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weddingflower
12-16-2010, 09:09 AM
what is your Favorite graphic software?
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Matatiaho
12-20-2010, 07:48 PM
I'd choose PS. I've tried free versions that try to mimic it's features and ability but PS is second to none. GIMP is one of the programs I've tried, I became very good with it after awhile but it was lacking many of the things I need and want for web design graphics and became later useless. I finally took my money and bought PS CS5, I can't say I regret a single thing that was done then.

I've never used paint.net, I don't understand if that compares to PS or if it has the same features. I've heard it's equal to PS but that's a bit far-fetched seeing me paying $600 for the program.

solarmnlar
12-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Well mine are PS and CS - the newest versions just knock everything off. It is just perfectly funny to work with these and you always discover some new features or shortcuts or things you did not know - it is all just a big game and that makes working with graphic softwares so entertaining and interesting.

FJbrian
12-28-2010, 03:33 AM
Photoshop
PhotoPosPro is a pretty awesome freebie
Pixlr is a phenomenal free addition to firefox that (for an addon) does a mind-numbing great job at imitating photoshop
FotoFlexer.com is pretty cool for removing backgrounds online quickly

Major Payne
12-28-2010, 09:49 AM
I pretty much have all these...

FREE software (No Animation):

http://www.getpaint.net/ (Very user friendly)
Free VCW VicMan’s Photo Editor: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-free-alternatives-photoshop/
Free Web Photo Album: http://www.vicman.net/installed.php?Title=Web%20Photo%20Album&Version=1.2
Pos Free Photo Editor: http://www.photopos.com/Pos-Free-Photo-Editor.asp
Photoscape: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

MyPaint: http://mypaint.intilinux.com/
DogWaffle: http://www.dogwaffle.info/dogwaffle/free/index.html
A brother of Pixia: Phierha is introduced! (Windows 7 Compatible): http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/
Best Free Paint Program: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-paint-program.htm
10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop: http://www.lifeclever.com/10-free-web-based-alternatives-to-photoshop/

Inkscape (Very good for vectored graphics and free) Windows and Mac: http://www.inkscape.org/download/

savantcreative
01-07-2011, 05:19 PM
Hands down it is PS for me. I 've been using it almost daily since version 7 :)

Kiren
01-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Honestly, I don;t even know any one other than Photoshop, which I love!

savantcreative
01-10-2011, 04:34 PM
Honestly, I don;t even know any one other than Photoshop, which I love!
Have you worked with Fireworks at all?

sarenarichard
01-11-2011, 08:12 AM
photoshop and illustrator.... Love them :)

georgerogers
01-17-2011, 08:27 PM
It has to be photoshop for me only because I don't have much experience with Illustrator or fireworks. Goona have a stab at one after I conquer flash

savantcreative
01-17-2011, 08:34 PM
It has to be photoshop for me only because I don't have much experience with Illustrator or fireworks. Goona have a stab at one after I conquer flash

Since you know PS, I would suggest Illustrator before FW because Illustrator is a vector based drawing program while PS and FW are pixel based painting programs.

krichevskoy
01-18-2011, 04:04 PM
Photoshop and Sai!

savantcreative
01-18-2011, 05:00 PM
Photoshop and Sai!
What is Sai? I've never heard of it. Thanks

akosiana
01-19-2011, 03:52 PM
ILLUSTRATOR!!!! but I'm a lazy graphic designer so I'll just go quick to photoshop lol, I love illustrator so much :)

krichevskoy
01-19-2011, 06:10 PM
What is Sai? I've never heard of it. Thanks

It's a Japanese program. But there's an English patch on the web that converts it. It's a paint program like Photoshop, using layers, brushes, etc. It's very nice.

savantcreative
01-20-2011, 01:19 PM
Thanks. I will check it out.

JPRoss
01-25-2011, 11:30 PM
I use CorelDRAW X3, but I'm a vector art guy. Use either PhotoShop or PhotoPaint if I'm doing bitmap work I can't do in CDR.

Iron Man
02-03-2011, 08:26 AM
I first started off with Paint.Net (didn't have the cash for PS) and became pretty good at it. Then my cousin started letting me use his PS CS5, but never got down to really having the time to learn it. I still can't afford a PS of my own, so would you guys say that PS CS5 is a good PS version to start with? I know there's been upgrades and all, but considering my low finances, PS CS5 is all I can work with at this point in time.

By the way, any good free tuts you all can recommend to begin to learn PS? I've seen many on YouTube, but anyone know any good specific one's for beginners like myself? Thanks in advance.

savantcreative
02-03-2011, 02:02 PM
I first started off with Paint.Net (didn't have the cash for PS) and became pretty good at it. Then my cousin started letting me use his PS CS5, but never got down to really having the time to learn it. I still can't afford a PS of my own, so would you guys say that PS CS5 is a good PS version to start with? I know there's been upgrades and all, but considering my low finances, PS CS5 is all I can work with at this point in time.

