« on: October 16, 2006, 11:38 AM »
Graphic design is not my forte and i have struggled to find good graphic design software that met my photo AND web graphic needs.
I currently use Paint Shop Pro X and have found it more than adequate for my photo needs. I like the Learning Center which has made it easy to learn about all the various tools. Two things I have not liked. First, while they did a great job creating a learning center for touching up photographs, they did not do the same for web graphics. Second, the current release of version 11: Paint Shop Pro PHOTO XI pretty much tells me that Corel has chosen the photo path for this and future versions of paint shop pro. That is fine though were does that leave the web graphics creator? Plus I have read that XI is quite bloated.
I know in reading the forum that there are several users of Xara. I have come across mentions of ACDSEE, Pixel32, PhotoFiltre, plus a slew of others. So fellow DCers, what do you recommended for photo software? what do you recommend for web graphic software? and why? I am looking for recommendations that would also be suitable for someone with beginning to intermediate skills when it comes to graphic stuff.
Any recommendations for good photo/web graphic tutorials would be helpful too.
Thanks in advance.