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    Senior Member rjahrman's Avatar
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    I've been doing web design or ages, but I've never paid much attention to graphics (typical database programmer, huh?). Now, I've decided it's time to start messing around with a graphics program. How much better is PhotoShop (as opposed to PaintShop Pro)? For a GFX newbie, it it worth the extra money?

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    I'm learning how to design too, and PhotoShop is the clear leader in the industry. It's a hard program to use, but I would recommend learning that instead of paintshop pro. There are a TON of tutorials on the web regarding photoshop, and I know more people who know photoshop than paintshop pro. Also, you can learn how to do some simple yet impressive looking effects quickly. I've never used paintshop pro, so I dont know how similar they are, but Photoshop is said to be better, so my thinking on starting out with Photoshop was that I didn't want to have to learn two programs. I'd rather spend the extra time learning how to use Photoshop well. That's my two cents, good luck!

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    I agree with splufdaddy. I actually started with PSP about 6 years ago, but as little as 5 years ago became hooked on PS.

    It's just superior in every way. PS to PSP is like Word as compared to Wordpad (maybe a little exaggerated, but you get the point).

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    That is exaggerated Transio. It's like Word to Notepad.
    (sorry, geek joke, wont happen again)

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    i have been using PSP for ages, but i have been using PS for a few months and when i went back to use PSP the other day i couldnt use it properly because it has a lot less features. My point is that you can use PS to create a lot better and more complex things and it is easier to use (IMO) :classic:
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    Yeah i agree with jravenscroft!
    PS has much more featuresthan PSP.
    i have been using PSP for few months(when i just start designing) and i feel that was best for beginners then after that u move to PS then PS is easy to learn than ever.b'coz PSP is quite similar to PS. Or u can start with PS element that also good for beginner.
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    linux designer? GIMP was good too! it's powerful and a good start if you are using Linux system.
    Good luck
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    Going by some polls on official sites, Fireworks MX is better for web design than PS7. It says PS7 is no doubt the leader for magazine/article graphics though. I use Fireworks MX
    I am a 13 year old graphics designer. I would love to make anyone who requests a logo for a price that we can discuss. I have taught myself how to make graphics. I made the winning entry for WebScalpel.com.

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    I like fireworks, it is simpler to use, but you can't do as much with it as you can with photoshop. However, I like Fireworks MUCH better than photoshop for slicing images. The few less steps/windows needed save a lot of time when you're slicing up a design and exporting pieces individually. I don't know how to use either product to it's full capacity yet, I'm only reporting what I've seen in my experience.

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    Gimp is good for it being free though.
    I am a 13 year old graphics designer. I would love to make anyone who requests a logo for a price that we can discuss. I have taught myself how to make graphics. I made the winning entry for WebScalpel.com.


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