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Photoshop is too expensive...

:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!

I really want to get my own Photoshop. But it is so expensive! :saddummy:
Were did you get your?
I don't want to break a law.
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:iconpanzerknacker73:
PanzerKnacker73 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard that Paint.Net is both free and very good But I didnt try it. So Im not sure.
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TheDancingZebra Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
if you say your using it for educational purposes, then they should give you a discount. I got the adobe creative suite package for about $250 at a student discount, which included Photoshop,illustrator, and in design. The only thing is that you need to prove that you are a student somewhere. If you are going to college then you can use your college ID to help prove that you are a student. I hope this helps! :)
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I helped, thank you! :D
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:iconthedancingzebra:
TheDancingZebra Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
your welcome! :)
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Radiant-Bantam Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OP,
respect for not downloading it illegaly. :thumbsup:
so many hypocrites talk about loving the program but dont mind illegaly getting hold of it and not contributing towards the efforts they claim to love.

cant talk on the photoshop front,but as regards to GIMP,is it modded with both the GIMP painter and paint studio mods?

if not,get it sorted ASAP,it adds so much more useability to GIMP-
about both mods- [link]
GIMP paint studio- [link]
GIMP painter- [link]

and am not sure if are aware of this or if its still around,but there has been a GIMP mod for years to make GIMP single windowed like photoshop,think it was called gimp shop.
the newest unstable/developer version has a single windowed mode though but its a tiny bit dodgy.

woud recommend checking out the following programs along with others have mentioned to-these are free and open source but they have more specialist uses than GIMP, mypaint- [link]
alchemy- [link]

if have got a spare USB stick, theres another alternative- download YUMI- [link]
there is a linux distro just for artists called artistX with all its default programs tailored to the artist- well worth checking it out,had downloaded an ISO of it once but it had got corrupted and our net is useless to keep downloading large files, its website is- [link] it just needs the ISO downloading and adding to YUMI which will make the USB stick bootable with it.
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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GalacticGoat Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*a lot EASIER to use then Gimp.

Sorry odd typo there
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I've understood. :)
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GalacticGoat Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had photoshop 7.0 for years that someone got me for free but the version stopped working so here's some tips for you from my recent experience:

a) Gimp has a different layout but it relatively similar to photoshop AND IS FREE.
b) Sai is a lot earlier to use then Gimp but lacks a writing tool, however overall its superior to photoshop when it comes to drawings. It cost 5250 yen which isn't that bad for most currencies (it was about $70 canadian which is a fuckton less then photoshop which is like... $200 or something like that).
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stretch1one Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, I'm not sure if it's applicable for you but [link] if your doing college atm, seems like you save more if you buy some of the package deals out there with multiple programs though.
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kaput6no Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Digital Artist
I have Photoshop elements.
It's a "light" version of photoshop that I got for free with my graphic tablet.

You can get this one for +- 100€, it's lacking several features but it's really worth it's price
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Tahnk you so much! I'll search for this!
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:iconlittlesardines:
LittleSardines Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, unless you can negotiate an educational discount you're just going to have to suck it up and save money like everyone else. =/
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... Thank you. :)
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Missleepify Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I got mine free from my school, since it's used in the education.
Try to save some money, birthdays and christmas are great for getting stuff you can't afford. Your school might have an option for it, too, or they could help you to get some discount. Apart from that, there isn't much to do unless you want to break the price Adobe offers. There's nothing in between, really.
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Money, money, money. :saddummy:
My school didn't even knew Photoshop.
Is there a big difference between it and GIMP?
I wonder...
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:iconmissleepify:
Missleepify Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There is a big difference, but if you haven't used photoshop before, starting out in GIMP is incredibly helpful. I started out in GIMP and was very happy with it until I got photoshop, and it's definitly better than nothing.
So, go and get GIMP right away! There you can learn the basics, and if you found out that Digital Art might be nothing for you then you haven't spent a lot of money for nothing, at least :meow:
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am using GIMP about two years... ^^;
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:iconmissleepify:
Missleepify Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ohhh. Well, depending on what you do, you could save for photoshop. But there are other cheaper options than that you could try, many have 30-days trials.
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... Maube you know some other programme? Free? :)
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Missleepify Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know any other free programs apart from GIMP, I think it's the best you can find out there. There is Paint Tool Sai, which is alot cheaper than Photoshop, which have a 30-days trial if you're curious. Apart from them, I don't know.
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Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, thank you once more. :)
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Kaoz-Studios Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Could try 30 day trial see how you get on with it. Then there are student discounts as Katara-Alchemist pointed out.
The there are obviously free applications like GIMP, I'm not familiar with the program myself, but have heard it's good for what it is.
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have already tried trial version. :(
And I am always using GIMP as well.
But thank you for answer! :D
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:iconkaoz-studios:
Kaoz-Studios Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, fair enough =(

Best of luck!
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Photoshop now offers a feature where you can pay monthly rather then just buying it. You can also look into an education discount if you're still in school, because that makes it a lot cheaper.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Does the educational offer all the features of the full one? :?
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:iconnokari:
nokari Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, it's just a different license.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thanks.
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm pretty sure it does. I've never used it myself.
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Hmm..thanks. Good to know ahead.
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome.
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... I'm going to collage now but I don't live in USA. :(
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You might still be able to get the education discount. Try looking on the adobe website.
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will! Thank you. :D
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome.
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