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Which software to use to learn graphic designing (banners, logos, landing pages etc.)?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by SilverKnight, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    Like the title says, I want to learn graphic designing such as banners, logos, landing pages, flyers etc. so which software should I start with? Photoshop? Indesign? Or some other you recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. desibrown

    desibrown Regular Member

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    I recommend Photoshop for raster graphics, For Vector Graphics use Coreldraw or Illustrator and learn from youtube. I learnt from it and working professionally.
     
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  3. jonb2

    jonb2 Newbie

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    Google for Xara - it's been my mainstay for years. Great vector program for Logos. Designer Pro X v8 is the top level product, but they do some cheaper ones that are still excellent. Easier than Illustrator and better for web work IMHO.
     
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  4. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    I always thought Photoshop is only used for "editing" images. Only recently I found out that it can also be used to "create" image designs as well. Yes, I'm also counting on Youtube to be my teacher.
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    Start with the best and you will have the best. Learn photoshop and illustrator and you will be profitable :) If you have trouble with something you can always youtube tutorials on how to do just about anything in either software :) Enjoy.
     
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    skynet7 Junior Member

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    I think Photoshop are the best choice if you want to create a web based image, editing an image, etc. Illustrator was perfect for Logo Design , and other Vector Graphic. I think most people are using both software and you will be easily to find a tutorial on Youtube .
     
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    Inkscape all the way. :) Open Source and Great! (For vector graphics)
     
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    edgematch Elite Member

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    Indesign is a desktop publishing software. Mostly used by professionals before printing graphics, placement of graphic elements and page design. I will suggest you five tools for all your needs. Use one of them:

    - photoshop
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  9. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

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    If you don't have the cash for photoshop right now go with Inkscape and gimp. Both are grate tools plus they're free.
     
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    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    For what you do there is no need to touch any other program but photoshop

    adobe do free 30 day trials and if you cannot afford it after that they also let you buy it on a pay monthly schedule.

    If you know or are a student it is also very very cheap.

    also you can acquire it from shady sources.
     
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  12. dsenyo

    dsenyo Newbie

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    Photoshop for almost all your needs. It's best to keep logos done using AI.
     
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    imaplya Registered Member Premium Member

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    Don't get frightened by Photoshop's complexity. Once you start using it you will get used it and it will be an amazing skill to have.
     
  14. Krooks

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    I suggest Shop/Illustrator, once you have those down I dont really know what wont be possible in the graphic design world.
     
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    cioraneanu Newbie

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    When it comes to vector images i think Illustrator is your best option
     
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    Trotyl Newbie

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    Adobe Illustrator or Coreldraw Graphics for creating logo's/banners and new images. Photoshop for editing existing images and photos and adding extra things.
     
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    *-Illustrator
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    Corrected. Your welcome.
     
  18. CroFox

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    As most of guys said above... Photoshop and Illustrator can do for all you need. Don't forget about Fireworks for small and simple stuff, it can help also.
     
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    busybee4 Registered Member

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    Anoter vote for Xara.
    Simple to use, perfect for a newb like the OP.
    Cheap ($89) and not a heavy software (CPU)

    On a sidenote - if you're plan on becoming a Pro - you might wanna consider Adobe PS.
     
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