(Closed) DIY and Photoshop

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My fiancee desinged bookmarks as favors for our engagement party and I think we’re going to use it to make our programs. Also, he editted our engagement pics since our photographer is just a friend with a good camera. But I don’t think it’s particularly necessary. I could’ve done all that stuff on alternative programs like paint, word and Picassa.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use Photoshop for everything, so I used it to start decorating invites/any other paper goods. Love it, and might die without it. 😉

BUT, if you do not already know how to use Photoshop, it’s not something you can just “pick up” quick by playing around in it.  In that case, you might be better off using another program.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve done everything in Photoshop: save the dates, invitations (including all pocketfold enclosures), reception signage, seating chart, program, day-of schedules for wedding party, etc, etc…  I’ve worked with Photoshop for years and am more comfortable designing in it even though it isn’t meant for print design.  I know I can get done what I want more quickly in Photoshop than other programs I have.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve used Photoshop for nearly everything wedding-related. However, as Miss BBQ said, it’s not a program that you can easily “pick up.”  The program does not make your designing any easier if you don’t know to do it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i have photoshop, but the only thing i know how to do is crop and resize! ugh

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve been using Inkscape.  It’s basically an opensource (read: free) version of Illustrator. The Gimp, I believe, is the free version of Photoshop.  I’m not savvy enough to know the difference between the two, but i have both of them and love them both.  I just started designing my save the dates in Inkscape.  It’s pretty straight-forward for the most part.  I haven’t been asking it to do anything too powerful so it hasn’t been that difficult to just look around and find whatever I’m looking for. I recommend it. It’s free so why not?

in the past, i use photoshop to create posters for conference presentations. they looked super swanky 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

heck yeah! I’m using it for everything.

Save the dates, invites, response cards, return address labels, DIY map, escort cards, etc etc etc Smile

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@lergx6, so how do you like GIMP? I downloaded it to try to make my own monogram. I was not able to make one letter wrap around another, UGH. I really wanted a twined monogram.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with MissBBQ and deebstation – I am using Photoshop for everything, and although Photoshop is fairly easy to use, some of the fancier features may require you to get some tutorials to figure out.  I have been using Photoshop for over 10 years now, so it was a no brainer for us when I wanted to design our own invites, etc.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ditto.  My FH is the designer…  but he has been all up in Photoshop and Illustrator for all our paper elements.  It’s been amazing the things he has been able to create in those programs from my whims! Save-The-Date Cards, Invites, Maps, Programs…  Everything!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yes it’s great, but if you don’t already own it I wouldn’t go out and buy it.  It’s expensive and you can do similar things with microsoft publisher.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@lovebyrdz I asked my fiance if he knew the difference between Inkscape and Gimp (Illustrator v. Photoshop) and it seems that Illustrator/Inkscape are meant for building things from the ground up and GIMP/Photoshop are meant for editing things that already exist. I’m not hugely proficient with either, and I have no idea how to do twining, but you may want to take a crack at it with Inkscape.  If you have non-leopard Mac OSX then you’ll probably have to use an older version of Inkscape than the most recent since their developer upgraded to Leopard.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve used Photoshop to make our save the dates and I just finished our place cards. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m using Photoshop for EVERYTHING! 

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