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What to do With Your Photoshop Free Download?

Once you go to a torrent site and pick up your free (but illegal) copy of Photoshop CS what should you do next? You will have no tutorial so you will try and wing it, but unless you have worked in Photoshop before, this will be no easy task. Photoshop is not as intuitive as other, easier to use photo manipulation software such as the free ones that you can get online, or ones that come bundled with most computers such as Corel, for example.

Your Photoshop free download will be no walk in the park but it does not have to be completely incomprehensible and you can learn how to use Photoshop CS, you just need the right direction and some patience.

The best way to learn Photoshop is to take a hands-on course at a local art school such as the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  There you can really use all of the tools in your Photoshop free download to their best advantage because you will be getting one on one live instruction and this is by far the best method of learning. It is also prohibitively expensive at $750 per unit so unless you have a rich uncle or have somehow managed to get financial aid or some sort of Pell grant, you may not be able to afford this option.

Option number two to finally use your Photoshop free download and all the bells and whistles it comes with is to pick up one of the many useful tutorial books that you can find at any bookshop. Books such as Photoshop CS for Idiots or Dummies (although that is a derogatory term and I prefer to think of myself as Special) will take you step by tedious step into the world of photo collage, retouching, design, and all the other tens of millions of fun and beautiful things you can create with Photoshop. That is why Photoshop and your Photoshop free download are so darn valuable. They smoke the competition (there isnít any really) and you just have to have Photoshop in order to design anything these days. These books are not too expensive and usually come with tutorial disks.

The last option is by far the cheapest but also the hardest to use and that is an online tutorial or learning guide to your Photoshop free download. You can get these by doing a Google search for ìPhotoshop free online tutorialî and you will get dozens of results.Just make sure that you are careful and screen for viruses on your Photoshop free download before you click on it. There are several Trojan viruses out there that originate from these downloads and they can be very nasty and hard to get rid of.

So go ahead and download then get ready to enjoy the world of Photoshop.

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Best free software

Free Software is better than whatever!
What’s better than free? Free love, free food, free land, and, best of all, free software. There’s free and then there’s the best free. That’s what you’re after when bringing software into your system, the best free software possible.
This software will simply and perfectly perform the functions you expect it to perform, what it claims it will perform. These functions might be part of the critical operations of your system as used by you, functions you often have to perform to get your work done. If free software cannot realize the functions you expected from it, it’s really free junkware and should be avoided.

Of course, if it’s free, you save money. The nice thing about free software is that you can test it without purchasing and discarded it if it fails to work without feeling the bite because, well, it’s free. For you, a positive indicator that the software will prove reliable is the availability and extent of software support. The best free software will always provide product support. This is good news for engineers, programmers, data base managers, all who fear free software will take away their jobs: all will continue to have valid roles in the method of intelligent human control of automated systems. The ship will require its crew.

Justly reciprocating, the free software creator will give it a life of it’s own; it will become, like an Adobe, or a Firefox, that is, an honorable, free, standards-based software package with pride of position, first in support, dedicated to solving the problem rather than fixing the blame. If it’s that good, maybe the provider might ask for voluntary donations.

The best source for information on free software is the world renown PC Magazine. This magazine has been the premier source for all things PC since the PC hit the markets. In one of their compilations of best free software, they determined that if you bought the same software they listed as free, you would be paying about $5,183 for the complete set. That’s a couple of new desktops at today’s prices, and some fancy laptops too. The smart money is on seeking the best free software before paying for what might in fact be the worst.

The all time greatest free software packages are well known and ubiquitous. You can expect to find Adobe Reader, for instance, on nearly ever PC you come across. It’s PDF format is a standard web document format, and with the plugin, you can use the reader in your browser and take Adobe to new heights.
Of course, for top quality, best free software for the office, no other can compete with OpenOffice. Many prefer it to Microsoft’s equivalent office suite. It has a professional word processor with all the capabilities you expect out of a commercially viable writer, a sophisticated spreadsheet, a graphics designer, a presentation tool to rival Microsoft’s ìPowerpointî, and a data base package to rival its ìMS Accessî database. There’s everything there for a new or small business and the savings are astounding.

That’s just a few of the free software out there. PC Magazine can tell you all about it.

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