I’ve been considering purchasing Adobe’s Design suite, which includes Photoshop, InDesign (like Microsoft Publisher on steroids), Acrobat and Illustrator.  I’ve always wanted to get a copy of Photoshop, but I’ve been happy with The GIMP as a free alternative.  I do enough with it, however, that the time-saving shortcuts Photoshop provides would be beneficial to me, plus I can get the software at a student discount currently.

I downloaded Photoshop for a 30 day trial and found I still remembered how most of the tools works and I’ve been quick to pick up the newer stuff because it works similar to The GIMP.  InDesign, the desktop publishing software, was a different story.  For the first time in what seems like forever, I was completely stumped by a piece of software.  I opened it up, looked around, and immediately closed it because I was unsure where to get started.  If I get the software, I might actually have to break down and purchase the for dummies book for InDesign.  Crazy stuff…