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.

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 Getting started with Inkscape on Fedora article for help. For other operating systems, see Inkscape’s 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.

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.

Download Badge template assets

Different Fedora Badges templates are available to choose from. Templates are organized in different categories below.

Badge shapes

All Fedora Badges have a common shape. Some have different color rings depending on the type of badge (see Fedora Badges Style Guide). Not sure what template to use? Ask for help in a Fedora Badges ticket and a designer will help you choose.

Content templates

Content templates are common patterns or content used across many badges. The Badges team encourages using these templates where possible. It helps maintain a consistent theme across the Badges site.

Tutorial content

Tutorial content are pre-created, individual designs to help you design a Fedora Badge. Tutorial content was created for other badges, but can be reused in future designs. If you want to try out a new design, try using these to create your ideas!

Further reading

More information about the way that Fedora badges are created, added to Pagure and distributed to the community are available.