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Release artwork is that part of Fedora artwork that changes with each new release. The most notable part is the wallpaper, but it also contains various banners for anaconda, firstboot and websites, splashes and login manager design. This page describes how this artwork is created
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Release artwork is that part of Fedora artwork that changes with each new release. The most notable part is the wallpaper, but it also contains various banners for anaconda, firstboot and websites, splashes, posters, cd labels, countdown and KDM design. This page describes how this artwork is created.  For an overview of the components, and how to test, see the wiki page for [[Artwork/ThemingOverview|  Theme Overview]].
  
== Step 0 – Release name ==
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'''Examples from Fedora {{FedoraVersion}} can be found at [[Design/Release_Artwork_Process#Release_Artwork_Preview|Release Artwork Preview]]'''
Because we base our artwork on the release name we need to know it first. This is a community-wide process and the final name for next release usually gets selected when a new release gets released.
 
  
== Step 1 – Design concept ==
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== Step 0 – Preparation Stage ==
When we have the name we start working on a design concept. We strongly recommend the concept being abstract for various reasons but tied to the release name. It's usual to work on more than one concepts at this stage. Approximately a week before Alpha freeze, we select a few designs that we think are best and include wallpapers featuring these in the Alpha release.
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Because we base our artwork on the release name we need to know it first. This is a community-wide process and the final name for next release usually gets selected early in a release cycle. As soon as we have the name we start working on artwork concepts. We strongly recommend that the concepts are abstract but tied to the release name.
  
== Step 2 – Supportive graphics ==
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== Step 1 – Initial Designing ==
When Alpha is out there is a brief period of gathering feedback from testers and based on that we select final design to be worked it. Next the other parts of the release graphics are being  created. See '''!needlink''' for the list of what is being created. The supportive graphics is included in Beta release and beyond this point no change in the concept is allowed.
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* We start working on the wallpaper based on the proposed concepts approximately one month and one week before Alpha release. It's usual to work on more than one concepts at this stage. Approximately two weeks before Alpha release, we select a few designs that we think are best, get those wallpapers into fedora and blog about them.
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*  During the next fourteen days we decide on the design we'll go with, improve it and make it default for Alpha release. When finished, we blog about the decision. We also prepare the Alpha release banner.
  
== Step 3 – Finish ==
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== Step 2 – Finishing Design ==
Take our time and polish all the parts. The final artwork is the result and gets in the Release Candidate
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* As soon as Alpha is released we start working on improving the wallpaper and creating the supporting graphics (anaconda banners, splashes, kdm theme, ...). We usually blog twice during the time about the wallpaper improvements. This phase should be finished about 1.5 week before Beta Freeze.
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* Then we continue on improving the wallpaper and doing final packaging of the artwork until Beta Freeze. Count down banner is also made in that time.
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* For Beta we also create a release banner.
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== Step 3 – Sleeves, Posters, Banners ==
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After beta is released we start creating CD/DVD labels and sleeves, release banners and release party posters. These should be finished up about 1.5 week before GA.
  
 
== Side work – Personalisation ==
 
== Side work – Personalisation ==
 
For each release we select about four open licensed images targeted at these audiences:
 
For each release we select about four open licensed images targeted at these audiences:
* men audience
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* general audience
 
* women audience
 
* women audience
 
* children audience
 
* children audience
  
 
These can come both from our Wallpaper Extras project or from elsewhere.
 
