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Hey guys i see alot of ya'll design your own logos, postcards, ads, etc. and was wondering what software do you use to do these things. I really want to do alot of my own designing but have no clue as to the actual software i need. i see there are several different softwares out there for these purposes but need help in deciding what software i will need. also where do they sell the software at pretty reasonable prices. i looked at some and the prices are outrageous. I did some flyers with microsoft works but really want something good to really make it look professional for my logo and stuff. any help is greatly appreciated thanks.
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If you get Microsoft Office, it comes with a program called Publisher that's pretty good. I use photoshop, but that's outrageously expensive if you want to buy it. (I didn't buy it )
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I have microsoft office but the version of publisher that came with it was a trial one and it has expired. I did not even know it was on here and my niece must have tried to use it for school and activated it and now it is expired. I looked at photoshop but it is a little too expensive for me to buy right now. But they say photoshop is a great program maybe later on i can get it.
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Hi Gerald,

For making flyers, have you considered downloading openoffice.org? It's free.
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Thanks for telling me about openoffice i am downloading it right now hopefully this help me with what i am trying to do again thanks
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You are welcome!

Let me know how your flyers turn out.
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Gerald,

Definitely check out OpenOffice.org, as Steve suggested.

Also, for a GREAT, Photoshop alternative that comes at a FANTASTIC price....FREE....check out Paint.net. It's similar to Photoshop and comes with a bunch of plugins you can add to enhance it's capabilities. You can download it here:

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Hey Chestin...nice to see you on the boards...

The best 'FREE' graphic editor I have ever used is GIMP.

http://www.gimp.org/

I bit of a learning curve...but easier than photoshop.
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Thanks for all the help. I downloaded open office but i can't figure out how to use it. It has a ton of files and i cannot figure it out at all. i click on one and a bunch of files pop up and i can't get anything to open up i might be doing something wrong i don't know does anyone kow if i am screwing it up.
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Well there is a document program in open office, can you click on create new document and see if you can create a simple document?
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