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Photoshop cc or Photoshop Elements ?

Jonathan is off-line
24 July 2014 09:41
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I use Photoshop Elements and wonder what it is about Photoshop cc that makes it worth the extra money ?


I have looked on the internet and see that Photoshop cc is apparently for professionals but in terms of photo image processing I can't understand the difference.


Can some-one please, as simply as possible, explain to me what Photoshop cc does that Photoshop elements doesn't  and why it is worth the extra money ?


I hope that this makes sense and thank you for any information you can give.



Jonathan.



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Pentti Pohjonen is off-lineSilver Member
24 July 2014 10:01
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Have a look at this link

http://prodesigntools.com/difference-between-photoshop-vs-extended-vs-elements-vs-lightroom.html

Scroll down to "Compare Photoshop CS6 vs. Photoshop Elements 11".


Jonathan is off-line
24 July 2014 10:13
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Quote from PHP_Photography
Have a look at this link http://prodesigntools.com/difference-between-photoshop-vs-extended-vs-elements-vs-lightroom.html Scroll down to "Compare Photoshop CS6 vs. Photoshop Elements 11".




Thank you - a very interesting article. The problem is that it isn't written in simple enough terms for me - to much jargon.


Perhaps I will have a 30 day trial and 'see what's what'.




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Nige Nw is off-lineSilver Member
24 July 2014 12:13
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I am not the best person to advise as I only scratch the surface of PS.

I started with elements a few years ago but only used a little before taking advantage of an upgrade to CS3. Recent additions to CS (4,5, 6 & CC) have improved it significantly. One of the things I really like introduced in CS5 I think but enhanced is content aware for cloning and other tools.

Personally I don't think you can really compare elements & full blown PS (but I can't remember much of elements)

Lightroom has improved over the years and for cropping/ tweaking levels and basic spot removal etc is sufficient for some shots. I haven't followed the link to see how elements & LR compare but certainly for many landscapes etc I do find LR sufficient

The LR & PS CC bundle is a good deal if you were used to getting regular updates but only you can decide

As I say only scratch the surface of PS CC - others would be best giving a more rounded view.


Jonathan is off-line
24 July 2014 14:52
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Quote from nige_nw
I am not the best person to advise as I only scratch the surface of PS. I started with elements a few years ago but only used a little before taking advantage of an upgrade to CS3. Recent additions to CS (4,5, 6 & CC) have improved it significantly. One of the things I really like introduced in CS5 I think but enhanced is content aware for cloning and other tools. Personally I don't think you can really compare elements & full blown PS (but I can't remember much of elements) Lightroom has improved over the years and for cropping/ tweaking levels and basic spot removal etc is sufficient for some shots. I haven't followed the link to see how elements & LR compare but certainly for many landscapes etc I do find LR sufficient The LR & PS CC bundle is a good deal if you were used to getting regular updates but only you can decide As I say only scratch the surface of PS CC - others would be best giving a more rounded view.




Thanks - I still don't understand what all the fuss is about Photoshop cc though ?   There must be many things which are better than Elements surely for the price  ???


You mentioned 'other tools' - I wonder what they are  / can do etc ?






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Nige Nw is off-lineSilver Member
24 July 2014 15:09
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Quote from SandyCamel
Thanks - I still don't understand what all the fuss is about Photoshop cc though ?   There must be many things which are better than Elements surely for the price  ???


You mentioned 'other tools' - I wonder what they are  / can do etc ?









I think the problem is that full blown photoshop & elemnts are actually signficantly different that it is to a degree difficult to know where to start - as I say I have limited knowledge of PS so not best to explain but I know I did not look back to elements.

IIRC some major differences are use of layers  (& associated ways of combining them) & things like frequency separation

For the other tools I was referring to Patch tool & healing brush amongst others. IIRC elements does not have the patch tool but I could be wrong. There are lots of different tools in full blown PS. 


Hugh is off-lineGold Member
24 July 2014 18:26
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Quote from SandyCamel
The problem is that it isn't written in simple enough terms for me...



The you want Elements - and I'm not being sarcastic.

Full blown Photoshop is a Hugh is a naughty person to learn.
It's only worth the money if you're going to use it.

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-differences-photoshop-photoshop.html

https://forums.adobe.com/message/4568487


It's not Fine Art just because it's in Black and White.


Jonathan is off-line
25 July 2014 02:05
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Quote from Hugh
The you want Elements - and I'm not being sarcastic. Full blown Photoshop is a SandyCamel is a naughty person to learn. It's only worth the money if you're going to use it. http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-differences-photoshop-photoshop.html https://forums.adobe.com/message/4568487




 That's okay Huge, I see what you mean. I am unsure about that though. I haven't really explained very well I think.  It may be difficult to learn but like most people I can do most things given enough practice and motivation.  It is the motivation part perhaps, involving knowing what you can additionally use it for that eludes me.


However, your first link is really good and explains one part of it really well with (almost) plain English links. Thank you for providing that !


I couldn't see the second link as I am not presently a member of the 'Adobe Community'.


I will have a go then and trial it for 30 days.


Thanks very much again then Huge.
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Hugh is off-lineGold Member
25 July 2014 03:13
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You'll want this...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adobe-Photoshop-Photographers-professional-Macintosh/dp/0415711754/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1406275897&sr=8-31

It's not Fine Art just because it's in Black and White.


Jonathan is off-line
25 July 2014 06:48
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Quote from Hugh
You'll want this... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adobe-Photoshop-Photographers-professional-Macintosh/dp/0415711754/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1406275897&sr=8-31




Brilliant ! Thanks again Hugh.



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