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Tillerykid
03-11-13, 11:27 PM
Hi
I've tried upgrading to CS6 in recent months, and encountered all sorts of problems. Therefore, I'm now thinking of giving CS5 a try, however, I'm going to have to buy it off EBay, cost could be as high as 350 second hand. So is it worth upgrading from my CS3 to CS5 or am I better off sticking with what I've got. By the way my OS is Windows 8.
All The Best
TK

wave
04-11-13, 06:34 AM
being right honest here you may be better off with lightroom and elements. it depends what you actually use photoshop for. i use aperture 3 and elements to be honest 80% of the work i do is in aperture

Tillerykid
04-11-13, 11:31 AM
Thanks Wave
ATB
TK

Tillerykid
08-11-13, 11:09 AM
Hi, Decided to stick with my CS3.

graham_c
15-11-13, 09:16 PM
Can I ask whats going wrong with CS6

Tillerykid
16-11-13, 02:05 PM
Can I ask whats going wrong with CS6
Hi Graham, The first problem was getting it to load, contacted Amazon and they explained that I had to request various codes to activate it. that done I started to explore the program. My first problem was a lot of flickering when making adjustments, the screen would take on a chequed look, my computer was also acting strangely. The next problem encountered was the inability for the program to save changes when using the HDR toning, I would make adjustments, however they would not save.
I contacted Amazon to seek a replacement, however, none were available at that time so I had a full refund. I'm back to the rugby now we are winning 20~0, nice to see you back. By the way my OS is Windows 8.
All The Best
TK

graham_c
16-11-13, 09:12 PM
Sorry to hear about your CS6 problems, at least Amazon gave a a refund. I upgraded to CS5 from CS3 and found it a much better program. Don't know if you can still get it though... Graham

Tillerykid
16-11-13, 09:26 PM
Hi Graham, you can get CS5 on EBay, a good one will cost about 350. I'm currently going through a 12hr tutorial on You Tube for CS5, and to date I've found that the interesting aspects on the tutorial are actually in CS3 when you know where to find them.
ATB
TK

graham_c
17-11-13, 11:09 AM
Hi
The main advantages with CS5 are content aware the brushes, and it runs faster, don't know if it worth 350 though... Graham

Tillerykid
18-11-13, 10:39 PM
Hi
The main advantages with CS5 are content aware the brushes, and it runs faster, don't know if it worth 350 though... Graham
Yeah, and that's bidding for it on EBay, speed doesn't worry me. So its only content aware and brushes, CS3 got the content aware patch tool, and I find that useful. So that leaves brushes, and I don't think it worth upgrading just for that. I'm about 3hrs into that tutorial, and at present I'm happy to stick with CS3, thanks for your help.
ATB
TK

MalcomG
02-12-13, 12:16 PM
any chance could post the link to the tutorial?
thinking about making the jump to and would like to see the real benefits. thanks

Tillerykid
02-12-13, 05:37 PM
Hi MalcomG
The links are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnGZf_9UDNw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsIDSRKL_ig
All The Best
TK

SMA11FRY
07-12-13, 11:05 PM
being right honest here you may be better off with lightroom and elements. it depends what you actually use photoshop for. i use aperture 3 and elements to be honest 80% of the work i do is in aperture

I agree, You can buy PS on it's own, personally I have CC but then I get it cheap because I'm a student If I weren't I would be looking at alternatives Adobe is just far too expensive unless you are a professional. The latest version can remove camera shake! That alone makes it stunning,, especially when a fried took his 1DS to film the northern lights,and as they were taken on-board ship with the vibration of the engines, not one picture was usable. Now had he had a Nikon D600 iso1600 and an f1.4 lens, he would have had a great picture, as it was his 6000 outfit and 1500 cruise proved a disappointment, but I saved the pictures with Photoshop CC, so is it worth it? Well the right tools pay their way!