CS2 or Elements

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  1. ginaram

    ginaram New Member

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    Hi, I've been trying to see which one I'll really be needing for myself...I'm a home user and I'm leaning towards getting Photoshop Elements for the price of it. All I need are simple effects such as blurring the background or vignetting. I have the trial download for CS2 ok siya pero price is too much. I still am not sure how far Elements can go, just in case i learn or would want to learn more effects...I hope you can help.

    thanks:D
     
  2. Fidel

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    All I can say is that CS2 could be worth it in the long run since it has the Curves tool which can be used to fix a photo in many different ways (especially tonal and color corrections).
     
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    If you're talking about getting legal software and don't really know as of yet how extensive the features you will need are, I would suggest you browse through some of the books on Elements. There are hordes of books dedicated to it and if you look at what the authors have been able to achieve with the software. Even with 2.0, you can actually do a lot with it. Haven't seen version 5.0 though. If you really think you need stuff that only CS2 or even CS3 can provide, then be prepared to shell out the cash. Some people bash Elements but actually, it can do quite a bit. Features like Curves aren't there but Levels is usually more than enough if you know what you're doing. Also, the inclusion of adjustment layers and layers in general will more often than not give you as professional results as you may want or need.

    Ingat!

    Erick
     
  4. LeoCastillo

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    If you're working only on PHOTOS, I would recommend Adobe Lightroom. It's really designed for photographers and it's not as heavy in system requirements as Aperture.

    Best of all, you can try it for 30 days for free. See if it works for you.

    Leo
    (happy Lightroom user)
     
  5. ginaram

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    thanks for your advice, currently trying out cs2, after 30 days, will try elements then lightroom thanks
     
  6. Kenneth

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    Have you tried the features in iPhoto? Its come a long way
     
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    duncan Well-Known Member

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    cs3 is already available for 30 days trial.
     
  8. kaloyster

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    This is a no-brainer:

    CS3
     

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