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    Senior Webdesigner koolbrian's Avatar
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    Hi,
    my name is Brian and i really need a graphic software FREE.Any ideas.A software were i can create my own logo ,some graphics.............???



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    Skills to Pay the Bills Sparkie's Avatar
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    You can download a trial version (I believe 30 days) of Paint Shop Pro at http://www.jasc.com . This is an excellent graphics program and many members here highly recommend it. Its very easy to use and makes creating logos a snap.
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    I second that recommendation.

    In addition, if you evolve to need something more advanced, hop on over to http://www.macromedia.com and download a 30-day trial of Fireworks.

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    I also like Fireworks a lot. I think it's the best graphic program for creating simple, web graphics.

    If you need something a bit more advanced, Photoshop is great too!

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    ...... That's if you're willing to pay around $600US for PhotoShop, Matt....
    My 2 Cents (or is that 2.2 Cents including GST?)

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    I would go for the Paint SHop Pro suggestion, excellent program at an excellent price!

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    Price is a major factor here. Don't be misled by anyone telling you that "Photoshop is the way to go." Yes, Photoshop is far and away more powerful than anything else availabe right now. However, most of us are not expert graphics creators, and we don't usually need that many features.

    And besides, with features and a pricetag of over $600 (isn't it more like $800?) comes a learning curve that can be an annoyance. I find that Paint Shop Pro's functions operate in similar fashoin to a lot of the Microsoft Office programs and such - it looks like most other popular programs, in my opinion, and therefore becoming comfortable with it is much easier.

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    Chris,

    I was doing a (admittedly slightly inaccurate) currency conversion. Over here, where our Australian pesos are worthless it's around $600US when converted. It may be higher in the States, not entirely sure.
    My 2 Cents (or is that 2.2 Cents including GST?)

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    Hey brian,

    what the others have said is good advice, fireworks and PSP are wonderful graphics software, but unfortunately they cost money.

    There is another alternative, its basically feature for feature compared to photoshop, but its free.
    The only disadvantage is its slightly harder to use, and you have to use the right mouse button a lot, and takes up lots of ram.

    Its called Gimp, it was built mainly for linux, but it has been ported to windows.
    The gimp homepage is at http://www.gimp.org

    The Window's version of the gimp homepage is located at
    http://www.gimp.org/win32/

    Hope you it suits your needs, enjoy and good luck


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    I actually mentioned GIMP in a thread posted a few days before this one by koolbrian. Maybe you should have looked at that one before starting a new one The URL is...

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...threadid=12926

    Oh, and yes, Photoshop 6 is $600 for the full version. The upgrade is much less.

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    Just in case

    If you looking for 3D Gfx software .. Blender ( http://www.blender.nl ) Is also free, and very very good


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