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Old 05-18-2007, 02:26 PM   #11
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Check out Inkscape. Gimp is to Photoshop as Inkscape is to Illustrator.

Edit: And it's free as in speech and beer.

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Old 05-19-2007, 11:35 PM   #12
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After some research I found this list if anyone else is interested.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/ima...eephotoedw.htm

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Old 05-19-2007, 11:40 PM   #13
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I have illustrator and Gimp and Gimp is way easier to use for graphic manipulation and text IMO. Illustrator is good for vector graphics. I have been using Gimp for a couple years now so if anyone needs help just let me know.

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Old 05-20-2007, 04:37 AM   #14
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After some research I found this list if anyone else is interested.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/ima...eephotoedw.htm

Thanks for the link, Im gonna download a few and see if I can figure one out tomorrow.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:37 AM   #15
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I have illustrator and Gimp and Gimp is way easier to use for graphic manipulation and text IMO. Illustrator is good for vector graphics. I have been using Gimp for a couple years now so if anyone needs help just let me know.
I would hate to see how hard illustrator is cause GIMP confuses the hell out of me.
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:45 PM   #16
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you might want to try photofiltre. from what i remeber it's free and does well on a lot of stuff that i've worked with.

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Here's my label for a recently bottled nut brown using Paint.NET v3.07. Just downloaded this prtogram about 3 hrs. ago. It seems to pretty easy to use. I tried the Inkscape program yesterday and really like it with the exception of the inability of saving the file to a Gif or Jpeg format.

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hey Reidman, Can you wrap text in a circle with Gimp? I tried using the path thing but can't seem to get it to work like Inkscape. Is there a different way? or am I just stuck with Staight line text? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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hey Reidman, Can you wrap text in a circle with Gimp? I tried using the path thing but can't seem to get it to work like Inkscape. Is there a different way? or am I just stuck with Staight line text? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I actually had to look that up since I've never used circle text. I have ver 2.2.10 but should be the same for older versions also.

Go to Xtns>Script-Fu>Logos>Text Circle

Here's something I whipped up real quick
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Nice- yeah, there's still a ton of stuff I'm learning abotu GIMP, but I've only spent, like, 2 or 3 hours actually learning stuff (as opposed to actively trying to make labels), and have produced such labels as the Hatch-Battener Barleywine and the Treble-Strength Butterbeer.

What I need most now is text effects - both the "surface" of the text, and how to rotate/circle it.

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