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Need help with Photoshop


oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 1:44PM
Hi Folks,

I have very limited knowledge of photoshop and i feel that im dragging my heels when it comes to processing an image .
I am using cs2 but all i do is use a bit of curves and levels, i would like to know more about using layers and masks ,can anyone recommend a good book etc on layers or some of the other tools that i would benefit from using .
thanks
~ollie~

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Kris_Dutson 16 8.2k 1 England
27 Nov 2008 1:47PM

Quote:but all i do is use a bit of curves and levels


About all a good photographer needs. Wink

But I'm sure someone will be along shortly to put me right on that....
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 1:51PM
Sams teach yourself Photoshop in 24 hrs,

read that as 24 ---1 hr sessions
best book i found, sit down at the pc and come off after about 6 months solid study.

in truth its best if you have a friend who can show you a bit at a time, Camera clubs good for this or was for me,
Phil
User_Removed 15 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Nov 2008 2:29PM
Try the ePHOTOzine TV site... plenty there.
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 3:02PM
Thanks Kris ,Phil and Mike,I would like to use a camera club but because i look after my wife as a carer my time away from home is very ltd .Phil that sounds a good idea ,i will look into it.Kris i somehow knew i was going to hear that but i really would like to know what i can do with photoshop .
thanks again guysSmile
rowarrior 11 4.4k 9 Scotland
27 Nov 2008 6:39PM

Quote:Quote:but all i do is use a bit of curves and levels

About all a good photographer needs.

But I'm sure someone will be along shortly to put me right on that....



Well duh, everyone knows you need the clone tool too to get rid of the ever breeding dust bunnies Wink
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 6:54PM
just asked a friend to clean the sensor and get rid of all my dust bunnies, went out shooting with him the following morning, forgot to turn of the camera and changed a lens, heypresto worse than it was before.
Smile
Phil
Hugeknot 14 1.2k 2 Iceland
27 Nov 2008 8:24PM
I learnt all about masks and layers from RadientVista.com, but times change!
Kris_Dutson 16 8.2k 1 England
27 Nov 2008 8:58PM

Quote:Quote:Quote:but all i do is use a bit of curves and levels

About all a good photographer needs.

But I'm sure someone will be along shortly to put me right on that....Well duh, everyone knows you need the clone tool too to get rid of the ever breeding dust bunnies



Hah, the healing brush is better. Tongue Wink


Quote:Kris i somehow knew i was going to hear that but i really would like to know what i can do with photoshop .


Just about anything you want; and didn't know you wanted either....Smile
cantona43 Plus
14 926 4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 11:19PM
the photoshop CS book for digital photographers by Scott Kelby
an excellent book I learned loads then progressed to my local nightschool
Neil
27 Nov 2008 11:29PM
Another vote for Scott Kelby - The Photoshop CS2 book for digital photographers
ISBN: 978-0-321-33062-8

Many folk are irritated by his 'humour' but take it or leave it, it's a really good - no nonsense book - not like many which tend to show 'look how clever I am' .... at least he gives very clear, "try these values" solutions, with reasons behind them - rather than "move these sliders, it's up to you"...

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