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Best software for web graphics for a beginner?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by cprntr, Dec 2, 2006.

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    What is the best and least expensive software for me to use?
     
    cprntr, Dec 2, 2006 IP
  2. nextebizguy

    nextebizguy Peon

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    You can try Gimp (freeware), Paintshop Pro (~100), and the big daddy Photoshop (~600).
     
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    From my experience, honestly though, Photoshop is worth every penny. It's like you live 50 miles away from work and photoshop is your ferrari.
     
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    Richie_Ni Prominent Member

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    I'd recommend you start with Photoshop.It's a very popular program ;)

    Edit:Thanks for the notice,Jay :)
     
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  5. jayL

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    I really suggest that you edit your post. Might end up getting some legal issues from the audience.

    Ah, I forgot to mention. I bought my license photoshop so it's really offensive seeing people posting things like that in front of my face.
     
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    Fireworks 8 is excellent for a beginner (great layout and resources which is equal to photoshop) and very easy to pick up with practice.
     
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    I am also searching for the same thing...
     
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    sabian1982 Well-Known Member

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    Id start with the best - Photoshop. Once you get used to the main navigational elements its rather easy to use. Plus there are loads of tutorials and books avaliable to take advantage of the more advanced features!!!
     
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  9. cprntr

    cprntr Active Member

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    But photoshop is expensive for someone who doesnt need or know how to use all of the features.
    Agree?
     
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    Austars Active Member

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    Yea, I'm a beginner and I just use the GIMP and Inkscape, two open source graphics programs. Inkscape manipulates SVGs like I believe adobe illustrator does, and GIMP is like an equivalent to photoshop. If you need GIMP tutorials check out gimptalk dot com
     
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    cprntr Active Member

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    gimp is hard to download and get running it seems

    i downloaded openoffice a whi8le back but their 'draw' doesnt seem to do much.
     
    cprntr, Dec 3, 2006 IP
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    Hello all,

    I'm actually looking into a good software program for web graphics for the beginner?

    From what I've learned Photoshop appears to be the best although, more expensive.

    As I am pursuing a career in website design and web graphics I believe it's butter I go with a more best software possible. So for me it's Photoshop all the way.

    seo-optimized.com
     
    gym4u2, Dec 3, 2006 IP
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    Photoshop for web or print is not really the only option. Illustrator has features that whacks photoshop in the face. So it's like vector vs pixels. With some reviews and personal experience, vector may be the best option for web deign.

    cssremix, csstux and csszengarden : my top favorites.
     
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    Can Paintshop Pro make logos and buttons?
     
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    Yes, it can. Do a google search for paintshop pro tutorials to get an idea of what you can do. I used it a lot before I got Photoshop. It's a good tool and you can do quality work with it.
     
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    After viewing the COREL website, it seems CorelDRAW is the right tool and Paint Shop PRO is for photos. Am I missing something?
     
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    PaintShopPro can be used for more then just Photos.. thats just what its MEANT for tho.. doesnt mean thats all it can do
     
    Zalaki, Dec 3, 2006 IP
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    Photoshop , get it now and no need to look any further
     
    fadetoblack, Dec 3, 2006 IP
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    only Photoshop
     
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    If this is in reference to downloading photoshop illegally, this was also what i did, however, the quality of the program and the vast amount of work its both done for me and optimized for all my websites, I eventually bought two full licenses for Photoshop, best money i ever spent.

    However, had i not downloaded photoshop illegally, i would have never spent money on photoshop in the first place, and thats the side of downloading most people fail to see, especially since the 30 day trial is most definately not long enough when your first becoming familar with the program..

    If i download anything, and i like it, i will buy it. It stops me getting ripped off from publishers hiding the flaws in there programs until you've already gone too far.
     
    Luke, Dec 4, 2006 IP