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« on: May 25, 2006, 08:36:51 PM »

Photoshop Tutorials

For those who like 'em!
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 08:41:41 PM »

wow - what a find. very nice  Thmbsup
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 09:05:14 PM »

Thanks, mouser.   smiley  It looked like a nice one for you lot here!
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2006, 03:34:35 AM »

Looks good to me too - There are loads of PS tutorial sites out there maybe we should collect together a thread of the best of them:

Here's one of my favourites (I also like her books) http://www.myjanee.com/ and she is very responsive to email.

Another commercial site which is excellent is www.lynda.com which has tutorials for lots of different applications (not just PS). It is a commercial training site and their CDs are not cheap. They also do a monthly subscription of $25 for access to all of their library (I am actually thinking of subscribing for a couple of months and then blitzing the site for the things I am interested in). Most titles (including PS) have a fair number of free tutorials which you can watch without subscription - some of which are really excellent.

Finally there is a really good 'class' site (www.lvsonline.com) which runs taught classes in all sorts (including PS). The courses generally run for about 10 weeks and are very good and cheap as chips ($25 for your first course and $20 thereafter). You have to complete assignments and so they have the great advantage of focussing the mind and providing constructive help and feedback. I have done a few of their courses so I know they are well worth the money - especially if you are trying to learn something as complex as PS. Their courses aren't just beginners courses either which is really good. They are also good a negotiating academic level discounts for lots of software (sometimes unfortunately only available in the US).
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2006, 05:32:33 AM »

lynda.com is great and so too is www.vtc.com (same sort of monthly subscription deal).

www.totaltraining.com will cost more but i think they are the worth it if you want to get serious.

i think posting a list here of all the 'tutorial' sites would quickly suffer from what all (or most of) the 'tutorial list' sites suffer from, i.e. repetition/redundancy.

or, maybe, i'm just being negative.

i'd like to see a 'definitive' list of tutorials that really show clear methods for various techniques rather than 'here's another link for a tutorial on how to make a glass button.'
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2006, 05:42:47 AM »

Maybe we could compile such a list under headings.

Perhaps if people have good one off tutotials for techniques they could post them in the format rather than just point to a website full of tutorials:

Software: Adobe PhotoShop
Version: All full versions (not sure about Elements - let us know)
Technique: Making Reflections in Water
Link: http://movielibrary.lynda...om/html/modPage.asp?ID=66 (See Wet Sidewalk under Reflections)
Format: QuickTime Movie
Cost: Free

or similar and at some point if there is enough interest I will edit together a compilation categorised list.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2006, 05:47:17 AM »

 smiley are you going to start us off then, Carol?..
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2006, 05:49:44 AM »

OK - I'll have a think ... actually I just did - that is a live tutorial Wink

Maybe we should also point out useful free and commercial plugins for apps too.

How about useful books/manuals/primers etc. too?

By the way I agree about TotalTraining -they do good tutorials but they are very pricey. Note they do student discounts (though they still aren't cheap even at those prices).
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2006, 06:41:29 AM »

might be worth stating if the tutorial is in a movie format also?
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2006, 07:04:13 AM »

I modified the format above. So far, eg.

Software: Adobe PhotoShop
Version: All full versions (not sure about Elements - let us know)
Technique: Making Reflections in Water
Link: http://movielibrary.lynda...om/html/modPage.asp?ID=66 (See Wet Sidewalk under Reflections)
Format: QuickTime Movie
Cost: Free
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2006, 07:33:26 AM »

Wow!  I'm really appreciative of these sites, especially http://www.lvsonline.com/  Thanks so much!  I wish, oh how I wish, they had one for VBA programming.  I would sign up in a New York second.  But they have some others I might definitely want to sign up for.  It's wonderful to have these sorts of sites recommended, because when you look for "classes," I, at least, am mostly left wondering if they are going to really be any good or not. 

I love DC!  This is exciting.
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2006, 09:05:06 PM »

Software:  Adobe PhotoShop
An online sample chapter from "Blending Modes Cookbook" on Photoshop
Technique:  Producing a high-contrast sketch from a photo image

Link: 
http://www.photoshopsuppo...high-contrast-sketch.html
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2006, 09:41:51 AM »

heres a link for Select Edges FREE plugin which is great for sharpening fotos where you want to keep noise levels down (I use it on almost all fotos, its esp good if you have noisy camera or want to enlarge foto)
I'm using an old version of pshop (5.5), so it may not be necessary in newer versions(?)

the image is selected between 0% (flat areas/colour) and 100% (edges) and you then sharpen as you like it.

http://www.reindeergraphi...amp;id=201&Itemid=147
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