While I recognize that Photoshop completes (or enhances) the entire SLR package and experience, is it really a necessity when starting out or can I invest in that further down the road? I've been saving and saving and finally have enough for a digital slr but am wondering if I should wait and also save for Photoshop. I believe there is going to be a learning curve for me in the new camera so I'm a bit intimidated at the thought of also having to learn Photoshop. I currently have a Canon PowerShot.
I should mention that I am wanting to use the camera to take pictures of my children, lovely Colorado scenery, and interesting images for my blog so I don't expect to be doing a ton of manipulating to begin. Many thanks ahead of time for your responses. I'm learning so much for you all!