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Monday, February 11, 2013

Flexing the old design muscles


So you may not know that I have a background in graphic design, although I have not been 
very involved in it for many years. You'd never be able to guess my design background 
from looking at my blog.  Admittedly I do not spend a lot of time on the design of this baby.  
Not because I don't care, I just have to prioritize other things (aka work, kids, hubby, jewelry biz) 
to come in front of it and alas there are only so many hours in a day.
But over the past week or so I've been doing some design work for for Hubsy's business 
and I've loved it.  And so now I'm itching to improve things a bit.  A few months ago we got a
 new Mac with the intention of getting Photoshop and some of the other greats but they have 
not yet shown up in the budgeting plan :)  
So for the past few years I've been using a free program called Inkscape.  
Not that it is terrible in and of itself but you just can't export it to anything without losing the 
effects and such.  If your a designer, you know this is BAD....like way BAD...
extremely frustrating and extremely limiting.

So I'm curious to know what you all use for creating graphics for your blog or business.  
Do you have an "in-between" program to recommend or is it essentially Photoshop or bust?


  1. I have photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Pro and I prefer Paint Shop pro because it is easier for me to use.

  2. Not that I design a lot of stuff but I use photoshop and I have paint pro shop. I sometimes use that but mainly I use photoshop.

  3. I use absolutely nothing...but I want to learn. Let me know when you figure something out!

  4. I use photo shop but I know they sell photoshop elements at Costco!

  5. It's so neat that you have a background in graphic design, Krista! I've been wondering the same thing about free programs! Looks like Photoshop is our only option. It isn't in my budget just yet either (and probably won't be any time soon)!


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