Hello, fellow Garudians,
I've been an enjoyer of this beautiful distro for a couple of years now, and while I really like most of its wallpapers and graphics, I noticed there is not much consistency with Garuda's branding, but that's not the issue here.
I'm sure a lot of users here, like myself, have some experience with vector graphics and would really love to make garuda-branded wallpapers/icons and stuff, but I can't seem to find any official garuda SVG logos (like the eagle logo of the forums, the icon logo of FireDragon, the dragonized grub dragon wallpaper). It would be cool to have some kind of link/page on this forums with all the official logos / brands so that people like me can easily create new graphics without having to trace or create abominations.
tl;dr: please put all vector files of garuda's logos in one easy to find place so that people can make cool wallpapers and not ugly blender renders.
Hi, thank you for the reply, I did already search in the forums and I did manage to find some of the svg files in the gitlab, mostly in the icon pack. It would be more convenient to have a general branding folder on the gitlab with the 'official' svg default logos just for consistency and ease of use is what I meant in my post.
Anyways I could not find any svg of the grub dragon anywhere ( I searched on tineye and google images ).
Basically, having an easily downloadable toolkit for general artwork creation I think would boost community input on the matter. It's just a suggestion.
Yeah, I'll try and take a spin on the plymouth theme and grub theme for starters, maybe a couple of wallpapers too. And while I do that, I'll most probably end up creating a folder with all the basic logos/artworks svgs.
I can't understand what you're trying to say, maybe I'm not able to read through your sarcasm.
So I managed to get all the needed logos for artworks, but a lot of the svgs have residual metadata from inkscape which makes them incompatible with some tools (cairosvg namely), so I'm stripping them down to just the needed bits so that they are more clean. Also, as SGS mentioned in the last post, there is a lot of redundancy in the logos in the distro repos which could maybe be handled differently. For example a script could be made that renders all colored versions from the one original base svg, and the same thing could be done for rendering scaled versions.
My first artwork regarding Garuda has been published, it's a variant of the current plymouth theme, which I find to be more consistent with the overall dr460nized aesthetic and more in line with the splash animation.
This is the repo for that if you are interested: Vito F / plymouth-theme-dr460nized-sweet · GitLab
Can you explain what you mean by that and where I wrote that?
Again sorry, I am not a programmer, but feel free to do.
You wrote on gitlab " The dr460nized logo, which was used as a base to make the logo_template.svg file is made and owned by Garuda Linux Copyright (C) 2022"
which is unfortunately wrong. As I wrote here 15 days ago, this is my creation.
The transition from Garuda, to me as a co-founder, is fluid and may not be understood by outsiders, but it exists.
My primary workstation was my custom arch install which run without systemd, so I never thought about contributing until it became my main distro.
Everything is clear now.
In inkscape you can either export in svg with inkscape tags included, or there is an option to export a clean svg, which is more compatible with common svg tools (cairosvg was just an example since is the most common python tool for handling svg files, but inkscape tags usually are not taken into account by most svg parsers).
I'm sorry, you did not write that, you are right. I was referring to you quoting the various garuda-#color.svg files which all have the same paths and only different colors, that I considered redundant (but I was surely exaggerating).
I corrected the copyright notice, thanks for the info and sorry.
With all the information I gathered I think I can proceed and create said toolkit with all the right copyright info and a couple of scripts to generate (at least most of) the different variations.
So, I wrote a script to automatically render the various color versions of the eagle head icon you made and came across the white one
I was wondering, was it intended for the white one to have just plain fills instead of gradient fills?
I'm asking this just because it seems like the only one made like this, and I kinda also like this version better than the gradient filled ones. Since the icons are usually displayed very small, the gradient is unnoticeable anyways. So just for fun I tested overlaying colors over the white one and using it as a template for the others, and the results look pretty cool.