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Posted: 1/28/2006 6:55:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 7:09:11 PM EDT by Wipeout]
What works best for learning photoshop? What are the best books/websites for editing photos and such.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:56:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:01:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wipeout:
What work best for learning photoshop? What are the best books/websites for editing photos and such.



+1

A buddy of mine installed it on my computer and I ain't got a freakin clue how it works or what the hell to do with it
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:01:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:19:50 PM EDT
i've been teaching photoshop since 1990

what do you want to do in Pshop?

make fun pictures?




Layers

its all in the layers
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:33:22 PM EDT
actually, at the moment I want to take a photo I have and turn it into a line drawing. I saw an image of 3 people shooting AR's on this board and it had been turned into a line drawing and it looked really cool so I wanted to see what it takes to do that. I looked on google and have tried 3 different methods that I have found and I've only gotten one of them to come out right and that one still isn't really the kind of line drawing I was looking for. I've been working on this for the last....4 hours or so. I know this is a learned skill...art from might be more accurate...but I gotta start somewhere.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:35:20 PM EDT
www.good-tutorials.com/
www.pslover.com/

those are some good photoshop sites with alot of great tuts.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:41:10 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:47:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
i've been teaching photoshop since 1990

what do you want to do in Pshop?

make fun pictures?
premium1.uploadit.org/docZox///ketchuphead.jpg

premium1.uploadit.org/docZox///flamer.jpg

Layers

its all in the layers




+1

use layers lots of them
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:47:36 PM EDT
The H.O.T. "Hands On Training" series of books by Lynda Weinman are great for beginners without being full of "fluff" that you don't really need to know. Check Amazon or Overstock for one on Photoshop.

Go through a tutorial or two every day, and within a few weeks, you'll start know your way around the program.

My cat seconds the notion:

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:49:58 PM EDT
I'll tell you what. I was able to teach myself Paintshop Pro fairly well, but Photoshop Elements is a BITCH by comparison!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:50:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 7:56:09 PM EDT by fike]

Originally Posted By JBowles:

Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
i've been teaching photoshop since 1990

what do you want to do in Pshop?

make fun pictures?
premium1.uploadit.org/docZox///ketchuphead.jpg

premium1.uploadit.org/docZox///flamer.jpg

Layers

its all in the layers




+1

use layers lots of them



and be sure to properly label your layers.

20 hours and 40 layers later, you'll thank me.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:52:18 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 8:11:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 8:15:40 PM EDT by brentwal]
Double tap
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 8:15:08 PM EDT
The home of THE Photo Shop Guru.

http://www.4f-creations.com/

What man made PS and Bryce for.



Leave link cold for CoC. It's a members site anyway.



One of his "tamer" pieces.

Background Bryce, Hovercycle ?, Girl PS from a few photos grafted together.

An archive of some of his older stuff. Follow the 4F Digital Art I and II links. Not Work OR kid safe.


ETA his CD2 has a tutorial for his style of work. Mostly a blend of Sci-F, Comics and Latex.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:59:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 3:00:38 AM EDT by Floppy_833]
The first thing to understand is the concept of layers in a photoshop file--that you can have multiple images in a stack, just as if they were printed images stacked up.

The first useful thing to learn is probably how to create and use layer masks. A layer mask is a way of painting with "transparency" so that you can "wipe out" parts of a picture above, so that the image-layer underneath shows through where you want it to.
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Link Posted: 1/29/2006 3:08:00 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 4:22:40 AM EDT
converting an image to a line drawing is really tricky

there are several sketching filters but i usually end up doing a fair amount of brush painting on a separate layer

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