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In article <p6hn2a$htf$1@dont-email.me>, Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:

>    I would have thought the big appeal in CC/CS/PS
> would be the filters. Anything else it offers can
> be done with other, much cheaper tools, no?

no. not even close to true.

> I haven't really used filters for many years. 3D buttons
> and swirls and watercolor effects are neat, but of
> limited value. Mostly I only use layers, simple drawing,
> and tools to improve images, like color balance, brighten,
> sharpen, etc. 

in other words, photoshop is well above what you do.