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kind of software do i need to make clothes in second life or can i make them just in second l

I want to learn how to make clothes insecond life what kind of software do i need to make clothes and hair and what ever else  can someone help me please  also so i have to make them out of second life or can i make them in sl plus do i need pictures from the web also orjust deisre my own  thank you

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You have to do any texturing outside of SL with a program like Photoshop or GIMP and import your textures.  You can import temporary textures for free with the Imprudence, Phoenix, or Firestorm viewers, which is a great help when you are trying things out.  Otherwise, it costs you L$10 per upload (about 4 cents US).  You can build any prim clothing articles in world (most of us do), or you can make sculpty elements or clothing articles with Blender, Maya, or other 3D modelling software and import them too.  To start, read all of Natalia Zelmanov's excellent tutorials at http://www.mermaiddiaries.com/2006/11/build.html .   They are well-written, well-illustrated, and just right for a beginner.

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if you need tutorials Robin Sojourner does a great one along with a free t-shirt template at http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical/SL-Tuts/SLPages/RSWTShirtLong1.html i also found http://www.mermaiddiaries.com/2006/11/build.html has great tutorials they maybe several years old some if not many of them but it might still be good to know how to make prim shoes (no sculpts)

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You might want to take some inworld building classes which you can find in events/education.

There are also good tutorials that have been linked here by other residents.  You can also find youtube tutorials.

Using classes and tutorials you will learn how to both build and texture your items.

The boxes to sell your products usually require pictures of the creation, some sort of graphic design and best if has your shop name too.  This will require you to use something like Gimp (free software) or Photoshop (not free). 

Anytime you upload an image/texture you wish to keep it will cost you 10L (you can upload temporary pics free but these vanish when you log out)

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duplicate - http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Creation/onemore-time/qaq-p/935727

CuiLing1 wrote:

My 1st post was not correct inmy desire to make fashions in sl  do i have to make them out of sl then bring them in after i design them or can i make them in sl  it gets a lil confusing at times also  do i search the web for pictures or are there templates to get in sl  i also see after to make a design in photoshop  you have to pay 10 l to bring it in also  so what im asking  is do you have to do that evertime you make something and also how do you box your designs   thank you all for your help ps  i did pick up gimp  and thanks

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Welcome to Second Life. Smiley Happy

The answer on your question is:

- Gimp ---->free! (you can dowload it from here: www.gimp.org)

- Photoshop 

There are many tutorials for these programs available in Internet so you can learn them on your own. There are also many Gimp and Photoshop courses in Second Life. Search for them in events. 

Have fun!