What's the best tool for the job?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Paul Eggermont, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. I need to purchase some photo editing software, but I'm not sure what
    the best tool for the job is.

    What I need is basically this:

    I take/have images of rooms, chambers, halls, etc with some art
    objects, paintings, statues, etc...

    First, I need to remove some of those objects, take another picture
    (for ex. a painting) and paste this into the picture of the room, like
    it's naturally attached to the wall.
    Sometimes, the walls are in perspective, so I also need to be able to
    transform that picture of the new painting so it looks kinda natural
    in place.

    So wich software tool is recommended to do all this?
    I guess PhotoShop can handle all of this (and much more), but there is
    also the pricetag issue ;-). And I need a lot of licenses.
    Can PS live up to these expectations, or anything else that best fits
    my needs?

    Thanks for any suggestions you can give me!

    Paul Eggermont, Jan 23, 2004
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    Mark Herring Guest

    Photoshop does all this.

    If cost is an issue, you might consider "the GIMP"---free and
    available for both Linux ans Windows.

    I have not used it much, but I think is has the basic functionality
    you are looking for.
    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
    Mark Herring, Jan 23, 2004
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    This is fairly basic stuff with Photoshop, but it seems the price tag
    is overkill for what you want. If PS Elements has layers and free
    transform, it would be an inexpensive route. I've never seen
    Elements, though. You need something like free transform to skew the
    new picture to the right perspective.

    I have Corel's "Essentials" which has Photo-Paint 9. I've never used
    Photo-Paint 9 since I use PhotoShop 7, but it might do the trick.
    Corel sell Essentials 2 for $80, and cheaper legitimate versions may
    be available on eBay. Check in a Corel newsgroup with your same
    Tony Cooper, Jan 24, 2004
  4. if you have a small budget, you might wanna go for earlier versions of PS.
    they can all handle the task you mention before. when i mean earlier version
    i maen v5 or v5.5. but even if you find this an expensive solution you might
    wanna give a look at Paint Shop Pro (cheap image editing soulution yet
    powerful) or even the Gimp (free image editing solution but also powerful
    but the problem with gimp is that i dont really like the workspace)...
    eLeMEnTS ArTZ newbie, Jan 24, 2004

  5. Hey Guys, thanks for the advice!
    Photoshop Elements seems fine for what I need it, and it costs only
    85,- Euro, so I think I'm gonna go with that, although Corel
    Essentials seems great also.

    Again, thanks!
    Paul Eggermont, Jan 31, 2004
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