Many designers and photographers don’t realize that Adobe’s Photoshop Elements can be even more useful than Photoshop, at less than 1/10th the price! (Elements uses the exact same engine as Photoshop, but with a simpler and more useful interface.)
In fact, with the powerful vector illustration and image manipulation features built into QuarkXPress, you may not need Photoshop at all — just Photoshop Elements at $70.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.