In the next few weeks, I shall be getting a new computer system. My current system has Photoshop CS on it, from which I acquired a few years back. Anyway, with my new system, I don't really want any dodgy programs on it. Therefore, I'm actually going to buy Paint Shop. I would have gone with Photoshop, but the pricing is a little off the scale for me, and I've heard that Photo Shop can pretty much do the same things Photoshop can, and it is considerably cheaper. The question I need to ask though, is which one to get. From Play.com (where I have an account, and I trust the website), there are three versions avaliable. http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3249893/Corel-Paint-Shop-Pro-Photo-XI/Product.html http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3479318/Corel-Paint-Shop-Pro-Photo-X2/Product.html http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6707861/Corel-Paint-Shop-Pro-Photo-X2-Ultimate/Product.html And I'm needing to know which of the three to purchase.
Radiation is good.............
16th September 2006
1. buy a mac 2. live with no fear of viruses 3. ???? 4. PROFIT!
5. cry at finding out you paid 3 times as much for a PC with a different OS. 6. Find out you still have to by photoshop
7. Look at the corel version
I think the first thing to remember to corel, that as opposed to adobe products, the paint shop pro is the whole suite instead of just your standard pixel based gfxprogram.
It very much a vector/raster program (like adobe illustrator, and a few other things down the adobe line.
Also I think the corell learning curve is a bit steeper from what I remember, and the support on the net is a teenie bit lower (okay a lot - let's just say that photoshop is the in thing). But that isn't that detrimental. Though the focus on vector is a lot higher
I'm talking about CorellDraw here
Euh gimme a moment to look up paint shop. reading up, it seems that x2 is a minor upgrade, that can be helpful when starting a new.
So I'd probably get the x2 version. Oh and before you actually do start it - I recommend you first try some open source alternatives
When I started with graphics I got a hold of both Paintshop Pro 9 and Adobe. Using both I leaned toward the PSP9 since I found it much easier to use. Later, I found that everyone seemed to be useing the other. I've been doing graphics over 2 years and love PSP9, but it is limited since everyone uses Adobe or others. What I've come across is an ABR viewer, free download, which converts adobe brushes to be used with PSP- that helped a bunch. It's still hard to get some of those killer effects and stuff, but my graphics is just a hobby and at this point in my life I'm to lazy to start over learning another program. Get what ever program fits your budget. Not sure on the difference between the 3 selections you have. Do you take alot of photos? If so I'd might buy X2ultimate. You can check out my work with PSP9 by clicking gallery link below sig or browse forum, good luck with whatever program you use.
SpaZy;47808511. buy a mac 2. live with no fear of viruses[/quote]I hate to break this to you, but Macs can get Viruses too you know. They are just less likely to. Windows is the more common system, therefore a LOT more people target Windows.Junk angel;47810465. cry at finding out you paid 3 times as much for a PC with a different OS.[/quote]I'll be upgrading when this new one comes out.I don't really take loads of photos, no. It is more for creating banners, editing pictures (be it photos or otherwise), and generally having a better program than Paint. [quote=RAM;4781187]You can check out my work with PSP9 by clicking gallery link below sig or browse forum, good luck with whatever program you use.Junk angel;47810466. Find out you still have to by photoshop[/quote]Costs too much. [quote=Junk angel;4781046]So I'd probably get the x2 version. Oh and before you actually do start it - I recommend you first try some open source alternatives Photoshop | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com to mention a few others paint.net aviary suite - this one is good from what I remember - Welcome to AviaryI shall take a look through these. Thanks! [quote=RAM;4781187]Get what ever program fits your budget. Not sure on the difference between the 3 selections you have. Do you take alot of photos? If so I'd might buy X2ultimate.
i thought i'd wade into this discussion with my size 9's :D
i've used photoshop, and i hated it, not really sure why, i hear a lot of good things about it, and see some amazing artwork from it, but, its never felt right to me, i use pspx2 now, bought and paid for, and ive used psp right from v8 before corel bought it, this new one is pretty much the same as all the other, minor tweeks here and there, but its still the psp i know and love.
so, my opinion on the whole thing is, psp can do pretty much everything photoshop can, and in some cases, better, but in others, worse, like the aformentiond brushes, (grr and stuff psp, get to supporting them! lol) but cutting out renders and blendings stuff for sigs is real good. i will always recoment psp over photoshop :D