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« on: July 07, 2005 09:03:13 PM »

this might be such a naive question, but how do you make graphics etc on the computer 9photoshop?) to use in designs? up til now i've been just scanning things to use, i would like to create though!

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 09:51:51 PM »

can you be more specific? Do you mean graphics for t-shirts, like iron-ons or stencils? Photoshop has a wide range of capabilities, you can paint or draw or manipulate photos...you can do all kinds of things! If you don't know how to use Photoshop, try googling for tutorials. It's a pretty detailed program.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2005 05:56:25 AM »

yes, I mean like making graphics for stencils, or to take to a screenprinter, etc - looking at this page, i'd say things like the crafster logos, the buttonsa they have, the small object's stuff... i hope they are called graphics, lol - <total newbie> i just can't figure out how people make them... i have photoshop and can follow direction on it, just can't seem to figure out how to get the results i want....

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2005 11:43:56 AM »

It's not really something you can just automaticly be good at.  Making good graphics takes practice.  Just fiddle around until you come up with something you like.  Search google for tutorials.  Knowing how the program works will make you better.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2005 11:55:49 AM »

Photoshop isn't really a good program for *making* graphics, it's more for picture editing, assembly, effects. If you really want to make professional looking graphics (from scratch) you should use a vectorial program such a Illustrator.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2005 12:13:07 PM »

_There is this great free software called Expression 3 [E3 X] (renamed Acrylic) -Download: PC Users or Mac Users- that is really good -and something to look at before buying Adobe Illustrator or Freehand-

For image manipulation there is GIMP which is also really good & free.

Photoshop isn't really a good program for *making* graphics, it's more for picture editing, assembly, effects. If you really want to make professional looking graphics (from scratch) you should use a vectorial program such a Illustrator.

Thank you! Finally someone that doesn't see Photoshop as the solution to everything graphic related.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2005 12:32:25 PM »

Thank you, guys! I'm checking those links now, I'll let you know how it goes! (:
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2005 04:11:24 PM »

Thank you! Finally someone that doesn't see Photoshop as the solution to everything graphic related.
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