Just trying to decide which way to go for image post processing
I do have Helicon Filter which happily handles RAW from my Canon. I have to admit I not totally up on all its capabilities
I look and read in the glamour and portrait etc section on the forum where guys are working with layers ... eg... changing backgrounds, blending so it doesnt look like a cutout places on a new background etc
Can something like Elements 11 do this ? or LR5 ? Or do I really need some version of PS ?
I realise I have a steep learning curve ahead of me. And I really need to get into this if I want to do better with portrait etc photography
I have been doing photography for a lonnnnng time but most of it based around storm,landscape, astro and general holiday stuff.
I just want to step up to the next level.
I understand from a thread on here that Gimp is a free alternative to PS. Does it have the features for layers etc ?
LR5 and Elements 11 are quite affordable and if one of them is a better way to go, I'm happy to spend the money
It really boils down to hearing what different people are using, how they find its ease of use, features etc
Pentax K7, K5 & lots of lenses; Canon 5D III, 24 - 105mm