Saturday, 12 June 2010

Background to transparency

Just a little tip on how to convert a .png image with a colored background to a transparent background using the Gimp

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


This video de-constructs the button window text box and it's layers


This video deals with the Mesh Modeling text box and it layering.


This video dels with the layers of the 3D Objects text box


This I deal with the text box Blenders Interface. I show you how the layering works for this text box.


In this the first video we give you an overview of the layering used to create this document by Blender in Scribus


Over the next five videos I will deconstruct a Scribus document created by Blender showing you how you can create a complicated document in layers making less complicated to make this way.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Scribus Templates

This Tutorial shows you how to save your Scribus documents as a template for future use.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Outlines and Scrapbook a Practical Example

Here is a practical example of applying outlines and using teh scrapbook to make a simple poster for a notice board.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


In this video I'll show you how to use the scrap book to re-use common elements and objects instead of re-creating them over and over again.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Text To Outlines

How to turn normal text into an object to use as banners etc

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Import from Google Docs To OpenOffice

Using the OpenOffice Gdocs extension I'll show how to import a Google docs document into OpenOffice Writer. For this one I'm using a new mic so I'd appreciate some feedback o sound quality even though I'm still playing with the sound settings.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

OpenOffice to Google Docs

Using an extension in OpenOffice it is possible to upload your OpenOffice documents to Google Docs. with the only draw back being that your documents get converted to Google Docs format.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Flow Text Around Picture

Just a quick video to show how to get text to flow around pictures

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Install Apps From PPA's

Here's a really nice Lucid feature. In this video you can see that users can now add software from your PPA without using the CLI. They just need to get you deb line, and using the software center, they are good to go.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Scribus Gradient Text

How to use Scribus to produce gradient text effect


This is an extension that allows you to use Synonyms in Writer. It's a bit of a Primadona when setting up but, once set up it works fine. This video takes you through the process I used to set it up.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

7zip Split

This video will show you how to spit a large folder or application in a number of smaller zip files.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

RecordMyDesktop Settings

These are revised settings that I'm now using for RecordMyDesktop

Openshot Movie Editor

I got this tutorial from the Lubuntu site as it's one of the best videos on showing how to use OpenShot I've seen.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Drop Caps Re-Visited

This Tutorial we show you how to apply a character style to a a drop cap style to add extra formatting such colour to the drop caps

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Stop Default Keyring pt2

And this is part two, to stoping the default keyring popping up
when you go to use Evolution or Empathy.

Stop Default Keyring pt1

This little video is part one of stopping that annoying default keyring
popping up when you start up Empathy and Evolution

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Installing Guest additions with Nautilus as Admin

This video takes you through the process of Installing Virtualbox Guest additions
using Nautilus as the administrator. No more messing with terminal commands.

PDFMod Drag n Drop

Using two PDFMod windows to drag and rop PDF pagges between them.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Intro To PDF Mod part-1

Just a little intro to PDFMod a great little toll that lets you modify or combine PDF documents or books.

Intro To PDF Mod part-2

Just a little intro to PDFMod a great little toll that lets you modify or combine PDF documents or books.