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May 05, 2013 19:25 |  #1

Guys

I have bought copies of Lightroom and CS6......fired them up.......and then shut them down as I have no idea as to what to do!

Can anyone point me in the direction of a step by step instructional videos or books as I really want to take my photography to the next level.

Many thanks

JOHN




  
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May 05, 2013 19:55 |  #2

www.lynda.com (external link) has some great videos on both CS6 and Lightroom. They let you preview some of them but you would have to pay if you want the whole collection.

Utube also has a bunch of CS6 videos you can watch for free.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=OjRqZiAgoHo (external link)

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=Rk8Vjmo9YFA (external link)




  
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May 05, 2013 21:09 |  #3

I just got done going through this book. It's very nicely done. I've got plenty of books for prior versions. This does a great job of covering CS and LR4, giving you a good framework to work from.

http://www.amazon.com …eywords=stephen​+laskovich (external link)


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May 05, 2013 22:46 |  #4

Lightroom 4 (external link)
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May 06, 2013 00:34 |  #5

http://tv.adobe.com/ (external link)


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May 21, 2013 03:53 |  #6

Book ordered and about to watch the vids. Thanks guys.




  
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May 23, 2013 03:05 |  #7

You can buy Photoshop cs6 for dummies, helps you with all the tools and what they are used for. For most cases like someone said above, Lynda is good and theres thousands of youtube videos.


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May 23, 2013 18:00 |  #8

Once you get the basics down, there are lots of Youtube channels that show you how to do specific edits. So you can watch someone create a bunch of layers and adjustments and create something amazing and then start cussing because you can't duplicate it. Do some searches for whatever you shoot like "landscape photoshop" or "retouching photoshop" and when you find something you like you might subscribe to the channel and watch their other videos. I have a list of Youtube people that I keep up with all their new videos. You can also see demonstrations of specific functions you don't understand and where books or Adobe might not be as helpful as you want. Like you could search for "healing brush" or "liquify tool" and get several videos of people using the functions. Personally i find videos more helpful than the books because you can watch them go through the process and see the changes as they move along. Sometimes it's not as easy to see when figure 5 is on one page and figure 6 is a page or two later.




  
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May 24, 2013 15:18 |  #9

I'd recommend Lynda.com and tv.adobe.com over youtube, if only because there are (apart from the good also) a lot of really rotten tutorials on YT ;)


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