I asked another question on how to obtain photoshop on my extremely limited budget, but there seems to be no solution to that other than not get photoshop CS3/CS2.
However there are some “alternatives” listed in my question, I have used GIMP for over 2 years and need something that can create more crisp web-worthy graphics.
I DO NOT want to see any Fan-Boy responses like Photoshop rules!
I see it everywhere, I am even able to impress fan boys I know with there illegal copy’s of photoshop, so please, if your going to recommend one of the listed pieces of software, please use your own personal experiences with that software, I need a graphics design program that is more powerful than GIMP, that wont cost an arm and a leg!
I have heard that photoshop elements is almost as good as it’s brother photoshop CS2/3?
Please I need help as I am looking to make a purchase sometime soon.
Oh and I know photoshop may be the best, but I can’t afford it, thanks adobe!
ehem..Fanboy?? I think not.
Photoshop is definitely the best out there. Elements is for those who are, well, too lazy to learn how to use photoshop, or simply intending to edit a bunch of photos.
I’ve been using Photoshop for a long time already and I can honestly say it’s the best. It has a lot of features. The only con is the not-so-friendly interface which you will eventually be familiar with. It’s good for web design.
If you REALLY hate Photoshop(I don’t understand why, though..), then Paint Shop Pro is another good choice. There are a little less brushes and tutorials available onthe net, but it’s technically the same as Photoshop!
Oh, and Elements isn’t as good as CS. Elements is for those who aren’t really willing to be creative or willing to take Photoshop seriously. It’s simply for editing photos.
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