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    I Need Photoshop

    I have been using Fireworks for most of my graphics work but more and more designers are sending me stuff in Photoshop format so I need to buy the package.

    Any ideas where I can get a better deal than the going $599 price? Any special deals or combo packages that you know about?

    Thanks in advance,
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    If you're a student, you can get the academic discounts.

    www.edu.com has some good prices.

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    You could also check on eBay.

    I will say this. If you are working for profit, then you are not eligible for the educational version. If you do use eBay, be VERY cautious about what you buy. Make sure the box is sealed and the license is a FULL license and not just the educational license.
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    Not a student and I'm a bit leery of software from ebay although I may try that.

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    Dude dont forget you can import PSD files into Photoshop with the layers intacts etc!!

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    I think you meant Fireworks?
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    Originally posted by creole
    I think you meant Fireworks?
    Yea' but he is right, though. :-D

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    Originally posted by glenplake
    Dude dont forget you can import PSD files into Photoshop with the layers intacts etc!!

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    Originally posted by iTec

    paint shop pro 7.0
    In my experience Paint Shop Pro 7.0 doesn't support the PSD files created by Photoshop 6.0
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    Originally posted by W. Luke
    In my experience Paint Shop Pro 7.0 doesn't support the PSD files created by Photoshop 6.0
    Yer, ive had this problem a couple of times, *generally* it is when the psd file has layer filters that psp doesnt like it (prior versions of photoshop are fully capable of being opened). the only work around i have found to this is to flaten each layer.

    i would say that with the next update/release that psp would be able to function again with psd files fully.

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    Originally posted by creole
    I think you meant Fireworks?
    Yeah thats what I meant! Doh!

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    Another cheap option is to buy an earlier version if you can find it on the web, and upgrade.

    Also, a number of cheap scanners come with a 'lite' version of Photoshop, which you could upgrade also... and you get a half decent scanner too!!

    PSP is the cheapest option of all, but as you can see from the other messages, you may have trouble opening PSD's created in Photoshop 6... If you want the daddy (and I assure you, you do!!) go for Photoshop... the best investment in software you will ever make, and a true industry standard too
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    I agree that Photoshop is the way to go. Once you make the initial spend, you can get upgrades.

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    Check your PM Crooner.
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    Originally posted by Nicky
    I agree that Photoshop is the way to go. Once you make the initial spend, you can get upgrades.
    your right about ps6 being the way to go, but the price will scare most people...
    i love php

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    Bottom line is you pay for what you get... simple as that unfortunatley
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    Spend a week with photoshop, then try and do without it.

    Youll be busking in the street to raise the cash!

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    Originally posted by jonnya
    Bottom line is you pay for what you get... simple as that unfortunatley
    Yep.. and I can't justify the price of Photoshop, especially when it is the equivalent of a months rent or two months of car payments. PSP can do everything I need it to do. For half the price of Photoshop, I just purchased PSP 7.0, Namo 5.0 (an HTML Editor) and JASC's new WEBSVG program.

    If I need anything those products can't provide, I will higher a graphics artist since my graphics skills aren't very good anyway.

    I do plan on learning some about Photoshop and have downloaded the 30 day trial to do so. However I haven't installed it yet so I have a full 30 days to learn when I do. However I doubt it will become my graphics editor of choice.
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    For webgraphics, i think PSP is just as good as Photoshop, but i do like photoshop better

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    Originally posted by platinum
    For webgraphics, i think PSP is just as good as Photoshop
    That sounds like you're trying to convince yourself that it's true.



    Don't believe the lies. Friends don't let friends use Paint Shop Pro.
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    Originally posted by creole
    Don't believe the lies. Friends don't let friends use Paint Shop Pro.
    and what may i ask is wrong with psp???

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    Originally posted by creole
    Don't believe the lies. Friends don't let friends use Paint Shop Pro.
    Well I guess if you were my friend you would purchase a copy of Photoshop and send it to me.

    I just can't promise I will use it. Everytime I look at the Interface, I cringe.
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    Wayne, Photoshop's interface is great! You just need to customize it
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    Originally posted by creole

    That sounds like you're trying to convince yourself that it's true.



    Don't believe the lies. Friends don't let friends use Paint Shop Pro.
    Welllllllllllllll.... even though I have basically forgotten about PSP now, i still think it is a great allround program (and it's all justified buy its price )... Photoshop is 'the prefered' software, but when you low on dough go paint shop pro
    (what a catchphrase, )

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    Another alternative is the gimp..Dont laugh! its a linux photoshop clone that has been ported to windows. Once you get used to the slightly unpolished looking interface (same icons as photoshop but whole thing is a bit chunkier) the program is actually very good and has most of photoshops features.

    And the price of this small wonder? 0.00 'cos its opensource

    Dont get me wrong, I am lucky enough to have Photoshop through work and it truly is a wondeful piece of software that no other graphics package can compare to, but if I ever had to pay for it I think I would use gimp.

    www.gimp.org
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