marsh9077 wrote in post #17853887
Thanks for all the input guys! Would you recommend going out and spending the money on Photoshop and just going for it or should I spend some time with cheaper or free programs first? If so any recommendations of programs?
Go for PS Elements first. Less expensive than finding a copy of PS6 or signing you first born away with Photoshop CC. Actually, as you are not invested in anything at the moment, might look at some of the other programs that do not require monthly subscriptions first.
Also, Photoshop and those types of programs are really designed to do pixel level manipulation, adding/combining different images, removing elements in a photo, complex changes requiring different layers and such. If you are looking to do things like photo adjustments, things like brightness, contrast, color, saturation, and a slew of other parameters but all within the same image, you might look at some of the other programs like Capture-1 Pro or Lightroom. They allow for a lot of manipulation but stop short of a true photo editing package.