9 open source alternatives to Picasa

Open source alternatives to Picasa
Google is shutting the doors on the Picasa desktop client, but there are many open source alternatives for your photo organizing needs.Read more

Interview with Bermon Painter: On design and shutting down BlendConf

Interview with Bermon Painter: On design
Interview with Bermon Painter on design for open source projects and shutting down BlendConf.Read more

Version control isn't just for programmers

Open art versioning
Everyone can benefit from using version control—even artists. Jason van Gumster explains how.Read more

Lay down a beat with LMMS

Lay down a beat with LMMS
In the world of digital audio workstations, the project that brings a bunch of modular technology and binds them together nice and neatly for users...Read more

Digital Painting with Krita 2.9 provides the missing Krita documentation

Digital Painting with Krita 2.9 provides the missing Krita documentation
Want to know how to best use Krita in your digital painting projects? Then you'll want to check out Scott Petrovic's new book.Read more