good image editing software

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by xtn, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. xtn macrumors regular

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    hey guys,

    my fraternity is going to start organizing rush events soon, and i am usually in charge of designing shirts. in the past i've made sloppy "examples" by just copying and pasting my ideas together. i'd really like to learn how to make a much more professional looking graphic, or how to edit and rearrange images for what i want.

    what would be a good (free or shareware) software i should look into for either designing t-shirts, or editing images? even if its a trial version, i'd at least would like to have most functionality, and be able to save the image. thanks for any insight you guys would have!
     
  2. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    For free, I like gimp. Its better on windows actually, but works alright on macs too.
     
  3. oscuh macrumors 6502

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    I think you can get a trial download of Photoshop or Illustrator and it has full save capabilities for 30 days. Illustrator would be a better choice, because unless you're using someplace like CafePress, handing a .tif or .jpg to a screenprinter is going to incur some heavy art charges when they take what you give them and convert it to it's actually useable.
     
  4. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    For t shirt work you could look at Intaglio, it is not free but fairly cheap. Inkscape is free and compares to Illustrator.
     
  5. xtn thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks to all for your help! i'll have to look into them!
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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  7. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Inkscape seemed clunky when I tried it. I use Illustrator so I did not need to learn a new program. I have Intaglio but have not learned it yet. But I would guess Intaglio is the easier of the two.
     
  8. tominated macrumors 68000

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    intaglio was really easy to use on the first time i used it compared to inkscape (really confusing)
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    I couldn't figure out how to change the background with Inkscape, including a transparency checkerboard.

    It also does not understand viewport-fill like it seems happens with most of the stuff out there.
     

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