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Re: Software question

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Michelle Vidro (ggoose)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:07:54 -0700


Carolyn,
I am a professional designer/illustrator and I use the computer a lot. My
programs of choice are Quark Express, Macromedia Freehand, and Adobe
Photoshop. Others include Adobe Pagemaker and Adobe Illustrator.

There is a learning curve with all these programs, but we have started
teaching my 6 year old at home to use some of them. He actually does pretty
well with some of the more basic tools, so I think the older kids could
probably really learn them. The teachers will need to learn them first of
course, before teaching the kids. The tutorials are pretty good for that.

Good luck.
Michelle

>I need some suggestions for PC graphics software for our computer lab at
>school. I am looking for something very user friendly for 6th, 7th, and
>8th grade students. I want a "paint" program of some type which will
>allow more flexibility than the Paint/Paintbrush programs that come with
>Windows...something that will allow them to use perspective,
>shading/blending of colors, rotating shapes as they wish rather than a
>pre-established degree of rotation, etc...but not so hard that students
>are unable to use it without constant supervision. Also, I don't want
>something that is elementary level with a lot of "annoying" sounds.
>
>I have to turn the suggestions in by Wednesday. Please help!
>Carolyn Roberts