Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Image map

This website was very helpful when making image maps. It's also free. How great is that.

When you have an image and you want to create links from it, image maps will be very useful. The alternative is to break up your image into individual ones and link it from each image to save you the hassle of needing to find the co-ordinates.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Changing the mouse cursor

I wanted to add a custom mouse cursor but since I'm falling behind schedule, I decided to just use a mouse cursor that already exists.

This website was very handy when I was looking for ways to change the mouse cursor when it 'moused-over' text, image, paragraph, etc.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Trials and Tribulations

Got my very first batch of postcards printed out today, took me months from having rough sketches to actually having them in print. A proud poppa of my babies, cue aww sound. There were a few minor parts that I wish I caught and cleaned up but live and learn, will be sure to be doubly hawkish about checks with my next batch.

Learned a lot of things about the whole printing cards process, mostly that there is still much for me to figure out and learn.

I was worried about not having converted my JPEG files that were in RGB colour into CMYK before sending them off to the printers but that turned out to be a complete non-issue. But it has to mean something to keep reading all over the net that art files need to be in CMYK before sending them to print. Something else to figure out.

Also need to figure out how to put in the bleed, etc. to make a file print ready.

GIMP has been such a great program to learn and use. I find it amazing that for a free program, it can do so many things. Most times when I can't do something, it's most probably my limited knowledge of the program and not something the program is lacking. Cool stuff.

New to html, GIMP and almost everything else I'll be blogging about. This will most likely end up becoming my repository of handy tips and links.

Looking forward to printing out more of my creations. Onwards!