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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:27 PM

PHOTOSHOP QUESTION, please help!

I have CS5 and a Macintosh and I am SO LOST! Need to purchase a guidebook, a la 'for Dummies', but I don't know which to get. There's several that sound right, but I can't tell, and I want to choose the best (easiest) one.

Is Photoshop 5 the same as CS5?

Titles I've found:

"Photoshop 5 for Macs for Dummies"
"Photoshop CS5 for Dummies"



Any help would be appreciated. Merci beaucoup!

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Reply PHOTOSHOP QUESTION, please help! (Original post)
tblue Jan 2013 OP
Voice for Peace Jan 2013 #1
onehandle Jan 2013 #2
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gstring14kfisi88 Jan 2013 #4
gstring14kfisi88 Jan 2013 #5
Auggie Jan 2013 #6
REP Jan 2013 #7
robinlynne Jan 2013 #10
womanofthehills Jan 2013 #8
robinlynne Jan 2013 #9
sir pball Jan 2013 #11
mlauer59295 Jan 2013 #12
mopinko Feb 2013 #13
mahina Feb 2013 #14

Response to tblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:28 PM

1. I don't have the answer but will k&r

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Response to tblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:32 AM

2. Photoshop 5 is from 1998, so not the same as CS5.

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:50 AM

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:51 AM

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Response to tblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:59 PM

6. Better than a book would be Lynda.com

$25 for a one month subscription. Many Photoshop tutorials there. My guess is you have CS5 ... don't think Photoshop 5 wouldn't run on a newer Mac.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:18 PM

7. No, PS5 won't run on Lion/Mountain Lion

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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:23 PM

10. A friend of mine swears by lynda.com!

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Response to tblue (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:21 AM

8. get Scott Kelby's book

He has a photoshop book for CS5. His books are so easy to learn with. I have learned more from his books than any of my other photoshop books - definitely the best and easiest. Don't get the photoshop for dummies books - Scotts books are easier to understand and he teaches all the latest techniques too.
I'm about to move on to CS6.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:22 PM

9. CS5 for dummies. Photoshop 5 has been obsolete for more than 10 years.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:10 PM

11. More fundamentally, what are you trying to do with it?

Photoshop is the ne plus ultra of image editors, there's virtually nothing you can't do with it. It's also utterly Byzantine and completely incomprehensible without investing a significant part of one's life in it.

If you aren't a professional photographer or editor, you'll likely be better off with something less powerful and vastly simpler like PS Elements, Picasa, Acorn...search for easy/basic editing software and you'll get tons of options.

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:50 AM

13. late entry, but i like the learn by video series.

produced by adobe, a book and a video that is very step by step. not that spendy.

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Response to tblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:52 PM

14. pmimg you

I just spent the weekend in a photoshop class and learned a lot, but am still finding my way around too.

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