(Closed) Graphic design software?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends on what you are looking to do.

And actually, Photoshop is not really the right program for designing a logo, Illustrator is (assuming that photography is not involved). And it’s a bear of a program if you don’t know it, plus it’s expensive.

What I would suggest is to look at what’s available at istockphoto.com. Maybe you can buy something already designed, and add some nice text to it??

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Whatcha makin?

 

How about picnik.com? It’s free & awesome!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

inkscape is the equivalent of adobe illustrator and I think you can download it for free.

GIMP is a watered down version of adobe photoshop, it is also free.

 

Vectors (inkscape/illustrator) are great for logos, or any graphic design that you want to possibly re-size without degrading or pixelating.

hope that helps!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

I don’t have any great advice. I use Publisher, and it is great! Super user friendly. I was able to purchase it for some freelance graphic design work I do, but I also have it on my work computer. I think it is definitely worth the investment.

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