I’ve been doing a spot of photoshop designing lately as a favour; it’s been a while but thankfully I hadn’t forgotten everything I used to know. I had problems porting the program to the mba so whenever I had to photoshop my pictures I had to switch back to the mbp. Then in January, adobe opened up cs2 for free download, since it’s an old product they no longer support. I don’t mind, I’m not a professional designer and for the sort of basic photoshopping I do, cs2 is good enough. So now I have PS and Illustrator on both machines. The advantage of having cs2 is that it came with ImageReady, which I thought was a neat little tool.
I also learned a new trick, from someone who is a professional. How to remove backgrounds using the Multiply layer tool. Very nice.