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Old 07-01-2008, 06:59 AM   #1
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Finally on Hardy Heron! Any Recommendations For Linux Graphics Programs?

WOOT WOOT!! Hi guys!!

I'm back. I finally got Ubuntu to work on my HP Compaq 6715b Wireless and all. Am running 8.04 "Hardy Heron".

I want to do logo design and other graphics on Linux (can't be bothered to buy or learn Photoshop right now). Is there a powerful graphics program - maybe a Photoshop equivalent - that i can try out? The GIMP is great, just a bit fudgy in pixel quality think (I might just be using it improperly, am a novice). I'd like to try out some glossy logo text and shadow/ mirror effects, etc - classic web 2.0 logo stuff i suppose.

Best regards,

Lloyd Dube


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Old 07-01-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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I like inkscape, it's a great vector graphics package
Just install it, (it is in the (k)ubuntu repositories) try the tutorials
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My choices are as follows

Raster imaging - Gimp
Vector imaging - Inkscape

I haven't gotten much into Inkscape though, but I'm hoping to.
Old 07-01-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
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I might also mention AOI (art of illusion) for easy 3D graphics; it's a Java program that you need to install separately (there's still no entry in the normal repositories for it)
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If it's just no knowing how to use the GIMP to it's full potential, have you run through any of their tutorials ?

Search Google for more 'GIMP Tutorial' looks like theres a lot out there.

When you get bored with all that give Blender a shot for some 3D..
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