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Hi, guys! I want to ask you what version of Photoshop do you prefer for your web design work? I am inerested in your opinion about each version you like.
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  • Profile picture of the author rogervickers
    I am using Adobe CS3 and it is excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author bilzz
    yes i also use CS3 for web designing ..its good for me
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  • Profile picture of the author discgolftraveler
    I've used CS4 and CS5...I see very little difference as far as my needs are concerned. I mostly use Photo-shop for my blog headers and some small graphics. You can't go wrong with any version
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    I am using CS4, it can do a lot of things.
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  • Profile picture of the author lior1970
    I use Photoshop CS4 and get no problem. I have no issue with any version I've used so far. So I think all of them are great. But if you are an advanced user and access all features then the current version must be the best choise. Yeah right... that It's simply the best soft in digital imaging for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    I'm still using Photoshop CS2, and it's more than adequate for my needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author huntingdawn
    its Adobe CS3, because of having lots of tools and i never encounter a problem with Adobe CS3.
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    I am using CS 5 and I love it !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay_Selders
    Anything CS2 or after is perfect for web design work. But if you are going to start doing things like photo retouching etc you may find that you can do more if you had a later version of photoshop. I personally used CS3 for the past few years and upgraded to CS5 a few weeks ago. From a web design standpoint not much has changed.
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  • Profile picture of the author coletriklee
    I have no problems with any version I have used so far. So I think all people are great. But if you are an advanced user, and access to all functions, then the current version must be the best choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author genius007
      In my point of view Adobe Photoshop CS4 is best version for web designing, and I will recommend you this.
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  • Profile picture of the author signity2
    i use CS2 i have that, and i am completely aware of each and every command of it
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    • Profile picture of the author brandon2664
      I use CS5 and love it, but I don't use 95%of the tools anyway so I could probably get away with using the first photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author alan9187
    Unless you want to become an artist anything from cs3 above will be best, you will probably not use many functions in photoshop, depending on what you are going to design some of the older versions however might not meet your needs in the Animation or 3d area , I personaly use cs4 and cs5.
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  • Profile picture of the author stealthpromo
    CS5 is my choice. But there really isnt that much of an advantage to staying on the latest version. Retouching is a little less time consuming with CS5.
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  • Profile picture of the author CraigC
    I'm currently using CS3, it does all what I need it too pretty much but I do hear that CS5 is extremely good! Considering the upgrade!
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    I have Photoshop 7. The basic tools will get the job done 99% of the time.

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  • Profile picture of the author iwontgiveup
    I wonder they remove the image ready feature.

    Me I would prefer cs2 because has it's own web slicing feature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christina10
    Actually speaking, Adobe ver 7 was the best, then came these advanced CS ver.. But If you start learning try latest version, if you are through with it, you are through with every version of it..
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  • Profile picture of the author foulmouth
    I currently use CS4 but I haven't had any trouble with cs3. I use photoshop as my primary tool for earning my income too so don't be suckered into the latest and the greatest without thinking about it. You can pick up a used copy of the software for dirt cheap on ebay or amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author webandinkmedia
    Using CS4. I think you just pick one version (depending on your budget, the higher the better) and master that version.
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    • Profile picture of the author phenl
      Adobe Photoshop family of products is the best playground for bringing out the best in digital images and transforming them into something that can be imagined, and presents them in extra ways.Get all state of-the-art editing, compositing and painting skills the industry standard software Adobe Photoshop CS5 and tools to help you to create and improve 3D graphics and animated content and use powerful new tools, photography, and a capacity for innovation choices excellent image quality, photo retouching, painting realistic , and a wide range of improvements to the workflow and performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author romioshiny
    I only use photoshop CS4 and I like it because it has best look and good features. I think to download latest version of it and want to compare with CS4.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jaarehrayenz
    Photoshop CS4 form around a new 3D model painting directly on the permissions engine, 2D images wrapping features, 3D maps to change things shields, layers and add depth to text, new ray tracing - end with engine production print quality is. It supports common 3D formats, new adjustments and masks panels; content copy - scaling . Floating Canvas Rotation and File display options 30 April, Adobe Photoshop CS4 extended, including all ongoing scientific imaging, 3D, and high end film and video capabilities for users of Adobe Photoshop CS4 with other like </span>features. Successors of Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS4 first 64-bit Photoshop on consumer's computer (only on Windows - OS X version is still 32 bit.)</span>
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaBrown
    Thank you, good answers!!! I also prefer CS4. It is really good. I create this in Photoshop CS4 http://www.websitetemplates.bz/image...late_1111m.jpg
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  • Profile picture of the author kooldesigning
    I met a designer with 9 years of experience and he preferred Photoshop 7 for website design work
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    • Profile picture of the author peterjames15
      There are many rewards for putting the effort into achieving a Photoshop proficiency. The journey, however can be very difficult if you try to learn it all yourself without any guidance or even if you choose the wrong method of learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author pc101seo
    Originally Posted by EvaBrown View Post

