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    does anyone have any experience with Adobe Photoshop Elements SAM's has it for 70 USD and I am wondering its is worth buying for pattern making?
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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    I'd go for GIMP...it's the open source version of the full photoshop...and it's free!

    Google GIMP to find it.

    Then Google Inkscape for a free vector-art program for when you really get into pattern making!

    Bob

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    • #3
      I've got Photoshop Elements and it didn't do anything for me for patterns. I went on Ebay and got PSP 10 for around $30 and it works great.
      Mike

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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      • #4
        My version of PSP is 9, and it does more than anything I ask of it. I know a lot of pattern designers enjoy success with versions 7 and 8. Mike's tip about spending a few bucks on an internet auction site is a good one - that's where mine came from too.

        Gill
        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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        • #5
          I don't use elements either but I know quite a few folks love it. I believe Gary Browning and zaffino both use it as well. I use PSP8 along with Corel Draw for mine. It's all a matter of what you're used to. I've seen fine patterns made with all different software. The software is just a tool.
          I'd opt for the auction site as well, or even the bargain bins in computer stores, you'd be amazed at what can be had for $10.
          Kevin
          Scrollsaw Patterns Online
          Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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