What country you live in? I know in the US is pretty hard to get "free" programs, but here in Mexico (where I live) any guy who knows a bit of computers and programming can basically get you any program you want/need. I got the Photoshop CS5 and the portable CS6 version for the equivalent amount of $5 usd. and since the guy is a friend of mine, he also gave me a bunch of HD movies for free (He installed everything on my computer, I didnīt got any physical copies) but Iīve downloaded some stuff that have worked just fine from a page called "download.com" but for some programs youīll need a key gen and you need to get that separately, but you can google it, well, at least thatīs how Iīve done it here, not sure if itīs the same worldwide (or in your specific country)
No, sorry. No idea. I work with CS2 and an update couldn't be wrong, but I have to pay around 1200 Euro because I use the Creative Suite and you have to update the complete bunch of programmes (Illustrator, InDesign etc.) . Maybe that's the reason why I'm still happy with my PSD CS2..