Post # 1
I know a lot of bees seem to use Publisher or Photoshop to do any logo design or STD design, but I don’t have either of those programs and I’m not willing to spend money on a program. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Post # 3
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
How about picnik.com? It’s free & awesome!
Post # 5
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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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.
Post # 7
Thanks guys! I’m going to check these all out. I’m trying to stay ahead of the game while I’m sadly unemployed…but I’m going to use this to my advantage and try and work on things like a logo (if we decide to use one) and our STD, even though we don’t need to send it for awhile. I just got our engagement photos, so I’m really antsy to USE them!