Any Decent Free/Cheap Programs for Creating Graphics?

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  1. chr1stof

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    As per the title, I'm looking for something to make and mess about with some graphics on.

    Anyone know what might be worth a try?
     
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    Serif draw plus is free but not sure on how much you can actually do as I had the full paid package. This will do vectors.

    Alternatively, depending on what type of graphics you wanting to do - (vector or pixel based) Download trial of photoshop or illustrator ( Illustrator for vectors). Illustrators trial is 30days IIRC but could always make another account and get longer out of it?

    Could also use Paint.net if doing pixel based stuff.
     
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    Many thanks guys, I'll give them both a look tonight.

    Sorry for the delay in replying, been away all week with work :(
     
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    I tried Banner design studio for creating banners.I applied my ideas and used its features.It's a good experience.
     
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    Im going to mainly using it to create a logo and some site graphics but that might be handy too
     
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    I found the Adobe terms of business a little excessive and I dislike their privacy attitude - despite this they are de-facto leading software providers.
    Alternatives
    PaintSHopPro is pretty good but now owned by Corel
    ...and there's (free) The Gimp has some followers...but I've never did get on with it. Pref Win and PSP.
    Under Linux there is another prog for drawing/illustration called Something like "Inkscape" - prossibly like Illustrator which might suit Logo-design. Most of these will work with a stylus, which makes adjustment easier and allows line-thickness to be driven by pressure. Waycom tablets are really the only choice and you pay for the area of drawing they cover - useful if you are adapting an existing logo, perhaps. Maybe Win8 has some tricks, too?

    Of course free with Win is Paint, if you don't mind rather coarse pixels.
    I'm sure a search will throw up others.
    +++You'll know that some "freeware" is only for a limited time, then they want lots of money. Better to stick with the better-known programs, perhaps.
     

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