I'm a web developer and on a regular basis I need to work with
.psd files that have been provided by a designer. My needs are low - mostly I just toggle layer visibility and then save as
.png, which I further slice and dice with Paint.NET (my tool of choice because I'm more proficient with it).
Now, so far I've been using a... borrowed... Photoshop, but I'd like to finally purchase a copy of my own. Unfortunately it's pretty expensive, so I'm wondering if the cheaper Photoshop Elements can do the trick, too? Will it support all the layer blending effects and other tricks that artists are so fond of using? If I turn off a layer will I still get the same picture as I would in the full Photoshop?