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Scribus revisited

After learning the use of Adobe InDesign CS3 from class, I decided to take a look to Scribus. The interface is now familiar and easier to grasp than ever. Now it is possible to redo the old assignment with ease. Turned out these new skills are transferable which bring more flexibility.
Food for thought
Spring break has begun to fully recover from the stress of Graphic Design Winter session. Wave theme for Fedora 9 artwork was chosen over Shoowa. I was not surprised from the verdict considering the fact the former received more development and the latter has lost anyway even though it should not made in the third round in my opinion. Nevertheless, I am glad the round is over so I can focus on other stuffs.
Having learned to use Adobe InDesign, I started to use Scribus 1.3.4 on Fedora 8 but there is a bug that prevent to write a text inside the frame. Another issues is the PDF conversion into Scribus that feels somewhat incomplete. Then no standard for a publishing format is set as sla is for Scribus and indd is for Adobe InDesign,
Now that I have a decent free time, let practice some new earned skilled on Gimp and Inkscape too.
I would like to write a French version but I promise to do it on the next blog.

Food for thought

Winter session is almost over. I have been busy tuning some assignments for Graphic Design class. I have learned a lot from the making of logo, magazine, art history (from Art Nouveau to Contemporary styles), printing procedure, and advanced typography. Ironically, I had indirectly know the process before inside Fedora Project especially the making of the logo.

Working on creating the set of Echo icon is quite fun but the lack of time, due to class and the development of Fedora 9 art theme (shoowa as candidate), prevent me to progress to the point it won't be ready for Fedora 9. The big challenge is to make sure the guideline is easily comprehensive. The lesson on that project is a better planning.

Speaking about Fedora 9 theme, it looks like Waves is the preferred for the development due to its organic shape opposed to Shoowa with its geometrical version. The difficulty is to incorporate those geometry that won't necessarily distract desktop users but subtle. Now that the dea…