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Jun 01, 2010 20:31 |  #1

I have no idea where to start. Can someone point me in the right direction?


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Jun 01, 2010 20:46 |  #2

Check out YouTube. It has some decent videos that will give you an idea of where to go from here.

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Jun 01, 2010 21:01 |  #3

RAPhotography wrote in post #10285325 (external link)
Check out YouTube. It has some decent videos that will give you an idea of where to go from here.

Ryan

Thanks Ryan


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Jun 01, 2010 22:26 |  #4

In a word (or acronym)...NAPP (external link)

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Jun 02, 2010 08:25 as a reply to  @ Nursedad's post |  #5

Is there a local community college that offers intro courses. I recommend that to people that have no idea how to use the program. Once you have the basics of the program it is easy to pick up other talents online.

I agree with the suggestion about NAPP but feel like their tutorials assume that you have some working knowledge of the program. All you have to do is an online search for Photoshop tutorials and you will get more good results than you can read. You would have to wade through them to find the subject that you are looking for.


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Jun 02, 2010 09:40 |  #6

ssim wrote in post #10287848 (external link)
Is there a local community college that offers intro courses. I recommend that to people that have no idea how to use the program. Once you have the basics of the program it is easy to pick up other talents online.

This is the best possible advice, and the most ignored. The company I work for pays for courses that are in any way work related. Another way to actively learn is to join your local photography club, attend meetings, and find a Photoshop mentor.


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Jun 02, 2010 09:59 |  #7

watch youtube videos, look for the free lynda.com material, it's very good, but the most important thing is to find your style, and that is what takes the most time




  
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Jun 02, 2010 10:37 |  #8

I have started reading Martin Evening's new CS5 book. I sit there at the computer and just do all the things he talks about. I am on page 50 or so and I am just learning my way around the program - haven't really gotten into doing any editing yet. I feel this is a very good way to start learning.

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Jun 02, 2010 10:43 |  #9

Start with the basics! The "first things" have stayed largely the same, so you don't have to watch only CS5 stuff -- CS3 and CS4 tutorials should give you plenty to learn from. Learn about selections, layers, layer masks, edting tools (cloning, healing brush, etc), adjustment layers, curves and levels to get a "handle" on how to do your most frequent tasks. Sure you can play with things like Content Aware Fill, but you should find that most of your work is using the tools that have been pretty standard for a while.

Also, you don't say what type of photography you are shooting, but CS5 has a very powerful Raw processor (Adobe Camera Raw) that can be accessed from Bridge and will work with the common image files, not just Raw files. Many adjustments that can be made in the Photoshop editor can also be done in ACR and you may actually find it quicker and more efficient to deal with common adjustments that way.


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Jun 02, 2010 11:01 as a reply to  @ Stefan A's post |  #10

I've always been curious about those of us who have tons of gear, and an impressive online portfolio, but have never edited their photos. Do they have someone do their PP for them or do they just leave their images unedited as they came from the camera?


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Jun 02, 2010 12:56 as a reply to  @ ChasP505's post |  #11

Are you offering Chas?


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Jun 02, 2010 13:08 |  #12

When you activate CS5 you get a choice of free gifts, one of them is a month's free access to lynda.com I'd recommend that if you haven't already chosen your freebie.


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Jun 02, 2010 13:43 |  #13

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Are you offering Chas?

Heck no! I already make my meager living fixing other people's crappy photos.


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Jun 02, 2010 16:22 |  #14

As meagre as the living I make teaching budding Yachtmasters?


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Jun 02, 2010 16:40 |  #15

Other good tutorials can be found at Kelbytraining.com
You have some trial videos so you can see what type of tutorials you get or ou can pay on a monthly basis so it is like $20 to try.
There is not only PS tutorials, but also general photography, HDR, how to clean your sensor, food photography, wildlife... lots of good stuff.


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