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Old 03-14-2013, 06:32 PM   #2561
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I found an updated version of microsoft paint at paint.net. It has some photoshop features that def are an improvement. I did have to adjust the size by eyeballing it with a beer bottle against the screen though. Or measuring,which the program can also do.
Then there's beer labelizer. Fun & easy to use. you can also upload pics,artwork,etc to put on the labels it has designed for them. It's $5 for premium usage at beerlabelizer.com.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #2562
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Photoshop to edit images and Illustrator to draw my own.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:52 PM   #2563
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I found an updated version of microsoft paint at paint.net. It has some photoshop features that def are an improvement. I did have to adjust the size by eyeballing it with a beer bottle against the screen though. Or measuring,which the program ca also do.
Then there's beer labelizer. Fun & easy to use. you can also upload pics,artwork,etc to put on the labels it has designed for them. It's $5 for premium usage at beerlabelizer.com.

cool thanks i quite like the free version too!! lol
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #2564
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I use Photoshop, but it's pricey if used for just labels. Google GIMP. It's a free Photoshop like program much much much much better than anything MS paint can offer.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #2565
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The paint.net version has PS features as well. Pretty good for free.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:03 PM   #2566
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I use a variety of programs, but once I'm done I import the image to MS Word. Change the margins to 1/2", change to landscape (sideways) then copy and paste image 4X. Increase/Decrease image size so that all 4 images "just" fit on one page.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #2567
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GIMP into open office draw. I make the image in GIMP larger than it needs to be, then when I paste it into draw, I re-size to the right height for bottles (with 'maintain proportions' checked): 2.8" for stubbies and 3.5" for long-necks.

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:13 PM   #2568
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Inkscape is also a good freeware program to use. It's vector based, so it's similar to illustrator. Lots of videos on youtube to help with the tools if you're just starting out too.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:40 PM   #2569
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You can get a free version of photoshop cs2 legally through adobe. Just google it.

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My next one is a Pale Ale clone that I am trying. Here is that one.
I just frikken roflcoptered after seeing Cookie Puss Brewing with a giant carvel cake in the back lol.
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