In the next several months I'm planning on buying a computer, in which I'd need some help THERE. But I also want to get my very own Photoshop program! I've been using PS6 for years now, which I borrowed from a friend.
I just don't know which one might be the best choice, because I've had very limited experience with all the versions after 6 (even v7). For those who have experienced some of the later versions of Photoshop, could you just give me some of your experiences using the programs--maybe pros and cons to help me figure out what I should get?
I also have to decide which tablet to get that will fit on my little desk. I'd used a Graphire 2, but it's broken now. If you have any top picks, I'd really appreciate it! I could also look again for tablet info around here, but there might be new stuff that I haven't heard of!
I'll just note that some devices I'd probably have trouble using because I have trouble seeing smaller things... So if you know of anything pretty accessible, I'd love to read about it!
And...this is a tall order, but I DO need computer help. I hear about "building your own" and I was reading a great post yesterday about building one. If you have any advice, I'm telling you, I would be thrilled!! I have a 9-year-old Dell computer that's slow and dying, but has the best CRT monitor in the house (and the least viruses). I thought maybe I could get another Dell. ^_^ And a bigger monitor. I can't use my laptop, it always distorts my pictures with its immutable "widescreen" dimensions.
Anyway, sorry if I put too much into this Photoshop thread. I REALLY need help. I don't want my old computer to die on me before I get all this stuff! And I miss doing digital art. -_-
Thank you in advance!!! If this is in the wrong place, I'm sorry! >_<