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    Photoshop advice

    I am looking to upgrade my photoshop but not sure where to go.
    All the shops seem to have photoshop elements 10 as the new version.
    I see on here a lot of people use cs3 or cs5.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Photoshop CS5 is the current version, expect to pay around $1000.00.

    Download a 30 days trial from Abobe and give it a test run, then you will know of Elements of Photoshop is for you. Elements offers most of the functionality of Photoshop at a more consumer based price. Photoshop is designed as a professional tool.
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    Hi Andrea, what is your reason for the upgrade, are there specific capabilities you are looking for?

    (I've found that by using either Lightroom or Capture NX2 for raw conversion and the majority of processing that I've been able make do with Elements version 4 ).


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    If you are a student......cs5 is around $200.00.

    Im yet to upgrade to decent software and this post in very helpful, so thanks for asking too.
    Last edited by Kerrie; 14-01-2012 at 8:49pm.



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    CS5 and LR3 on student discount is a symphony in the making,goes hand in hand


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    Officeworks had CS5 at $189
    Surely you must know someone that is a teacher or student that might help you get it. It's so much cheaper than the full price version.
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    Thanks everyone.
    The only reason i want to upgrade is I often do tutorials on the net and most of them are for the later versions.
    Can not find a great deal for photoshop 7.
    Whats the deal with getting cs5 cheaper if you are a student or teacher?

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    For me it was a case of buying it at Officeworks, then when you install it, it installs as a 30 day trial while you send proof of teacher/student status to Adobe. A couple of days later you get an email with the serial number that turns it from a 30 day trial to a full version. It doesn't even have to be the same name as yours. I bought it in my name, with my wife's credit card, for my daughter with her ID, and that didn't cause even a ripple with Adobe despite 3 different names being used in the process. I actually contacted them ahead of buying it just to make sure that wouldn't be a problem. Proof of eligibility is: http://www.adobe.com/education/stude...guide.edu.html

    Proof of eligibility
    Your proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, institution name, and current date.** Types of proof of enrollment include:
    • School ID card
    • Report card
    • Transcript
    • Tuition bill or statement

    For homeschooled students:
    • Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool**
    • Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)**
    • Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year**



    These are the requirements: Students You must provide official, current proof of enrollment in one of the following:
    • Accredited* public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction
    • Accredited* higher education institution that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study
    • Homeschool — as defined by state homeschooling regulations

    Teachers, faculty, and staff you must provide official, current proof that you are employed by one of the following:
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    • Accredited* public or private university or college
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    awesome thanks. How much cheaper is it to go that way. I have a daughter in high school so thinking this might be the cheaper option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreahoney View Post
    awesome thanks. How much cheaper is it to go that way. I have a daughter in high school so thinking this might be the cheaper option.
    The student version is about 80% off, at around $175 at some outlets.
    I have bought my last couple this way, based on my kids being at high school. No problems, and perfectly legit. I think the only real limitation is that you should not be making any money out of it. If you are, buy the full version.

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