I just installed the new BeeRef.org and it is the perfect open source replacement for PureRef.

Easy drag and drop to gather images, easy automated arrangement of said images. Exactly what I was looking for.

My fully creative stack is almost complete.

Just finished making this little isometric mini world in . Been wanting to try this for a while. Made up of photos from Unsplash.

Krita is really, really good for photo editing / manipulation. Non destructive adjustments, perspective warping, easy clipping and masking. Sometimes a little laggy, but a legit alternative to Photoshop.

Finished (near enough) the photo manipulation I started in last year.

I learned a lot since then and I wouldn’t now start an illustration the way I did then, so there’s lots in this that could be corrected, but I’m happy enough with it to move on to the next thing.

And I’m mainly just really happy to have found a way to come back and wrap this up on all . Had to fight some lag along the way, but lots of powerful functionality.

For finishing touches I used and .

Oh it worked!

" is my creative work daily driver, on 95% and tools. A few years ago it was the opposite, I was on 95% proprietary tools. It is often said that you cannot be on Linux if you do work for a living, but I have transitioned across the last few years and love it. With the advances in software the workflows just keep getting better and better. This collection shows some snapshots of my setup and how I use it."

pixelfed.social/c/179447887015

Yay! Just imported all my videos to from my two neglected YouTube channels, so now I have more videos on PeerTube than anywhere else.

All the videos are about learning to use & creative software, and by that I mean both art and dev creativity.

I really like PeerTube. Although still rough around the edges it just feels great to use. I think it has a super bright future.

peertube.social/video-channels

Which languages, for desktop and web application development, do you all think are the most democratised, community controlled, and non corporate controlled?

I wanted to try out using @GIMP@mastodon.at as I would Photoshop / Affinity Photo, so I figured following along with an image manipulation tutorial would be a good way to do it. I followed the pumpkin head video from Benny Productions (great channel) and I think it turned out pretty well!

There were no steps I couldn't find a way to recreate in Gimp - some replacements were a little slower, and some were an upgrade. Got pretty laggy, but still got the job done!

What does everyone think about why / projects seem to have more luck finding supporters via Patreon than via Liberapay?

Someone on the birdsite had the idea of applying flat colors to their tool icons in order to group them. I followed suit and I really love the result!

And btw, I absolutely love that I have the freedom to make adjustments like this. Good luck changing a single thing about Photoshop.

Just completed and shared an all shooter made in , meant to be a simple project others can use to help learn the engine.

Also includes , and source files.

Hosted on the community focused @codeberg

codeberg.org/FreedCreative/Sli

First in a set of 16 items I'm making, and also part of our finally finish something drive.

The project I am finishing already had a sword, but I ended up turning it into something else to work better with the rest of the set.

Decided to use even though Aseprite has more pixel oriented tools because I really want to use / as much as I can. Looking forward to using Pixelorama when it supports HiDPI.

Any out there in the Fediverse and using to do it?

Wondering what your favourite writing applications are that run smoothly when working on a really high word count book?

Also really interested in story planning software.

What have your experiences been?

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