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|View Poll Results: What graphics program (primary one) do you use for your images at church?|
|Paint Shop Pro||6||3.77%|
|Digital Image Pro/Picture It||2||1.26%|
|Another Windows-based program||12||7.55%|
|Another Mac-based program||2||1.26%|
|Someone else does the graphics, but I don't know with what||1||0.63%|
|None - we use the graphics like we find them||10||6.29%|
|None - I have nothing to do with the graphics||1||0.63%|
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I originally voted for paint.net, my favorite quick 'n dirty photo editor. We use it on the media presentation PC (used for worship services) because it's rather quick and low-impact on memory. I've recently begun learning more about Photoshop Elements 7 and have that on my church PC and bought a copy for home. Very impressive extra features and $70 cost make it a no-brainer for me vs the full Photoshop. The bundle with Premiere Elements 7 is <$90 right now.
I use coreldraw, which is an awesome bit of software, and much faster than illustrator in most situations. Although I am equally happy using photoshop or illustrator. I think it's more about the person driving the software than the software it's self, good software can turn out nasty designs in the wrong hands.
While I'm not giving up Photoshop any time soon, another one to give a look at is Xara's lines, with Xara 3D being hands down the fastest way to do 3-D text headlines, or at least start them, anywhere. Xara Xtreme (which I have a very old version of) may actually be simple enough for me to make the jump to vector art. Here's one of my very first text on a path attempts in it:
The both have the advantages of being very inexpensive compared with most other products, though the elements bundles on sale really push that target way way down.
Got all the Adobe and Macromedia products in this suite, but basically only use Photoshop and Dreamweaver out of that big ole box...
Roger Johnson | Technology Director
Fellowship Church | fellowshipenglewood.com
You are all saying how expensive photoshop is, I was just wandering if you knew that churches qualify as chartiable orginisations, and therefore, you can get it at a discount.
UK charitable orginisation store :
https:// #store2. #adobe. #com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-EDU-UK&event=displayCatalog&catalogOID=3395070
I'm not sure whether it's the same for the US, I can't find a page for it.
(sorry I can't post the link directly, haven't made 15 posts yet, you will have to remove the # beofore: store2, adobe and com for this link to work)
I went for other windows based program, I use powerpoint. It's amazing what you can do, then save it as jpg, png etc, if you highlight all the items you want, group them, then right click, convert to picture.
I have to say my logo's are very amateur, but I don't have photoshop!
Last edited by Posicoln; Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 08:03 AM. Reason: added last paragraph
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