Request for assistance

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by captcalhoun, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    The abovementioned coworker tried to get me the student version of Photoshop & Illustrator through his daughter in college. I loaded the software, put in the s/n, and got a pop-up window that demanded I send Adobe a college transcript and student photo-ID before they'd activate it. :klingon: I gave the software back to guy. His daughter is using it now. And nothing I do, no uninstall program I can find, is able to remove the fucking useless software from my hard drive.
     
  2. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I just recently downloaded and installed GIMP. I'm finding it a bit clumsier than Photoshop. But that's probably because I've been using Photoshop for the last 20 years.
     
  3. Psion

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    I like GIMP, despite its color depth-issues. And even those aren't much of a problem since I don't often work with RAW image files and have other software for that.

    Another package you might like is MyPaint. It's my go-to paint package for when I want to rough-out ideas.

    For structured, vector graphics, there's Inkscape. I use this for a lot of icon work and any time I need crisp lines without any jaggies.

    I'd kill, though, for a modern equivalent of DeluxePaint III from my Amiga days.
     
  4. B.J.

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    It it even legal for them to ask for such information?!? I know that it's not allowed for anyone to copy my employee ID badge, so various schools may have similar restrictions.
     
  5. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    I actually am on the graphic design committee at the local technical college. I'm not entitled to any discount on the Adobe software. Students can get a massively scaled down version, and at a lower price, but certainly not for free. And they have to get it through the college bookstore on-line which they log into with their student IDs.
     
  6. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Just get Photoshop CS2 legal for free from Adobe.
     
  7. Psion

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  8. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, man... memories.
     
  9. JarodRussell

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