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LGYardService
03-21-2008, 03:49 PM
Hey guys,

How do i edit some of the flyer templates? I need to get a few done this weekend but i dont know exactly how. I downloaded Foxit and also OpenOffice but now what? Do i need some kind of different editing program? any advice would be appreciated! thanks

UniversityLandscapers
03-21-2008, 04:25 PM
You can use any kind of picture editing software (I have photoshop, but it's a little extreme) and just use the eraser tool to get rid of stuff you don't want (assuming it's on a white background) and fill it in with your own text.

If you want some help, you can give me the template and I will get rid of anything you don't want so you can fill it in with your own information.

LGYardService
03-21-2008, 05:07 PM
Quote[/b] ]You can use any kind of picture editing software (I have photoshop, but it's a little extreme) and just use the eraser tool to get rid of stuff you don't want (assuming it's on a white background) and fill it in with your own text.

If you want some help, you can give me the template and I will get rid of anything you don't want so you can fill it in with your own information.

So what basic program would u reccommend for me to use? And yeah that would be GREAT if you would erase the stuff i dont want.

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....ry21547 (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=31;t=3456;st=30;r=1;&#entry21547)

I want to use the raising gas prices one and the flyer for "Spring Training" with the baseball stuff.

Thanks!

UniversityLandscapers
03-21-2008, 07:29 PM
Hmmm...I'm not sure about the software. Microsoft paint would be the most basic, but it doesn't give you a ton of flexibility, maybe Steve has some advice on that?

The mower on the gas surcharge flyer turned out a little funny because I had to transfer the flyer into photoshop as a pdf file and it made some of the colours a little weird. I managed to fix everything with it, except the mower, since my skills aren't quite that good.

I've saved one as a jpeg and the other as a gif, so you should be able to open the files with any type of photo software.

If you give me your e-mail, I'll send them to you, since the files seem to be too big to post up here.

LGYardService
03-21-2008, 08:43 PM
my email is Luke@lgyardservice.com

Thank you so much! that will help alot!

thanks! http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/yourock.gif

UniversityLandscapers
03-22-2008, 01:04 AM
Hey Luke,

I can't send it to that address because of the size of the attachments. I think it's probably because it's an e-mail address from your domain that doesn't have a ton of capacity. Do you have another address like a gmail or Yahoo I can send to?

Steve
03-22-2008, 10:18 AM
Is it possible to download a free pdf editor and edit it that way or no?

UniversityLandscapers
03-22-2008, 11:29 AM
I'm not sure...I've never tried editing a pdf before.

LGYardService
03-22-2008, 11:59 AM
yeah thats probably what happened. Try using LG_Yard_Service@yahoo.com

so I'm confused with PDF and all those terms. What is the difference between PDF and the way that UniversityLandscapers edited the flyer? What type did he use?

Thanks again! http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Steve
03-22-2008, 12:39 PM
Well the pdf format saves the file as vector based. That means it can be scaled without losing it's image quality.

Others on here are saved as a gif or jpg which is raster based. Those images can't be scaled without losing image quality.

As much as I can, I try to save the files in the best quality they can be saved and downloaded so when you edit them, you will get good results.

You can maybe take a screen cap of the pdf files and then edit them in a photoshop program and save them as a gif or jpg. I think that is what Dave was doing to edit them.

UniversityLandscapers
03-22-2008, 01:52 PM
Alright...it went through this time!

I took the pdf and opened it in photoshop, which rasterized it. When it was rasterized though, it made the background transparent and a whole bunch of other stuff like the text and the mower became transparent too. Do you think it might work better in Adobe illustrator steve? That's vector based, right?

Steve
03-23-2008, 05:37 AM
Yea actually that might work better. I didn't do that initially because I didn't think anyone would have that program.

UniversityLandscapers
03-23-2008, 11:19 AM
I've got the whole Adobe Creative Suite, so if anyone ever needs help with stuff, let me know.

Steve
03-24-2008, 08:56 AM
That is very kind of you!

If you have any screen caps of what you created and would like to show them off here, I'd love to see them.

musician/lawnman
03-25-2008, 12:06 PM
Dave,
Can you email me the jpeg &/or the gif on those same 2 flyers?
I downloaded a free pdf editor & it's soooooo slow I'm falling asleep!
Thanks
aaaqualitycleancut@yahoo.com

UniversityLandscapers
03-25-2008, 02:47 PM
Hey Chuck, I sent out that e-mail.

And Steve...I don't have much on this computer since I did most of my playing around with photoshop in high school, but I do have a couple things...

This one is a collection of 5 photos taken with a stationary camera put together. I added in the orange sky cause I thought it looked cool and the logo of my skimboard company (I never ended up making very many).
http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/76/27/1669500044/n1669500044_61844_3615.jpg

This one is a Trailer Park Boys (Canadian TV show) poster with the faces of some of my friends from my dorm.
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v51/76/27/1669500044/n1669500044_7442_9749.jpg

Edited from the original:
http://www.rateitall.com/itemimages/21981.jpg

Steve
03-25-2008, 07:39 PM
That is awesome! Good for you! Those skills will always come in handy! You can never be too artistic!