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Subject:Re: equipment standard? From:"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 6 Feb 1995 11:20:22 -0800
> Susan W. Gallagher says:
> . . . . I don't know about the rest of you... but I open up Adobe, Corel,
> Paintbrush, Word6, and Frame and my machine is on its knees!!!
> Wow, I cannot understand why anyone would want to be running all
> this software at the same time. Does anyone else do this?
> Maybe I'm missing something here.
> Bob Morrisette
> robert -dot- morrisette -at- EBay -dot- Sun -dot- COM
Well, Bob... It goes like this. I need to make splash screens
and install screens for our products. Often, the words that I
need to put on the bitmap come to me in a Word6 doc (from the
programmers, management, sales, etc). I need to create them
in Paintbrush so I can keep to 16 colors because we have to
aim at the lowest common denominator for these things.
Paintbrush is OK, except that it won't rotate anything. So if
I need to put words or pictures on an angle, I paste them into
Corel to put the twist on them.
Sometimes I need to resize a bitmap and resampling just doesn't
give me the right resolution, or maybe it's an image we've
already got on a brochure and I need to scan it in, so I open
up PhotoShop, make my scan, strip out the background to get
as high a contrast as I can, bring it into Corel to trace it
and use those good ol' vector graphics to shrink or stretch it
to the right size, then paste it into Paintbrush...
Then, when it's all done, a b&w or greyscale for the master
page to fit on the first page of each chapter...
My network guru told me that one computer company rewrote
their bios because of me %-)
StarBase Corp, Irvine CA
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com