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Fedora 8 - We need new artwork

Hi folks,

Fedora 7 is out, Diana Fong is no longer working for Red Hat and development cycle of Fedora 8 is at the beginning. So we need new artwork, most notably themes. I saw there many beautiful wallpapers in the gallery and thought that maybe some of you might be interested to participate in creating new theme for Fedora 8. We are setting a three round battle and more info is available at F8Themes. Feel free to add your sketches to the list.

Also, we are considering making Fedora metacity/kwm and gtk/qt theme that could represent our beloved system. If you have ideas, mockups, etc. feel free to post them to fedora-art-list.

And of course, you can discuss more here in this thread. E.g. do you have an application that needs to be be themed to fit nicely fedora, did you make a theme (mockup) for whatever app/DM in Fedora? Share your ideas with others, so that we can make Fedora 8 great looking community created distro.
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Old 7th June 2007, 08:05 PM
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wish I was artistic enough for it...But how about the next evolution to flying high?
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Old 7th June 2007, 08:10 PM
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If you guys could give some idea of what you are looking for, what's acceptable in a gtk/metacity theme I might like to submit something.

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are pixmap based themes acceptable
what engines can be used
color schemes
etc
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Old 7th June 2007, 08:14 PM
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wish I was artistic enough for it...But how about the next evolution to flying high?
Hm... nice... I adore biplanes... yet... considering that I should work instead of watching desktop I think something more abstract would be better (well, not really, just at the moment I have a wallpaper with Naushicaa on Mehve flying above the Valley of the Winds... that draws attention even more than a biplane)
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If you guys could give some idea of what you are looking for, what's acceptable in a gtk/metacity theme I might like to submit something.

i.e.

are pixmap based themes acceptable
what engines can be used
color schemes
etc
Well, we need something both elegant and usable. You can use whatever engine available in fedora for it. Colour schemes? Well, its Fedora, so blue is our colour (at least for metacity). And what we are looking for? Hard to say, we are looking for something that could represent Fedora, something that could be used as default Fedora theme (maybe even cross desktop). We seek unified look through default fedora theming - that means, it would be good to fit Echo icon theme...
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given the notion that you probably want graphics and stuff made strictly with open source programs(Gimp, Blender, etc), I always seem to have ideas for things but never actually create them. However, I'm used to proprietary programs still(Photoshop, etc) and would have to take some time getting familiar with the OS programs
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Old 7th June 2007, 09:27 PM
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given the notion that you probably want graphics and stuff made strictly with open source programs(Gimp, Blender, etc), I always seem to have ideas for things but never actually create them. However, I'm used to proprietary programs still(Photoshop, etc) and would have to take some time getting familiar with the OS programs
Well, from my experience you can get used to gimp and inkscape quite fast, however blender might be harder, yet if you have seen elephants dream, you already know, how powerful blender is when you know how to do things... And if you haven't you can watch it for free. It's the only movie I know that you can download from the official page for free in HDTV quality...
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Old 7th June 2007, 10:13 PM
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Hi Martin.

<....> I'm working on it, but it'll take about a week. <....>

Maybe this will give folks a better idea of what is needed?

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemingOverview


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Hi Martin.

<....> I'm working on it, but it'll take about a week. <....>

Maybe this will give folks a better idea of what is needed?

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemingOverview


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Hi Dan,

Well, yes, but its not needed from the beginning... to quote F8Themes page:
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We are following a 3 round process:

Round 1: Brainstorm and gather a list of potential concepts for a theme. Deadline: TBD

Round 2: Visually refine the concepts gathered in round 1. You vote for your favorite(s) with your time and effort. Deadline: TBD

Round 3: Out of the themes that are left (if a single one doesn't emerge as the most evolved at this point), disuss and determine which would be best. If still undecided, continue evolving the themes that are left visually while developing a full suite of artwork (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemingOverview has a pretty comprehensive list. If a single one still doesn't emerge, continue to discuss and try to single one out. Deadline: F8 Test 2 or Test 3

All theme submissions are due by TBD to fedora-art-list
Martin

PS. I am looking forward to your piece of art
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Well, yes, but its not needed from the beginning... to quote F8Themes page: ...
Hmmm. Ok. But when you're fishing for Great Blue whales ... you shouldn't use a creek pole baited with a worm!
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Hmmm. Ok. But when you're fishing for Great Blue whales ... you shouldn't use a creek pole baited with a worm!
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Why not? Because I want to catch one?
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Why not? Because I want to catch one?
Nah!

Because it scares the devil out of the worm! <....>


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Well, from my experience you can get used to gimp and inkscape quite fast, however blender might be harder, yet if you have seen elephants dream, you already know, how powerful blender is when you know how to do things... And if you haven't you can watch it for free. It's the only movie I know that you can download from the official page for free in HDTV quality...
Inkscape will probably be the easier between those graphic programs, because I have never really heavily used Illustrator for a number of years. Thus I'm not completely used to it. Gimp is just going to be a matter of figuring out how to do it and do it nicely. Blender is a whole new story. I have had at least 2 semester of 3DsMax and I have yet to figure out how to even apply materials in Blender. That is going to take some hours and documentation to figure out. K-3D seems perhaps slightly friendlier.
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tw2113, take a look through here.

This is the theme I put together, and am currently using. As the author, if anyone wishes to use any of my originals on gnome-look or kde-look in there own fedora themes, you have my full permission.

Or, if anybody needs a few pieces to fill out a theme, pm me. I'll see what I can do.
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thank you kindly for the link.
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