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    crustymonkey
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    Hey all,

    I’m wondering what software people are using to design the player aids here on the site.

    Thanks,

    Jay

    #8215

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    I use standard design software that I use in my day job as a professional graphic designer (my business site is universalhead.com) – the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator (for some icons and all vector images), Photoshop (for backgrounds, logos and all bitmap images), and inDesign (to put it all together and for text); and then I save to PDF from inDesign.

    #8310
    brianparker
    brianparker
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    SketchUp might be something useful for you (it used to be Google SketchUp but they span it off).

    Universal Head is a pro designer so he uses the “second mortgage” suite of Adobe tools but for most of us I reckon SketchUp would do the job. I use the free one a bit myself as an artistic director in theatre design but some of the real stage designers in my theatre club do much better stuff with it.

    There’s a free version (more than enough for me) and a paid (pro) one.

    #8311

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    I used SketchUp for my first foamcore box insert plans, but it became too time consuming so I settled on the photographic system I now use.

    You can only use SketchUp for 3D though – crustymonkey might be referring to my rules summaries?

    #8312
    brianparker
    brianparker
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    crustymonkey might be referring to my rules summaries?

    Doh! Of course he is.

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