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Old 07-22-2011, 03:21 AM   #5976
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GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! I really really want adobe illustrator but its freaking $600!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!???? No way!
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:23 AM   #5977
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:25 AM   #5978
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*has adobe illustrator cs3*

what do you need it for, Ally?
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:27 AM   #5979
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That's how I made my book covers but it was on a free trial....
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:28 AM   #5980
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Oh, I use Photoshop.

Hmm... you could download Gimp, it's free.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:29 AM   #5981
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:31 AM   #5982
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I tried Gimp, it cant handle vectors either can photoshop which i have. I need something that can minipulate and use vectors, as in silhouette vectors
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:33 AM   #5983
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Ally, you can try this http://inkscape.org/index.php?lang=en

I've never used it as I don't work with vectors, but it seems pretty decent, and it's free.
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Awesome! What shall I send over? You can have a stabbing at 2500 words, a car crash at 4500 words, ninjas arrive shortly thereafter ...
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:35 AM   #5985
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hahahaha tried that one too but thank you!
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Awesome! What shall I send over? You can have a stabbing at 2500 words, a car crash at 4500 words, ninjas arrive shortly thereafter ...
Haha, sounds fun. Howsabout up to the car crash?
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An excellent choice, sir. I shall send it along forthwith!
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Hooray for cake!

Grr. I can't figure out how to open my novel. I know how I want the beginning to go, just can't figure out a good opening spot. >.<;
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An excellent choice, sir. I shall send it along forthwith!
Lol. Can't wait to read it!
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Ah whatever i'm just going to download the trial then see if later my boyfriend can download me a copy
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Thanks Ari! How is cake?!

I think I'm going to start with a humorous opening, instead of going straight into conflict like the original opening was.

And have fun, BG!
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Ari, the colors you chose remind me of Macaroni and Cheese.

Or maybe I'm that hungry...
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AGREED. <3

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