I have photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, 7, and 5.5. 5.5 was free when I got it I think. then I just got better and better and kept upgrading. but after everything I think I like cs3 the most. cs4 is good but I dont know why it isnt my favorite.
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Thanks, sadly I didn't get to join Blue Realm Studios. Oh wells, they were still fun. I've pretty much completely abandoned photo manipulations for the most part now and focusing entirely on learning to draw people, proportions, lighting, etc for concept art. My goal is to do 1 a day but it's been more like 2 a week in reality :\. Hoping I'll start picking up pace with these speed painting exercises I'm doing.