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« on: June 07, 2007 01:50:23 AM »

I hate printshop! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Many years ago Broderbund/the learning company was a fabulous place, but now they offer limited support for software, and instead keep pushing us to upgrade.  Their programs crash and malfunction in various ways, and there is nothing I can do but pony up serious cash for a 'real' graphics editing/desktop publishing program.   ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!   I don't think I'm advanced enough to even learn photoshop, and all I really want to do is print some fabric transfers and tiny images for magnets.


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so, what programs can I use to print transfers?  anything for $30 or less?  I can't see spending $600 to $1500 for the really high tech/professional stuff.

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007 08:48:10 AM »

i don;t know any editing software until 30, but paintship pro is a great program! Ive been using it for years without any major issues. it will cost you somewhere around 100-150 bucks. Im not sure of the actual price since ive beens using the same edition for 4 years and im sure they have upgraded since then
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007 08:58:05 AM »

Gimp
it's the free version of photoshop
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007 09:33:28 AM »

thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007 09:59:03 AM »

I have downloaded 2 different versions of gimp and it won't open.

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2007 04:39:30 AM »

I know this is an older thread, but I just ran across it.

I have Printshop and Photoshop Elements.  I work back and forth between the two (I find Printshop is easier to use in some cases).  Elements is really not that expensive for what you get with it.

I did take several online classes for Elements, and they were immensely helpful.  Eclectic Academy (www.eclecticacademy.com) offers useful, INEXPENSIVE, courses on a variety of subjects, and I thought the Elements classes were great.

I think Photoshop Elements costs around $100 new, but you might be able to find an older version on ebay or somewhere that might fit your needs just fine for less money.

What exactly was your Printshop program doing to you?
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2007 10:15:38 AM »

I'm just clueless how to use it.  Every time I try to change colors it reverts back to the colors that are already in the original picture.

It's frustrating to go read tutorials and not have anything work because they all start with the assumption that you have basic working knowledge.  I'm starting from the beginning, and I don't have basic working knowledge.  I don't know how to use the toolbox and everything I try is wrong.  Cry

Is there a tutorial anywhere that starts at the beginning?
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