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Photoshop question
Druss01 at 9:32AM, Aug. 28, 2008
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I am pretty new to Photoshop (heck i'm using Photoshop 5). I'm looking to upgrade but am unsure what to get. Elements 6 is only $100.00, but is it a watered down version? Would I be much better off going with CS3?


Thanks!

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JoeL_CQB at 5:18PM, Aug. 28, 2008
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you would be most definitely be better off with CS3.

I don't remember, but in the past, Element was more of an add-on than the program itself.
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Skullbie at 5:18PM, Aug. 28, 2008
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Elements is not meant for drawing, it's for simple tasks like fixing a photo's red eye or other easy tasks.

cs2 and cs3 have all the good stuff.
 
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lba at 10:31PM, Aug. 28, 2008
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Unless you plan on downloading it illegally, I don't believe you can purchase anything but CS3 any more. And downloading is rather frowned upon around here.

If you're just starting, 5.0 isn't all that bad a version. But if you can afford CS3, then go for it. My best tip would be to find a student who has a discount to use for it. At the art institute where I'm going, our student discount drops it from about $2,000 to $250.
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Skullbie at 10:50PM, Aug. 28, 2008
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Unless you plan on downloading it illegally, I don't believe you can purchase anything but CS3 any more. And downloading is rather frowned upon around here.

More liek posted warez is. I'd be impressed if the statistics of people on DD who Bought photoshop withe their own money were even 1 in 1000 people. @_@

But then shelling out a thousand bucks for something to make a webcomic with doesn't appeal to all.
 
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ozoneocean at 6:49AM, Aug. 29, 2008
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You can get the cheaper education version of CS3, I think that has exactly the same features, but because of the education license it's MUCH cheaper.

Also, if you have The latest version of element, you can often upgrade to the newest version of Photoshop for a much lower price too. :)
 
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gigatwo at 8:26AM, Aug. 29, 2008
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Even the GIMP is more capable than PS elements. Elements is missing both the pen tool and layer masks, among other things that can often be vital to design. I purchased CS3 with a student discount, and I have to say it's pretty fancy.
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mattchee at 8:53AM, Aug. 29, 2008
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Photoshop.

Not Elements.

I considered using Elements when i switch (partly) to PC very soon, as I don't want to pay for Photoshop again, but I played with my mom's copy while visiting her recently, and even the most basic everyday stuff that I use was missing. Very disappointing. And the overall presentation of the program is not geared towards creative use. Bleah… As far as doing anything with your comic– I'd say forget elements.

Find a way to afford CS3– If you're a student (or you have a student in you family, a lot of those discounts are good from pre-school through grad school) there are good places you can get discounted stuff online. There's a whole online store dedicated to it, I think. Google “Academic Discounts.” Or you could maybe get an older version on the cheap off of ebay. I use CS at home and CS2 at work, and I'm very happy with both, so it might be something worth looking into.

Yep… PHOTOSHOP not ELEMENTS…. search your feelings, you know it to be true!
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ozoneocean at 10:21AM, Aug. 29, 2008
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You both missed what I wrote -_-

I said: You can get Elements Cheaper than Photoshop and then CHEAPLY UPGRADE to the full version of Photoshop. Duh.

At least that's one deal I've seen anyway.
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Hahahahah, you think I'd get PS confused with elements? Oh deary me…
 
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BlkKnight at 1:03PM, Aug. 29, 2008
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I said: You can get Elements Cheaper than Photoshop and then CHEAPLY UPGRADE to the full version of Photoshop. Duh.

At least that's one deal I've seen anyway.


Especially if you have a Wacom Intuos or Cintiq. It'll give you $300 off the upgrade. Any student licensing options is the best.
That's “Dr. BlkKnight” to all of you.
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