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Old 05-28-2005, 03:09 PM
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What photochopping program do you use?

I've seen a few photochops on this board, and we even had a kazillion page long thread (Virtual Kustomz or something similar) where people posted their photochops. So what kind of program do you use? I know Photoshop is the most popular one but first of all, I dont have the $$$ for it, second, I heard its quite hard to learn if you dont know what you're doing and starting from blank. I always wanted to photoshop cars but the only way I can is in microsoft paint So are there any other cheap (free is the keyword) programs in the net somehwere that you know of or use?

Here's my paint photoshop and as you can tell its quite unprofesional and takes a lotta time...

Before


After


And I cant change colors...


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Old 05-28-2005, 03:26 PM
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PM sent Mike.

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Old 05-28-2005, 03:33 PM
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ps 6.0 im too lazy to download the newest one...
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:10 PM
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I wanna know too.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:13 PM
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Generally photoshop CS2, their new one out is really the best i've seen.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:35 PM
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I havent gone to CS, I have PS 7 one one machine and 5 on another...not hard to learn. its matches your level. you can find uh shal we say "free" versions...

there are loads of online tutorilas namely photoshopchop.com they have all the secrets for car chopping...
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Old 05-28-2005, 11:19 PM
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I got paint shop pro 9, Its what Docvette recommended in the never ending bad freekin day thread. I got it free from Download.com. Ive already done a few pictures, I even got one sent in for a new avatar. I hope it looks good when it gets put back into shape.


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Old 05-29-2005, 01:36 AM
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Yep, Adobe Creative Suite, but it does cost $$$ and isn't worth it unless it is a tool for you that you really want to take the time to learn and is going to put money back into your pocket. Does anyone know if you can buy Photoshop CS on its own without buying the whole bundle?

Along with perhaps Macromedia Studio MX (another overpriced bundle of creative goodies) it's the workhorse of graphic designers, web designers, you name it, and it is very good at what it does, especially when you take it to more advanced levels, but again this is mostly a professional industry tool, and the price reflects that.

You could try Corel Photopaint, I used to use it a lot along with CorelDraw, but now I use Photoshop and Freehand instead.

Or another suggestion would be to find a used older copy of Photoshop, even ver 6 (heck, even older than that) would work for what you want to do. I'll see if I have one floating around, I may have a "light" copy of Photoshop laying around that I can send you, I think it's version 6 if I remember, and it's legit too!

Come to think of it, I have CorelDraw 10 I think also that includes Photopaint, also a legit boxed copy, might even have the manuals still. I'll let you know, I'd be happy to send it on!

Could take a few weeks from South Africa though.

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Old 05-29-2005, 04:44 PM
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Microsoft PictureIt 2000, it's not Photoshop but considering I paid $19.95 for it it's pretty decent for my needs. Unfortuantely they have discontinued it and don't seem to have come up with a replacement.
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Old 05-29-2005, 10:48 PM
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Been using Paint Shop Pro for years. Great value and does a lot.
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I use Gimp ( http://gimp.org ) and mogrify ( http://imagemagick.org ), Both Gimp and ImageMagick are completely free, right down to the source code. A variation of Gimp called Film-gimp was used by Sony in several motion pictures.

There is a fine tutorial for Gimp at http://tuxgraphics.org/graphics/ and even though the tutorial is aimed at Linux users, Gimp works the same in Windows.

If you need 3D rendering, try Blender ( http://www.blender3d.org ). If you want to compete with Pixar, better get a render farm and Cinelerra ( http://www.heroinewarrior.com ), because Pixar has been using Linux a long time.

If you don't want to go to the bother of installing any of those, grab a Knoppix CD ( http://www.knoppix.net ), pop it in, boot, run the software from the CD. It will be a little slower running off the CD, but it's fast enough. Ubuntu also has a "live CD" version and will send it to you without even charging postage ( http://www.ubuntulinux.org ). So what if they have a funky name and logo? The software works.

Since hotrodders.com uses php, it could do resizing on the fly but -somebody- would likely need to donate a few extra servers to handle that kind of load. (Imagine piles of hi-res photos being resized while everybody's searching and posting and journalling).
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:58 AM
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Thanks to everybody, strikingthematch sent me a pm with some free stuff just have to download it. We'll see which route I go. Thanks grouch I might go for one of them.




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Heres an example what you can do with those photoshop programs, you can make fun of people you know!


Ok Ill start running now


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Old 06-02-2005, 02:46 PM
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Wow, 4jaw, ghetto, bullheimer, elky LOL the full package.




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I got paint shop pro 9, Its what Docvette recommended in the never ending bad freekin day thread. I got it free from Download.com. Ive already done a few pictures, I even got one sent in for a new avatar. I hope it looks good when it gets put back into shape.


Brad
I should download that, right now I use ancient MS paint, that's been around since windoze 3.1 was the new hot thing. Why they put it on my XP compy, I do not know but it's useful sometimes.
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