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Old 09-07-2010, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Second Brew label, Pumpkin Ale

Thought I would share what I've come up with for my second beer I've done this past weekend, my You Don't Know Jack Pumpkin Ale. Cheers!

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Old 09-07-2010, 12:09 AM   #2
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nice label.

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Old 10-04-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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Well, just bottled this Friday - updated some info on the label, a few weeks, we should be ready to go!

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Looks nice, what program do you use?

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Yeah, curious what program you use, as well as the dimensions you use? I am not incredibly gifted graphically, but I can see myself through a few programs.

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Great use of negative space.

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Thanks guys - this is actually all done in Photoshop.

I started with the canvas at the size you see picture, which is based off of one of DFH labels, scaled up a bit. So, I create everything in this size you see 850x546 pixels at 72 ppi. Then, when I go to print, I scale up the ppi to 200 which makes the canvas 2361x1517 pixels. Finally, when I print, I scale down to the actual label size which I don't have specifics but it's around 5.xx inches by 3.xx inches at ~400 ppi to print.

I can get the specific print size when I get home, if anyone needs it.

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Thanks for the info Shane and love your website - very cool and something I have been working a little behind the scenes on myself. Been out of college for a few years, and still have that lingering "what am I doing? I love beer!" voice in my head that has driven me to try something different than the corporate world I am in.

I don't have photoshop, but wish I could make some sweet labels like yours. I have heard people use GIMP? Which is supposed to be similar to photoshop? Maybe Ill give that a shot -

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Thanks for the info Shane and love your website - very cool and something I have been working a little behind the scenes on myself. Been out of college for a few years, and still have that lingering "what am I doing? I love beer!" voice in my head that has driven me to try something different than the corporate world I am in.

I don't have photoshop, but wish I could make some sweet labels like yours. I have heard people use GIMP? Which is supposed to be similar to photoshop? Maybe Ill give that a shot -
Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated!

I've used GIMP before, which is definitely a good, free alternative to Photoshop. There is also Paint.NET which is similar and free, too. I still think they're all lacking a certain fluidity and ease that Photoshop has, plus IMO, Photoshop is much more powerful. However, if you can't get it or don't have it, GIMP and/or Paint.NET are viable alternatives.

Some people also do their labels in Adobe Illustrator as vector drawings if you really want to get into it. They're much more scalable as vectors.
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Any pictures of the labels on the bottles?

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