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Well, I think you are confusing something here. PS Elements is a completely different product from the "real" Photoshop, aimed at touching up and sharing photo collections in a variety of ways. It does not boast most of PS' features, so it will not be of much use in combination with AE. If you are looking for a photo editing software and are on a budget, you can find much better alternatives, including free options such as GIMP.
thanks a lot!!
thats all i really needed to know!!
do you need to have photoshop to get the most out of AE though please?
(sorry for all the questions!)
> do you need to have photoshop to get the most out of AE
> though please?
There are a lot of benefits to working with Photoshop and After Effects together, but you can certainly get a whole lot of value out of After Effects without Photoshop.
Here's a link to a section in After Effects that gives an overview of the integration between the two applications:
"Working with Photoshop and After Effects"
Richard Harrington is my favorite resource on the subject of integration between Photoshop and After Effects. I encourage you to use the After Effects Community Help search to find some of Richard's materials and learn all about what you can do with these two applications together. He also has a book ( After Effects & Photoshop) dedicated to this subject.
> (sorry for all the questions!)
There's no need to apologize. Questions are what this forum is for. Keep 'em coming. (But I will frequently answer a question by suggesting that you read something that has already been written.)
thank you very much Todd!! :)
will check out that link!
just one more thing though!!
is photoshop elements good enough (versitle enough) to be used in conjunction with AE please? or do i realy need to get PS?
i "Versatile enough"
depends on what you want to do, but "Yes" Photoshop Elements can read and write layered PSD files, so if you are only doing simple still image editing you can certainly do a lot of great work without the bigger versions of Photoshop.
- Jonas Hummelstrand
thanks very much!! and sorry, i knew i should have used spell check!!
apologies for that and thanks for the reply :)