Sunday, March 6, 2011

Graphics program anyone?

I created a ladies room sign for my school today...using...Word.  I wouldn't recommend it. At. All.

There was one good part about making this project.  Actually, there were a few...these three wonderful images from The Graphics Fairy that I used.



I used her sheet music for my background, along with a dress form and Fleur de Lis.  I am really thrilled with the final outcome.  But I won't lie, I'm tempted to share how frustrating this was by hitting the shift button along with all of the number keys on my keyboard.  Whew! All better now.
If anyone has a graphics program that they are happy with, that isn't too dear, I'd love to hear about it!  Thanks...






15 comments:

  1. Despite the frustration, it turned out great!

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  2. Well, I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who seems to like doing things the hard way! haha! I bet your coworkers feel so lucky to have you on board! You are always making such fun things to make your lives at work so much easier (not to mention prettier!!)!

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  3. I think it turned out great too! I used to use Print Shop or Print Master for making signs and posters! I loved them and they were very easy to use.

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  4. It does look great! You have much more patience than I do!

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  5. This is really cute! So much better than some boring old sign. Wish I could give you some easier tips for next time, but I'm stumped, too. Even with all your frustration, this turned out so well. Love the images that you used against the sheet music.
    Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

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  6. Great results! Next time will be much easier....right?

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  7. I love Photoshop Elements, it is not admittedly the most user friendly program out there, but once you figure it out you can do just about ANYTHING! Wait for a sale online with a rebate I got mine for $25.. I think it turned out fab though!

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  8. Looks great! I am pretty limited to picnik as far as graphics programs. Adobe is pretty good. Just haven't shelled out the moola for it.

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  9. Do you have PowerPoint in your Office Suite? I am familiar with it from doing my classes in it, so I find that I can work the image importation and placement quite easily in it. I choose the blank style with no word box in it. Then, I add text boxes if I need them. My only complaint is that I do not know how to make my graphics transparent and therefore able to be placed over or closer to other images. But, I'll figure it out. If I can find a way to e-mail you, I'll show you what I mean.

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  10. Looks great ... love the graphics fairy too! I use Photoshop - yeah a little on the expensive side and big learning curve but so worth it. If you have school aged children you can buy the Student version of Photoshop for a lot less money and it has everything you would need from the full version that costs more! I've seen Photoshop Elements at places like Costco for under $100 ... never tried it but heard that it is not too bad.

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  11. Visiting from Rook No 17. The best place to layout out Graphics is Adobe InDesign - but it is expensive. But if you are a student or have a student you can get it at a student price at many places Gradware.com is one place. I have Adobe CS 3.

    But I had never thought about using PowerPoint to layout graphics - it can totally work and is far easier to use and learn than Adobe - I don't know if it will export a page to PDF or JPG - that would be the only big question.

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  12. Christine, thank you so much for being a constant quality contributor to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Wonderful sign! I know what you mean about Word -- definitely very limited and problematic, but it works in a pinch.

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  13. Christine, thank you so much for being a constant quality contributor to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Wonderful sign! I know what you mean about Word -- definitely very limited and problematic, but it works in a pinch.

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