Digital Art with Photoshop

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I am new to the site and just love it,I am trying to absorb as much of the great information as I can. I have a problem, I posted in the Daises, but I haven't heard back and wanted to know if you would help.

I need advice, I am retired and on a fixed budget, but was interested in trying Digital Art, I found the following on line -Adobe Photoshop CS3 V.10 for $175, which is within my budget. Now the question, is this sufficient to do digital art?

I have sent messages to a couple of the firefly's (Digital Art and Artful Artisan) in the last few days and have not got any response either, so maybe I am doing something wrong?



Mixed Media Art Questions answered by Milliande

Hi Marlene,

I am glad you are enjoying our art community , it is a busy little creative hive now with over 3100 members.. a pool of inspiration .

Re Photoshop CS .. I would say any of the photoshop software, even the older versions are sufficient for doing digital artwork .

As long as the program can inport a picture, alter it with different settings of opacity, sharpness, colored filters etc ..and then add layers to create altered digital collages it is fine .. I believe Photoshop 10 is quite capable of that .

I personally use paintshop pro and the smaller version of the Photoshop family called "Photoshop Elements" as I have found it more user friendly for the way I comprehend information and with enough features to play with what I do ,...but then I am not a digital artist per se, I just dabble a bit ..

I will put the question out here, so that members may jump in with their own recommendations for creating digital art

hope this helps

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Sep 02, 2010
Digital Art with Photoshop
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry if you didn't receive my response, Marlene, but in a nutshell, I told you basically the same thing as Milliande. I prefer using Paintshop Pro myself. I've yet to try Photoshop Elements, but hear good things, so I think I will probably give it a shot at some point.
As Millande said, as long as the program can work in layers & use filters, you should be able to do pretty well any creating you want to attempt.

Good luck with it!

Aug 15, 2010
Thanks so much
by: Marlene

I appreciated the responses I received and even if I can't afford buying new programs at this time, I have found that Photo Deluxe by Adobe that I already have, has many of the features I can use. Several I used several years ago when I became interested in photo restorations. Now I am looking for an inexpensive writing tablet, mine is too old a version to work with XL.

Aug 14, 2010
About Photoshop for digital
by: Ruth

I love working with Photoshop Elements # 2 and #4 - i use both - one at work and one here at home - I also have access to Photoshop CS the newest - but Elements is so user friendly and I have yet to do everything it can do - and I use it for my business's website, emails, and Facebook. - and it is alot less expensive than Photoshop CS - but, like Milliande - I am not a digital artist - am trying to learn but I guess my heart belongs to the 'stuff' of making art...but I've done some cool things with Elements.

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