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Old 02-25-2011, 11:48 AM
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simply drawing a diagram

I just want to draw some lines on a page, have some grid, save as a jpeg without a lot of hassle. This is to draw the outline of a building. I will be coming back and putting numbers to show dimensions of the various sides.
Used to do this with PaintShop Pro, but it has gotten too difficult, putting blocks up, and other symbols where I did not need/want them. Who in here knows how to work with PSP7 that can help, or point me to some software I might buy to put in my computer to do this? Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:27 PM
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Re: simply drawing a diagram

Hi memphis: I'm not completely sure about it but, if you have Office, I think you can do this using Word.

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:46 PM
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Re: simply drawing a diagram

Memphishooter, there are tools in PS or PS Elements to drag shapes and straight lines. These are vector tools. You can then rasterize the layer and save as a jpg. You also can do the same with Microsoft PowerPoint if you have an MS Office product. Adobe Illustrator is another tool specifically design to do that sort of graphics. There are countless other programs that have similar tools.
Regards, Murray
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:11 PM
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Re: simply drawing a diagram

Better off using a program like Visio or the open source equivalent, Dia
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:12 PM
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Re: simply drawing a diagram

i use paint shop pro x3 all the time for straight lines. i make my own graph paper and other uses. simply use a normal paint type brush, make a single mark, unclick, move the brush to the other side, hold down the shift key and left click again. this will auto-draw a line from your first mark to wherever you shift-clicked the last time. repeat this a few times and then clone the rest in. piece of cake! and with x3 you can drag out single guide lines to help you make sure your first click lines up with the shift-click. or, you could turn on the grid and use that.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:51 AM
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Re: simply drawing a diagram

Don't know if it would be overkill or plain useless, but it occurs to me that SketchUp may be useful for schematics and the like.
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