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03-13-2005, 09:29 AM
I have been reading about which software to choose. I do not have a problem of getting the software, I just want to decide which one I should learn first. I am married to a computer programmer. We already have PS 7 and PSP 8. I am a begginer and I do not have alot of time with three small children running around (1, 3, and 5). I do have lots of pictures. My husband has asked if I want him to get PSP 9. I have tried the PSP tutorial and it really confused me. So my questions are:
1. Should I buy PSP 9 or PSE?
2. Which class should I take PSP or PS?
03-13-2005, 09:48 AM
Download the trials and toy with them see which one you are more comfortable with. I adore psp but you might like the way pse feels better.
I use PSP9 and PSe...I am self taught on PSP and I use it alot...My Daughter got me PSe and I took a class with Emma to learn how to make elements...Wow what a class...I have learned alot!! I think you should try each program, and I too would suggest taking classes in both, Once you learn the Ins and Outs you will be Master of them both in no time...then you can decided...Good luck...I hope I helped you some what. :)
03-13-2005, 11:09 AM
Thanks for the advice. I will try both and probably use a little of each!
There are advantages and drawbacks to all the programs. I think PS is the all-around choice, and only slightly more difficult to learn than PSP.
PSP does textures/patterns the best, great brush options
PSE is a great program if you don't have PS, or if PS is too hard. Has terrible brush options, hard to paint
I think it boils down to what YOU want to make. What style do you like? Are you gung-ho about learning software or enjoy the challenge? Do you want something easy, or do you want it to take you anywhere you can creatively conceive? Do you like paper-style/realistic elements or grahic style/brush/montage stuff?
And as MA said, I've had LOTS of students take multiple classes from me to see which they like better, or to discover what they prefer doing in each software. I reach for them for different reasons, but I reach for them all.
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