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Thread: If You Had It To Do All Over Again....?

  1. If You Had It To Do All Over Again....?

    What program would you start out with and why?

    I started with pse v.4.0. It was pretty tough to learn. I have since gone to (or shall I say am attempting) CS2 and now that I am so use to pse's key commands, etc. I'm so spoiled that I find it very hard to maneouver. I wish I had just gone ahead and learned cs2 in the first place.

    Anyone else feel this way? Maybe we can save a newbie from the same!

  2. #2
    I feel the same I would have started with photoshop, because there was no cs2 at the time! It was all in what I could afford.

  3. #3
    I started with a free (free cos it was an old version!) programme called Photo Impact which was tough to learn but I stuck with it for a few months before getting PSP, which was very simple compared to PI!! However, I have also got PSCS (not CS2) but just can't get to grips with it and I keep reverting back to PSP - in fact, now that I am no longer designing, I don't feel that I really need PSCS anymore as LOs are just so easy in PSP.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Wanganui, New Zealand
    I started in PSP... but I think I would have gone for PS otherwise. I was going to start learning PS years ago but I was told that if I already knew a lot in PSP there was no point learning a new program.... well I wished I never listened now
    Phoenix aka Melissa - SAHM of Shania (13) and Jordan (10)

  5. #5
    I don't think I would have done it any differently... I have no desire to design so I'm just using a generic scrapbooking program... Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Designer... and I'm quite happy with that!!!


  6. #6
    Im in love with pscs. Have always loved it. i pick up things fast though when I like them. I started with the paintshop that comes with youre windows stuff. When I saw how much flexability you had with ps I think I drooled. :) I have always scrapped with PS though. I started scraping to improve my abilitys while doing somthing fun. My main goal was Photo manipulation....though I seem to be scraping more now.

  7. #7
    I'm dying to get back to my PS though its an ancient version, 5.0 I think. I'm using PSE 4 now. Have thought about checking out CS2 but the only thing I truly miss from PS is working with curves so I'm fine right now with pse....
    Liz Pike

    Blog updated Thursday October 19

  8. #8
    I started with PS6 and found it too hard. I LOVE PSE4 though. And I find now that I know something about it, PS6 seems easier, but not as easy as PSE. I just downloaded a trial of PSE5 to try out on my trip to CO this weekend and so far, it looks nice. Not sure I will fork out the upgrade to have it, but it gives me something to use to scrap with while I'm on the road!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    I use Corel Draw and in a way I wish I had stuck with using Photoshop as you can get so many tutorials but when I looked at it it was so much more difficult than Corel and I have help desk 3 feet away... Cant complain too much about the wait times.

  10. #10
    I started with PhotoImpact 8..then i got PI XL. I love it But i still try to work with PS 7..sooo difficult.
    Greetings from Germany!

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