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Does Web Graphics Creator Contain Logo Creator?

Discussion in 'Web Graphics Creator' started by henryblues, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. henryblues

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    Hi everyone,
    I have just joined the forum, mainly because i wanted to buy Web Graphics Creator, and just wanted to source for information regarding it before i buy it :)

    I went to the product website and went thru all the tutorials, there is one thing that i am rather confused about. Hopefully Marc or any others can enlighten me.

    I noticed that the video and pictorial tutorials in "Web Graphics Creator" showed tutorials of "The Logo Creator", I understand that "The Art Center" In Web Graphics Creator can create logos, so i just want to confirm once and for all, that does WGC actually consists of The Logo Creator as well? Like a superset of it?

    Also i notice that the WGC can create buttons, including animated buttons. I noticed in another thread, there was someone asking about creating menu buttons with it. I notice that the menu buttons at the product site are not animated ones, meaning they dun change when you roll your mouse over it. My question can these animated buttons that i see in WGC be used in website as well, to create the rollover effect?

    Best Regards & A Happy New Year Ahead,

    Henry
     
  2. Randy...

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    WGC does contain a LC engine called the Art Center.

    The buttoms created within WGC are exported as a flash file with the effect and can be inserted into any website.
     
  3. homesight

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    Hello,

    As Randy has mentioned the buttons are an swf file. You can attach a link to the button, if you wanted it to go into a different webpage, within the WGC (keep in mind you need to code, so it opens up in a parent page, that way you don't have pages opening up off your main site.

    You could also download a trial version of Flash, once you have everything lined up to further animate your rollovers and other effects.

    HomeSight
     
  4. KD-did

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    henryblues , the simple answer is "Art Center" is the TLC portion.
     
  5. henryblues

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    thanks everyone for replying,
    now i think i can safely say that WGC consists of TLC. So actually it is a pretty no brainer to get WGC instead of TLC cos the price diff is only 10bucks! Am i right or am i wrong? pls let me know...

    i supposed those that replied are either the moderators or satisfied customers of WGC.

    i have tried using photoshop, but frankly its too complicated and confusing for people like me with no experience. I just want a simple, easy to use software to create simple graphics!! And photoshop cannot let me do that (or maybe i am really screwed)
    I have been searching for a graphics software, and am impressed by the potential WGC promises.

    before buying, i just would like to find out from you guys whether WGC has been really easy to use (speaking from a non-photoshop guy experience ya?)

    pls be frank and truthful....

    thank you!
    Henry
     
  6. homesight

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    yes, wgc is easy to use and create designs... it's always good to have a couple of design programs, since each program can't do everything... i'd try WGC and fireworks for a good combo... much easier than photoshop. Also, there about 1 million free tutorials on how to use photoshop and fireworks.. and they're video tutorials too.

    Thanks,
    Ryan.
     
  7. motherbeads

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    I have WGC and LC (v 5) and LC (v 5.2) all installed on my computer. Would it be safe for me to uninstall both installations of LC? It seems that I can do everything with WGC, but will the uninstall cause problems? It's a total of 432 MB, so I'd like to remove them if possible.

    Thanks in advance for the advice!

    Renee
     
  8. homesight

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    i did exactly that... i might tempted to save the template files though. You should be able to add whatever logo packages are in the LC, to the WGC.

    Ryan
     
  9. Randy...

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    Or --- if you want, leave them both on there and if you're needing to build things for a final logo, you can use both instances at the same time. Makes it handy, so you can build in one, export and import into the other.
     
  10. homesight

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    Randy,

    If you import the LC folders would that take care of having both programs open.
     
  11. Randy...

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    I think you're misunderstanding.

    Sometimes, I find it necessary to 'build' a certain element that may be within my final logo.

    Instead of just having one session of LC available and have to open it, do your build, close it, open it back up and import; I find it handy to have two instances of the LC (LC & WGC) open and build in one, save your build, minimize that session and pull the WGC up and import your work into it. If you need to tweak to your build, you just pull up the LC session. Makes things very handy.

    You can move the LC folders (elements, templates) over into the WGC file folders and they will work fine, also.
     
  12. motherbeads

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    Thanks so much for the quick advice! I went ahead and moved the template files (and a few elements) to WGC. Then I uninstalled both version of LC.

    Naturally, I then wondered if Randy doesn't have a great idea...two instances could be handy in certain situations!

    Thanks again!

    Renee
     
  13. motherbeads

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    UT-OH! Tonight, I tried to use WGC for the first time since deleting LC and am having a big problem. I can add or edit logo text, but I cannot change the font. The font box opens, but it will not scroll. My only choices are the first several fonts, whether system or not. I hope that makes sense.

    I really can't figure out how this could be related to uninstalling LC, though, so I am going to open another thread.

    Any ideas? I can't use the software if I can't change the fonts. I have a deadline looming and am feeling a little panicky!

    Thanks so much,
    Renee
     
  14. Randy...

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    I'm a little confused, you deleted both version of TLC on your computer?

    Try F9 while choosing a font and seeing if that corrects your scrolling issue.
     

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