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I dont have a clue what im doing

March 19th, 2007, 10:16 PM
My dear, I am having a helluva time trying to anything with photoshop... I thought it would be alot of fun, but I SUCK at it!
Is there any good tutorials out there??
Cause I need to join a class on how to work this program.
In the past week, I have figured out how to get a picture to play with in the little box... THATS IT! :yell:

March 19th, 2007, 10:31 PM
See what I mean... Im a genious ( immense sarcasm) This took me almost half an hour to do, I couldnt tell you how I did it, it just happened. lol

March 19th, 2007, 10:55 PM
Well ... ummm .... oh, yeah now I see it .... hi Kita :D .

actually that is kinda a cool shot :) .

March 20th, 2007, 08:06 AM
there are plenty of books on photoshop out there, which may be the best way to go. Photoshop isn't exactly intuitive, but after some playing around, you can get the basics. I took a few classes on it, but I went to an art college.

even so, new versions are contantly being developed, with new bells and whistles. so essentially we're all continually "learning" with these types of programs.

I think a class may be a waste of money, unless you were using this program on a daily basis for work. If it's just for fun w/ your own photos and artwork, I think a book is the best way to go. There are many to choose from.... i.e., photoshop w/ digital photography, photoshop for dummies, photoshop [insert version # here], official guides, etc..

March 20th, 2007, 08:12 AM
lol, I am no genius either. Try google may help you too

March 20th, 2007, 02:57 PM
Yeah, I found a book online a while ago, but I just don't have the patience...:o It's so much easier for me to learn while doing it than to read it and expect to remember...:o I know how to touch up and blur (thanks to you Jessi! :D), which is all I need for now.:o

But I think that pic is cool.:) :highfive:

March 20th, 2007, 03:00 PM
did the program come with titorials cause mine did not that i understand it :laughing: I just end up by clicking buttons and looking at the results

March 20th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Photoshop doesn't come with tutorials that I know of. I have "the official photoshop handbook" here at home, but honestly, I've never used it. If there is anything in particular you want to know, feel free to PM me for tips, I'd be happy to help if I can. (Or I could dust off my book and look it up for you)

a good place to start is to open a small photo, 72 dpi (screen resolution). Once you have that, start going through the tools to see what they do, then start going through the menus to see what they do, etc....

The reason I suggest a low res image to start with is for the filters, the larger the image, the longer it will take to process the filter (or effect).

March 20th, 2007, 09:34 PM
:laughing: that'll teach you to be carefull what you ask for. i have an etch-a-sketch around here somewhere, I can send you that if you want :laughing:
Glad you got it loaded without any problems, sorry I can't be of more help :shrug: I remember when I first got it on my mac, it was far to much program for me so I stayed with photosuite. In a few more hours you should be able to produce something even more abstract :crazy:

March 20th, 2007, 10:17 PM
I'll take the etch-a-sketch!:laughing: more my league! lol
Im having fun with it though ( although nothing really happens) I can make different parts of the pictures glow with the wand, but I have no idea what to do after that lol

March 20th, 2007, 11:06 PM
I know I know, it is to free the background of the picture let me try and explain........ take a picture the go into file selct new type in the size you want and make sure that on the bottom it says transparent if not make it tranparent,click ok a new box will apear.... then go back to the picture take the magic wand and click the background you want to dissaper.... then click on select and click on inverse.. then click on the move tool when you put your curor over the picture( design) not the background you will see sissors click on the desing and move it to the transpartent box you then have a picture free of the background......

if you want all backgroun removed press shift and click the magic wand where ever you don't like the background ie.. if some of it is white and other parts of it is green lets say as long as you hold down shift the two will be cut away

does that help or am i babbleing

March 21st, 2007, 06:49 AM
There are some free photoshop tutorials here that will help.
and has good tutorials at 25. USD per month

hope that helps


March 21st, 2007, 09:49 PM
i have photoshop 7....bought the 700 page manual,,,,,$80.00.....kinda looked at...i just play around with some pics that i make a copy of.

March 23rd, 2007, 06:12 PM
I have better, this one's free: