After working five Sundays in a row, I finally had a full weekend off. I crafted, I rearranged (switched out 2 printers with each other) and FINALLY purchased Photoshop Elements. I have used ACDSee for years and grew very comfortable with it. It is very easy to do basic photo enhancing, resizing, etc. It has many powerful tools, just like PSE does. But. There are templates and add ons that available for PS and PSE that just aren't there for ACDSee. Particularly, templates and storyboards for scrapbooking.
My learning curve won't be from ground zero. I have a very old copy of Photoshop that I have dabbled with for years but I still have a learning curve in front of me. One, that I noticed right off the bat is that I have no idea how to eliminate curvature in my photos. See my lovely 12 x 12 layout? See how it doesn't look square? Anyone know how to either prevent it or fix it? I sure don't... but I'll figure it out. See, another really great thing about PSE... there are tutorials everywhere.
Here's some scrapbooking goodies from this weekend:
Supplies are PTI with a little BoBunny PP for good measure.