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Plastik Models Magazine

Postby Carlos Jorge » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:16 am

Hello,

I'm the editor of a free digital magazine, named Plastik Models. Its all about scale models, my hobby :D.

I've been using Corel Draw X3 since the magazine's 2nd edition, but I'm tired of M$ and all things behind it...
After a few Google searches, I found Inkscape, Scibus and Ubuntu 7.10, and I decided do give them a go. For now I'll keep XP and X3 for a backup, but I'll try to publish the Fourth edition (and beyond) only with Open Source, using all of the above.

For now, I have to say Inkscape is a nice surprise, not a Corel Draw X3, but a really powerful title... I just need to get the work philosophy right, and I'll be on my way.

Current editions (using only Corel Draw 12 and X3):
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When I have it, I'll post the WIP...


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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby microUgly » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:12 am

Can't wait to see what you create.

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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby Carlos Jorge » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:40 pm

Thanks microUgly.

I've been busy with work, but I managed to do the cover, 100% with Inkscape, nothing is imported from other softwares.
It's not completely as I'd like, but I'll revisit the cover later when I have more things started.

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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby Simarilius » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:03 am

Looking good. Looks like a nice model too :D

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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby Carlos Jorge » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:09 am

I never used the SVG format, this is great to work with.
I'm really enjoying Inkscape, too bad I don't have the time I would like to learn.

I'll try to make some progresses this weekend, I hope you like the work.


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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby graffoo » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:12 pm

Hi there :)
Very good start as I can see. Keep up the good work and show us some pages from the magazine.
I'm using Inkscape and Scribus (and Gimp too) for my work too. Although I'm using Vista because some apps I use for engineering are not working in linux, all my apps for graphic design are open sourced. And customers are happy too, which is a great proof, that open source apps are competitive ;)
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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby Carlos Jorge » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:24 pm

Thanks for your comment ;).

Unfortunately I'm working on another project and I don't have the time for this, maybe in a few days I'll start posting here some new pages...

If you go to http://www.templarsquadron.com, in the Showroom, under my name, you can see what I'm up to :D. The research time consumes all my free time, but everything is in Inkscape. Two of the crosses I found googling (Ordem de Avis and Ordem de Sant'iago), the others made them myself.

Can you show us some of your work? It would be great to see what can be done with these 2 (or 3) Open Source softwares.


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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby graffoo » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:11 am

This is a poster I made for a discobar in Slovakia. It's basically a template. I only change the left side of the poster every week, depending on the type of event. This is completely done in Inkscape.

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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby microUgly » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:47 am

That's a sweet layout. I assume those balls aren't vector?

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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby capnhud » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:02 pm

This is a poster I made for a discobar in Slovakia. It's basically a template. I only change the left side of the poster every week, depending on the type of event. This is completely done in Inkscape.


Nice job. What fonts do you use for the poster?

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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby graffoo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:59 am

microUgly wrote:That's a sweet layout. I assume those balls aren't vector?

Thanks :) No, those discoballs is actually image of a single ball, placed in clipping path and the copied and transformed.

capnhud wrote:Nice job. What fonts do you use for the poster?

Main font is Myriad Pro. Bud I can't remember the other font names :oops: and in the source SVG the texts are already converted to curves...
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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby Carlos Jorge » Wed May 14, 2008 7:07 pm

Here is an update, I guess by the end of the week I have it finished...

The vector part is SVG from Inkscape, the text and images were done inside Scribus.

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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby Carlos Jorge » Wed May 21, 2008 1:02 am

Its finished and published, only in Portuguese for now, but its done...

It was a nice experience, I'll keep using Inkscape and Scribus for this.


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Re: Plastik Models Magazine

Postby graffoo » Wed May 21, 2008 1:37 am

Congrats :) I'm actually working on a catalogue for a company, that makes concrete building profiles. It's completely done in Scribus though, so I won't post it here :D
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