These can come both from our Wallpaper Extras project or from elsewhere.
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== Release Artwork Preview ==
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=== Development Release ===
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* [[F{{FedoraVersionNumber|next}}_Artwork | Fedora {{FedoraVersionNumber|next}} Artwork]]
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Detailed schedule with dates for Fedora {{FedoraVersionNumber|next}} is available at [http://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-{{FedoraVersionNumber|next}}/f-{{FedoraVersionNumber|next}}-design-tasks.html this page].
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=== Current Release ===
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* [[F{{FedoraVersion}}_Artwork | Fedora {{FedoraVersion}} Artwork]]
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Detailed schedule with dates for Fedora {{FedoraVersion}} is available at [http://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-{{FedoraVersion}}/f-{{FedoraVersion}}-design-tasks.html this page].
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* [[F{{FedoraVersionNumber|previous}}_Artwork | Fedora {{FedoraVersionNumber|previous}} Artwork]]
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Detailed schedule with dates for Fedora {{FedoraVersionNumber|previous}} is available at [http://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-{{FedoraVersionNumber|previous}}/f-{{FedoraVersionNumber|previous}}-design-tasks.html this page].
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=== Historical Release ===
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* [[F21_Artwork | Fedora 21 Artwork]]([http://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-21/f-21-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F20_Artwork | Fedora 20 Artwork]]([http://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-20/f-20-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F19_Artwork | Fedora 19 Artwork]]([http://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-19/f-19-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F18_Artwork | Fedora 18 Artwork]]([http://jreznik.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-18/f-18-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F17_Artwork | Fedora 17 Artwork]]([http://rbergero.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-17/f-17-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F16_Artwork | Fedora 16 Artwork]]([http://rbergero.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-16/f-16-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F15_Artwork | Fedora 15 Artwork]]([http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-15/f-15-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F14_Artwork | Fedora 14 Artwork]]([http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-14/f-14-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F13_Artwork | Fedora 13 Artwork]]([http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-13/f-13-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F12_Artwork | Fedora 12 Artwork]]([http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-12/f-12-design-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[F11_Artwork | Fedora 11 Artwork]]([http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-11/f-11-art-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[Artwork/F10Themes | Fedora 10 Artwork]]([http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-10/f-10-art-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[Artwork/F9Themes | Fedora 9 Artwork]]([http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-9/f-9-art-tasks.html Detailed Scedule])
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* [[Artwork/F8Themes | Fedora 8 Artwork]]
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Release artwork is that part of Fedora artwork that changes with each new release. The most notable part is the wallpaper, but it also contains various banners for anaconda, firstboot and websites, splashes, posters, cd labels, countdown and KDM design. This page describes how this artwork is created. For an overview of the components, and how to test, see the wiki page for Theme Overview.

Examples from Fedora 33 can be found at Release Artwork Preview

Step 0 – Preparation Stage

Because we base our artwork on the release name we need to know it first. This is a community-wide process and the final name for next release usually gets selected early in a release cycle. As soon as we have the name we start working on artwork concepts. We strongly recommend that the concepts are abstract but tied to the release name.

Step 1 – Initial Designing

  • We start working on the wallpaper based on the proposed concepts approximately one month and one week before Alpha release. It's usual to work on more than one concepts at this stage. Approximately two weeks before Alpha release, we select a few designs that we think are best, get those wallpapers into fedora and blog about them.
  • During the next fourteen days we decide on the design we'll go with, improve it and make it default for Alpha release. When finished, we blog about the decision. We also prepare the Alpha release banner.

Step 2 – Finishing Design

  • As soon as Alpha is released we start working on improving the wallpaper and creating the supporting graphics (anaconda banners, splashes, kdm theme, ...). We usually blog twice during the time about the wallpaper improvements. This phase should be finished about 1.5 week before Beta Freeze.
  • Then we continue on improving the wallpaper and doing final packaging of the artwork until Beta Freeze. Count down banner is also made in that time.
  • For Beta we also create a release banner.

Step 3 – Sleeves, Posters, Banners

After beta is released we start creating CD/DVD labels and sleeves, release banners and release party posters. These should be finished up about 1.5 week before GA.

Side work – Personalisation

For each release we select about four open licensed images targeted at these audiences:

  • general audience
  • women audience
  • children audience

These can come both from our Wallpaper Extras project or from elsewhere.

Release Artwork Preview

Development Release

Detailed schedule with dates for Fedora 34 is available at this page.

Current Release

Detailed schedule with dates for Fedora 33 is available at this page.

Detailed schedule with dates for Fedora 32 is available at this page.

Historical Release