Jumping to Photoshop CS

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Harry Krause, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest

    Well, after messing around with several of the "low-priced" spreads, I
    plunked down my money and mail-ordered Photoshop CS. I presume the
    learning curve resembles Mount Everest. Might anyone recommend any of
    the third-party quick guides, or is there a decent manual packed in with
    the program?

    Thanks!
     
    Harry Krause, Sep 19, 2004
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    Ron Guest

    There are tutorials all over the place on CS.

    Ron
     
    Ron, Sep 19, 2004
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  3. There are plenty of tutorials...the only indispensable book is the PS Bible.
    Its more a reference book than a tutorial. Mainly ....jump in and start
    swimming. The people where I work all watch each other and share tips...no
    one can know it all.
     
    Gene Palmiter, Sep 19, 2004
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  4. Harry Krause

    Tony Guest

    The learning curve is steep - but no steeper than with Corel Photo-Paint
    which is the only other progranm with anything like Photoshops capabilities.
    Here is my list of Photoshop books for the photographer - As opposed to most
    of the books on the subject, which are for graphic designers.
    http://www.chapelhillnoir.com/mani/books/mbookps.html
     
    Tony, Sep 19, 2004
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  5. Harry Krause

    Tony Guest

    The Photoshop Bible is a terrible book - thousands of pages covering (Badly)
    what the manual does in a couple hundred - all done in a jokey folksy style
    that gets downright annoying real fast - McClelland is a hack.
     
    Tony, Sep 19, 2004
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  6. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest


    Thank you...you have an interesting website.
     
    Harry Krause, Sep 19, 2004
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    Al Dykes Guest


    I'm learning from the online lessons on lynda.com. For $25/month I
    can use all the course material as many times as I need. They cover
    lots of other professioanl tools as well. it's web-based.

    I'm fortunate to have a laptop that I can use next to my desktop
    system, on a LAN. I have the laptop showing the lynda video material,
    full screen and I'm trying to keep up in Photoshop on my desktop
    monitor.

    Sometimes the pace is _too_ slow, but other times it's not.
     
    Al Dykes, Sep 19, 2004
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  8. Harry Krause

    You know who Guest


    I just started, too, after using Elements for about a year.

    'The Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers' was very good for me as it
    cuts right to the chase, using great before and after examples. Some of the
    lessons are little brief, but that's what I liked: quick ideas for making my
    photos look better. The other Photoshop books were big and scary, and none
    focused exclusively on using a digital camera as the source.
     
    You know who, Sep 20, 2004
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    stan Guest

    There is an enormous amount of help built into PS, and on Adobe's
    web site. Stores such as Barnes & Noble and Borders have tons of
    books about PS CS. I like Photoshop for Photographers.
     
    stan, Sep 20, 2004
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  10. Harry Krause

    Tony Guest

    Good God - 7 DVDs! Ghastly
    The guy is amazing - bad, but amazing. I usually find it interesting when
    people with no artistic talent at all try to create with Photoshop but
    McClelland and that other talentless geek with the "Downright Dirty" series
    are so bad they give graphic design a bad name.
     
    Tony, Sep 20, 2004
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    Jer Guest

    I dunno Tony, if they're as bad as all that, maybe they're the perfect
    tutors for the huddled masses. :)
     
    Jer, Sep 20, 2004
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  12. Harry Krause

    Tony Guest

    Both specialize in doing variations on the same trick over and over, and
    attempting to pass them off as new tricks. Both are very fond of making a
    mess with filters and calling it art. Learn from someone who knows what they
    are doing - these are the people to teach the masses. McClelland and the
    other guy just puddle up messes.
     
    Tony, Sep 20, 2004
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  13. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest

    Hey, thanks!

    --
    We today have a president of the United States who looks like he is the
    son of Howdy Doody or Alfred E. Newman, who isn't smarter than either of
    them, who is arrogant about his ignorance, who is reckless and
    incompetent, and whose backers are turning the United States into a pariah.

    What, me worry?
     
    Harry Krause, Sep 20, 2004
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  14. Harry Krause

    Jer Guest

    Yeah, you're right, it makes more sense from your angle. Not having
    read much from these two sources tends to limit my own perspective.
    OTOH, there have been times when the only reasonable difference between
    a SME and myself is I can screw things up a wee bit faster than they
    can. :)
     
    Jer, Sep 20, 2004
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  15. Harry Krause

    Tony Guest

    True - I have been known to screw things up royally myself - but making
    mistakes is part of learning, and why you can save to a different name.
     
    Tony, Sep 20, 2004
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    Nick C Guest

    Yawn ....
     
    Nick C, Sep 20, 2004
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    George Guest

    A previous employer sent me to a PhotoShop class (nice engineering manager!)
    and they used "Classroom in a Book". I thought it was excellent and quite a
    quick way to learn.
     
    George, Sep 25, 2004
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  18. Harry Krause

    RH Guest

    RH, Sep 25, 2004
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