im a total newbie to adobe and want to start making some lovely pictures. I am very confused over all the different packages. Can someone point me in the right direction of which basic package I might need to get me started
Photoshop Elements is a photo editor and raster image creator. If you're new to digital design, this is good beginner app because the learning curve is not very steep. Photoshop Elements 2020 (approx $100, no subscription needed) https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html
This software bundle contains everything a digital photographer needs and more.