first off, im new to this forum... first thread. and im extremely bad at google searching due to my intense lack of patience with the internet. i looooove my photoshop cs2 but im really just an idiot in it. i kno how to change saturation/hue and put on some filters but thats about it. not quite sure what a mask is? or what an hdr is? i like the looks of pictures that are photoshoped.. like this one http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss246/WHEELSEX/AudiA3Pic1Flickrcopy.jpg that i found on another thread... but once again, my seriously limited knowlege of photoshop cant comprehend how that look is achieved.. so i have a couple questions. question one is- my camera came with some RAW image editing software... but i cant seem to get my pictures off my camera in anything but jpg. does ptp not support raw images? question 2- is there a program that you can make it look like you used a filter, like say you take a picture without a polorizer, is there a program that can make it so you did? that seems like it would save you alot of money instead of buying 60$ filters. question 3- back to the photoshop, is there any preffered tutorial that is really thourough for doing stuff to pictures to get proffesional quality pictures. i am an amateur obviously, i got my camera about 2 weeks ago, and i had ps cs2, image ready cs2, illustrator cs2 and indesign cs2 all on my comp before hand. ive read some stuff and light room 2 comes up alot. is this something i should look into? thank you for all your advice, im really in need.