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I'm looking learn Photoshop and I notice that CS6 is in it's beta stage. Do you think I should wait for CS6, or buy CS5 now?

The 'redesigned UI' that CS6 is supposed to have, will it make much difference in practical use - will there be an significant additional learning curve if I learn CS5 and then get CS6 vs just starting with CS6 in the first place?
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I would recommend getting photoshop elements as it provides the best elements of photoshop and is significantly less expensive. Otherwise if you have a .edu address, you can get an educational discount from adobe for the full photoshop.

If you're learning on CS5.5, then I would purchase CS5.5 unless you absolutely need the latest thing. Even most people in the industry wait a while to purchase the latest software until its been tested and they see that there are features that they need.
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I would personally go with 5.5. But you may end up trying 6 out and liking the design and features a lot better. It's personal preference really. thumb.gif
6 Is suppose to have some neat new features, but if you're just into the basics I would save some money and stick with 5.5, or like said above, if you're doing really basic stuff, just go with Elements.
    
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