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    Best Graphic Design Program?

    What is the best for making logos and banners?
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    Re: Best Graphic Design Program?

    Originally posted by hosthall.com
    What is the best for making logos and banners?
    For logos and banners for Print, then Macromedia Freehand or Adobe Illustrator as these can create resizable vector elements for pritning on all different kinds of media.

    For logos and banners for websites, then a combination of the above and either Adobe Photoshop, Jasc Paint Shop Pro or Macromedia Fireworks.

    Use the vector programs to make logos for sites which will have the logo used elsewhere such as tshirts/letterheads. Otherwise you can safely make then in a raster program for purely web based viewing.

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    if you were to buy just 1 program, i'd probably go for photoshop,
    cause its great for all the raster stuff, plus it also does basic vector drawing aswell. it doesn't do vectors that well because then it'd be competing with Adobe illustrator.

    great program, i'm a big fan of photoshop.

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    I've heard photoshop is around $1700? Is that right?
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    No. It's about $600.00 for full version. I bought it at amazon.com

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    Originally posted by johnn
    No. It's about $600.00 for full version. I bought it at amazon.com
    Not that much, then..
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    Fireworks is good for that stuff too - I use it for all my vector drawings - price tag is about 299.99 for the full version I believe.
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    well. for graphics, ive been using photshop .. but i get to know that fireworks, freehand and illustrators are great for vector logos... BUT Photoshop satisfies me !!
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    Fireworks may do vector graphics, but since it isn't really an industry standard application for print it makes it hard to work on a professional level if that is your only software package.

    The best for strictly vector logos would be, as everyone said, Freehand or Illustrator.

    I prefer Illustrator myself, since I'm a Photoshop junkie
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    If you've only got the squeeze for one program then Photoshop should be your choice. It can do vector well enough to get by but it's the master at raster!
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    If price is important, be sure to consider the Jasc Paint Shop Pro alternative (which I use, mainly because of the price issue).
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    Alltough I absolutely love Phtoshop ( could not live without it) , I really don't like Illustrator.

    So I like CorelDRAW for vector stuff but like the others said , if it's just for web Photoshop is the way to go.


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