I have been having a blast with OnOne Perfect Suite 7 creating photo composites. I am finding that basic tasks such as creating layers and doing layer masks is simple. The tools and controls as I stated in previous posts are intuitive and a snap to learn. I do have Photoshop and use it for some more intensive editing but find I use it less now that I have the OnOne Software. The other factor I find is that it seems to be less of a burden on the computer than photoshop which simply means things get done faster. The latest version of Perfect Photo Suite has been updated and now has a browser panel built-in so it is a snap to browse your photos and bring them in as layers for processing. This has become my go to for post and creative processing so check it out they have free downloads so you can try it before your buy it.