Our Poster Creation Process

As many of you are aware, we here at GeekOut Media like to come up with posters. Well, I like to come up with poster ideas at least, which sometimes translates really well, other times not so much. One thing I’ve been debating is creating more merchandise, however I thought I’d talk generally today about the creation process behind each of our posters. I figured I’d be transparent and talk about the costs involved with getting them printed, as well as the process behind making them. Right, let’s get into this, shall we?

As many of you are aware, we here at GeekOut Media like to come up with posters. Well, I like to come up with poster ideas at least, which sometimes translates really well, other times not so much. One thing I’ve been debating is creating more merchandise, however I thought I’d talk generally today about the creation process behind each of our posters. I figured I’d be transparent and talk about the costs involved with getting them printed, as well as the process behind making them. Right, let’s get into this, shall we?

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BIMP: A Time Saving Tool For Photographers

BIMP might seem like a really weird acronym to the average person, but to those who take a lot of pictures, it’s one of the best time saving tools out there. Having been using it for a long time, join Timlah as he discusses the benefits of BIMP and addons.

BIMP stands for the Batch Image Manipulation Program, which is a specific addon for GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It’s worth noting that BIMP is free and has to be my favourite time saving tool, whether I am creating a GeekOut Bristol Meet gallery like this past Monday, or if I just want to reduce the brightness of an image like I did in my AmeCon Cosplay Masquerade gallery. I have been using BIMP for over a year and I don’t know what I would do without it. It’s become a part of my work life during GeekOut Media activities, so it’s not surprising that I have a lot to say about it.

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GIMP Tutorial: Make a Christmas Bauble

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you went on GIMP and made a Bauble. Well then, now that’s out of the way with, tonight’s very short post, complete with images, is how to make your very own bauble in GIMP. Join Timlah and get into the festive cheer, by creating your very own Christmas decorations and join us on GeekOut in getting Christmas-y.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you went on GIMP and made a Bauble. Well then, now that’s out of the way with, tonight’s very short post, complete with images, is how to make your very own bauble in GIMP. Join Timlah and get into the festive cheer, by creating your very own Christmas decorations and join us on GeekOut in getting Christmas-y.

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