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12-08-2004, 05:15 AM
I would like to make banners, logos and some other graphics. Which software is good in doing these things?
12-08-2004, 01:56 PM
Macromedia "Fireworks" or "Studio MX" (which is a suite of applications which includes Fireworks) is the usually the "industry standard", and generally regarded as being the best for generating graphics specifically for the 'web, with Adobe "Photoshop" being the standard for general image restoration and manipulation. However, as these are the best applications, which are used by nearly all professionals, they are expensive!
Most amateurs on a budget tend to go for something like Photoshop "elements" or Jasc "Paint Shop Pro" (don't let the "Pro" deceive you as pro's always use the stuff I mentioned at the top, not these!)
I am pretty sure that all of these have free trials (usually 30 days) which are well worth taking advantage of (provided that they are not "save disabled" or something like that)
Or if you wanted something that was just free (you could leave a donation!), there is always GIMP ... links below
www.adobe.com "Photoshop" "Photoshop elements"
www.macromedia.com "Fireworks" "Studio MX" etc (studio mx is best for most aspects of web development and includes more or less everything that you need for all aspects of web design)
www.jasc.com "Paint Shop Pro"
Hope this helps! ... Paul www.zonicweb.net
12-08-2004, 02:12 PM
ps. heres a little something I made with "Fireworks" ... this one has a white background, but you can have a clear backgrounds as well!
12-09-2004, 01:54 PM
I use PhotoShop. Used it for my logo. Yes, it is one of the standard programs out there. It's a great program, but a couple things. It uses the lingo of the industry. If you're not familiar with it, you may struggle a bit getting used to things. It's not user friendly, but rather user cordial.
PhotoShop Elements has a lot of the bells and whistles of the full program, and at about $79 retail, it's a steal.
12-10-2004, 05:07 AM
Do you know of any online tutorial that I can use because I do have photoshop but it is too complicated to understand.
12-10-2004, 01:11 PM
Try www.webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/design/graphics/. There are also some links to educational resources on the Adobe site itself, and many others as well ... try a search engine!
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