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    Great freeware programs for vector and raster graphics

    I currently work on two great programs- GIMP for raster graphic, and Inscape for vectors. Without GIMP and it's plug-ins I would be long gone :). For example I found ease way to slice images - really helpful script as I'm producing paintings (digital paintings - printing on canvas) and I need to slice 500 images in the same way for 5 part paintings. You just make empty layers with names you want the image to have for example slice-one.jpg and after installing this script you just click "layers slices" and you have ready images :) in this case one.jpg.
    If any of you have any questions about this programs - ask, If I will be able, I will help :)

    And what do you use except of Photoshop and Corel?

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    Paint.net

    very limited but its a *not bad* app to start

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    For vector, I've used Inkscape also when I started to design some packagings. But when I sent it to the press house, I had to go in, and do it again on Freehand... :) That was my last work on Inkscape.

    I also tries Scribus, that is a software like Indesign, but more like Quark.

    Gimp is very bad because of the color handling (no CMYK, only RGB - last time I used there was no CMYK mode, i didn't used it 5 years ago).

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    Take a look here: [URL="http://graphicalerts.com/7-free-best-alternatives-of-photoshop-for-simple-tasks/"]Photoshop Alternative : 7 Free & Best Photoshop Alternatives for simple tasks[/URL]

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    Paint.net

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanRider View Post
    Paint.net

    very limited but its a *not bad* app to start
    I also use this program. Although slightly limiting, I found it to be quite useful.

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    free programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaja View Post
    I currently work on two great programs- GIMP for raster graphic, and Inscape for vectors. Without GIMP and it's plug-ins I would be long gone :). For example I found ease way to slice images - really helpful script as I'm producing paintings (digital paintings - printing on canvas) and I need to slice 500 images in the same way for 5 part paintings. You just make empty layers with names you want the image to have for example slice-one.jpg and after installing this script you just click "layers slices" and you have ready images :) in this case one.jpg.
    If any of you have any questions about this programs - ask, If I will be able, I will help :)

    And what do you use except of Photoshop and Corel?
    Are the programs you use free? Are GIMP and Inkscape complementary programs?

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    Inkscape can't work with EPS, GIMP can't work with CMYK images. It's programs not for printing works yet.

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    inkscape is perfect with SVG & PDF

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    inkscape is a go for vector in the freeware world. (or should i say opensource)

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    inkscape

    I use inkscape a lot for tracing and some edits. GIMP mainly to print via gutenprint plugin.

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    I used Photo Plus before, and I was amazed by how much it could do when comparing with Photoshop. You could give it a try.

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    Paint.net is also good for basic photo editing.

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    inkspace for vector.
    gimp , paint dot net is for raster. both are good editor, have some great plugin support.

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    I use Inkscape for AI and SVG, but it doesn't handle .eps or ligatures and alternate characters/swashes in fonts. Which reaaaally sucks.

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    While I've always used Illy. My friend who is just getting into vector says inkscape is pretty good.

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