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Old 10-26-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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If any of you want to make really nice labels you should try GIMP. Its is a 100% free graphics program and in the right hands has nearly all the ability of photoshop. I will post pics of mine when done. Check it out. Doesnt use a lot of memory and downloads in just a couple minutes.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
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Sounds awesome. I'm gonna check it out!

 
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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yeah i use it all the time during my slow time here at work. nice program....but a little difficult at first to figure out. youtube tutorials.....check em out they help alot.

 
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:23 AM   #5
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It's probably the best free editor out there.

If you get really good at it, try photoshop... I find it's best for people to learn in GIMP as it makes you do a bit more gruntwork (which teaches a lot).

 
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:30 AM   #6
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I'd love to learn how to design labels and graphics that I can use on web sites and blogs. I used GIMP to make some simple graphic icons following a tutorial script that I found on the web some time back. It was hard. I fear I may lack a certain essential aptitude for graphic design, aka talent.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:08 AM   #7
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I like GIMP.
Free is a very good price.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:12 PM   #8
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I'm struggling with GIMP, atm. I am an engineer and use CAD everyday, so I keep looking to draw lines and circles, drafting type stuff. GIMP doesn't give me those options. I will try to find the Youtube tutorials, maybe that will help.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #9
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I'm struggling with GIMP, atm. I am an engineer and use CAD everyday, so I keep looking to draw lines and circles, drafting type stuff. GIMP doesn't give me those options. I will try to find the Youtube tutorials, maybe that will help.
You might have better luck with Inkscape.

Inkscape. Draw Freely.

 
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:12 PM   #10
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You might have better luck with Inkscape.
Inkscape is awesome; let me draw a couple of concept labels very, very quickly. Lots of tutorials on Youtube too, if you're so inclined, with tips for drawing complex designs like ribbons and whatnot.

Definitely much easier to work with vector art than with raster.

 
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