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I have always used corel. Now I want to switch to Photoshop so i can use ultraseps seperation software. I dont know anything about photoshop. what is cs6? is this different then the element 11 etc? im not sure what i need and the price varies alot.
 

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Photoshop CS6 is their full blown Photoshop. CS6 is just a version number. It's part of their creative suite (CS) version 6. It was their their latest and greatest prior to Creative Cloud.

Maybe someone else will chime in on Elements. I think it's a version of Photoshop minus a bunch of bells and whistles. Geared toward photo editing and organizing.
 

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Photoshop CS6, released in May 2012, added new creative design tools and provided a redesigned interface with a focus on enhanced performance.New features have been added to the Content-Aware tool such as the Content-Aware Patch and Content-Aware Move.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photoshop_cs6#cite_note-Adobe_Photoshop_CS6_Beta-64

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photoshop_cs6#cite_note-Adobe_Photoshop_CS6_Beta-64
Adobe Photoshop CS6 brought a suite of tools for video editing. Color and exposure adjustments, as well as layers, are among a few things that are featured in this new editor. Upon completion of editing, the user is presented with a handful of options of exporting into a few popular formats
 

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photoshop is to adobe what photo paint is to corel. it is a bitmap editor. although it might offer color correction for video editing it is not adobe's stand alone video editor, that is adobe premiere. all programs were (and still are) available separately and very expensive. when they bundle all programs together in their creative suites the prices go down, but you are looking at a major expense. depending on what you are looking to do you could probably get away with just using photo paint in corel. photoshop elements is something that gets bundled in with some digital camera packages and prob only offers you 20% of what the full blown version of photoshop's capabilities.
 

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Thank you. I guess I will have to spend the $900+ to get the full version.
what i did when i initially bought my first version of the creative suite (wanted the whole package as they offer the web development apps like dreamweaver, fireworks and flash. video editing and motion graphics in premiere and after effects. page layout with indesign and audio with audition.) i enrolled in a web design class at my local community college. by doing so i saved more by having the student discount on software and the difference paid for my class with money left over.
 

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Elements lacks all the professional separation tools and CMYK production features that you're going to need. You'll need the full Photoshop.

If money is tight you may be able to save some cash if you look around for an old version. You may be able to pick new disc sets of old versions on ebay or some other place for much less then the new version. I use CS2 for the majority of my work still. I have up to CS6, but almost never use it. Just make sure whatever you buy is compatible with the system you plan to run it on. My CS2 is running on a 12 year old Mac w/ OS 10.4 but won't work on any of my new ones.

The only real plus to the new versions is compatibility with customers - photoshop files are pretty compatible (unlike InDesign) across the board so even my CS2 opens most CS6 files without much hassle.
 

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or you can always upgrade to a newer mac that runs the newer OS and has cs_ already installed on it. just won't get the discs, so if your computer fails or dies you might be out of luck. but i did that a couple of years ago when i wanted to switch over to the intel processors, because everything now is being made for that.

here's one. you get a newer mac and all the software at a fraction of the price:

8 Core Apple Mac Pro 2x2 8GHz Quad Core 16GB RAM 1TB Mtn Lion Loaded | eBay

just search for mac pro adobe cs and you will find a bunch like this.
 

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The only real plus to the new versions is compatibility with customers
There have been a lot of interesting features added since CS2. I would consider that as a real plus. Not that I can't run a print shop with very old versions of Adobe software becaise I can. But there are definitely some new things that I got used to real quick and wouldn't want to do without at this point. Sometimes you get stuck in doing the same things in the same way and you don't investigate what more the software has to offer. I'm always amazed by Photoshop and Illustrator.
 

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I hate to say it but I would definitely NOT buy the standalone version from Adobe. I was the guy two years ago cussing at the notion of a subscription. But things change, I made the mistake of buying the CS at one point, after about a year I ended up getting the subscription. First, you get ALL the software, and I mean ALL OF IT. Everything they make, you may discover unknown natural abilities just from having access to all of this stuff.

Secondly, after you pay 900 bucks for the new standalone version which I'm surprised they are still selling, they had removed it completely at one point, then you get to sit there and watch the next version come out by the time you're wallet has recovered. Also if you have a slow month, turn it off if you're not using it then turn it back on when you are ready.
 

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man i wish i had the time of day to use every program adobe has available. that was a mistake i made when i was young. i wanted my hands in everything. i was a jack of all trades doing illustration, doing production work, printing shirts, playing music and setting up a midi studio, started doing wedding videos and editing.....

come to realize there are a lot more talented people out there at any given job description i just mentioned. so now that i'm older i'll let the illustrators illustrate, the editors edit etc. etc. while i still try to master one.
 

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man i wish i had the time of day to use every program adobe has available. that was a mistake i made when i was young. i wanted my hands in everything. i was a jack of all trades doing illustration, doing production work, printing shirts, playing music and setting up a midi studio, started doing wedding videos and editing.....

come to realize there are a lot more talented people out there at any given job description i just mentioned. so now that i'm older i'll let the illustrators illustrate, the editors edit etc. etc. while i still try to master one.
Did you say MIDI Studio?

miktoxic we could hang out and probably have endless fun and maybe some productivity too!
 

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I have always used corel. Now I want to switch to Photoshop so i can use ultraseps seperation software. I dont know anything about photoshop. what is cs6? is this different then the element 11 etc? im not sure what i need and the price varies alot.
If you are a corel user why in the world would you want to use PS for color separations? You will complicate your world beyond imagination. honestly PS is great tool but for down and dirty sim process Corel can hold its own actually in many ways beat anything in Adobe.

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Before you decide to get photoshop help, go to advancedtshirts.com - it will blow you away with what can be done with Corel - watch some of the videos. We had been using T-Seps and bought this program which not only taught us about tools in Corel that we didn't know existed, but does separations like a dream. You can email our art department at [email protected] with questions - I know we still use photoshop, but not under what circumstances.
 

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it's about what software you feel more comfortable in using.

s lot of us were weened on adobe software in the 80s and 90s so the fact that most keyboard shorts cuts are the same across the board and they work seamlessly together it's a no-brainer.

but if you've already invested in corel why not learn it? they are a ton of resources on here to help you along.
 
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