Photoshop: Tips / Where to Buy / Tutorials


Joined Feb 7, 2008
Looking to get a photoshop software, but damn how are they above $500? Any places that sell it cheaper or any Ps alternatives that are pretty much the same thing?

Would also like to hear of some tips or features that I might not be exposed to in a general tutorial of the software?

I used the program in 2010/11 but I want to tap into that again.

Thanks for the help :pimp:
Joined Jan 5, 2012
If you dont want to pay for it i suggest learning how to use GIMP
GIMP's pretty cool. I needed to do a few things for my office so I used that. It felt unseemly to illegally download a PS and use it for a work project.
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Joined Feb 7, 2008
Not opposed to paying for a software at all, but what's GIMP + what does are the things it lacks in comparison to Ps?
Joined Sep 10, 2011
Cause they can. It's the industry standard. No other program comes close IMO.

If you want sticker shock look at CAD programs.
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Joined Dec 2, 2011
Creative Cloud is like 20/month with a student discount. Just say you're enrolled at your local state college and stay up on your payments.
Joined Jul 12, 2008
The best way to learn is to dive in.

Back in the day if I wanted to edit a pic, I would go to and look up the result I was trying to achieve.

The site seems a lot different than what I remember but there are thousands of step by step tutorials. Using them often gets you familiar with the tools and eventually you memorize the different options and steps eventually allowing you to do your own thing.
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