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Old 03-21-2008, 02:49 PM
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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
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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.
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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

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

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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.
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my email is Luke@lgyardservice.com

Thank you so much! that will help alot!

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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?
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Is it possible to download a free pdf editor and edit it that way or no?
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I'm not sure...I've never tried editing a pdf before.
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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?

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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.
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