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Posts: 1377
From: Fairfax, VA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 01-12-2013 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronaut Tom Jones will be visiting our elementary school in late February to give two presentations to the students about his experiences, his knowledge of the solar system, and how trying hard in school can provide more opportunities. We're pretty darn excited!

He's agreed to sign some photos, and this is why I'm posting here. I have four hi-res photos of him and his missions, but I'd like for them to have some context when they are hanging up. Could somebody knowledgeable in the appropriate software (Photoshop? GIMP?) help us by adding captions I'll write to the images I send you, and cropping them to 8x10?

I think that somebody who knows what they're doing could take about twenty minutes to do a great professional-looking job, whereas I could blunder for an hour and they'd still look lousy.

We'd really appreciate it! If you notice this and know a cS member who is really good at this kind of thing and might help, please send him or her the link to this post.

Mike Dixon

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From: Kew, Victoria, Australia
Registered: May 2003

posted 01-12-2013 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the existing photos are okay for 8x10 printing, adding contrasting text (any font / any colour / any size) is a simple enough exercise in Paint.NET. There are some great instructions here.

I'm happy to help if you wish.

Joel Katzowitz

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From: Marietta GA USA
Registered: Dec 1999

posted 01-14-2013 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you still need some assistance with the graphics I can help you out Steve. Let me know.

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