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Post by grumpydaddy on Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:12 pm

want recommends for a simple drawing prog, preferably free, that would enable my 12 yr old daughter to create something like monopoly money...you know the sort of thing ....something that would encourage her to be creative but be simple enough for a child

If it were more capable for future use then great, but must be easy to learn

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Post by smduff on Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:13 pm

how about a pencil LOL....as for programs all i can think of is "paint" in windows its about as easy as it gets.
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Post by 4hams on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:56 am

Hey Mike I would agree with duff about MS Paint as it will not cost ya anything...

If you are looking for more creative types of things have a look at the Tablets available to add to your computer or any computer. i have one that has both a pen and a mouse for operating. mine is about 10 years old now but still works great. For editing pics and photos the pen is really a valuable creative tool.

These products start at around $100.00 CDN and go up from there. These systems usually all come with a variety of creative software also.

Have a look at this link. Hope it helps.

http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_fun.php

Be sure to look at all there different products and also look at other manufacturers.
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Post by 4hams on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:55 am

Hey grumpy i do not know if this program is too advanced for what you wanted but it is free.

zebadee, mentioned this on hisforum about a week or so ago.

Have a look. http://www.getpaint.net/
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Post by grumpydaddy on Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:33 am

Well, for the immediate task at hand we muddled through with 3 programs

one to paint and add text, one to resize rather more precisely, and the third to print at said size.

paint.net photoscape and photoimpact

None of these is great across the board but each does some stuff really well

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Post by 4hams on Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:43 am

Hi Mike, I don't know why I did not think of this before it is a free web program that my 3 daughters aged 11 and the twins 8 use daily.

They create cartoon characters of themselves and our family and can create comic strips.
It also has a area for making friends with other members a little like a forum or message board where they can chat and send messages to each other.

Seems to be a fairly safe site for kids as we always get alerted of any issues via email as they had to sign up but with our email so we get any notices.

If she wants to join and make some friends right away my kids said they would love to get to know her and can exchange usernames and they can help her get started designing.

http://www.bitstrips.com/
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Post by smduff on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:03 am

Nice find Joel, just sent the link to my son.
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Post by SavageNFS on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:25 am

google sketch-up is pretty good too.
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Post by bob2701 on Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:39 pm

thanks Joel
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