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Old 04-22-2007, 05:18 AM   #1
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What program do yall use for making labels. I tried Gimp and well its way to complex for me. I even read the tutorials and still have problem after problem. Is their anything simpler out their. Preferable free. Im not looking for anything fancy just the ability to resize and put in text.

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Old 04-22-2007, 05:32 AM   #2
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I use photoshop cs2. I don't like Gimp, doesn't work well for me, not as user friendly as photoshop. You can download a photoshop trial, or use the computers at school like I do.

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Old 04-22-2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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I use Gimp for some of the touch ups. They have a few brush modes that I like. but Artweaver although similar is a little easier to navigate. I'm pretty much in the same boat though. I just don't know enough about the graphic arts so will probably have to take a class or something to really be able to use them and really make a GOOD label. There are a few programs on the web like label maker but they want $25-$40 and they only do very basic type labels. I wasn't to impressed. I've heard of quite a few who use PhotoShop but didn't care for the price tag...$200 +. Also found Open office which has a drawing program but haven't had much time to be a ble to figure it out yet. Let me know if you finally find one though, cause I'd be really interested too!

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Old 04-26-2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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Apparently Adobe Illustrator is the way to go but that's big $$. I haven't go a clue what is good for us working folks.

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Old 04-27-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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I know as a printer Illustrator is the way to go if you ever plan to have your labels printed (by a printer). The drawback (like onecolumbyte said the prog. is big bucks). What ever you do don't expect printers can use type set in photoshop (or the like). If you are printing the labels at home or plan to have them digitally printed use what ever prog. that you are comfortable with (assuming your printer can convert that prog.).

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Old 05-17-2007, 11:22 PM   #6
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Any ideas for free programs?

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Old 05-18-2007, 02:13 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by ArroganceFan
Any ideas for free programs?
I believe Gimp is free...

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Old 05-18-2007, 04:10 AM   #8
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I use Illustrator. Its Def the best for this kind of stuff. I'd say Photoshop is a good second. Those 2 are really my main recomendations!


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Old 05-18-2007, 04:42 AM   #9
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illustrator is good for graphics and for any effects i like to use photoshop. in conjunction, the 2 are killer
as in killer combo
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:20 PM   #10
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Photoshop CS2
I LOVE photoshop and have used it for years!

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