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#1
this is for all the pit users experienced with Photoshop. I am having a little bit of trouble deciding between ordering Photoshop Elements or regular Photoshop. could anyone explain some of the main differences, and say which one you'd recommend for someone who is really only going to be shooping for lulz and minor editing.
#2
If you're only gonna do minor editing and shooping for the lulz, why would you want to spend that much money?

This question is irrelevant if you're going to torrent it, but still, free stuff is always awesome if you're not going to do anything major.
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#3
As much as I hate it, if you're looking for something to do small changes and fun stuff, GIMP.
#5
I thought Elements was nothing like the actual Photoshop. :/ More like a photo management, thingy.
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how do you torrent photoshop my mate did it but it didnt work
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^worked fine for me, not that I torrented photoshop
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I thought Elements was nothing like the actual Photoshop. :/ More like a photo management, thingy.


Elements is like Photoshop but with fewer bells and whistles. You won't be able to create layer masks, for example. Other than that, Elements has some decent features, and the interface for Photoshop is so much easier to get around than GIMP.

Get Elements.
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If you're only gonna do minor editing and shooping for the lulz, why would you want to spend that much money?

This question is irrelevant if you're going to torrent it, but still, free stuff is always awesome if you're not going to do anything major.



i have ways of obtaining it...


EDIT: also I may have a look at GIMP since its free, does it have a layering mask?
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#12
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i have ways of obtaining it...

Seriously, photoshop is too complex if you are just shooping for the lulz. Paint.NET and GIMP are free, legal, and come with all the features you need for UG shoop threads.
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Seriously, photoshop is too complex if you are just shooping for the lulz. Paint.NET and GIMP are free, legal, and come with all the features you need for UG shoop threads.


i'm on a mac so i can't use Paint.NET unfortunately. I've heard good things about it though
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Elements is like Photoshop but with fewer bells and whistles. You won't be able to create layer masks, for example. Other than that, Elements has some decent features, and the interface for Photoshop is so much easier to get around than GIMP.

Get Elements.
Ahh, 'k, cool.

I got Photoshop CS4 from a torrent, and it was only 53mb. Didn't have to register it, or anything.
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Ahh, 'k, cool.

I got Photoshop CS4 from a torrent, and it was only 53mb. Didn't have to register it, or anything.


how difficult is it to get used to? I've been using Pixelmator for a while now and i hate it. It's quite glitchy.


also, who here has a bit of experience with GIMP? I'm liking the "free" aspect of it very much.
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how difficult is it to get used to? I've been using Pixelmator for a while now and i hate it. It's quite glitchy.


also, who here has a bit of experience with GIMP? I'm liking the "free" aspect of it very much.
I find the layout much more organised than GIMP. So it's easy to familiarize yourself with the tools and keyboard shortcuts then.
#18
It depends how much you really want to do, if you only want more basic features to do simple things than elements is probably the way to go. I personally, after using regular photoshop for several years, find using elements to be very annoying.
#19
GIMP is a very powerful piece of software. The problem with it is that it has a strange user interface which can be quite inconsistent throughout the software. Once you get used to it though, it's on a similar level as to what it can do to Photoshop.
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#20
I for one have been using photoshop for as long as I can remember, and GIMP just can't compare to it. GIMP is nice because it's free and all, but in the long run learning how to use Photoshop is a better use of your time.
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stick to MS paint..


im on mac. MS paint doesn't exist on mac.

also, when im talking about an image editor, think about something capable of being used in, lets say a UG shoop thread. ms paint isn't good enough. i've already got a paint program anyways.
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Is paint.net good? And safe?
It's good. Very popular.
GIMP has more features than Paint.NET.
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Is paint.net good? And safe?

Very good once you know the ins and outs of it. And if by safe you mean virus free, it's free so it's an official download from the site, totally clean.

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It's good. Very popular.
GIMP has more features than Paint.NET.



Paint.NET is more user friendly sirrah!
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It's good. Very popular.
GIMP has more features than Paint.NET.


But Id be able to do shooping like I see here?
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I can recommend Paintbrush as a good substitute for MS Paint on a Mac. I use it for simple things when I can't be bothered loading 'shop.
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#27
Quote by Lt. Shinysides
i have ways of obtaining it...


EDIT: also I may have a look at GIMP since its free, does it have a layering mask?


I believe it does, but if you don't know what it does, and you're not into photography/graphics, you'll probably never need to use the layer mask function.
#28
Learning Photoshop doesn't take long at all.

At least, not to the level of the shooping threads on here.

If you can get CS3/4 for free , then get that. Adobe don't hunt you down, and IMO if you are going to learn a program, it may as well be a good one...
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Paint.NET is more user friendly sirrah!
Piant'NET would be so awesome, if it has GIMP's tools. GIMP'S interface is so annoying.
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But Id be able to do shooping like I see here?
Yeah. See for yourself.
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I believe it does, but if you don't know what it does, and you're not into photography/graphics, you'll probably never need to use the layer mask function.



yeah i know what it does and how to use it. I used pixelmator before this and it has the same 3 window layout as gimp apparently.

and even if i don't use it often, hell its free. and besides, theres always UG shoop threads to put it to use. (this will be the primary purpose of the program anyways lol)
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#31
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Ahh, 'k, cool.

I got Photoshop CS4 from a torrent, and it was only 53mb. Didn't have to register it, or anything.


You best be Pm'n me a link. I've been looking for CS4 for ages now.
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#32
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i'm on a mac so i can't use Paint.NET unfortunately. I've heard good things about it though


How can you hate Pixelmator? It's so easy to use and fast!
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Piant'NET would be so awesome, if it has GIMP's tools. GIMP'S interface is so annoying.Yeah. See for yourself.


Im looking at the requirements for it and Im not sure if my comp meets them.. Im sure it does but im not positive especially this .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, I realise this is from ms but I dont know much about comps and I dont want to f anything up, and im not to keen on downloading things that I dont need or dont intrest me.

Sorry for asking so many questions
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You best be Pm'n me a link. I've been looking for CS4 for ages now.



You can't have been looking very hard, I got CS4 Masters the week it came out
#35
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You can't have been looking very hard, I got CS4 Masters the week it came out


If you consider checking outside of Pirate Bay looking hard, then no. I havn't been looking hard.

I still need that link though!
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#36
I got my copy of CS4 (hypothetically, of course) from the pirate bay, so you really can't be looking hard.
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#37
Paint.net is far superior to GIMP. Just try it, way more advanced.
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I got my copy of CS4 (hypothetically, of course) from the pirate bay, so you really can't be looking hard.


Really? You're bullshitting me right?
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#39
dude, I just searched 'photoshop cs4' there a minute ago and got about 200 results, after checking 'applications only'. What the hell were you searching?
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dude, I just searched 'photoshop cs4' there a minute ago and got about 200 results, after checking 'applications only'. What the hell were you searching?


Well, I just searched too. The top result looks very promising, but it was uploaded 2 days ago. Most everything else is either plug ins or CS4 master Collection.
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