I'm thinking of buying Photoshop. (I already have Painter, but know Photoshop has a lot of other things to offer.)
Someone was telling me that for digital painting and such, he recommended Photoshop CS2. That's a little counterintuitive, being that usually later versions only seem to add features.
So is CS2 recommended because it has an easier-to-use interface? Did CS3 do very little for digital painting and only added features for graphic designers?
Or is there no reason to prefer CS2 that anyone here can see? I googled cs2 vs cs3 but didn't come up with much.
On a related note, is there a way to get a student discount on CS3? I didn't see it on the adobe site, just that they offered a 30-day trial version.