    Hi, guys! I want to ask you what version of Photoshop do you prefer for your web design work? I am inerested in your opinion about each version you like.
    Adobe PS 5 Extended Version

    So far PS CS3 Extended was the version I liked with regards to the breakthrough features it introduced. PS CS4 was OK but it didn't make me jump.
    With CS5 you have advanced masking that works, HDR that works better than ever in PS (same for HDR, noise removal, etc), and painting that does what it is supposed to do Overall it covers many needs of pros and enthusiasts out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author harryplat
    Anything CS2 or later is perfect for web design work. But if you're going to start doing things like photo retouching. is possible that you can do more if I had a newer version of Photoshop. I personally used CS3 for years and upgraded to CS5 few weeks ago. From a design point of view of web pages has not changed much.
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  • Profile picture of the author GIT Solutions
    If you can swing it I would recommend getting CS3 which is the latest version, however any version will work. I wouldn't go back any farther than version 7 though, since most tutorials now are based on 7 and newer, but if you dont have photoshop... get gimp.. its better than photoshop and you dont have to pay a cent...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vanfenix
    I haven't used CS5 as I Buy my software and CS4 which I purchased works excellent!
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  • Profile picture of the author evilprincess
    I have CS2. Love it. Tried to upgrade once to CS3 or maybe it was CS4, but I did NOT like the look of it AT ALL. Any newer versions look like CS2?
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  • Profile picture of the author littlephoenix
    any version will work my good friend, in fact the older versions are much faster in processing, less entanglement in the code and quicker in processing your data, e.g zooming, saving, panning, cropping, etc. unless you have a super fast computer then get yourself CS5
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    CS4 is great , It haws great features!
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      I started using Photoshop with version 4 and to tell you the truth, pretty much everything in Photoshop works around a basic set of functions. The newer versions have just made doing a lot of that stuff easier to do (less work) plus they always move things around in the menus. There have also been some additions / filters that I think Adobe got from some of the third party designers like Alien Skin.

      I'm currently using CS3. It came with Production Studio academic version $350. I was thinking about getting Flash but Adobe apparently can't be bothered to with software that works with a 64 bit Windows platform (their Flash player).
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      • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
        I remember running Photoshop 4 on Windows 98 and I would go get a cup of coffee and lunch while the program saved the file.
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  • Profile picture of the author Camarada
    TBH all versions are pretty much the same... they just make things easier from one version to another.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaBrown
    What do you think about Adobe PhotoShop CS? It's one of the latest software versions. I use it and I would like to know your opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author bappy007
    CS4 is not bad at all. I am using CS4. You can try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaBrown
    I have used CS4, but now I use CS5
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 is loaded with extras that will make any picture a real work of art.
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  • Profile picture of the author cherryberry
    I think Photoshop CS3 is good. I find it more easier and faster to work on it. I used CS5 but it sometime becomes too slow to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    I bet CS4 and CS5
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  • Profile picture of the author bintos
    I am doing work on Photoshop CS3 and its good for me..
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  • Profile picture of the author pearl20dec2011
    photoshop 7 is the best for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Asa Williams
    I would Highly recommend CS3.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      I'm currently using CS2 But I still have Photoshop 7 and photoshop 4 and frankly I don't see anything that justifies the added cost of constantly getting the latest greatest version.
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  • Profile picture of the author mickdonald37
    They use Photoshop CS4 as well as get no trouble. It had no issue with any version they had applied so far. So they think all of them are great. But if they are an advanced user and access all features then the current version must be the best choise.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnwaugh123
    Adobe Photoshop adds to the versatility of fashion design projects, allowing for to work with various bitmap images as well as imported Illustrator images. It can easily perform color changes in fabric textures such as denim, twill, or sweater stitches, as well as add realistic shadows and highlights to introductions without losing texture detail.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajobjon
    I am using CS4 . it's looking good . you can use it ...
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  • Profile picture of the author fallon
    I think in my opinion the best tool for the editing is the Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the best features of drag & drop as compared to other tool for the editing software.It also provides some advance features to control or to edit the clicked photos.
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneA
    For making small graphics or headers... you don't need the latest version of PS. Any version should get the job done.
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    I am currently working with CS4. though there are some unwanted features like select tool going out of the work area, It give me lot other features, to mention one, deletion of the layers using del button which cannot be done in previous versions... there are lot more features added up in CS4... Good one the experiment with...
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    My vote is for PS CS4. I have been using it for quiet a long time and it sounds good. You can take a look at ma works. all were done using photoshop CS4

