My first attempt at using "Gimpshop" a free photoshop alternative. It's not love, but right now I'll take what I can get.
A couple months ago my Photoshop CS crashed for no apparent reason. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I took it to a professional. Nothing. And of course Adobe doesn't offer support for old versions of their product. It looks like I'll have to break down and buy a new copy, but for the time being I'm trying this out.