I hate Photoshop. It’s slow, expensive, and impossible to understand. I’ve been trying to use it since version 2 came out for Irix. About 5 minutes ago, I tried to draw a box around something in it, and I couldn’t figure out how to do it. I realize that that is a job for Illustrator, and not Photoshop, seeing how it’s a vector operation. But do I really need a $300 program just to draw boxen?
I don’t understand why everyone hates Macromedia’s Fireworks. It’s a perfect balance between raster- and vector-oriented graphicking. Unfortunately, now that Adobe has swallowed Macromedia, Fireworks is dead. Fuckers.
Here’s a simple task I just did in 2 minutes in Fireworks:
With Photoshop, that could easily become a life-long assignment. You will become old and gray, while earning a very livable pension, trying to create outlines from the text, creating a union intersect, and, God help you, finding the stroke options anywhere in the menus. Not to mention the fact that you’ll quickly pop a vein cursing Adobe whenever you click on an object and drag it somewhere, only to see the background mask move instead. And I’m sure there’s a reason why at some point you can’t right click anything anymore. I’m sure it’s a mode or something.
This program sucks.