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01/28/2016 03:21:38 AM · #1
Which is the current User-friendly (most preferred) version of Adobe Photoshop?
Is some Trial Version available? Can someone provide a link?
01/28/2016 04:03:31 AM · #2
Wow, Krishan........ long time no hear from you. Glad you dropped in for some advice.

Sorry that I can't help. I'm still using Photoshop, and my only other advice - for phones/tablets - would be to check out Snapseed.
01/28/2016 09:28:44 AM · #3
I didn't find either Photoshop Elements of full Photoshop particularly user friendly. I had to learn through videos or with colleague help and then I would take notes so I could hopefully remember for next time. (I've forgotten much of what I learned, turns out my note system was not very good.)

I liked Elements because it did what I wanted and was relatively inexpensive - at least compared to the ongoing paying of Adobe that I do now - but that payment to Adobe gives me access to Lightroom that I use constantly. Online tutorials for Photoshop tend to be quite good, I've used those alot, and I like Photoshop being available when I need it.

Lightroom is much more user friendly than Photoshop imho.

I thought there was a free trial of Photoshop available through the Adobe website. Google 'Photoshop Trial', one of the top search results was an Adobe link.

01/28/2016 09:54:50 AM · #4
I use Corel Paintshop Pro. Does almost everything Photoshop does, and is more user friendly in many ways. You can usually find a current version for under $50 USD. I am using X4, but the current version is X8.
01/28/2016 10:51:18 AM · #5
Photoshop Elements without a doubt in the world.
Not sure about where you are but it is on special offer here.
Just search Photoshop Elements and never look back.
01/28/2016 12:23:25 PM · #6
There is a trial available.
It is always much easier to be "current" because they want you to subscribe.
If 9.99 a month works for you, I would suggest getting this.

As 21_F.gif Jules1x said, Lightroom is is user-friendly - in that you can work with many images very quickly.

I use Lightroom and Photoshop (as well as the design apps in the Adobe CC suite) and am lucky enough to have a license through work that I can use in 2 locations.

Originally posted by kbhatia1967:

Which is the current User-friendly (most preferred) version of Adobe Photoshop?
Is some Trial Version available? Can someone provide a link?
01/28/2016 02:56:22 PM · #7
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I use Corel Paintshop Pro. Does almost everything Photoshop does, and is more user friendly in many ways. You can usually find a current version for under $50 USD. I am using X4, but the current version is X8.


may be a silly question because I never played around with paintshop pro, how is really this different the an advance version of lightroom?
01/29/2016 08:02:49 AM · #8
I still use Photoshop CC, but know that all I need is elements( and even then not all )

Message edited by author 2016-01-29 08:03:10.
01/29/2016 10:18:26 AM · #9
Footnote: your $10 subscription to Photoshop Creative Cloud includes the most up to date versions of...

Lightroom
Bridge

FYI - I have oodles of YouTube videos saved as favorites. Trust me if I can learn it you can...wink

01/29/2016 10:35:09 AM · #10
Then I would say, share the bookmarks and we would be able to learn too ;) :D

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Footnote: your $10 subscription to Photoshop Creative Cloud includes the most up to date versions of...

Lightroom
Bridge

FYI - I have oodles of YouTube videos saved as favorites. Trust me if I can learn it you can...wink
01/29/2016 01:24:47 PM · #11
I lovvveeee light room and just a while ago I am spoiling myself with the 10$ a mo...I prefered the photoshop 5 but dont care for the new layout of cloud photo shop but ooooo my...loveeee it..so glad I was able to finally upgrade
01/29/2016 01:26:55 PM · #12
Janine how did you bridge yours together I am still fighting on how to do that...
01/29/2016 05:19:03 PM · #13
Originally posted by jgirl57:

Janine how did you bridge yours together I am still fighting on how to do that...


I am looking forward to the answer to this, as I have no clue as to what you are talking about ;)
01/30/2016 06:25:06 AM · #14
hahaha Never mind I got it, it was automatic and I was doing it all the time since upgrading, I thought it was a new trick I didn't know about
01/30/2016 08:51:17 AM · #15
I use Lightroom and PsCC. I don't use bridge...I personally don't care for it but many others do.

I will share links...what are you curious about?
01/30/2016 08:00:28 PM · #16
For the last month, I have been using the online tutorials.
I do not have Photoshop yet.

When I subscribe, do I get an option OR do I get the latest version?
01/30/2016 09:31:40 PM · #17
Latest version
01/30/2016 10:23:12 PM · #18
Thanks for that, Janine.

Once I get started with a few edits under my belt, I'll be right back at you to see how you mastered Sleepy Hollow Farm.

That image is absolutely magnificent.
01/31/2016 01:49:42 PM · #19
I always start in Lr then move over to PsCC to finish.

Anthony Morganti on YouTube has the best freaking Lr tutorials. I've learned a lot from him...worth every minute.

ETA: I also have and use the Nik software. It's amazing!!!

Message edited by author 2016-01-31 13:51:34.
01/31/2016 02:10:41 PM · #20
Originally posted by Ja-9:

I always start in Lr then move over to PsCC to finish.

Anthony Morganti on YouTube has the best freaking Lr tutorials. I've learned a lot from him...worth every minute.

ETA: I also have and use the Nik software. It's amazing!!!


I was actually thinking... Nik is the user friendly Photoshop. I don't use that many features in Photoshop, because nik does so much of it.
02/01/2016 02:58:15 PM · #21
WHat about this? As I posted before.
Photoshop and Lightroom (and more) for $9.99 / month.
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Seems like a great deal for Photographers who don't need the other parts of CC.

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Footnote: your $10 subscription to Photoshop Creative Cloud includes the most up to date versions of...

Lightroom
Bridge

FYI - I have oodles of YouTube videos saved as favorites. Trust me if I can learn it you can...wink
02/01/2016 03:57:58 PM · #22
I totally agree with the PS for Photographers bundle suggestion. Lightroom does 95% of what I need it to do and it's got an interface that was designed with photographers in mind. There might be other editing packages that might be more intuitive but with those "other" ones I've found that the user community isn't is big. Photoshop and Lightroom have huge user bases and consequently there are hours upon hours of video tutorials available (and 21_F.gif Ja-9's!). Maybe it might be good to have an idea what topics you want to cover or get advice what to learn? Photoshop has SO much functionality and there multiple ways of doing pretty much everything. I'd recommend having basic understand of layers and masking because everything else stems from those topics. I know the Photoshop interface can be daunting but once you play around with it, it really isn't that bad.
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