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|View Poll Results: What is your most used and preferred software program?|
|Adobe PhotoShop CS3||2||6.67%|
|Adobe PhotoShop Elements||5||16.67%|
|Corel PaintShop Pro||9||30.00%|
|Coyote Stencil Shop||2||6.67%|
|Photo to Sketch||0||0%|
|Other: Inkscape, GIMP, MSPaint, Anim8or, or Reply with YOUR choice.||6||20.00%|
|Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll|
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|08-05-2007, 08:12 PM||#1|
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What software package is your preference for scroll saw pattern creation or editing? I am only allowed to have 10 choices, so I grouped MSPaint, GIMP, Inkscape, and Animator together under the OTHER choice. If you have something other than the choices given, would you reply with what OTHER you prefer?
Thanks for you assistance!
|08-05-2007, 08:35 PM||#2|
I use Serif photo plus 6.0 its a free down load and its what I learned on and seems to work good for me
Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788
|08-05-2007, 08:54 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2005
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I can't answer just one. Virtually every pattern I make I use Corel Painter, Paintshop pro,Arcsoft photo studio professional and Corel Draw.
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|08-06-2007, 01:31 AM||#4|
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Like Kevin, I use a variety of different programs when I'm working on a pattern. They've all got strengths and weaknesses; with time, a designer learns which techniques are better suited to which software.
There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
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|08-06-2007, 10:43 AM||#5|
Same for me - I swap between Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro - each have features I prefer that the other does not have
|08-06-2007, 02:40 PM||#6|
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Join Date: Feb 2005
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One is never enough
I use several. lately I have been using inkscape for photoconversion but I also like to manually trace the images with Serif PagePlus.
I use Serif for most of my work since that is a program I am very familiar with.
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|08-06-2007, 02:44 PM||#7|
Which is the best program for just importing a pattern and cleaning it up to get just black and White output for printing?
Bob from Northwest Florida
|08-06-2007, 04:45 PM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Felton, Pa.
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I guess I'm just partial to PhotoShop since I've been using it for almost 18 years. I've just recently upgrade to Adobe Premium with PhotoShop CS3, Illustrator and all the plug ins. That coupled with my 9x12" drawing pad is really a nice combo. I've been doing more pattern making than cutting lately because of declining control in my hands from the joint desease and arthritis, so I'm really into PhotoShop now.
Delta 16" 40-530
Ryobi 16" VS
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|08-07-2007, 12:24 AM||#9|
It's Photoshop CS all the way for me. Unless I want to do vectorized graphics then I use my FlexiSign software. Oh yeah, if I want to count cuts or autotrace for initial vectorization then it's Corel. Hmmm ... guess it's not CS all the way now is it? LOL I could live with just CS though ... as long as the customers can put up with 2 color patterns.
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