does anyone have this program? What do you think of it?
Yup, I've got it and really like it! I also have CS3 but boy is there alot to that one!
CS3 is what I use now. I DL'd the 30day trial for elements and i just can't get used to it. I feel disoriented. lol
Do you mind if I ask what it is you find disorienting? I am currently using PS 7.0, but my copy is from work. I am considering doing some "for hire" work (making posters), but that would be a conflict of interest for me to use my university licensed software to produce them (even if on my home computer).
SO ... I need to buy my own copy of PS. However the price tag for CS3 (which I would really like) or even CS2 is pretty far out of my budget right now (especially since what I *really* need to spend my dough on is a new computer). So I was thinking about downloading the trial version of PSE to see if I could get my work done with that for a while.
I'd be really interested to hear your experience from going to CS3 to PSE. Might help me decide if I need to push off this idea for a while or whether I can make it work.
Thanks a TON,
I have Elements and I love it. Especially for the price! I have used CS3 at work and really, Elements can do pretty much everything that CS3 can do. The two big exceptions to this (that I have found) is that Elements does not do layer masks or curves. But happily there are plug-ins out on the internet that can make the program do those things!
If you have questions about specific things in Elements, feel free to post or pm me!
thanks Kristen! I will probably bug you until you are insane after I get it installed (I'm waiting for a spare PC to come open so I can have a clean environment in which to play).
I use PSE and am very happy with it. I use it for all my photo editing and my digi pages.
I've been wondering all of this too. I was afraid to buy PSE because I thought I'd want to upgrade to CS3 right away and be frustrated. I really like Microsoft's program, but since they have discontinued it and all the tutorials are for photoshop...