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Windows 7: Some Photoshop Advice needed!

20 Dec 2013   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes there is a lot to learn. I learned GIMP, Inkscape, CorelDraw, Blender and Photoshop from YouTube. It is a great resource.
Hi there.

I have a slightly different perspective on YOU TUBE -- It's fine for showing some examples AFTER you've already ORIGINALLY mastered the elements of Photoshop -- I'd look first for some online manual or Powerpoint tutorial or a cheap BOOK.

I find unfortunately more and more people are doing YOU TUBE videos -- IMO not a great tool for INITIALLY LEARNING as you often want to learn AT YOUR OWN SPEED - and be able to scroll backwards and forwards and make notes where appropriate. YOU TUBE as I said is probably an excellent vehicle for a TUTORIAL but not really for LEARNING.

There are plenty of cheap books also on Photoshop --your best bet is to buy one of those.

Cheers
jimbo


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20 Dec 2013   #12
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

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YOU TUBE as I said is probably an excellent vehicle for a TUTORIAL but not really for LEARNING.
I completely agree with you Jimbo.

I got most of my experience from tinkering around and just messing with effects and layer styles. After I mastered all of those and knew what I was doing I started searching tutorials on how to accomplish certain things or effects. Starting with tutorials without knowing the basics will more than once lead to messing up and needing to watch the tut five or six times before understanding it. Especially the more advanced tuts, they constantly use shortcuts without telling you how they did them. If you don't know those shortcuts you're going to spend more time figuring that out than working on the actual effect/style.


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20 Dec 2013   #13
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Excellent help nommy on sharing the knowledge you have! Much appreciated, its a massive learning curve but im sure given some time and effort il get there....eventually lol
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20 Dec 2013   #14
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

The horses mouth: Learn Photoshop CC | Adobe TV
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20 Dec 2013   #15
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

All the above plus Lynda.com. It's not free but has great, in depth training. Many intros are free so check out Ben Long & Deke McClelland.
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20 Dec 2013   #16
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Some of the ones at Adobe TV posted by Slartybart are Lynda.com.
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20 Dec 2013   #17
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Some of the ones at Adobe TV posted by Slartybart are Lynda.com.
Thanks. Good to know.
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20 Dec 2013   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'd also invest in a good book. I only use PSE and find Scott Kelby's books really good. He certainly does CS6 books. With PSE you can download the manual instead of going online all the time - see if you can for CS6.
The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter): Scott Kelby: 9780321823748: Amazon.com: Books
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21 Dec 2013   #19
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

That book has been placed on my "to buy" list! cheers!
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21 Dec 2013   #20
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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