January 18, 2009 at 5:00 am #175543Bill KisichParticipant
While loading software onto my new comp I realized my old Photoshop disc is missing. It’s a very old version anyway.
There are so many versions now, any suggestions? Since I’m spending my own money, I’d like to buy a version that I can grow into, if you know what I mean. I haven’t stepped off into the 3D abyss yet, but I’d like to have the option of spending countless hours learning. It looks like this might be a good year to experiment anyway.
Thanks in advance,
Dinosaur BillJanuary 18, 2009 at 5:19 am #175550Vance W. HallParticipant
Your always best just getting the entire Creative Suite. This will allow you to cross pollenate in mixed media formats with better overall control on your projects. It will also allow you to have PLENTY of room to grow and, or update in the future. Good luck to you and push through to the 3D realm. I recommend the free trial of Sketch UP available online. It is a another great tool in the field.
Vance HallJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:08 am #175549Ryland FoxParticipant
CS4 is out so just go with that.January 19, 2009 at 4:15 am #175548AvantgardnerParticipant
if you want to save money get CS3 and upgrade later no life altering changes in CS4. Oh and I would second the recommendation on sketchup looooove that programJanuary 29, 2009 at 11:42 pm #175547Bill KisichParticipant
I hate open ended threads… Thankfully, I’ve been really busy. I decided to go with Vance’s advice (Thanks Vance), I bought the suite. I’ve barely had a chance to look at it yet. My wife said, “Oh no, another new program”. She knows me. 🙂 Sketchup is next. 😉
Thank everyone for the recommendations,
BillJanuary 30, 2009 at 8:48 pm #175546Vance W. HallParticipant
Glad to hear it. Enjoy
VanceJanuary 30, 2009 at 9:57 pm #175545Joshua KParticipant
30 day demo on adobe.com. The 3d import is really cool since you can drop in, rotate, and paint an model is a large number of formats. It wouldn’t make sense to save it as a model since you can’t edit the model from Photoshop, but I imagine there is a way to save your textures (the painting seems to work like Zbrush).
PS CS4 Extended also has some really cool image capablities such as measuring, counting, and smart stretch/scaling (for example you can widen a landscape without stretching people that are in the image).
the basic creative suites costs the same as 2-3 apps, so if you intend on branching out at all, it is worth the investmentApril 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm #175544
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