About the Book
Graphic Design is a field where we can be doing image editing (Adobe Photoshop), illustration (Adobe Illustrator), 3D modeling (Cinema 4D) and etc. Graphic design allows us to help people design letterheads, business cards, and you can get a freelance job after knowing graphic design.
GIMP is a software for photo and image editing. GIMP can be used to create graphics and GIMP is used to create graphics with pixels or raster. Raster image consists of pixels when enlarge will be blurred. A raster image is usually photos like png. Inkscape is used to create vector image. Vector image when enlarge will not be blurred like raster image, because it uses vectors and calculations. Dia is used to create figures.
GIMP, Inkscape, Dia are free softwares. Adobe Illustrator alternative is Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop alternative is GIMP. Dia is an alternative of Microsoft Visio and Lucid Charts.
I write this book to help my students in their assignments. In the database assignments, the students are asked to create ERD with Dia, this book is the book to help them to use Dia. The students are asked to create a report and it must have "Appropriate use of figures and tables [they need to be yours – not copied from the papers] ". This book will help them to use Dia.
This book aim to equip the reader with GIMP, Dia, Inkscape and Graphic Design basics. There will be many examples and explanations that are straight to the point. You will be creating web site design using GIMP, CRISP DM, flowchart, ERD with Dia, and Business cards with Inkscape.
Graphics using GIMP
Design with Inkscape
Figures with Dia
About the Author
Eric Goh is a data scientist, software engineer, adjunct faculty and entrepreneur with years of experiences in multiple industries. His varied career includes data science, data and text mining, natural language processing, machine learning, intelligent system development, and engineering product design. He founded SVBook Pte. Ltd. and extended it with DSTK.Tech and EMHAcademy.com. DSTK.Tech is where Eric develops his own DSTK data science softwares (public version). Eric also published “Learn R for Applied Statistics” at Apress, and published some books at LeanPub and SVBook Pte. Ltd. He teaches the content at Udemy and EMHAcademy.com, and developed 28 courses, 7 advanced certificates. Eric is also an adjunct faculty at Universities and Institutions, which is a consultancy from EMHAcademy.com.
Eric Goh has been leading his teams for various industrial projects, including the advanced product code classification system project which automates Singapore Custom’s trade facilitation process, and Nanyang Technological University's data science projects where he develop his own DSTK data science software. He has years of experience in C#, Java, C/C++, SPSS Statistics and Modeller, SAS Enterprise Miner, R, Python, Excel, Excel VBA and etc. He won Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Merit Award and Shortlisted Entry for TelR Data Mining Challenge.
Eric holds a Masters of Technology degree from the National University of Singapore, an Executive MBA degree from U21Global (currently GlobalNxt) and IGNOU, a Graduate Diploma in Mechatronics from A*STAR SIMTech (a national research institute located in Nanyang Technological University), Coursera Specialization Certificate in Business Statistics and Analysis (Excel) from Rice University, IBM Data Science Professional Certificate (Python, SQL), and Coursera Verified Certificate in R Programming from Johns Hopkins University. He possessed a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing from the University of Portsmouth after National Service. He is also an AIIM Certified Business Process Management Master (BPMM), GSTF certified Big Data Science Analyst (CBDSA), and IES Certified Lecturer.
During free time, Eric holds a Career Diploma in Graphic Design with Honors from Ashworth College in 2017, and has used Solidworks, Inventor in Singapore University of Technology and Design. He knows Blender. He has a National Survival Swimming Bronze Award Certificate in 1997 and is PADI Advanced SCUBA Diver in 2016. He learnt cooking since young and has Udemy Certificate in "China Table: Learn to Cook Traditional Chinese Cuisine" in 2016.