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Old 01-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Do most of y'all use Photoshop for your labels? Does anyone know of any free software available on the web that is good for creating/editing images, i.e. making beer labels?

Thanks a lot - Tom
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Twgardner2 I use free software called inkscape. Go to inkscape.org to download...lots of youtube tutorials out there
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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GIMP - Photoshop like photo editing but free
Scribus - InDesign like page layout and design but free
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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I often use Beer Labelizer

You're confined to his premade templates, but I've found that there are enough different ones that it's not too big an issue. Plus its free and very easy to use.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone! I'm excited to check these out and start making my beer look as good as it tastes
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Primary: Saison
Secondary: Belgian Yeast Cider, Raspberry Cider
Bottled: E.J. Phair's Rye Beer, Plinian Eruption IPA (Pliny clone), Pizza Port Shark Bite Red Ale, Plinian Eruption II IPA, Raspberry Cider, Spiced Cider, Vanilla Stout, Blackberry Cider, Peach Cider, Fuggles IPA
Past Brews: Ferocious IPA, Belgian Witbier, Pyramid ESB, American Cream Ale, Cascade Pale Ale, Graham's Cider, Cherry Cider, Man's Best Friend Wheat
Next Brews: Don't know

2011 Gallons: 39
2012 Gallons: 34

 
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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t making my beer look as good as it tastes
Ha, twgardner2, that's close to our slogan, "We make your beer look as good as it tastes!"

What's the name of your brewery? Those styles/flavors you mention in your sig sound good!
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #7
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Ha, twgardner2, that's close to our slogan, "We make your beer look as good as it tastes!"

What's the name of your brewery? Those styles/flavors you mention in your sig sound good!
I've got a couple of ideas. I think I'm down to Amateur Hour Brewing or Bush League Brewing. The problem with the latter is that I think all the beers would have to have baseball related names. I actually have a long list of good baseball beer names, but I don't know if I want to pigeon-hole myself like that.
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Bottled: E.J. Phair's Rye Beer, Plinian Eruption IPA (Pliny clone), Pizza Port Shark Bite Red Ale, Plinian Eruption II IPA, Raspberry Cider, Spiced Cider, Vanilla Stout, Blackberry Cider, Peach Cider, Fuggles IPA
Past Brews: Ferocious IPA, Belgian Witbier, Pyramid ESB, American Cream Ale, Cascade Pale Ale, Graham's Cider, Cherry Cider, Man's Best Friend Wheat
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #8
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GIMP - Photoshop like photo editing but free
Scribus - InDesign like page layout and design but free
+1 on GIMP...the "free photoshop" It has a high learning curve, especially for people who are not familiar with editing software, but it is really a powerful program and improves every year.

 
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #9
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Another Gimp +1. That and lots of YouTube tutorials for text and other effects and yer rolling. Find the script-fu plug-in for some cool effects.

 
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #10
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So I've been playing around with Inkscape and so far, I'm loving it. Here are my first two attempts:





I'll try to check out Gimp if I can find the time. Thanks everyone!
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Primary: Saison
Secondary: Belgian Yeast Cider, Raspberry Cider
Bottled: E.J. Phair's Rye Beer, Plinian Eruption IPA (Pliny clone), Pizza Port Shark Bite Red Ale, Plinian Eruption II IPA, Raspberry Cider, Spiced Cider, Vanilla Stout, Blackberry Cider, Peach Cider, Fuggles IPA
Past Brews: Ferocious IPA, Belgian Witbier, Pyramid ESB, American Cream Ale, Cascade Pale Ale, Graham's Cider, Cherry Cider, Man's Best Friend Wheat
Next Brews: Don't know

2011 Gallons: 39
2012 Gallons: 34

 
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