7. September 2021

How to increase font size of Krita UI on Windows?

Krita on Windows might display UI with a very small font:

You can increase the UI font in Krita by the following configuration. Select from the top menu: SettingsConfigure Krita…

Select General from the left pane, select Window tab, check Use Custom Interface Font, and increase the number to a value like 14. Click Ok to apply changes.

21. June 2020

Learn to draw with tablet online app

Learning to draw takes time. Here you can find simple online app which can help you with the task.

The current version contains line drawing exercises: vertical line, horizontal line, diagonal line /, diagonal line \, X, Y, circle, half of circle.

It’s possible to draw by mouse, tablet or by touch (e.g. mobile device screen).

Suggestions for improvement are welcome. Feel free to post them to comment section.

13. January 2018

How to change Windows 10 to grayscale mode and back to color mode

Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update 2017 – winver: 1709) has one neat feature which might be handy for graphic designers and photographers. You can quickly can turn your display quickly to grayscale (black and white).

Some people activates this feature just by accident and they do not know how to turn Windows 10 back to color mode.

The keyboard shortcut is pretty simple:

Windows + CTRL + C

Color mode of Windows 10:

Grayscale (black and white) mode of Windows 10:

You can read more at Microsoft web site.

9. May 2015

How to decode stereogram by GIMP

Some time ago I wrote article How to decode stereogram by Photoshop.

I made a small experiment and it’s possible to achieve similar results by GIMP.

Here is stereogram (Magic Eye Picture) created by Easy stereogram builder.

stereogram-sample

Open file in GIMP. Duplicate the layer.

gimp-duplicate-layers

Change layer mode to Difference.

gimp-difference

Select Move tool from GIMP toolbox (M).

gimp-move-tool

Start moving the layer to the right. You can use arrows to move the layer. If you prefer mouse then click, press and hold CTRL key to avoid shifting in both X and Y axes.

Here is the result:

gimp-stereogram-solution

 

22. December 2013

Tracing Paper JS – tool for generating JavaScript coordinates from image

Tracing paper is common tool for illustrators and graphic designers.

I wrote a tool which is able to convert clicks on image into coordinates and use it in JavaScript.

Launch Tracing Paper JS in full screen mode

Just click at the image and tool will record set of coordinates as JavaScript code.

It’s simple app written in JavaScript with AngularJS.

Source code is available at Github: https://github.com/georgik/tracing-paper-js