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Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)/Videos

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Wikigraphists Bootcamp
(2018 India)

Status: Done
Participation Program Miscellaneous


Topic(s) External link WCommons link
Visual Communication Basics
  • Elements of design and making a composition
    (Line, Shape, Space, Form, Colour, Texture)
  • Principles of design
    (Harmony, Balance, Hierarchy, Scale, Emphasis, Contrast, Movement)
  • Gestalt laws of grouping
    (Proximity, Similarity, Closure)
  • Using elements and principles of design for communication
    (Typography, Hierarchy of information)
  • Understanding rasters and vectors
Information Design
  • Categories of information design
  • Types of data
  • Identifying the purpose, choosing the format
  • Data-ink ratio
YouTube WB2018IN Day 2 V5
Basics of Inkscape
  • Introduction to vector graphics
  • Introduction to Inkscape interface
  • Basic operations
    (Selecting, moving, scaling, warping and rotating objects/paths, moving them up and down in the z-order (above or below other objects))
  • Object
    (rectangles and rounding rectangles)
  • Paths
    (converting objects to paths, path operations-group, combine, union, difference, intersection etc.)
  • Nodes
    (editing nodes, smoothing them, joining nodes, adding nodes)
  • Aligning objects
  • Simple tracing
    (manual, automatic, picking colours)
  • Text
    (editing, kerning, converting to paths-when and why, manual kerning, putting text on paths-curved text)
  • Other tricks
    (text shadows, text glow, clipping rasters)
Recommended followup study
Intermediate Inkscape
  • Demo of vectorising a raster image (based on WCommons)
  • Colours
    (selection, mixing, gradients)
  • Layers
  • Clones
  • Extensions
  • Filters
  • Transformations
SVG Infographics YouTube
VideoWiki tutorial
WB2018IN Day 1 V2
Transformations in Inkscape (plugins) YouTube WB2018IN Day 1 V4
Multilingual SVGs YouTube WB2018IN Day 3 V1
Quick revision of basics YouTube WB2018IN Day 1 V1
Panel Discussion on Design and Open Knowledge Movement YouTube WB2018IN Day 1 PD


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