Cant afford photoshop, is there any other to learn graphics

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  1. playandgo

    playandgo New Member

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    Hi, I have Gimp, but now see that I cant learn that much on it. I want to learn more graphics and get better at it, for my websites I want to build,
    Is there any other graphic program thats as good as or nearly as good or advanced as photoshop at a budget or for free, if thats possible.
     
  2. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

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    photoshop trial for a month?

    gimp is prettty much as close as you can get to photoshop for free
     
  3. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I find it very hard to believe that any professional cant afford $50 month.
    for that I get dreamweaver, fireworks, photoshop, illustrator, indesign, bridge and flash (not that I use it) ...and more.

    And you could too. CS6 creative cloud...
     
  4. ilovedesign

    ilovedesign New Member

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    There's another version of Photoshop. It's Photoshop elements. That's more or less five hundred bucks less.
     
  5. ronaldroe

    ronaldroe Super Moderator Staff Member

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  6. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Photo editor for bitmaps and raster images (backgrounds and gradients) GIMP. Free.

    Vector images (logos and buttons) Inkscape. Free
     
  7. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Elements is more of a J.Q. Public sort of program for touching up your holiday snaps rather a usable tool for pro designers.

    It would be a bit like riding Route 66 on a 50cc moped. You'll probably get there but the end result won't be too pretty.
     
  8. DarkOwl

    DarkOwl New Member

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    I think Corel draw would suit you perfectly and it’s also compared to Photoshop slightly.
     
  9. KristinWard

    KristinWard New Member

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    Gimp just upgraded to 2, you might try getting the new one. As free software goes that's the best I know of. You could also use adobe's trial version.
     
  10. Anand

    Anand New Member

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  11. DotCom

    DotCom New Member

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    The pirate bay!
     
  12. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Stealing software is not something to be condoned or advocated.
     
  13. jumpingspider

    jumpingspider New Member

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    Lol,you are right!

    I think you're doing good with this!
     
  14. che09

    che09 New Member

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    I second this one. Those are good definitely!
     
  15. Dariusz

    Dariusz New Member

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    A professional can't afford a Photoshop? Try Paint.net instead
     
  16. taty

    taty New Member

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    We've got several Photoshop guru's in our office and one Corel Paintshop Pro & Draw guru.

    Paintshop Pro has some features that are much easier and faster than what Photoshop can do. It's also cheap on Ebay, Our Corel girl likes x2 better than any of them and Draw9.

    In our architectural millwork shop they use CorelDaw9 and x4 to layout full size drawings for wood signs they carve.
     
  17. amalayer

    amalayer New Member

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    Paint.net is a good option.
     
  18. leroy30

    leroy30 New Member

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  19. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Excellent. I'll download it for my mum!
     
  20. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Read this thread first as it is not quite what it seems.
     

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