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Posted: 11/24/2001 10:59:21 PM EDT
I have photoshop 5.5 and have no idea how to use it? Any pointers? the online manual doesn't help much. Any ideas where I can get a tutorial so I can make some cool Mall Ninja pics?
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 11:03:46 PM EDT
Man, I wish I could help ya, but I use Microsoft "Picture It!" (I was rather hoping to see a pic which needed "surgery")
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 11:13:58 PM EDT
I ain't read to learned nothing about photoshop is done.
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 11:21:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zardoz: I use Microsoft "Picture It!
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I have that program too. Thats what I use to make some good pics, but I think photoshop is more of a quality program if I could just figure it out.
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 11:36:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2001 11:28:54 PM EDT by Sumo2000]
I'm a graphic designer by day & use Photoshop all the time. As far as pointers, that's a tough one. The program and all its features is huge. I could probably answer most specific questions but you may want to go to the Adobe website and go to tips & tricks (they even have them in streaming video now) and try out one of the little "projects" that will at least get you using some of the tools. Then just pull up a sample picture and fool around with it, trying out all the different tools. For "mall ninja" pics (like putting someones head on anothers body) you will most likely use the lasso tool followed by the movement tool. Make sure to try the layers function, layers really help a lot. If you have any questions you can email me. Later.
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 12:08:54 AM EDT
I think I got it sumo! thanks for the good advise!
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 12:24:34 AM EDT
I use the "magic wand" and "eraser" tool a lot. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/p1716419e0cdf31cd79cd9d7c75c2d1b3/fe3403b3.jpg.orig.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 12:28:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/25/2001 12:21:19 AM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: I ain't read to learned nothing about photoshop is done.
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Here is a sample of Imbrog|io's handywork. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/p313ab94a823f44c79f669eb52eec6930/fe1d1376.jpg.orig.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 12:40:20 AM EDT
OK my first attempt Sorry SgtKiwi [:(] [img]http://members.aol.com/hk40usp/images/JOJOnDATE.jpg[/img] How do I lighten up his face and smooth out the rough edges?
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 1:48:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/25/2001 1:41:46 AM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
Originally Posted By SKSseven: OK my first attempt Sorry SgtKiwi [:(] [img]http://members.aol.com/hk40usp/images/JOJOnDATE.jpg[/img] How do I lighten up his face and smooth out the rough edges?
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What's wrong with his face? Just looks like he had one too many. Not sure about the facial lightening, but you can use the eraser tool and remove the "rough" edges around JoJo's head. Just resize the tool and zoom up close for a better perspective.
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 2:12:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SKSseven: OK my first attempt Sorry SgtKiwi [:(] [img]http://members.aol.com/hk40usp/images/JOJOnDATE.jpg[/img] How do I lighten up his face and smooth out the rough edges?
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For lightening his face, first: select the layer that has his face on it, then go to, I think (going on memory here) adjust, then levels. Then you can tweak it, you may also have to blur and or sharpen to get it to match. as for the rough edges, with the lasso around his face, try reducing your selection, then feather between 1 and 3 pixels (depending on resolution) then invert your selection and hit delete. This should smooth and also help to "blend" the image a bit. you can also work on the size of the head to get it just right. The eraser tool could help too, just make sure which brush you have selected as there is a big difference between them.
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 2:19:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sumo2000:
Originally Posted By SKSseven: OK my first attempt Sorry SgtKiwi [:(] [img]http://members.aol.com/hk40usp/images/JOJOnDATE.jpg[/img] How do I lighten up his face and smooth out the rough edges?
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For lightening his face, first: select the layer that has his face on it, then go to, I think (going on memory here) adjust, then levels. Then you can tweak it, you may also have to blur and or sharpen to get it to match. as for the rough edges, with the lasso around his face, try reducing your selection, then feather between 1 and 3 pixels (depending on resolution) then invert your selection and hit delete. This should smooth and also help to "blend" the image a bit. you can also work on the size of the head to get it just right. The eraser tool could help too, just make sure which brush you have selected as there is a big difference between them.
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Hey thanks for the tips Sumo2k!
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 5:27:28 AM EDT
Photoshop is a bear!! Suggest you get a copy of “Adobe Photoshop 6 for Dummies”. It is well written and reasonably priced. Actually a copy of “Adobe Photoshop 5 for Dummies” would be better since that’s the version you’ve got. However, it’s out of print. Maybe you could find it at a used book store. Also try your local library; they’ve probably got Photoshop how-to books. However, these books may be constantly checked out. The on-line manual is terrible!
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 4:15:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 5:09:36 PM EDT
I've got the gimp. I've been reading up on it recently. Fun stuff. Paired with a digital camera and your imagination is the limits.
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 5:26:53 PM EDT
SKSseven, the best way to learn photoshop is to just use it. The only thing that really hung me up for a while was the concept of layers. Once you get that, you should be fine. My first attempt at a face transplant: [img]users.upstate.net/zoom/baby_jojo.gif[/img] z
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:12:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By zoom: SKSseven, the best way to learn photoshop is to just use it. The only thing that really hung me up for a while was the concept of layers. Once you get that, you should be fine. My first attempt at a face transplant: [img]users.upstate.net/zoom/baby_jojo.gif[/img] z
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Well...it's a start.
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