TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
For that kind of job I recommend outsourcing to a graphic artist. I do not
know your capabilities, but creating professional-level graphics and
creating film for color output is a specialty . . . particularly the
creation part. (As I said, I don't know your capabilities). In the past I
have worked with my marketing departments (different employers) to select
and establish relationships with local graphic artists and the resulting
book covers have always been, well, splendid.
To answer your question, or, more precisely, not to, checkout http://www.i-us.com. These folks should be able to help you along. You are
speaking of different graphics packages that have different purposes: vector
versus bitmap graphics but i-us should have forums to answer your questions
regardless of the graphics format (or formats) you use.
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
P.S. Sorry that my skills are pretty rusty with the graphics packages . . .
I'm pretty much stuck in bitmap graphic mode, and a pretty boring bitmap
mode at that <g>.
>>>From: Melonie Holliman [mailto:melonie -dot- holliman -at- TXEXMTA4 -dot- AMD -dot- COM]
>>>Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 6:27 PM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Manual Cover
>>>I am trying to make a graphic which will be used on our
>>>manual covers, brochures, etc. It will be a picture of the
>>>earth distorted into the shape of a lightbulb. I have the
>>>earth and I have the lightbulb. I just don't know how to
>>>get one to look like the other.
>>>I have Illustrator, Freehand, PhotoShop, and Paint Shop Pro.
>>>Anyone know how to do this? I'm not a novice in these
>>>programs, but this one has me stumped.
>>>Thanks in advance (because I always forget to do it afterward),