I did this piece as my admission test for the college I'm attending......... and they've accepted me :3 The item has been done on Xubuntu Linux solely with GIMP.
Working with Linux and being enthusiastic about every aspect of it drove me to create this work. I took an event in the past as my subject, the Openstack Summit and Conference, which was kindly hosted by CANONICAL, the company behind this fabulous operating system.
As you can see the overall layout corresponds with the Ubuntu and CANONICAL websites, which were my main source of inspiration, since the event was hosted by CANONICAL it is perfectly reasonable to adjust the look to their „flag“. The combination of colours is a perfect match, so to say, as I personally believe the tones carefully selected are hard to overlook.
I tried to adjust the coloring and position of layers / items the best to be visually appealing and attracting attention from distance, in which I believe I have succeeded, as I studied my work from distance on my screen and how, or if it would appeal to the audience as a poster being stickered to a wall.
I worked with GIMP, dividing elements to layers to ensure they are editable at any time. Creation of this work involved the use of blending modes, alignment tools, measure tools, layer masks.
- Orange (#fc3908), deep purple (#772953) and white (#ffffff) are the basic fill
- font used is the official Ubuntu Family font, available free for download, just like 99% of open source software
- all the logos used are courtesy of their respective owners, freely downloadable. Formats used for the logos
were .PNG and .SVG
- text used is being sourced from Wikipedia as well as the official websites of parties involved
- laptop photograph was taken from the official Ubuntu website
- lcd screen resource was taken from deviantart
Use or re-distribution is strictly prohibited!