It’s DIY Friday! once again. This week: How to use Artweaver, Inkscape and Picnik to create your own graphics.
The Evolution of a Peace Sign
On Sunday I told you how you can use Artweaver, Incscape, and Picnik to design your own graphics. Today I’ll show you how I do it.
For this tutorial I’m going to illustrate how I used three free resources to create a peace sign for my blog.
First I created the basis for my graphic using Artweaver.
After deciding the size I wanted my graphic to be, I used the brush tool to swirl the colors of my choosing around on my page. I like to just go for it when it comes to picking colors and the placement of them – I like not knowing exactly how it will turn out.
Once coverage of the area was complete, I saved my work as a portable network graphic (.PNG).
Next I uploaded my design to Picnik where I could change the look of it with some filters, and add some other small images to it.
Once the design was loaded I then proceeded to change the look of it with some filtering effects.
Next I added my peace sign. Using some more filtering, I overlaid the peace sign on top of my design.
After adding my peace sign, I wanted to add some flowers and a butterfly to my design. (Don’t I just scream hippie?) Aren’t those cute?
Now we’re nearing the finish line!
After adding those cute yellow flowers and that lovely little butterfly, it’s time to use Inkscape for the finishing touches.
Using a couple of Inkscape’s really cool filters, my peace sign graphic was complete. For the text I used the Bevels/Buttons filter, and for the design itself I used Textures/Crackled Glass filter.
Now that my design was complete, I uploaded it to Picnik for some resizing, saved it, and uploaded to my blog to be used as the graphic for my most recent Peaceful Wednesday ~ Tweet for Peace post.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!
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