Art and design

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

How the 'itch-to-scratch model' can solve our UX woes

How the 'itch-to-scratch model' can solve our UX woes
If we want open source UX to improve, we have to change the way we're approaching the problem. Learn how the itch-to-scratch model works if we're...Read more

How to draw primitive shapes with BRL-CAD

How to draw primitive shapes with BRL-CAD
Learn how to draw primitive shapes with BRL-CAD, which can be used for geometric modeling of more complex shapes.Read more

2 open source Adobe InDesign scripts

2 open source Adobe InDesign scripts
Many artists must use InDesign, a closed-source application, but they can use open source scripts to help them better use it to suit their needs...Read more

Python tricks for artists: How to add interactivity to any Python script

Python tricks for artists: How to add interactivity to any Python script
Use these techniques to add interactivity to any Python script.Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Art and design

Best of Opensource.com: Art and design
As technology evolves, so do artists. Learn about top open source programs and tools.Read more

Top open source creative tools in 2016

Top 34 open source creative tools in 2016
We look at open source creative tools for artists, graphic and fashion designers, musicians, videographers, photographers, and hobbyists.Read more

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