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Re: New to the list - need advice



Hi Spydrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ;)

spydrrrrr gmail com wrote:
    I am confused about the whole process of creating or contributin art
    to the Fedora project...
    So is this a list of things that are in need of work? If so what is
    the theme?

    Are there things that need to be developped from scratch?

    Is there something that does not exist that needs to be created?

    It's all very confusing... The reason I ask is that I want to
    contribute in a constructive manner... I do not want to simply
    create stuff that is not needed...

I hear you on that. :-/

To spare you the heartache I have experienced, out of the projects below I would recommend sticking to contributing to the Echo icon theme.

== Icon Work ==

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoDevelopment

Basically, here is how that works: if an icon is missing and nobody has claimed it (if its claimed it'll be colored in differently) then claim it by changing the BG color of the table row and start working on it, and upload it to that wiki page and send a note to the list when you're done.

== Theme Artwork Work ==

I had been working on a DNA theme for FC 6 (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemeSubmissions/DNATheme) and I could use help in finishing this (There are slots for the pieces that are missing on the page) but I'm pretty much stuck on getting it actually in the distro and have yet to receive any information from those in power on how I could do this and it's pretty much too late for FC6 now. Maybe for FC7 or someday. If you'd like to help me work on this for FC 7 let me know.

I've tried to archive other people's contributions here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemeSubmissions
So you can get an idea of what other people are working on and perhaps build off their ideas for a new theme. (What makes up a theme? I wrote up an overview with some implementation details here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemingOverview)

== GTK Theme ==

Another thing you could do if you wanted would be to review different GTK themes and try to find a nice one or one that could be modified for a fedora default (again, would be FC7 at this point.) I tried doing this with the GentleGnome theme (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemeConcepts) but it seems like a lot of people just don't like it. :(

You could take Gentle Gnome and survey people about it, see what they like and don't like and try to address the issues they bring up, or try a different theme entirely. Or even just mock up one and see if you can rally some devels to help you implement it (depending I'd be willing to help implement some hot mocks as a GTK theme :) )

== Art Repository Project ==

We're in dire need of a better artwork repository than the wiki. There are some efforts being made to spec out our own system (would need to be written in python) similar to art.gnome.org for this purpose. If this is something you'd be interested in let me know and I can get you in touch with the right people.

== Fedora Marketing Work ==

One thing we have not done yet as a team is approach the Fedora marketing team and set up a workflow/communication protocol so we can produce graphics for their marketing materials. If creating artwork such as CD covers, webpage banner ads, posters, conference booth banners, etc. appeals to you, starting this setup between our team and theirs would be a welcome and helpful thing. :)

~m


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