I've used Photoshop 5 for 14+ years now and was forced to switch to Photoshop Elements 11 when we installed new computers at work recently. It seems to be missing an important tool (for me) that I can't seem to find. I don't know the official name but I called it a "vector" tool. You could draw custom curved and straight lines between set points to create a unique shape. Does it exist or is there a newer way to do the same task?
Or do I really need Photoshop CC?
I think so. There is no equivalent to the 'pen tool' in CS. At most you can combine different pre-defined shapes, or you can use add-ons like Elements+ to convert selections or text to shapes. You won't find the points to draw Bezier curves.