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Similar to Photoshop

Postby ragincajun77346 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:40 pm

Hey guys, new member here. I've been a user of AOO for a long time using the text and spreadsheet options for almost everything.

Recently I wanted to start experimenting with making some banners for a website, basically a picture with a text overlay. In asking some of the guys that I had doing it for me they use Photoshop. So my question(s) is/are: Which option within Open Office is similar to PhotoShop (if there is one) and is there a tutorial anywhere (YouTube or elsewhere) on how to create such a thing (picture with text overlay) using an Open Office format?
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Re: Similar to Photoshop

Postby RoryOF » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:43 pm

OpenOffice Draw may do it, but it has not the power of Photoshop, which may be too powerful for what you need.
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Re: Similar to Photoshop

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:02 pm

The OpenOffice Draw is a vectorgraphic software. You can handle (insert, resize, arrange, move, rotate, combine, etc...) the pixelgraphic images with the Draw...
But if you want to create or edit a complex pixelgraphic image, then you need use a pixelgraphic software: for example the Gimp.
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Re: Similar to Photoshop

Postby musikai » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:33 am

ragincajun77346 wrote:...basically a picture with a text overlay.

Besides Gimp and Inkscape for complex drawings I can recommend Photoscape for Windows. Very easy to use and for your task perhaps very well suited.
All mentioned software is free.

In Draw:
Just import your picture via drag'n drop or via menu and then from the "Drawing toolbar" select "Text". Click into the document and drag the mouse to give room for the text, then type. After that you can position the Text by dragging it over the image.

Big advantages of Draw, Gimp, Inkscape over Photoscape: You can save your work as project in their own file format and edit your work later. In Photoscape you only can save your edited image. If you later decide that you want to change something you have to start again from the original image.
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