Images and Figures for Publication

Images and Figures for Publication15.05.2023 09:00 - 12:00 (Mon)OnlineSerge Paulus
Images and Figures for Publication16.05.2023 09:00 - 12:00 (Tue)OnlineSerge Paulus
Images and Figures for Publication23.05.2023 09:00 - 12:00 (Tue)OnlineSerge Paulus
Images and Figures for Publication24.05.2023 09:00 - 12:00 (Wed)OnlineSerge Paulus
Target group: 
PhD students
Elisabeth Weir

This workshop will teach you to prepare images effectively for presentations and publications. We will work with Affinity Designer & Photo and Inkscape, on request we can discuss about other software. The workshop will however include tips on transferring the taught skills to other programs. You are encouraged to bring along your own data to work into figures during the workshop.

Day 1: Basic skills. Understanding raster graphics, resolution and colour. Creating newimages. Adapting images for print and web. Image file formats and size. Aadapting colour modes to output formats. Colour correction with curves.

Day 2: Selecting image parts (rectangle and free form) for images composition. Constructing image panels. Working with text and layers, combining multiple images to one panel. Understanding layers and possibilities like transparency. Image annotation, in-image possibilities and metadata for image database management.

Day 3: Introduction and basic drawing skills in Inkscape, understanding vector graphics, file formats for print and web. Basic shapes and properties. Combining basic shapes to create complex drawings. Free form drawing and use of colour and gradients. Text.

Day 4: Creating repeating patterns.Understanding layers, working with layers. Creating panels, simple posters and exporting graphics.


About the tutor: 
Serge Paulus is a tutor at the Center for Data Processing (ZDV) at the University of Tübingen.