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Old 12-22-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default What programs do you use to create labels ?

Greetings all and Happy Holidays !!

I was wondering what everyone uses to create their labels. Currently my brewing partner and I are trying to use Google docs to create labels so we could edit them at the same time but are not having to much success doing so.

Does anyone have a Google doc template they are willing to share or is there an even easier way to create labels that we are totally looking over?

Thanks again for the help, you guys are the best !

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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try this one, its pretty easy to use

http://www.beerlabelizer.com/

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Old 12-23-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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I haven't made many beer labels but I do all my graphic design work in Adobe Illustrator and for some minor things Photoshop

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Old 12-24-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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Free open source programs are Inkscape, and Gimp, they can do alot of what Photoshop and Illustrator can do, but there is definitely a learning curve to using them.

I think Photoshop and Illustrator are better, but I dabble in graphic arts, I'm not a graphic artist by any means, so to drop the coin on Adobe's programs isn't financially justifiable to me.

But the two freebies I mentioned are really great programs.

Just google them and download...easy peasy.

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Old 12-24-2010, 06:15 PM   #5
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Used to use Excel with very good results...you can actually do a lot of cut/past, WordArt, etc.

SHMBO bought me Photoshop Elements for Christmas a few years back...you can do ANYTHING with it but take some getting used to like anything else...about $60 or so.

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try this one, its pretty easy to use

http://www.beerlabelizer.com/
Thanks for the link. Those labels look pretty great with very, very little work involved on the user end.
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I used the beer labelizer the other day with fantastic results.

It works great cause its easy and I'm lazy.

the official seal generator also works, they are a bit simpler, but still very easy
http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/officia...al-generators/

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When I have time to make labels I use illustrator, although I'm using photoshop for one that I want to have a more painted feel. Then again, I'm a Graphic Design student so I already have the tools and skills at my fingertips.

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You are going to be much happier with the results from a drawing program like Illustrator, or its free "equivalent" inkscape. There aren't any tools in Google Docs that will come close to giving you what you want to do. Plus, if you want to get your labels professionally printed down the line, you will have a good file for them to work with. I used to work at a lablel printer. Nothing more frustrating than getting in low resolution Microsoft Word files, or even worse Excel files to print.

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You are going to be much happier with the results from a drawing program like Illustrator, or its free "equivalent" inkscape. There aren't any tools in Google Docs that will come close to giving you what you want to do. Plus, if you want to get your labels professionally printed down the line, you will have a good file for them to work with. I used to work at a lablel printer. Nothing more frustrating than getting in low resolution Microsoft Word files, or even worse Excel files to print.
Tried doing a few text only ones in Word, and didn't like them. Downloaded inkscape and it let's you do much more and it's not so difficult to learn. Pretty easy to flip/rotate words and pics, nice textures to spruce up pics and so on. Tried Gimp and didn't feel like putting the time in to learn how to use it just yet, maybe down the line if I want to improve on my present labels.
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