Microsoft Publisher alternative

silvermoon

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I used Publisher for a couple years now and got really familiar with the program. Is there anything like it for Mac? I'm actually thinking of learning Adobe Photoshop CS6. It's a bit steep to pay for the retail version though. Pages doesn't really cut it for graphic design and if anyone has any experience with these applications, do I really need CS6 or should I go with one of the earlier versions like CS4 or CS5? I'm guessing that CS2 and CS3 would be going too far back.
 

Europa

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InDesign, Quark of Office for Mac.

I'm still using CS4. Have you compared the features to see if you need anything the newer versions have?
 

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Not yet. I haven't used Photoshop since CS2. So I'm pretty sure that CS4 would be more than enough.
 

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I installed Photoshop CS4 and the text appears pixelated for any of the fonts that I select. I think it has to do with anti aliasing but when the layer is selected with the text and I change to anti alias smooth or sharp, it's still pixelated.