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92 Points

Sun, Jun 23, 2019 10:49 PM

Photoshop software names

I'm a novice, using Photoshop Elements 2018.  I sometimes search for PSE18 tutorials on YouTube, etc. The returns often say something like "Make a logo using Photoshop."  I open the tutorial and after a minute or two I realize that it's about Photoshop CC!  I don't have Photoshop CC.  Why can't Adobe use more locked-down descriptions of its software so that these bleed-over descriptions don't fool new users (Photoshop/ShopCC/Lightroom, etc.)?  Using the same name for family members should be restricted to George Foreman.

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35K Points

2 y ago

I'm no novice, but believe me, having everything named almost the same thing can be a problem here, too. However, the good news is that YouTube will distinguish between them if you search "Photoshop Elements," and the suggestion list will carry the year if that's important to you — as a novice, the only problem with the older tutorials might be difficulty finding things if the interface has changed very much.

So even if Adobe has decided naming should be Photoshop (Photoshop Lightroom, anyone?LOL), you can do a search. You simply have to type more and be more alert to seeing that Elements is in the name. I wouldn't wait for Adobe to make more distinction between the names of its programs—they're rapidly moving in the opposite direction.

I should say, YT's own search bar, not Google, is where you want to find help distinguishing between programs.

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92 Points

2 y ago

Cristen, Thank you so much.  I've obviously been too quick to slam the software name into the YouTube search box without considering that I can slow down, spell it out more fully, and get a more pointed reply(s).  You've helped me a lot and I'm grateful.