1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Good software for editing images and creating advert designs?

Discussion in 'Photography & The Digital Darkroom' started by DPM, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,629
    Likes Received:
    106
    Does anyone know what's a good software for editing images and creating adverts? Wanting to add images to the website and design a few banners, adverts and logos.

    Thanks,

    Damian @ DPM
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. technics100

    technics100 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Messages:
    778
    Likes Received:
    13
    For image editing i would use photoshop, but for graphics etc I would use xara X, you can get a 30 day trial from their site. It very easy to use and dead easy to export graphics etc.
     
  4. jakeriddler

    jakeriddler New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use Freehand & Photoshop to create ads/layouts, a good combination for clean results. Illustrator is good also, Quark possibly but not so flexible.
     
  5. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,629
    Likes Received:
    106
    Was looking at Adobe CS4 Extended, any opinions on this?
     
  6. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2004
    Messages:
    3,265
    Likes Received:
    171
    Adobe products are generally great...

    For photo editing you'll probably never find better than Photoshop - CS4 is great, CS3 was pretty close to perfect and CS4 just builds on that.

    I've never really used Illustrator, but I'm aware that it's certainly no slouch for (funnily enough) Illustrating work.

    I started out using Corel products, using CorelDRAW for vector-graphics and desktop publishing, and Photo-PAINT for bitmap work. They're both great programs, and not far off their Adobe counterparts in terms of power; and to be honest I'd even hazard that their interfaces are a bit more intuative and easier to get to grips with, but the fact remains that Photoshop is industry standard, so if you're going to learn anything from scratch it might as well be that.

    You might consider Photoshop Elements - it's got all the features that the majority of people need when editing photos, and is a) considerably cheaper, b) considerably easier to get 'early' results from, and c) a great way to build up your knowledge of the 'Adobe Way' before moving to Photoshop CSx.

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  7. buckas

    buckas Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    749
    Likes Received:
    2
  8. Darkshrimp

    Darkshrimp Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually, Adobe InDesign or Illustrator are both very good for making designs. Provided that you know how to use them properly.

    Photoshop is good to create photo editing or digital art, where as the other two are better at setting out layout and vector arts.
     
  9. buckas

    buckas Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    749
    Likes Received:
    2
    layouts are easy in PS, also you can make vectors in photoshop and keep them vectors and enlarge them as big as you want, never needed use for the other ones

    drew
     
  10. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,629
    Likes Received:
    106
    I've ended up getting CS4 and it looks good for editing images but actually putting an advert together looks a little tricky on it.

    Damian @ DPM
     
  11. buckas

    buckas Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    749
    Likes Received:
    2
    easy mate

    what you after?
     
  12. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,629
    Likes Received:
    106
    PM'd
     

Share This Page