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12-05-2006, 05:03 PM
I was wondering what type of photo editing program do you guys use to make the photos look very cg like! I would like to play around with some of my photos and add in different backgrounds and make them look better all around. so does anyone suggest any good photo editing programs that dont cost an arm and a leg hehe!

12-05-2006, 10:34 PM
I used to use jasc paint shop pro. Its my understanding now that corel owns it, it is still decent.

Unfortunately, I use adobe photoshop. So im not much help on the budget end. HOWEVER standalone photoshop on academic licensing probably doesnt cost more than a couple hundred bucks.


edit: 299 from adobe: http://store.adobe.com/store/products/master.jhtml;storesessionid=FP1YUQNKWVF2NQFI0IKRCZ GAVDJBIIV1?id=catPhotoshopEDU&ref=Secondary

considering i think psp costs 100 anyways, if youre in school, going with adobe isn't that far away.

12-05-2006, 11:17 PM
I started out with GIMP when I was in college. It's free and you can get it for windows systems.

It works very much like photoshop.

12-06-2006, 12:12 AM
I was wondering what type of photo editing program do you guys use to make the photos look very cg like?!I have seen Corel's Paint Shop Pro X go for under $57.00 at this site: link here (http://www.studica.com/products/product_detail.cfm?productid=48644)
(Though, that "Education Edition" descriptor kinda makes me wonder if it's still the same as the regular version (and not just a “watered-down” version). :-/ )
Now, there's even something called Paint Shop Pro Photo X1 (also from Corel), but it's in a differently designed box, and I don't know if it's the same thing as PSP X (more info here (http://www.campustech.com/c/campust/title.html?mv_arg=COR112)).

Or, if you're extremely cheap, heh ;) , (or just don't have the funds), you can try that free GIMP mentioned by CosplayerGabi. The official site is here (http://www.gimp.org) (& that's also where you D/L the GIMP).
There's also a modified ver. of GIMP that tries to replicate much of Adobe Photoshop's GUI, & it's called GIMPshop (http://plasticbugs.com/?page_id=294). So, if you learn a tutorial in Photoshop, that same tutorial should also work/apply in that.

Edit: the "X1" I wrote earlier is supposed to be two roman numerals --> "XI", so I guess that means it's a version eleven. Is this the newest version, then?

12-06-2006, 12:52 AM
Thanks this helps!! I think I will try the Gimp since its free hehe at least until I get used to editing photos!

12-06-2006, 12:16 PM
If you have any questions on simple steps to make a picture look better let us know. You'd be surprised how little things like levels & curves can really make a picture better. Especially if the picture was taken with a crappy camera.

12-06-2006, 05:37 PM
i also use photo shop elements 5.0 ^^; glimp would be what to use XD