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    I'm totally graphically challenged - I can't draw with ye olde pencil and paper, let alone a mouse or graphics pen.

    In dtp programs, I can load a couple of clip art pics, layer them and move them until they look ok, link them together and resize them to fit my flyer, poster etc.

    That's the sort of thing I want to do for my web graphics, without the huge learning curve of the programs the experts use to produce their own graphics.

    Is it possible?

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    Say WHA?! goober's Avatar
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    Hello,

    First, I'd like to say that ANYTHING is possible as long as you put your mind to it. Web graphics can be a snap. I mean, I'm not an expert on the subject, but if you're willing to put the time in, go for it.

    Also, a lot of programs do most of the work for you!

    Of course, i am not an expert. What do i know?

    Good luck, and please...people, give some more posts.
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    I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Fluffykins's Avatar
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    Some programmes you might like to take a look at:

    Microsoft Image Composer - people here are going to slate it, cos it's nowhere near as good as packages like Fireworks or Photoshop, but it does make creating graphics for the beginner VERY simple.

    Adobe Image Styler - similar to Image Composer but I think better.

    Both packages have things such as button wizards, word art wizards and export wizards that make simple web graphics a snap. From there you can expand and learn new tricks. That's how I started out.

    There are also many freeware and shareware packages that make you instant buttons, banners, bullets etc. Have a look around and if you find anything good, let me know

    Ady
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    Thanks for that - I've been looking round the freeware sites. I use Ultimate FX, and ZPaint (for buttons), and Harms 'sTile. I'll keep looking!


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