Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Photoshop or Photoshop Elements?

Monday I went to this seminar. It was like having a vacation day. I LOVED Dave Cross. I LOVED Photoshop. I LOVE learning new things.

Now I have a dilemma: Photoshop Elements (I currently have this) or Photoshop?
How do you pick? Help? Anyone?

1 comment:

  1. I may have an answer! Go with Elements.

    Here's the reason. I own both Elements and CS and have always found myself defaulting to Elements for the majority of my work. My "work" consists of color correction and some really fun photo manipulation, mostly for personal use and some for work. I have taken two, several day long Photoshop courses and still find that Elements can do most of the work and is just easier to use, due to a smaller set of menu options.

    The other issue is price. Elements is dirt cheap compared to CS and it contains 100% of the tools needed by the average consumer. I have found that in order to use CS beyond it's basic level, you would have to be a serious "power" user, where your work actually goes out to magazines and other markets that require color separation and other specifics.

    Buy Elements first, and then if you find yourself to be a highend user, then make the upgrade to CS.

    Just my thoughts...



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