Tuesday, July 8, 2008

photoshop

I now have photoshop. I realize I don't know jack about that program. Any suggestions? I'm clueless. I will post some thing As I try to figure it out.....

3 comments:

Elliott - 21st Century Dad said...

Lynda.com has free tutorials that will get you up and running. The real meat'n'potatoes tutorials require you to subscribe.

YouTube has plenty of Photoshop tutorials too. The "You Suck at Photoshop" series is hilarious.

Flickr has a few Photoshop Support discussion groups.

RussellBrown.com has tons of great tutorials too.

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

thanks! That's what I was looking for! I have skimmed through you suck at photoshop but it was before I had the program, so I didn't pay attention to the details just laughed at the video.

Elliott - 21st Century Dad said...

IMHO, the kind of stuff you see in Photoshop contests is a lot of fun, but not the bread'n' butter stuff for photography.

You can pump up contrast, enhance a sunset scene, darken an area you want de-emphasized, improve the overall exposure of an image, highlight a detail to draw the viewer in, whiten teeth, touch up skin blemishes, clone out a distracting detail, do an effective B&W conversion (hint: it's NOT done by Color Mode = grayscale), add decorative frames and vignettes to images.

Photoshop is an incredibly powerful program. CS3 Extended gives you the ability to do some basic video editing. You can do some basic desktop publishing, but there are better programs for those purposes.