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photoshop ...help

Discussion in 'Digital Image Editing & Printing' started by southonline, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member

    I've finally downloaded PS6 and using the trial version for now

    I will be spending time next week checking out videos first from adobe TV, then Lynda.com as Tim Grey has posted some and I do enjoy his videos, but I was wondering if anyone else has any favorite videos for getting started with PS - I've ordered an idiots guide, but do find videos easier to follow

    I will be using it with LR, hopefully assuming I get my head around working with layers plus all the other features it offers
  2. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    For an elementary look at layers, try this one:


    My own wee bit of advice would be: Remember the "Opacity" slider when working with layers. It is often possible to get a more subtle effect by using a layer at 90% or 95% opacity. Also experiment freely with the blend modes.

    Second tip: Also remember the opacity slider on the clone stamp tool. A very easy way of avoiding featureless white areas in clouds or in waterfalls is to clone some detail from a darker, detailed area with the tool at around 35%.
  3. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member

    cheers I'll keep that in mind - its a good job I'm not working this month, its going to take me all month to get my head around this ....
  4. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of good videos on Adobe TV http://tv.adobe.com/product/photoshop/

    I prefer book tutorials but I can`t deny that videos can be useful.Trouble is there are many out there of very low resolution/quality.

    I managed to get Martin Evening`s CS4 book,minus DVD,for £2.99.You can pick up good books for very little on ebay.

    Good luck for a very steep learning curve but very worthwhile.It`s a powerful tool.

    Also check out earthboundlight.com for tutorials for photoshop and more general things.

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