I'm a programmer - not an artist -- who occasionally has to deal with PSD files. I have Adobe Imageready 3 and Adobe Photoshop 6.
Functionality I use now:
- opening PSD layers files
- Taking JPG's and slicing them into HTML
- using Pen and Erase to clean up images
The question is, what is the best but also most cost-effective way to get the same functionality I use now but in a more modern version?
Do I really have to spend $850 for an Adobe product?
Also I'd prefer something that isn't massively complex.