I was finally going to try out photoshop and extend my "creative side". I wanted to know what's the newest or best version out now that I should get. I found something called "CS3 Extended", is that any good?
I had the option of getting CS3 but I got CS2 instead. I suggest you get that one since I think that one is easier to use, well to me anyway. Usually if you want the program you can just download the trial version and lots of sites nowadays have the keygens and such for CS2 so it's way easier to get.
Oddly enough, I had CS2 and didn't like the interface that much, it was kind of convoluted and acted like it wanted to confuse the user instead of being helpful. So, instead I found myself turning back to what I know and honestly like best: Photoshop. It's an easy to understand interface, and hell, I'm still figuring things out in it; I've been using it going on seven years now.