Category: Open Source Graphic Design

Open Source Graphic Design

Convert Microsoft Publisher File

Microsoft Publisher File

Anyone who works in graphic design or printing will cringe when they receive a Microsoft Publisher file to work with. These pop up every so often from clients, advertisers, friends, family, etc. For those of us who work in proper…

Output Single Page PDFs from InDesign

edit open source script as desired

Let’s say you have a magazine or book you’ve created in Adobe InDesign and your printer requires single-page PDFs with specific names and page-numbering. I have always accomplished this by outputting a massive single-file PDF and then exporting the pages…

Open Source Emerging Contributor

Jeff Macharyas of Canton was recently named a 2017 “Emerging Contributor” by Opensource.com. Macharyas, a St. Lawrence University senior graphic designer, is a long-time graphic designer, but became interested in open source software while earning his master’s in cybersecurity at…

The 2017 Opensource.com Community Awards Winners

2017 Emerging Contributor Awards Recognizes new contributors to the Opensource.com community. Selected by the Opensource.com team. (And, that would include me!) https://opensource.com/article/17/2/community-awards-2017 Jeff Macharyas Jeff is a longtime art director, graphic designer, and open source software advocate. In his first…

Open Source Branding Article on opensource.com

PostgreSQL

A look at 6 iconic open source brands (Original article appears on opensource.com) • https://opensource.com/article/17/2/six-open-source-brands   BRANDING IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF MARKETING. When it’s done right and makes an impact, a simple logo (like a Nike swoosh) becomes a powerful advertisement in of…

Open Source Graphic Design

I have been experimenting with Open Source Graphic Design alternatives to Adobe software. The Setup I am using the following Open Source Graphic Design tools on a Linux laptop: Asus laptop. Replaced Windows7 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Intel® Pentium(R) CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz…

My Article is Published on OpenSource.com

I have been testing open source alternatives for graphic design. As an Adobe subscriber—and a former QuarkXPress user—I thought these were the only tools that were “supposed to be” used for graphic design. THEN, I DISCOVERED OPEN SOURCE and have been working and…