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Old 9th July 2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Best Software For Logo Design/Creation And Video Editing?

Hello. I'm about to embark on creating a new website and I want to start to rely on myself for creating and editing the creative. I'd also like to dabble with some of my videos and make them into something actually worth watching and posting to the 'Net.

I've done my research and I'm lost. Which Adobe products should I pick? Do I even need to go with Adobe? Help!

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Old 21st July 2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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There are many free programs for creating and editing graphics and for manipulating video files. Before you spend a bunch of money on the excellent programs from Adobe (Photoshop for graphics and Premiere for video), Google "free graphics program" and "free movie program" and do a few trials. If you are running Windows XP+, you have the not-so-terrible Microsoft Movie Maker program already on your computer. You can use that to edit your movies and export them into a suitable web format.

As someone who enjoys making life difficult for myself ( ), I have learned to use the robust Graphic Image Manipulation Program (the GIMP), which is very nearly a complete Photoshop replacement program and costs nothing.

Similarly, I use a program called "SUPER " to encode my video files for the web. It, too, is free, but you'll want to use something like Movie Maker to edit your videos and add transitions and titles before you encode them.

That being said ... once you have your graphics, it's not much trouble to include them in a web page. As far as posting video, however, there are lots of options that it would be a good idea to learn about before you dump your video content online.

A very simple way to get your video online is to create the video, edit it and then upload it to a YouTube account (if it is not a private video ... which should be kept offline, anyway). Then, YouTube gives you a little code you can put into your web page, and the video will show up. The beauty of this is two-fold: (1) YouTube handles the encoding and the player and (2) the video is stored on and served from YouTube's servers, so you don't use up all of your hosting storage space or alotted bandwidth! Sweet!

These are just a few ideas for getting started. Have fun!

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Old 13th August 2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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Default Logo & Video Design Software

Hi,

If you are going to be spending a lot of money:

Adobe Fireworks - Web graphics

Adobe Illustrator - Best logo software - Pure vector

Adobe Photoshop - Web and print design

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Video

Buy a Mac. It is the best for video. Video is a cruel beast when it comes to computers. You need a lot of memory and hard drive space.

After you have purchased your mac...

iMovie - already installed - works great for newbies

Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro - the best semi-pro solution

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Old 24th August 2008, 11:54 PM   #4
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Photoshop Elements is a good (and much cheaper) version of Photoshop that works well for many things. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of Photoshop, but it's a good one to get started with. Along with that is Adobe Premiere Elements, which is again, a pared down version of Premiere but much cheaper. I believe you can download trial versions from Adobe's website for many of their programs.

Also, check out this blog post for a bunch of links to free and low-cost creative software.

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Old 25th August 2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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Hello,

"Best Software" is a pretty relative term. There is professional grade software that is extremely powerful (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro etc.) and easy to use software (e.g. Paint Shop Pro, Ulead Video Studio etc.)

Which software is the best will depend on what your specific needs are, weighing out features with usability.

Good Luck!

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Old 25th September 2013, 06:55 AM   #6
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Hola

I found this post very helpful, thanks for sharing. We used the Miro encoder and found it worked a treat for what we needed

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Old 26th September 2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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Without Photoshop creative website design is not possible; I am not saying that its website design is not possible but you cannot give that touch...
dreamweaver also help to make your website fast..

I don't know about Premiere..But I have just watch video of premiere on YouTube it's nice tool

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Logo design should always be done in vectors, to allow for accurate scaling, so adobe illustrator is probably the best.

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CD2 solutions is correct in saying Illustrator is the right software for you, after that you would need photoshop to do certain things

Best of luck

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I say Adobe PhotoShop is a good choice. I've seen many people use this product to create catchy logos and stuff.

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