Is photoshop worth the 650 dollar price tag? For web design, for texturing, and random photo editing? I’d like to get it for learning texturing, web design skills etc, but I don’t have much in the way of making money off of it, thus it lacks any real short term justification.
My other problem with it is logistical: it’s windows only right now (on intel at least). That means while I do all my modeling and rendering in linux, as well as most anything else I’ve got to use windows in order to use it. This really removes from the total value.
If it’s really worth it (and I’d like to do some commerical work in it if possible sometime down the road), where can I find it under 300 dollars? I’ve been searching and the best place is ebay.