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How to design a Fedora Badge
This page explains how to design and create new Fedora Badges. This guide walks through the following:
Review guidelines for creating a Badge
Set up Inkscape for Fedora Badges
Get badge template files
Review Badges style guide
Refer to the Fedora Badges style guide for how Badges are designed. The style guide provides explanations and suggestions for shapes, colors, and other requirements to design good badges. Refer to this often while designing new badges. Following this guide makes new badge submissions easier to review and less time reworking a badge from feedback.
link:{attachmentsdir}/fedora-badges-style-guide.pdf[Fedora Badges Style Guide] (_last revised_: January 2014)
Set up Inkscape
Inkscape is recommended for designing Fedora Badges. Other Badge designers use Inkscape. Providing help and support is easier if you use the same tools.
Install Inkscape
Using Fedora? Reference the Fedora Magazine's https://fedoramagazine.org/getting-started-inkscape-fedora/[Getting started with Inkscape on Fedora] article for help. For other operating systems, see Inkscape's https://inkscape.org/release/[downloads portal] for help installing it.
Download and install color palettes
Common color schemes are recommended for Fedora Badges. The following palettes provide the recommended colors for Inkscape. With these palettes, common colors will appear in the color toolbar of Inkscape. These palettes may work with other design programs, but they are not officially supported.
link:{attachmentsdir}/palettes/badges_fedora_palette.gpl[Basic color palette]: Required
link:{attachmentsdir}/palettes/badges_extended_palette.gpl[Extended color palette]: Optional (gives you extra choices to work with)
To install, move the downloaded palette files to ~/.config/inkscape/palettes To access the newly installed palettes, in Inkscape, find the palette bar at the bottom of the screen and click triangle at the right end and select your desired palette.
Install Comfortaa typeface
Badges with text use the Comfortaa typeface. The Comfortaa typeface is used across the Fedora community. Install the typeface so it is available in your design program. _Note_: If you use Fedora, the font may already be installed.
link:{attachmentsdir}/typeface/comfortaa.zip[Comfortaa typeface]