IDEA: Making featured images

I was thinking about holding a short (50-minute) “clinic” on how to make featured images for the Magazine. If you’ve seen my images you know I’m no artist. But I learned a few things from @ryanlerch that I can pass on, so the Magazine looks as spiffy as possible.

It would probably be on a Friday afternoon EDT, which is a time I can reliably set aside for something like this – probably 3:00 or 4:00pm. I would hold it via Google Meet so the result is recorded. If it’s good enough to hold onto we can always add the link to the Magazine docs.

Is there anyone interested in such a thing?


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I haven’t used Google Meet before and I’m not sure that I have a good enough connection for it, but I’ll try to attend. I’m as interested in trying out Google’s meeting technology as I am in some tips on how to do the images. I’d certainly watch the recording even if I cannot make the meeting. I have no training and very little experience with image editing.

If I’m available, I’d love to attend (and I’ll definitely watch the recording if I can’t make it live)

I can probably do this at 3:00pm EDT this Friday, October 9. Would anyone be able to show up then? I also would plan to record for those who can’t be there. But it’ll be a lonely sounding recording if it’s just me. :laughing:

I’d show up for that.

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Unfortunately, that works out to noon in my local time and I am in a meeting from 11:00AM to 12:30PM on Friday.

$ TZ='America/Phoenix' date -d "3:00PM EDT this Friday"
Fri 09 Oct 2020 12:00:00 PM MST

That’s OK though. I’ll just watch the recording.

I would like to attend as well, but i live in central europe, and i dont know how it will work out for me.

Hello Paul,
I would be interested in that meeting. I think the time is okay as of today. How does Google Meet work? Is it available through your Google sign on?

Yeah, it is. its quite easy to get set up

We did hold this recording – @bcotton is working on editing the video to tighten up a few pieces and then it should be posted on YouTube for anyone to check out. He seemed to think it went well, so I hope it’s useful!


Thanks Paul. I’m looking forward to it.