Hey UK Wizard
I've had PaintShop Pro 8 for ages, (and Macromedia Fireworks with which I made a few nice images) and had a fair bit of fun with both of them. But I
kept hearing everyone going on and on about how good Photoshop was, again... and again... and again...
So I thought I'd take a look at it and.... WOW
I haven't tried PaintShop Pro 9. To be honest I can't say I'm that worried about doing so either, Photoshop CS is just jaw droppingly good.
Due to it's excellent features (most of which I'm sure I've yet to discover) and the incredible amount of tutorials on the 'net, my work has come
on miles. (So just imagine how bad it was before
To put it in perspective, all the images I've created and that are available for viewing on ATS/BTS were created with Photoshop and ImageReady. I
registered here on 6th July and before then I'd never touched Photoshop, since getting Photoshop I've only worked with PaintShop Pro 8 a handful of
It turns out that I'm quite glad about the incessant rave reviews I kept hearing.
Here, if you are interested in this I really would like to stress how much Photoshop has opened to me. I had no intention of posting this yet (if at
all), it is an idea I was/am working on for the ATS wallpaper competition.
The thing about it is the entire picture (apart from an image of my daughter which I have tried to blend in with the clouds and rain) is made from
scratch, which for me is a first ever.
Edited to add this
link because the one above seems not to work.
So there you are anyway. It still needs a lot
of work but as I said I'm not even sure whether I will enter this or not, but I just wanted to
show what could be achieved through Photoshop totally from scratch and after only a couple of months.
(Sorry to ramble on, but I am impressed.)
[Edited on 2/10/04 by JAK]