By the way, any good free tuts you all can recommend to begin to learn PS? I've seen many on YouTube, but anyone know any good specific one's for beginners like myself? Thanks in advance.

Hi Iron Man. Any version of PS past CS1 or 2 is fine for learning. As far as free tutorials go I don't know of any but for $15 you can join lynda.com for a month ans learn plenty of it. That's what I would do if you want to get it over with fast. Best of luck :)

Major Payne
02-04-2011, 12:45 AM
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By the way, any good free tuts you all can recommend to begin to learn PS? I've seen many on YouTube, but anyone know any good specific one's for beginners like myself? Thanks in advance.PS Tutorials:

http://revision3.com/pixelperfect/episodes
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/20-photoshop-tips-tricks-that-you-should-know-about-part-one/
http://dzineblog.com/2009/04/tutorials-psd-to-html.html
http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2009/03/20-psd-to-html-tutorials-35-conversion-services.html
http://www.designvitality.com/blog/2007/10/photoshop-button-tutorials/
http://www.hesido.com/base.php?page=tutorials&sub=wavingflag
http://www.photoshopwebsite.com/category/photoshop-tutorials/3dtutorialstypographytexteffects/
http://digital-photography-school.com/4-easy-photoshop-techniques-to-make-your-pictures-pop
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/43-psd-to-xhtml-css-tutorials-creating-web-layouts-and-navigation/

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photoshop-text/photoshop-text-options-bar.php
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/Photoshop/1
http://tutorial-index.com/redirect/24426
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Adobe-Photoshop-1028/images-shape-world-map.htm
http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/advanced-css-menu/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/idiots-guide-photoshop-part-2-pdf/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/an-idiots-guide-to-photoshop/

Animation:

http://pelfusion.com/tutorials/40-photoshop-tutorials-to-create-animation/
http://photographycourse.net/editing-an-animated-gif-in-photoshop-cs4
http://www.good-tutorials.com/tutorials/photoshop/animation
http://www.ehow.com/how_4425276_use-photoshop-animation.html
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/Photoshop/Animation/1
http://www.layoutgalaxy.com/html/htmnewletter34-page1.htm

Background:

http://www.tutorialdash.com/tutorial/adobe-photoshop/photo-editing/view/Change-a-Photos-Background_63214
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshoptutorialschanges/Changing_Scenes_Removing_Backgrounds_Altering_Reality.htm
http://www.mediacollege.com/adobe/photoshop/transparent/background.html
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1871551/how_to_make_image_background_transparent.html
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/blrbps_2fwks.htm

Borders:

http://websitetips.com/articles/photoshop/borderbackground/
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/17981/creating_borders_around_your_photos.html
http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Computer_Center/Software/852.php
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/links/go/6243
http://www.dphotojournal.com/photoshop-tutorial-realistic-out-of-border/
http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Computer_Center/Software/852.php
http://board.flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?t=725195

Cloning:

http://www.picturesocial.com/video/how-to-clone-yourself-in-a
http://en.onsoftware.com/photoshop-tutorial-how-to-clone-yourself/
http://sewveryprairie.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-clone-yourself-in-photos.html
http://www.urdustan.net/mehmaan/megboardns/ph/clone.htm

Collage:

http://www.entheosweb.com/photoshop/collage.asp
http://www.ehow.com/how_2085591_make-collage-photoshop.html
http://www.googletutor.com/2008/07/21/how-to-make-a-collage-of-your-favorite-photos-for-your-desktop-using-picasa/
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Collage
http://blog.photobucket.com/blog/2009/05/how-to-make-a-grunge-effect-collage-on-photobucket.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_4743116_make-picture-collage-photoshop.html

Effects:

http://www.designshard.com/video-tutorials/18-awesome-photoshop-text-effect-tutorials/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/04/50-stunning-photoshop-text-effect-tutorials/
http://www.photoshopwebsite.com/photoshop-tutorials/55-colourful-light-streaks-in-your-photo-photoshop-tutorials-part-1/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-3D-effect-with-image-editing--software-/
http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/text-effects-tutorials/how-to-create-a-gold-text-effect-in-photoshop/
http://www.mrbluesummers.com/?p=1064
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshoptutorialsphotoart/Photoshop_Photo_Art_Effects_Making_Photos_Look_Like_Art.htm
http://www.roseindia.net/software-tutorials/detail/11370
http://webdesigninfo.wordpress.com/2007/06/04/photoshop-text-mirror-effect-tutorial/
http://www.trap17.com/forums/Photoshop-Mosaic-Tile-Effect-t48223.html
http://www.devppl.com/forum/post52357.html
http://www.photoshopwebsite.com/category/photoshop-tutorials/photo-effects-photoshop-tutorials/
http://ilike2photoshop.blogspot.com/2009/06/tile-effect.html
http://www.recipester.org/Recipe:Create_a_tile_Effect_29363959
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d4dPGKh-T0

