| 3:56 pm on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Frequently I have seen a preference of graphic designers to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Fireworks.
| 4:05 pm on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
just to reinforce waht starnge said - alll the logos youve linked to scream photoshop
| 4:09 pm on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|I like Paint Shop Pro (free trial on their site), though I don't think it runs on Mac. |
| 4:59 pm on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thank you for the comments. Photoshop is a bit too pricey for me as well as I am not an artist.
Would the type of logo found at http//:www.disruptive-innovations.com be one that could be created with more simpler packages? If so, which packages should I look into (in addition to paintshop, previously recommended)?
BTW as a sidenote = if you delve deeper into the site mentioned above - you will find an interesting html editor product (under development) called Nvu. It is the probable replacement for Mozilla composer. If you would like to see a slide presentation that the main author, Daniel Glazman, recently presented at a European Mozilla Developer's conference - go to
He talks about the design future of the product (although we only get the slide lines, and not what he said as he explained each one). Alas.
| 7:08 pm on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
For a less pricey alternative to photoshop, I would recommend Photoshop Elements. It's only $100 as compared to its big brothers $700 price tag. You can also try The Gimp. That is free.. Downside is that you can't work with GIF images.
| 9:26 pm on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thank you - this is coincidental - I just got a new scanner and it came with Photoshop Elements which I have not installed yet. I am waiting to get a new machine this spring. Mine is so ancient that I have trouble running big, new, cpu intensive items such as PS El. I don't want to clutter up my laptop with it. I thought PS El was only for photos - I had now idea that I could do images iwth it also. Thank you agian.
| 10:04 pm on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Photoshop Elements does have features that make it more usable for the average user. But there are a lot of features from Photoshop that are in PS EL. You can use layers, save for web, most of the PS filters are there... It really is a great place to get your feet wet before moving on to the full blown program.
| 3:37 am on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)|
The best advice I can give you would be to get used to software that allows you to fulfill you requirements. Industry standard packages for graphics and print are excellent starting points if you have the access. Make yourself familiar with the tools and their capabilities - once you have learned one to a certain level you will have little problem working with others.
Photoshop is mentioned often here as THE package to use, but really the most important thing is feeling comfortable with a program that will let you achieve your own goals. There are all sorts out there: free ware, low cost cut down versions, and the full editions of the software - it is up to you how far you want to take it.
Just keep asking the right questions :)
P.S. Welcome to Webmasterworld
| 2:27 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Photoshop doesn't have to be as expensive as the retail price suggests. I just purchased a new copy of Phothoshop CS on Ebay for $300. Totally legit, never registered, it was simply an old version (5) plus the upgrade. Just be careful you don't get stuck with an Academic or 'Lite' version. While Paint Shop Pro and other programs can be good, there really is no substitute for Photoshop!