Photoshop users magazine - worth the pain?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Giovanni, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Giovanni

    Giovanni Guest

    for an amateur photographer as I am is the subscription to Photoshop
    users magazine worth the pain?


    Giovanni, Oct 25, 2007
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  2. Giovanni

    Kurt Knoll Guest

    Talking about reading. a university teacher told me once a brain is like a
    storage silo. You can only pull out what you but in.

    Kurt Knoll
    Kurt Knoll, Oct 25, 2007
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  3. Giovanni

    Dave Guest

    Funny question, because it is so easy simply to look at the magazine
    at bookstalls and decide for yourself. Why would you depend on what we
    say? Why don't you simply look at the magazine, even on Internet and
    only buy the editions you are interested in. Some of you guys ask
    funny questions - maybe only want to be heard.

    Dave, Oct 25, 2007
  4. Giovanni

    Dave Guest

    obviously, you have never put in your silo where and
    how to reply to written text

    Dave, Oct 25, 2007
  5. Giovanni

    Giovanni Guest

    Dave ha scritto:

    Where I live is not possible to find it and I find that computer reading
    is soooo annoying...
    Giovanni, Oct 25, 2007
  6. Giovanni

    Dave Guest

    Good...! That's what I said... you will supply the answer yourself..!
    You will find the (any..!) magazine just as annoying, so don't waste
    you money.
    Dave, Oct 25, 2007
  7. Giovanni

    Joel Guest

    The magazine and energy you need is to join some web forum to LOOK to
    learn from other photographer (or camera users whatever you want to call),
    and with an opened mind you should be able to learn much more than any
    magazine can sell you.

    Another good magazine is free magazine from store like JC-Penny which
    often has good quality photo that you can learn by looking (studying the
    photos) which is often better than photo (I am talking about printing
    quality) you see on most photographer/photography books.

    Or those may not give you the best color, lighting etc.. but those photos
    taken by professional so many of them do have some value we can learn from.
    (Also, it's an example when comparing to other poor printing quality)
    Joel, Oct 25, 2007
  8. Giovanni

    Joel Guest

    I don't know exactly where you live in the real world, but here I can see
    that we are living in the Internet World which has much more usuful
    information than we can be able to take.

    First, you may need to learn to put anything relates to "computer" aside,
    but focus on the "information" and how much you can benefit from it. And
    especially graphic computer can give you much much much more information
    than graphic printed on paper.

    - Don't waste your time on low-rez image

    - If you want to explore whatever image you run into in internet, then
    download (if possible) then ZOOM IN to learn the strong/weak point of the

    - Learn the difference between displaying vs printing. What I mean that
    some quick trick for displaying may not suite for printing.

    IOW, English isn't my native language but it can't stop me from learning
    by studying the image.
    Joel, Oct 26, 2007
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    dr Guest

    I've always looked at that magazine myself, though never bought a copy. It
    seems heavily biased towards "art" if that makes much sense, ( I shall
    ignore the usual trolls). Generally my opinion is that if you are a good
    painter/drawer etc then it'll be of more interest. There's usually
    something quite good re: editing photos, but not enough to justify it's
    high price IMO.

    dr, Oct 29, 2007
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    John Guest

    If you are in the UK or can get it "Digital Photo" is worth a look. I
    also like "Digital Camera"

    both have video tutorials each month

    John, Oct 29, 2007
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    Scubabix Guest

    I am an amateur photographer, leaning toward trying to make enough from it
    to pay for the toys involved. I do subscribe to the magazine, actually, I
    joined the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and get the
    magazine from that. The magazine is heavy to artwork, but also has a lot
    for photographers. The section on Lightroom is great and I use a lot of
    their ideas from there. Even for a serious amateur, NAPP membership offers
    a lot. From discounts at several vendors and training, to hundreds of
    online videos showing everything from serious artwork, to how to clone out a
    spot on your image. I'd recommend picking up a couple copies to see if it's
    right for you, but it offers a lot of high quality ideas that will really
    raise your photography skills.

    Scubabix, Oct 31, 2007
  12. Giovanni

    sonsdad Guest


    You can access a lot of the tutorials via Google that will show you
    how the guys work, also Photoshop TV is another useful vehicle from the
    same team. I have been trying to get someone to send me a copy of the
    Layers magazine that seems to be similar. Best of luck
    sonsdad, Nov 4, 2007
  13. Giovanni

    Scubabix Guest

    Layers is from the same people, it just covers "all things Adobe"

    Scubabix, Nov 7, 2007
  14. Giovanni

    Dave Guest

    Wonder whether the OP ever came back here, but if.. thanks for
    telling. I downloaded one version and like it. It will be one of the
    considered magazines at the bookstall when I buy mags.
    Only keep in mind what you like doing in PS.

    Dave, Nov 7, 2007
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    tony cooper Guest

    If you live near a Borders or a Barnes & Noble bookstore you can
    generally buy a cup of coffee and browse through any of these
    magazines. Actually reading the hard copies gives you a better idea
    of what you may want to subscribe to.
    tony cooper, Nov 7, 2007
  16. Giovanni

    Hunt Guest

    What pain. It's only about US$75 to join NAPP for what, 2 years(?) and the
    mag, alone, is worth the $.

    Hunt, Nov 14, 2007

  17. They magazine is very good. However, I don't think it is right to make
    someone join a club who's only useful benefit at least for me is the
    magazine. A lot of the other stuff they offer isn't of much value so $100
    for a year member for the magazine isn't worth it. What I do instead since
    it is a 6 issue a year magazine is I go to my local Borders book store every
    two months and buy the new issue for $9.95. That is less than $60 for the
    year subscription instead of $100. If you can use the other stuff you get
    with the NAPP membership then great.

    The Spider Formally Seated Next To Little Miss Muf, Nov 14, 2007
  18. Giovanni

    Scubabix Guest

    They magazine is very good. However, I don't think it is right to make
    I agree, if you only want the magazine, save $40 a year and buy it at the
    local book store. If on the other hand, you want access to the very large
    library of training materials, discounts on a wide variety of photography
    and Photoshop items, discounts on some of the best Photoshop seminars
    available, the extra $40 isn't bad. I've save that and more with the
    discounts on items I was going to buy anyway. The first year I belonged to
    NAPP, I figured out that with those discounts, my membership "paid me" $150.

    Scubabix, Nov 16, 2007
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