Gradients:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1865149/how_to_make_gradients_in_photoshop/
http://www.elated.com/articles/gorgeous-gradients/
http://www.ehow.com/how_4579586_gradient-photoshop.html
http://photoshop911.typepad.com/help/2004/03/custom_gradient.html
http://iit.bloomu.edu/vthc/Photoshop/DRAWING/gradients.htm
http://artist.tizag.com/photoshopTutorial/photoshopgradienttool.php
http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/web_graphics/article.php/3915806

Image in Text:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/92963/photoshop_effect_how_to_create_an_image.html
http://www.toxiclab.org/tutorial.asp?ID=83
http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/ps_imageintext.shtml
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqQOP5m9rZ0

Light Effects:

http://www.photoshopwebsite.com/category/photoshop-tutorials/light-effect/
http://www.photoshopwebsite.com/photoshop-tutorials/70-great-light-effect-photoshop-tutorials-part-ii/
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/22-best-photoshop-text-effect-tutorials/
http://sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/photoshop_text_effect_tutorials/
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/41-nicest-photoshop-photo-effects-photoshop-tutorials/
http://www.smashingapps.com/2009/03/24/43-really-useful-photoshop-tutorials-for-excellent-3d-effects.html
http://library.creativecow.net/articles/kramer_andrew/lightsaber/video-tutorial.php
http://psd.tutsplus.com/
http://www.webreference.com/graphics/column15/2.html

One Color:

http://www.justskins.com/forums/applying-color-to-parts-of-a-b-and-w-picture-22130.html
http://www.slevi.net/2007/09/29/bringing-out-a-single-color-with-photoshop/
http://www.photoshoptutors.com/2006/12/how-to-color-parts-of-an-image-with-photoshop/
http://www.videotutorialzone.com/graphics-software/adobe-photoshop/how-to-make-part-of-a-picture-color-and-other-parts-black-and-white-with-adobe-photoshop.html

Opacity:

http://www.creativetechs.com/iq/photoshop_opaquetotransparent_shadow_trick.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_2113527_adjust-opacity-adobe-photoshop.html
http://iit.bloomu.edu/vthc/Photoshop/specialeffects/opacity.htm

Pic in a Pic:

http://www.weikhang.com/2007/01/picture-in-picture-effect-in-photoshop.html
http://www.ehow.com/video_4989426_put-one-picture-another-photoshop.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_4451256_put-one-picture-another-photoshop.html
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/paste_into/pasteinto.htm
http://www.takebackyourbrain.com/2007/put-yourself-in-the-picture-with-photoshop/

Rounded Corners:

http://www.tutorio.com/tutorial/photoshop-round-corners
http://matthom.com/archive/2004/09/10/fast-rounded-corners-in-photoshop
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=how+to+make+Photoshop:+Rounded+corners&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=kc90S8mcFMGUtgfEwNG9Cg&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=11&ved=0CDQQqwQwCg#
http://www.happywebdiva.com/2008/02/03/how-to-make-rounded-corners-in-photoshop/
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/rounded/rounded.htm

Just a few I have. Let me know if they are dead sites as I haven't checked them all lately.

savantcreative
02-04-2011, 01:14 PM
Wow! Very nice list here :)

Iron Man
02-07-2011, 08:45 PM
Wow very nice list indeed. Thank you savantcreative for your info. and to Major Payne for the awesome list. :thumbsup: I will definitely check them all out. Thanks so much. Now to finally learn some serious graphics. :D
A couple of reps for the both of you. :)

renderfreak
02-09-2011, 04:09 PM
I've yet to find better then photoshop

Ed2
02-17-2011, 12:22 AM
Fireworks CS5, I've had it from Fireworks 8 and it is for me the easiest, the main pro for me is the easyness of applying gradients amongst other stuff

jesicawillss
02-19-2011, 07:22 AM
PhotoPosPro is the best and good to use. I like that.

akosiana
02-19-2011, 09:05 AM
Adobe Pack, it's everything! :)

izrafel
02-20-2011, 03:33 AM
wow great collection of PS tutorials!

I agree with most posters also, you just cannot go past Photoshop - you seriously get what you pay for it is THE app for graphics
and for vector - Illustrator
No doubt Adobe products, I'd swear by them

Eleos
02-20-2011, 03:36 AM
Photoshop, definitely the Rolls Royce of graphics applications.



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