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Wed, 17 December 2003 00:37 Go to next message
ejungle (Photoshop begginer)
Hi

I am a complete novice, and rather than learning completely by trial and error, I am just wondering if someone could direct me to somewhere that I might be able to start understanding Photoshop 7.0 and the application of all it's tools.

I'd rather not have to pay for the adobe.com online tuition course at this stage, I am wanting to learn the basic functions first.

Thanks
Wed, 17 December 2003 00:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mac_McDougald (Photoshop expert)
Type

basic photoshop tutorial
photoshop tutorial
beginning photoshop

and the like.
See ya back here in a year or two :-)

Mac
Wed, 17 December 2003 00:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mac_McDougald (Photoshop expert)
> Type
>
> basic photoshop tutorial
> photoshop tutorial
> beginning photoshop
>
> and the like.

Meant in Google, of course...

Mac
Wed, 17 December 2003 00:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ejungle (Photoshop begginer)
thanks Mac.......have tried google search "photoshop users group" and will change search to your suggestions.
Cheers
Wed, 17 December 2003 01:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Daryl_Pritchard (Photoshop expert)
Not to sound trite, but isn't the user's manual the best place to start learning about Photoshop? While it may not be loaded with tutorials, it's still a pretty darn good source of information to begin getting acquainted with Photoshop's tools.

No doubt however, the web does offer a wealth of information about Photoshop in actual use. I've collected a reasonable number of links that may point you in directions worth exploring, which you can find at <http://jazzdiver.com/photoshop>. Just scroll down the first page to the Web Links.

Regards,

Daryl
Wed, 17 December 2003 01:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Phosphor (Photoshop expert)
Spend US$45.00 and buy Deke McClelland's Photoshop Bible.

You won't regret the investment and you'll refer to it often.
Wed, 17 December 2003 07:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dave_milbut (Photoshop expert)
but isn't the user's manual the best place to start learning about Photoshop?




I agree. The place to start is the manual. Even if you don't get much out of it at first, you'll have an overall idea of the capabilities and a grasp of the photoshop "jargon" when you're done. This will facilitate your search for knowledge immensely
Wed, 17 December 2003 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
viol8ion (Photoshop expert)
> Spend US$45.00 and buy Deke McClelland's Photoshop Bible.


I agree 100%. This is even better than the Photoshop manual, IMHO. The
PS manual is fine if you know the nomenclature and what you are trying
to accomplish, but if you are n00b, quite often PS calls things by names
you would never guess. Deke's book is just great reading as well as the
best reference I have ever found.
Wed, 17 December 2003 08:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
viol8ion (Photoshop expert)
> that's the main reason for reading the manual first IMO.

True.. except CS doesn't have a freaking manual! Try sitting on the pot
and perusing the help menu... my monitor and keyboard don't have cables
long enough to stretch inot the bathroom. And the PS7 manual is quite
dry, even for me, a prolific reader.

Even a Dummies book (yikes!) is better than the PS Manual as far as
reading to learn the basics. Of course, nothing beats just playing with
PS, which is how I learned. Just click and drag and adjust... and of
course type photoshop tutorial into Google and you will learn more in a
day than with several months of playing in PS without direction.
Wed, 17 December 2003 08:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dave_milbut (Photoshop expert)
quite often PS calls things by names you would never guess.





that's the main reason for reading the manual first IMO. So you get to know those names ("jargon") and will recognize them when you see them. Also when you ask questions you can ask about "the mask" rather than "the thing that sits over my image while hiding something underneath it."

Just my 2 knuts.
Wed, 17 December 2003 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dave_milbut (Photoshop expert)
except CS doesn't have a freaking manual!




does too! the suite doesn't have manuals, but the stand alone does. Neener neener NEEner! :)
Wed, 17 December 2003 14:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Philo_Calhoun (Photoshop expert)
You can buy a CS manual if you want. But I'd start with Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book and do all the chapter exercises.
Thu, 18 December 2003 15:03 Go to previous message
Christine_Krof_Shock (Photoshop expert)
Agreed--I use Classroom in a Book for my Photoshop 1 class. It is easy to understand and the lessons really walk you through the basic functionality of Photoshop. If you are using 7 Sam's club has Classroom in a Book 7 for 24.95 (about half of the $45.00 street price!)
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