I'm dangerously spending even more money on a hobby in which my skill level is to that of an amateur. But I already bought VX and Ace and I'm familiar with the basics. My friend wrote an outline of a fantastic and fresh story that I don't believe I can do justice. So I'm giving it my all to make it look good and for that, I'm dedicated to learning the ways of parallax mapping. That was my oh-so-interesting backstory and why I've come to ask this question; Which version of Adobe Photoshop would be best suited for parallax mapping? and Which version of Adobe Photoshop can aid me in parallax mapping while provide other uses in RPG Maker graphics? Btw I do have GIMP, but it just doesn't seem to compare to Photoshop's potential and ease of use with the results that I've been seeing from others. I would really appreciate it if some explanations were like this: Pros: F A R T Cons: B U T T It'd be easier for me to comprehend a list rather than enormous summaries, loads of paragraphs and walls of text. Photoshop isn't cheap and I'd hate to loosely throw my money around for the sake of trial and error. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and maybe share some input about your experiences and suggestions. I also apologize for bad grammar.