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#790804 - 11/02/12 02:54 PM Need Advice about Photoshop
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Hello! I took a "how to create a blog" class at our community college recently. The instructor suggested we use Photoshop Elements to manipulate our photos to put onto our blog. When I went to research prices, etc. I discovered a confusing array of Photoshop products!!! There's Photoshop Elements 10 and 11, Advanced Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CS5 (very expensive), Photoshop Lightroom, then different versions such as Photoshop for teachers/students. I'm very confused. I have a PC which runs on Windows 7. I am NOT technically savvy. :computer: I just want something to manipulate my photos a bit. Can anyone help me? :confused:

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#790809 - 11/02/12 03:20 PM Re: Need Advice about Photoshop [Re: SandraJ]
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What kinds of manipulations do you want to do? Would you be able to do them on photobucket?
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#790983 - 11/03/12 08:40 PM Re: Need Advice about Photoshop [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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Did I mention I'm totally lost when it comes to technology? I don't know what Photobucket is. Also, I'm not really sure what I want to do. My instructor for my blog class showed us how to use Photoshop Elements 10 to adjust the size of a photo to fit onto a blog page. Also, I think she used that to convert a pdf to a jpg??? I have a software program to do photobooks and other things but I (think) I'm looking for something more to edit my photos.

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#791037 - 11/04/12 05:45 AM Re: Need Advice about Photoshop [Re: SandraJ]
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Google photobucket and use the directions to sign up. It is easy to use to resize pictures. MUCH easier than photoshop. Plus, you can store your pictures there and have a link to insert into blogs, etc.
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#791952 - 11/08/12 02:41 PM Re: Need Advice about Photoshop [Re: SandraJ]
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Hello Sandra!

If you have MS Office you can use Publisher to crop, re-size, adjust brightness and contrast of your pictures. Then you can "save as" and choose from many different formats and resolutions for your image. For a PDF file, Publisher doesn't open them, however if you open it in Acrobat Reader then do a Print Screen, you can then paste it into Publisher to make changes, etc.

Photoshop is expensive. I have an older version - 7.0 - which works just fine for what I need it to do. Maybe investing in an older version would work for you if you can find one. Just a thought...

Hope something here helps you!

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#791953 - 11/08/12 02:44 PM Re: Need Advice about Photoshop [Re: SandraJ]
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Connie & Laura Thanks for the information. I'll check into it and see what works for me.

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