Crafting Digital Media: Audacity, Blender, Drupal, GIMP, by Daniel James

By Daniel James

Open resource software program, sometimes called loose software program, now bargains an artistic platform with world-class courses. simply ask the folks who've accomplished fine quality initiatives or constructed well known net 2.0 websites utilizing open resource computer functions. This phenomenon is not any longer underground or limited to techies—there were greater than sixty one million downloads of the Audacity audio editor and greater than 60 million downloads of the GIMP for home windows photographic instrument from SourceForge.net alone.

Crafting electronic Media is your origin direction in photographic manipulation, representation, animation, 3D modelling, publishing, recording audio and making tune, DJ’ing, blending and gaining knowledge of audio CDs, video enhancing and websites supply. each process defined within the publication may be completed on GNU/Linux, yet some of the functions lined run on home windows and Mac OS X besides. New to GNU/Linux and a bit daunted? Don’t worry—there’s a step by step educational on Ubuntu for both transitority use or everlasting installation.

If you're a inventive variety who desires to start with open resource software program or an present GNU/Linux consumer trying to discover this classification of courses, this can be the ebook for you! observe your personal own initiatives and artistic targets with the instruments this ebook will position at your fingertips.
<h3>What you’ll learn</h3> * set up and configure Ubuntu GNU/Linux for artistic applications.
* Get effective with passion, Audacity, Avidemux, Blender, FontForge, the GIMP, Hydrogen, Inkscape, Mixxx, Scribus, Synfig and different tools.
* Chain those functions jointly and lead them to serve your artistic imaginative and prescient.
* locate and set up the functions cross-platform, a good way to achieve out past GNU/Linux.
* percentage your artistic works with the realm utilizing Drupal net 2.0 know-how and Icecast media streaming.
* find and have interaction with software program and undertaking web hosting groups, to connect to different creators.

And you’ll discover why being part of the open resource neighborhood capability a lot more than simply saving money.
<h3>Who is that this ebook for?</h3>
This is a ebook for somebody utilizing Linux who desires to be artistic making use of the instruments Linux has to supply them. it truly is for Linux artists who intend to make their instruments serve their artistic pursuits, with no need to fret in regards to the funds to pay for these instruments. it's a ebook for someone who desires to be part of the inventive group in Linux.

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Note If you don’t hear the Ubuntu start-up sound or see the desktop, it means your hardware hasn’t been automatically detected and configured properly. It should still be possible for you to run Ubuntu on this PC, but you may have to do a little more work to get it running right. The best approach in this situation is to research which piece of hardware is causing the trouble, by searching the Web. Most likely, another person has run into the same problem with Ubuntu on this particular model of computer.

Rightclick this icon to open the soundcard mixer. • To the right of the clock, a red logout button. This also enables you to shut down the machine. If you have a laptop, or a PC with power-management features, you also see Suspend and Hibernate options. In addition, you can lock the screen or begin a guest login session from this menu. CHAPTER 2  GETTING STARTED In the lower-left corner of the GNOME desktop is a handy button with an icon that looks like a picture frame (see Figure 2-25). This allows you to see whatever files and folders you have on the desktop without closing the programs you’re running at the time.

To the right of the Applications menu are two more menus: Places and System. The Places menu allows you to find directories (also known as folders on a graphical desktop) quickly, by providing shortcuts to the most likely locations on the GNU/Linux filesystem (see Figure 2-23). First is your personal folder in the /home partition, which is /home/daniel/ in my case. As additional users are added to the system, they get their own directories called, for example, /home/katie/ or /home/steve/. This keeps everyone’s personal files properly separated.

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