I always used Paint.net to play around with stuff. Now I used Photoshop Elements 11. It's kind of hard, so I don't do much with it. I have no idea how to "photoshop" photos. But I do use it to make teasers and book covers. I finally finished my cover for my debut. Now I have to finish writing it lol.
Quote from: BreeLynnePotter - Jun 21, 16, 12:37:36 PMI always used Paint.net to play around with stuff. Now I used Photoshop Elements 11. It's kind of hard, so I don't do much with it. I have no idea how to "photoshop" photos. But I do use it to make teasers and book covers. I finally finished my cover for my debut. Now I have to finish writing it lol.Nice! Would you be interested in showing us the cover or is that something you want to wait to do until the book is finished?
@VanillaOrchids - Nice, Pam. So you like PS that much? It's always been too convoluted for the simple projects I've done.
@VanillaOrchids - Nice, Pam. So you like PS that much? It's always been too convoluted for the simple projects I've done.@BreeLynnePotter - Why'd you stop using paint.net? I love that software and have gotten pretty good at doing what I want with it (ie the promo banners you've seen on here)
Thanks. Yeah, I do like it. But I admit, I've only ever used Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop. But once I started using Photoshop, I couldn't go back to Paint Shop Pro. Maybe if I'd have used other graphic programs, I might like another one better. Honestly though, my knowledge of the program is probably just at the basic level anyway.
I got a new computer and just never downloaded it. I probably could, but I don't do much with graphics other than teasers and my covers.
I used Paint Shop Pro religiously around 14-15 years ago in my early days of building web sites. There weren't huge amounts of easily accessible templates like there are now, so you had to design things most graphics yourself. I don't miss those days at all. Actually, I used it prior to that even, when I learned Visual Basic (an old programming language) and had to design graphic user interfaces for little programs I'd write. Come to think of it, I don't remember why I ever stopped using PSP. Is it even still around? Anyway, I was so used to it that by the time I discovered Photoshop, it was nearly like trying to learn a new language, whereas, paint.net is fairly similar (from what I remember) to Paint Shop Pro.
It was around '97 or '98 when I created my first website. I remember being all about WordArt in Microsoft Word, haha. I also definitely remember the days of struggling to find desired graphics. It's amazing how far the internet has come since then. Interesting that PSP is still around, what with how Photoshop has managed to dominate the market. I'm just so familiarized with paint.net at this point that there hasn't been a situation where I want to do something and haven't been able to find a way to do it, which is the important thing. I'm sure that's how you feel about Photoshop. I actually have Photoshop too, but I never use it. Paint.net covers my needs. Maybe one day I'll convert, but I don't see it being soon.