There are so many programs to buy. I would like to have a software that is able to take out one element from the picture and put it in a different background ..and make an invitation with that new design
great source! I'll check those options out.... so far I use MS Publisher. I mostly use it as a drafting tool for physical LOs though rather than to create a finished design. I find it VERY helpful in creating the floorplan and deciding on sizes for lettering, matting, etc.
I currently use Storybook Creator Plus and Memory Manager 3.0 - both excellent programs! Together they make formidable suite that handles your storage/back-up needs, allows for every level of photo editing from simple to complex - and all of your creativity/design functionality. Fantastic - NEVER been happier with a design suite! anyone who has questions about these programs is welcome to contact me - Doree
I love your funny icons! I highly recommend Storybook Creator Plus and Memory Manager 3.0....
Together they are the ultimate creativity suite -- and very affordable, to boot. You can test drive them (with some limitations) for free, but once you get into them, there is NO looking for another new program. Contact me if I can answer any questions! Doree
I have used Storybook Creator by Creative Memories for 1.5 years.
But now use Artisan by Panstoria, it is like Storybook on steriods. The are created by the same parent company Panstoria so they have pretty much the same look and feel. But Artisan is much cheaper, you can print your books anyplace like Shutterfly or Snapfish and best of all you can use all of the digital content from the Creative Memories line.
I have always steered away from digital because I find Photoshop too long to learn for what I want (kinda like using the manual settings regularly on my camera).
My friend is a new demonstrator for SU and she tried out their MDS (My Digital Studios) and made a coffee table style book of her trip to the Grand Canyon in a week - 36 pages! She showed me around in 15 mins how she got it. I ordered it, got it and last night in honestly probably 40 mins tops I did 2 8 min tutorials online and then I created my very first page! I loved it so if you are starting out and new and want to try the feel of digital I would recommend this.
I have been using the Memory Mixer 2 and love it...Upgraded to the 3 and will will be playing with it soon. I do have the Photoshop CS5 but haven't quite comprehended it all yet. my dh did get the Photoshop Elements 9 for me last week and It seems easier to learn.....One step at a time:)
I just got Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3... It also came with KPT - Collection plug ins to create dramatic image effects and Corel Painter Essentials 4 This turns photos into paintings... I have never done digital before, so This may take a while to complete a first lo...
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