Brent R

Help With Photoshop

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I'm looking to buy a photoshop program....Could use some help on getting a good version....any help would be grateful....

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How are you planning to use it? Will it mostly be used to edit pictures for things like the photo over foil technique or are you going to be doing some serious photo editing?

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Going to use it just for lures....like foiling and photo finishing and resizing....nothing fancy..

Edited by Double Trouble Lures

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I use Photoshop CS2 and am inept with it, so I don't like that!. I have seen the Gimp program recommended often on another board; which is why I mentioned trying it first. (Free helps).

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If you are looking to do some basic stuff with Photoshop, you can buy an older version at a discount or even used and have plenty of "horsepower" to do what you need to do. Most of the basics are the same from the last 5 years.... granted the latest versions have some nice features, but unless you really are planning alot of complex editing of things, you probably won't need it. I'd recommend finding a discounted early version of CS... or honestly if you just plan to copy/paste, scale, airbrush, basic distortions, etc.... a pre-CS like Photoshop 6/7/8 would provide you all the tools you'd ever need.

I have purchased both Photoshop and other graphic programs digitally from "overseas" download sites where the prices were very discounted... granted I used my AMEX incase it was a scam, but it was legit and everything worked perfectly (and I still have my house and bank account!!!) May be worth a look.

J.

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For just basic editing take a look at Photoshop elements, they sometimes comes free too with purchase of cams, graphic cards etc.

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Elements will serve you well for resizing and a whole lot more. Same with Gimp.

I haven't used Gimp for a while, but it did everything I needed it to do and then some. As a long-time Photoshop user my only complaint was that some features took some poking around to find and the keyboard shortcuts were different. If you're not coming from PS you won't have this problem.

I'm back on a Mac after my brief affair with Ubuntu, so I'm also back on PS. Heh.

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