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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by laura, May 6, 2008.

  1. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I finally got PhotoShop on my work computer and I get to spend all day developing marketing materials for the measles outbreak/emergency shot clinics going on right now. May SOUND boring, but one of my favorite things to do is develop health marketing materials and I haven't had the chance since I got out of school really. Of course it's not CS3 (I work in a non-profit) but it's better than the version I have on my computer and it beats the ****ing hell out of Publisher (seriously I can't believe people use that tacky ****).

    It'll be nice to have something to bury my head in so I can ignore staff. I really don't feel like talking to hem today. I seriously have to petition for an office if we get the five year.

    Anyway now I am rambling. It's too early to be this bored.
     
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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    How long have you been conversing with your skirt? :crazy:
     
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  3. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I'm crushed. I figured if ANYONE could appreciate the subtle charm of senility it would be you.
     
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  4. johnbryanpeters

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    JBP's senility is not subtle. It is overwhelmingly awesome!
     
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  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Are you setting up complete and final files in PhotoShop?

    If so, please stop. Do yourself a favor and use InDesign for layout and text, keep PSD for photographics only.

    Seriously, Publisher may suck, but it's better for such materials than PSD.


    Also, your senility joke was funny :)
     
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  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    hearing aides are that fun to turn off?

    my dad is due for them sooner rather than later.
     
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  7. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Listen to Mother Hen. Photoshop = fuzzy text.
     
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  8. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I'm going to be a total dick and throw an option into the mix that is not-for-profit friendly:

    http://www.scribus.net/

    Works on Linux, mac and Windows.
     
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  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I don't know what that is, but if she's sending these marketing materials out for production, she better be an expert at making PDFs (not really that difficult) -and- that program better be able to produce quality postscript files.

    I can't imagine any print shop supporting an application like that.
     
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  10. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    That's what it does. Free.
     
  11. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Ah yes, how nice it would be to have choices. Photoshop is all I have, and when I say all, I mean ALL. I tried to install the whole suite and it stopped working after disk 1 (the disc with PS on it) and since we don't have an IT guy that is as far as I got.

    Most of these materials might make it to print but for now I'm printing them out and photo copying them because we are out of printing budget until we hear about the five year.

    Right now I am just getting to play around on my computer instead of organizing some bull**** meeting or getting some agenda together so I am happy. And as much as I enjoy the professional advice, fact of the matter is I am designing promo materials for a community health project in Milwaukee Wisconsin and so far, the stuff I've got looks better than the stuff I get from health department so I'm happy.
     
  12. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  13. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    That's why I posted that link.

    IT'S FREE. As in -

    Free.
    Gratis.
    $0.00
    $free.ninetyfree

    :D
     
  14. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    :banghead:
     
  15. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Good idea.

    I'm sure there's some quality freeware out there.
     
  16. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribus

     
  17. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I don't know. I haven't heard anything about any decent freeware yet.
     
  18. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    :panic::shakefist::wtf::banghead:
     
  19. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    try larger text next time...

     
  20. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Fvck it.

    Use MS Paint.
     
  21. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Ahh....









    http://www.scribus.net/
     
  22. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    I think most office people enjoy pissing and moaning....
     
  23. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    No way. I'm using photoshop. Haven't you read the thread?
     
  24. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    No. What are you using Photoshop for?
     
  25. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I'm using it for everything BUT photo editting. I plan to turn out some really text heavy advertising materials. How do you think it will look? I was told that PS was the best application for my needs but I personally think that I'd be better off looking for some decent freeware.
     
  26. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    :rofl:

    awesome thread.
     
  27. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Well in that case:

    http://picasa.google.com/
     
  28. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    If you post a pic of yourself, we can chop it. That'll be fun for awhile, right?
     
  29. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I would tell work I needed to use software at home and borrow a copy of Indesign for a while.
     
  30. PatBranch

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    I don't think there are any freeware programs for page layout.
     
  31. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Really? That sucks.
     
  32. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah.
     
  33. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I've got a mac at home.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Design city.
     
  35. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You would think that the Open Source community would address a need like this... :confused:
     
  36. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    They have.

    http://sauerbraten.org/
     
  37. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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  38. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    MMMMMmmmmmmmm I ****ING love sauerbraten. lunch time!
     
  39. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Looks like Scribus and your Photoshop will be your best option.

    (Some prepress tech is screaming and holding his head now.)
     
  40. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    You might be able to get a free trial of MS Werd.