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What is a good graphics software for beginners
Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:38 PM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:21 AM
Fireworks is very easy to learn, and I use it for website design as that's what it's there for. Photoshop on the other hand is more advanced and offers scope for both Print and Screen design. I only use it for image manipulation as I haven't got time to learn how to use it for other stuff.
I also use Illustrator as I find it's similar to Fireworks in many ways, but I use this just for print design and text effects I can't achieve in Fireworks. I also often illustrate stuff for export into Flash.
Flash is also a great program as it's very easy to draw stuff in.
I'm sure other folk will offer other suggestions. I'm just going on what I use day to day.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:58 AM
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:38 PM
GIMP. It is a pretty nice program to start with. It is some what slow. Another advantage is that it is free.
Now we're talking. No better software than free software, at least for beginners.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 03:19 PM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 09:33 PM
Software for beginners... hmmm, Fireworks is good, it's what i started with, there's plenty of visual tutorials out there, I remember printing off my very first tutorial from www.guistuff.com as they had some great interface designs which inspired me to create my own, in fact I designed a FLash MP3 player - which landed me my very first job as a Web Designer.
Posted 23 December 2006 - 03:36 PM
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:57 PM
Speaking from personal experience you don't want to start out with a major graphic editing software like fireworks or photoshop. Do get used to the basic functions you may want to start using GIMP or Paint Shop Pro.
i totally disagree - what's the point in learning how to use software like GIMP or Paint Shop Pro and then having to move to relearn Fireworks or Photoshop - seems like a complete waste of time to me as every program is different. I would choose a program and just stick to it.
If you have no budget - get something free like GIMP - it'a apparently very good.
If you have a budget decide on what is more important for you and choose a program accordingly.
If photo manipulation and good hi res graphics for print as well as web design capabilities are an important mix then splash out on Photoshop. It's complicated and could take a lot of dedication to learn the more complex aspects of the program.
On the other hand if you want something that's easy to use, very quick to learn and is solely to design websites, then go for Fireworks - I learnt to use it in a few days, whereas I'm still struggling to understand Photoshop, years after using the first ever version of the software when I was at college to the CS version now available.
Not sure how much both programs cost, but I think Fireworks is cheaper - visit the Adobe site as you may still be able to download a 30 day trial and try it out...
Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:43 PM
The thing with Fireworks is that its interface is changed around a bit so that while it has the functionality of a photoshop lite, if you decide to eventually drop the money for photoshop you might have to get used to new quirks. Not a big deal.
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