So you want the latest and greatest software? Well realistically you need a combination of Photoshop and other software. I have been using Photoshop since the first version of CS6 for many years and as of yet have never made a raster mask. All I can say is that you will be surprised how fast it runs when you cut/copy/paste pieces of PSD files. You may also find Gimp to be a good asset. While you may not be able to create a perfect art piece in it it is very capable of doing many of the tasks you want to do. If you have never used it then you should download the trial and play around. I find it to be a good tool for what it is intended. I can not use it for the large file, for retouching of large files (not to mention the file size) other then the basics. I use Gimp mostly for smaller files with the same quality as Photoshop. There are even free online tutorials for how to use the gimp. So is it better then what I am using now. No. If you are not familiar and comfortable with Gimp then you may not want to get started. If you are familiar with both applications then you may see that you don't need to learn a new tool. As for the latest & greatest? I think it was a mistake to introduce the subscription and not just give the software for free. In the end it will always be the end user that will decide if a product is worth the price. If you own a house you do not expect to charge rent for it and if you do own a house you do not expect to rent the roof.
Anywho the real show stopper is the lack of the plug in with advance vector masking. I find that to be a deal breaker. Vector masks use much less processing power and are more accurate then using raster based masks. ( and when you need to create a raster mask you can still use the vector mask as an alpha channel.) There are some good tutorials out there and it is a non issue for photoshop.
I feel like Adobe's way of doing business is horrible. They have done some great things for the industry but the way they do business is no longer acceptable. Their recent promotion of the CS6 product at bestellers.com is not a step in the right direction. I feel like they are now only interested in large companies to pimp out their products. I don't use the software enough to justify subscription. I do buy it for small projects and even do some work on it, I use Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, and Illustrator. The Adobe CS6 bundle is priced at $50 in the USA with no contracts. Once you pay the initial cost, you can only buy upgrades to the software, not a new computer or any additional services.
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If another hacker does this, then they will be able to put any game on the ps3 in a matter of minutes! and that means that Sony will be out of the console market for good. We have seen what happens when sony doesn't support games anymore. Nintendo is turning a profit, now it is time for Sony to do the same, or else they are dead. 827ec27edc