Some of what is not in elements Photoshop CC vs Elements 12 - Part 2 - YouTube
Elements is still powerful but lacks abilities in Photoshop like record and edit actions some edit modes etc. Photoshop Elements 12 vs Photoshop CC - YouTube
You may not need Full Photoshop. I feel I don't need Lightroom. but need Full Photoshop.
The brandest new Photoshop CC 2014.1 isn't earth-shatteringly different from Photoshop 7.0. The base concepts are still there... There are just far more features now.
Of course it'll be a bigger jump that it was for those who went through all of the 8 version releases between, but honestly I believe you would not feel lost.
There's nothing wrong with Photoshop Elements, either; JJ's suggestion is a good one. It was originally derived from Photoshop around the time of the version you used, so you may find it comfortable.
Why not download the software and try it via the free trial offer for a month? If you find you're happy with it, Elements is a hundred bucks, or the Photoshop full version Photographer's bundle Creative Cloud subscription isn't break-the-bank expensive either at about ten dollars a month.
If you are on a Mac, and you have basic needs, but you need something easy to learn: why not switch to Pixelmator? Full license for a very low price, and aimed at Mac users.
It's very popular amongst Mac users. I mean, even Apple switched to Pixelmator instead of Photoshop to show off MacOSx.
Thanks so much for your reply.
Much appreciate your thoughts. Thank you!
Thank you for your thoughts!
Hi Noel (or anyone who could enlighten me!),
Are you aware of any "manual" or easy help directly from Adobe for the trial versions? Just started trying to work with the trial version of Photoshop cc 2014 I downloaded 2 days ago (I did see some youtube videos, but was hoping for some quick Q & A system….so won't have to watch these waiting for "my issue" each time.
Small stuff, but frustration…e.g., can't seem to keep 2 psd docs open on the screen at same time….(If open a new one, the other becomes a tab.) just wanted to drag and drop one to the other. And tried "copy" option but it is grayed out, so no luck with copy-and-paste.) May have to hire a whiz kid tutor for a few sessions if not simpler help….
Thanks a zillion for any and all thoughts.
Look in the Window - Arrange menu to be able to show multiple tabs at once.
But possibly even more to your liking, there's also the ability to set the newest version of Photoshop to open documents in separate windows, like the version you used before. Look at the Preferences - Interface menu, and uncheck "Open New Documents as Tabs". Then close and restart Photoshop. You may find that more comfortable.
Thanks so much for your kindness in replying. Will try this tomorrow!
Can't help but wonder...Does Photoshop provide any "system" for learning the versions of Photoshop…wondering how
most people figure these things out….
Very best wishes and thank you again for the helpful assistance,
Now that you have been reminded there are many configuration options, perhaps the thing to do next will be to look them all over, bring up the Photoshop Help tool, and discover what each one does. When you choose a non-default settinghem, jot it down in a small file or in a notebook and you'll have a quick reference for what settings you prefer for future setups.
Beyond that, you're always welcome to come to the forum and ask questions.
Hi again Noel,
Hmmmm...not progressing with Help menu suggestion, although I do appreciate your reply.
Odd glitchy things happening in the smallest things I am trying to do--using both the T (type) tool and the select
tool---things I did very quickly without problem in my old Photoshop, and no clues in Help menu.
Very discouraged thusfar, as for my business I need Photoshop --or what it used to do--to work easily so I can get things done.
So, in the event I am not "overusing" your assistance, here are 2 super simple items I have been stuck trying to do on psd files I have created:
- Type tool is not typing. It immediately starts with a tiny box the size of a period, and then instead of the letters I am typing, only a long underline is created!
- On another file, I created several days ago (where I somehow did manage create a piece of type to be used on our website), I wanted to knock out the background as I previously used to do with the select tool), and the grey checkerboard pattern would appear. This tool will no longer make a clean
selection--even when repeatedly using the add-to option--nor then give the complete knocked out background as it used to. This is after 30 min of attempts.
At this point I don't know what to think.....Maybe I am in the minority of non-intuitive/ non-techy Photoshop users. I know no one who has upgraded to
CC 2014, but I just hired I just hired a costly tutor who works in CS 6 to work with me for a few hours, but at this rate, I will need way too many hours!
Thank you for any suggestions with the above. I SO appreciate your taking the time to reply to my issues!
TEXTILE GEMS TM
P.S.: I am not really clear if you actually work for Adobe, but if so, I am venturing a suggestion:
I am sure it is costly to adopt, but it seems to me that for others like myself making a transition from old --or way-old- versions of Photoshop, Adobe
might consider providing an interactive, much more task specific help menu, OR alternatively, and "Adobe Care" option (similar to Apple Care where
for a small fee for a year' support, one can call for live tech person's efficient advice.
OK, I guess I am replying to myself ( ! ) here, but questions above were all answered by my Photoshop coach today.
So just a random question that came up today:
Where is best place to purchase type fonts? Available through Adobe?
Thank you to anyone who has suggestions. Need a few sites since those I lost with my very old "crashed" Mac were fairly uncommon. Tks.
I'm just another user like you, but the Adobe people do read suggestions here.
Regarding your question...
For the T tool, are you clicking and dragging a box or just clicking the T tool to insert text? Sounds like you may be doing the former when you expect to be doing the latter.
I'm am woefully short on time today / this evening, so I'm hoping others can chime in and offer more help.