Using the fedoramagazine-images repo

Joe Brockmeier jzb at
Fri Jan 8 18:56:09 UTC 2016

On 01/07/2016 06:10 PM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> If you want to try your hand at making a banner image for the
> Magazine, start by using the templates that Ryan has helpfully
> provided.  You'll need the Inkscape app installed.
> 1. Open a terminal.
> 2. (optional) Change directory to the folder where you like to store
> your project work.
>     $ cd projects        # or some other folder
> 3. Clone the repository
>     $ git clone
> 4. Open Inkscape, and choose File > Open... (or Ctrl+O).  Navigate to
> the project folder, then into "fedoramagazine-images", then into
> "images."  Choose the "template.svg" file.
> 5. Save this as a *new* file with a different name.
> You can use the assets inside this file to start with the right sized
> document, with some pre-configured backgrounds.  Feel free to look at
> other SVGs for guidance.  Try to stick with fonts and motifs that you
> see in recent banners.  But also feel free to experiment.  For
> instance, use photographs (freely licensed, such as CC-BY or CC-BY-SA)
> with a text overlay for a nice look.
> If you'd like to post your work somewhere, it's helpful to convert it
> to a JPG first.  Save your SVG in the "fedoramagazine-images/images/"
> folder as above.  Let's say it's called "mybanner.svg".  Open a
> terminal, go to that directory, and type "make mybanner.jpg" and that
> will create the correct sized JPG for you.  You can post that online,
> and post the URL of the JPG to this list.
> * Don't attach files to email to this list -- URLs are preferred.

Does this content live somewhere like the community blog? Cause...
that'd be a cool thing to put there.



Joe Brockmeier | Community Team, OSAS
jzb at |
Twitter: @jzb  |

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