Desperately Cintiqing Susan – Working with the Wacom Cintiq It's not the device, it's me

For the past three weeks or so I’ve been using one of the library’s Wacom Cintiq displays for creative work and graphic design stuff.  These things were originally purchased as part of a digital art kit that travels from branch to branch but, right now, no one has a request for that kit. So I asked if I could play with one of these nifty creative tools for a while.

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Episode 28 – Buildin’ Blocks, Killin’ Creepers

On this episode of Cyberpunk Librarian, Dan talks Minecraft and how you can do some cool stuff with it at your library!

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Episode 27 – Pretty Pictures, Better Design

Join Dan for an episode full of tips, tricks, tools, and techniques for creating better graphic design! After all, you don’t want a dumb looking sign in your library! Put some thought into your design and it’ll show in the end result!

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Books worth checking out

Websites worth clicking

Software worth your while

  • Office 365 Personal and/or Home editions will get you the latest versions of Microsoft Office direct from the source. Always updated and always available via the cloud.
  • Scribus – The graphic design studio for the rest of us. Also available in a Portable Apps edition.
  • LibreOffice – The FOSS solution for your office suite. Also available in a Portable Apps edition.
  • Pixelmator – The best, most affordable image editor for OS X. Highly recommended.
  • GIMP – Cross platform, free and open source image editing. Also available in a Portable Apps edition.
  • PaintShop Pro – A sadly underused bit of kit that is just as useful as Photoshop for 90% of the population at a tiny fraction of the price!

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Send the Cyberpunk Librarian to Minneapolis! A Cyberpunk Librarian goes to IUG

UPDATE!

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My library was able to come through with funding after all! If you visited the donation site with an eye towards contributing, thank you so much! I really appreciate the effort. But now you can keep your money and use it for something really important.

Like burritos. Never underestimate the importance of really good burritos!

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