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Old 09-21-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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what drawing programs do you use?? i have freehand 10 by macromedia. wondering its pros/cons.

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Old 09-21-2006, 08:43 PM   #2
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Freehand is a decent vector based drawing program. If you want a lable that's basically drawing and letters, that's a nice option. It's somewhat similar to Illustrator - which is probably the benchmark vector program.

If you want to do something with pictures, Photoshop is best. Since you have Freehand, you might have an easier time getting Fireworks - which is similar.

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Old 09-21-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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If you are using photo's/pictures and just want to add some text/border and other simple effects have a look at www.myimager.com it is really easy to use and is totally free!

I have no artistic talent whatsoever and I managed to make this and am quite proud of myself!

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...ianBlonde4.jpg

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Old 09-21-2006, 11:56 PM   #4
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Believe it or not, Excel is great. I've done dozens of labels by cut/paste from the internet and using Paint/Powerpoint/Excel and switching between all three. Current versions of Excel include WordArt so you can create odd text.

My girl bought me Photoshop Elements for my B-day but I've not yet finished a label...very powerful tool is PE.

Good luck!!

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Old 09-22-2006, 01:46 AM   #5
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If you have access to Microsoft Publisher you can do great labels. I am brewing a Scottish ale and I found some risque picture of lassies in plaid and made some great labels. My wife isn't real fond of them but what the he$$, it's my beer!

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