Free PhotoShopMay 22, 2014 at 8:56 am | Posted in Design, Software, Web Design | 3 Comments
For those who work in web design, art, scanning, photography, and so much more, PhotoShop is usually their workhorse. It does have a learning curve but a good reference book will help you learn the parts you need – filters, layers, actions, and so forth. You can also get “recipe” books that show you the steps for specific effects. And there’s a ton of help on-line too.
But PhotoShop is also not cheap. Many began using it as students when they could get less expensive versions. Then periodic less-expensive upgrades kept them current.
Adobe has introduced Elements versions of some software, including PhotoShop. They’ve also introduced a web Express version. But none of these meet the power and control of the real thing.
Much more recently, Adobe has begun offering a legacy version (CS2) of PhotoShop for free (Windows and Mac). This is still a very full-featured program and runs fine on current OS’s. (available for Windows or Mac) Just look at the new features listed. And do note the serial number – it’s required.
It’s worth your time to learn and will serve you for many years into the future.