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  • Profile picture of the author scubasteve-cr
    Now, out of everybody in this thread, how many people actually paid ~$1k for photoshop?
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    Not me I am sure most of them here don't. If you are looking for a decent editing tool for a free of cost, you can go with GIMP> It is a pretty good opensource graphics editing tool!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Dybka
      Currently using Photoshop CS5,it's a very powerful program for sure.


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  • Profile picture of the author mickdonald37
    Adobe Photoshop is the world's leader in digital imaging software. It has been the industry standard design application for years, as well as with each new version it pulls further in front of its competitors.
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  • I am using CS4 and it is really great!
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    I am using CS4 and it is really great!
    How do you feel about the workarea? When you want to use your select tool, you canuse it outside your work area. but what is the use in that? any way I wont have any thing to select in that place. What is a need to have select access in that area? I find this feature as not good in PS Cs4.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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    I think Photoshop 7 is best for new users.
    But now I'm using CS5, I find it more easier and faster to work on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Layersfactory
    maybe if you still learning about photoshop, i advice you use photoshop 7 after you get expert you can use photoshop cs2,cs3, cs4 & a new Adobe Photoshop CS5 because every photoshop many weakness and strong some one job what your doing..
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Originally Posted by EvaBrown View Post

    Hi, guys! I want to ask you what version of Photoshop do you prefer for your web design work? I am inerested in your opinion about each version you like.
    Im using CS3, the newer versions have some extra features, but I do not believe that they have improved upon much for web-design related additions in my opinion.

    Now, if you are using CS3 Dreamweaver, I know they have improved in the latest versions of that, for Divs, and Wordpress, and other things....
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilcox
    CS5 at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    Right now i am using the latest version of Adobe photoshop i.e. CS5 (i got this software as a compliment from the Adobe company). It is really a great graphic designing software.
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  • Profile picture of the author DesignWizz
    We used CS3 for a long time. We didn't bother with CS4, But now that CS5.5 is out we upgraded everyone to it and it's class.
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  • Profile picture of the author htmlthis
    I'm using CS5 but still have CS4, CS2 and 6.0. They all work great.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosiebrown0
    I am using cs5 it is the best..If you want to see my designs you can visit my site and have a look to the portfolio..so that you may come to know how cs5 designs look.
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    I Prefer latest version cs5.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mctavish
    Adobe Photoshop 7 was best ,faster but CS5 in 64 bit is man runs like ANYTHING.
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  • Profile picture of the author YemTv
    currently am using CS5 great features and best for me.it is easier and fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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    Today I've downloaded CS6 [demo]. Pretty nice, try it too, visit Adobe.com to get the demo version.
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  • Profile picture of the author ddshosting
    I have had no real problems with any of the versions I have used, however personally I'm using CS5 at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
      It's CS5 for me, all the way! I've been using Photoshop for a loooong time and this is easily the best version I've ever used.

      Having said that, however:

      Photoshop works even better when you have Illustrator!

      Illustrator is the vector based brother to Photoshop. If you have both of them open you can drag and drop from one to the other! The workflow is really great and they both work together to make an unstoppable graphics powerhouse.
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    • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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      Originally Posted by aliramenon View Post

      CS7 is best but its too heavy.
      Are you kidding dude !? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author robdux
    I use CS5 and have never had a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author gineen
    CS 5.5
    I is a good program however the quick selection tool I think was more precise in 5.0 But yeah I like it quite a bit... More vector than it needs and I don't use most of the 3-D effects
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  • Profile picture of the author dallas2g5
    Wait for CS6...its amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author inazuman
    Adobe Photoshop CS3 is the best in my opinion. I tried CS5, but not suit for me, make my iMac slower
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  • Profile picture of the author katepeter
    Adobe Photoshop is the best software for graphic desiging and the best version of Photoshop is CS5 it has new and great option to make the design more attractive and creative ..!!
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    Right now I'm using CS5 but I think CS3 remains my favorite.
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