04 December 2008

Fedora Weekly Webcomic: Name Brainstorming

This process is running twice a year and it just started for F11, we'' see the measure of our creativity. And Bob isn't our uncle...

[fedora webcomic: name brainstorming]


  1. hey, in the second bubble in first pic, it should be "all the community is invited" instead of "all the community in invited". thanks nicu for giving the regular dose of fedora comic. waiting for more :)

  2. Great to see “gay” used as a pejorative—that doesn't happen often enough.

  3. @Kulbir: thanks, that was a typo which get past of my spellchecker.

    @Greg: did you thought the joke may be on those who use the word in that pejorative way?

  4. Hi!
    I read your tutorial to create polaroid effect and liked it!
    However I saw another photoshop tutorial and liked it too can you please tell me how to recreate itin GIMP?thanks
    Here is the link:http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/create-a-polaroid-effect-of-your-photo/
    my email id:
    iampriteshdesai at gmail dot com

  5. @iampriteshdesai: that seems to be about the same thing, only made from the opposite direction: starting with the paper instead of the photo.

  6. Hi Nicu!
    Finally I managed to achieve the exact effect, Gimp doesnt have inner shadow right?
    Well take a look here to see the image I did:
    Isn't it cool?

  7. I am not sure what an inner shadow is, but a shadow is basically a black blurred, maybe partly transparent, copy of your image, so you can do anything with selections

  8. Hi,
    when iampriteshdesai said "Gimp doesn't have inner shadow" I think he meant this:

    In that image I: draw a circle, dropped a shadow and shift the circle a bit so that you can see that Gimp doesn't draw the "inside" of the shadow. The shadow is only a black blurred copy of the border of the image, but the inside is empty.

    For this reason I can't recreate your polaroid effect. Am I doing something wrong? Or maybe Gimp has changed the way it creates shadows after you did the tutorial.
    In this case, would you mind to update the tutorial so it works again?

  9. @anonymous: the polaroid tutorial work right now and it always worked, just follow the steps.

    For your particular case linked above (the two superposed circles) is simple: have each circle on its own layer, so when you will apply a shadow to the top circle (magenta), its shadow will be placed over the bottom (white) circle.

  10. Simone (ex anonym)7:54 PM, March 30, 2009

    Perhaps I didn't explain well.
    I'll try again with this example:

    I would like to understand why my version of Gimp (Ubuntu Intrepid repository) creates a different shadow than yours.
    Perhaps I should change some preference? I can't understand what I'm doing wrong...

  11. Simone, how are you creating the shadow? not like this? http://howto.nicubunu.ro/video/dropshadow.ogg

    In my experience GIMP is the same everywhere.

  12. I do exactly like that.
    I also deleted the Gimp's configuration files but the result is the same:

    Anyway, I'm going to use Inkscape to obtain this "polaroid effect".
    Thanks for your tutorial.

  13. Got it Simone! Is because you are not releasing the selection. Deselect the circle and apply the file to the entire layer, not only to the selection.

  14. You are right!
    Thanks for the patience and for the tutorial. :-)