Using the fedoramagazine-images repo
Paul W. Frields
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Fri Jan 8 21:44:11 UTC 2016
On Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 03:43:43PM -0500, Remy DeCausemaker wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb at redhat.com> wrote:
> > 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 https://pagure.io/fedoramagazine-images.git
> >> 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.
> > Best,
> > jzb
> Agreed! Publicizing our Open graphics as a tool available to Fedorans
> who are contributing written content, or looking to promote our
> content visually is an excellent idea.
> #action commops add a link to "Fedora Magazine Images Repo" to
> "commops toolbox" wiki entry
> #action commops add this (as a ticket?) to be discussed during "Wiki
> Gardening" on the meeting agenda for next week (1/12)
> As far as adding it to the CommBlog, I think we should add it into our
> "How to write for CommBlog" article that we point folks to.
> #action commops add "Fedora Magazine Images Repo" section in the "How
> to write for CommBlog" article
> Good Call,
Agreed this should probably live elsewhere. Since we already have
Magazine pages that talk about how to write for the Magazine, it makes
sense to me to publish this as a page on the Magazine, too. It's now
on my ToDo list.
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