Hey fediverse,

I have a massive list of tutorial videos I want to make on creative software.

So I thought I'd ask for your input on which to make first from this short-list. Thoughts?

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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."

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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!

Damn I love Plasma! Been using it a couple years now and I STILL regularly keep finding cool new features!

Just discovered the seamlessly integrated git client in Dolphin.

Yes! DaVinci Resolve on , working flawlessly. Despite it being easier to install Manjaro fresh rather than switching to Nvidia with non-free drivers, after that it was effortless. It's now easier to install Resolve on Manjaro than on deb based as the AUR install just works out of the box.

Now I don't need a second Linux or Windows for Resolve work, I'm one major step towards leaving Windows behind, and no more leaving my daily driver just for video editing. Wanted this for ages!

Can anyone recommend a good FOSS personal budget application for ?

Coming to accept I'm going to need to switch to Nvidia and closed drivers instead of AMD and open drivers if I want to get access to all the stable video editing options on Linux. *sniff* 😭

I'll miss my open drivers, but being on and on my distro of choice is the more important thing to me.

And one more thing to share today. If you're a theme designer wanting to work on , here's how you can get your dev environment setup so you can edit theme files in xampp without being blocked by permissions requirements: youtube.com/watch?v=Fuo4wGjsj8

Decided to try Lightworks on out of curiosity to thoroughly test all video editing options. I was hopeful given it provides a native linux binary, but it crashed four times in the half hour I tried to use it. :(

New icon / logo for Freed Creative, my personal project to help creative professionals and hobbyists do more of their work on .

Made in . What do you think?

Does anyone know of a way to get an on screen keyboard on ?

I've searched around but haven't found one yet.

Tfw you have a bunch of stuff you need to do, but all you want to do is install .

Holy wow, no matter how much time I spend on I keep finding new ways to customise it even further. I did not know until just now that you can download extra services to expand the functionality of Dolphin. What an incredible DE.

Interesting, it seems to take Neon noticeably longer to connect to my wifi than Manjaro. Using on both.

Does anyone have any ideas why that might be, and if there could be modifications I could make in that area?

Thinking of spending a little time using for a while. I've been using KDE Manjaro for quite some time and it's fantastic, but a little variety and investigation is always a good thing.

Impression in the first five minutes is that Discover looks a lot nicer than last time I used it. Clean and clear.

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