Please can you tell me what photoshop does????

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Simon Farr, Nov 17, 2003.

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    Simon Farr Guest

    I have been given adobe photoshop 7, illustrator 10, indesign 2, and
    golive 6.

    Can someone in simple terms as i am simple please tell me what i can
    do with each product

    I have used indesign to create adverts for my company and am starting
    to use golive to create a website.

    But i want to make logos and really powerful montarges of differnt
    photos for company litriture but have no idea where to start????

    How can i get the most from these products - is there a website or a
    book or cd or video or anything that will help me with which product
    to use for what?!??!?!
    Simon Farr, Nov 17, 2003
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    anon Guest

    (Simon Farr) wrote in
    There are numerous books and websites that will help you learn these
    software packages. The "Classroom in a Book" series are most commonly
    recommended and will get you off to an excellent start.

    But bear two things in mind: First, a person can expect to spend 3 months
    becoming reasonably proficient in just *one* of these packages, let alone
    the full suite you mention. Second, technical proficiency with the software
    does not equal design talent. There are already a lot of people out there
    using high-end Adobe software to crank out some truly brutal design. Please
    don't become one of them - learn at least the basics of good design.
    anon, Nov 17, 2003
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    JP Kabala Guest

    Amazon lists over 600 PS books and Google lists thousands
    of PS tutorials. The best videos are from

    Photoshop is a professional raster image creation/editing
    application. Do your montages here

    Illustrator is a professional vector illustration program
    Do your logos here

    In Design is a layout program, Combine images and text to
    create ads, brochures, etc, here.

    Go Live thinks it's a web editor, but it sucks. The CD
    makes a nice coaster, or I've seen them cut into
    pretty shapes and hung on Christmas trees. If you
    want a WYSIWYG web tool, buy Dreamweaver like
    everyone else.

    Work with this stuff for 5 or 6 years and you'll
    have begun to scratch the surface of what they can do.

    If you get frustrated and want to sell your In Design or
    Illustrator license, contact me. If it's a valid license
    with an Adobe transfer of ownership, I know someone
    who may be interested.
    JP Kabala, Nov 17, 2003
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    Boeman Guest

    Hi Simon, check out the address on my sig.

    They have a substantial collection of adobe training material in the form of
    video tutorials that stream over any Internet connection. I've worked with
    some of the co-authors of these products in the past and can attest to their
    quality; especially for those who are just getting started.
    Boeman, Nov 18, 2003
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    Brian Guest

    No offense to you Simon, but tell your boss to hire a design firm.

    Why is it that someone with no idea about surgery could never pass
    themselves off as a surgeon, but people with absolutely no
    qualifications for design, or print, or prepress, or any of the other
    technical aspects of the industry either a.) claim to be designers and
    are accepted as such, or b.) expected by their company to perform the
    duties of a designer instead of hiring a professional?

    It makes absolutely no sense to me, from either a design or a business
    perspective. I would NEVER say to an otherwise unqualified employee,
    "here, I bought you 'some graphics software' - learn how to use it and
    then create all of our marketing and advertising materials."
    Brian, Nov 18, 2003
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    Stuart Guest

    Unfortunately people believe they are saving money by using an employee,
    they don't think about the consequences of the poor design.

    Stuart, Nov 19, 2003
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    Rich Guest

    i find it strange that youre willing to pay top dollar for adobe products
    without the faintest idea what they do.
    Rich, Nov 21, 2003
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    jjs Guest

    He was "given" the programs. Smell something fishy here?
    jjs, Nov 21, 2003
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    Joe Guest

    hahaha this "jjs" (is it "S" stands for "Sniffing"?) keeps sticking
    his nose to sniff fishy <g>.

    Now I wonder if his mother smelled when she said she *gave* birth to
    "jjs" <bg>.
    Joe, Nov 22, 2003
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    Zero Guest

    It depends on your approach on how you want to learn the software. A
    really, really good book I would suggest (its just mass of tutorials,
    starts w/ the easy and graduates to harder effects) is 'Down and Dirty
    Tricks With Photoshop 7'. It is a hands-on approach as compared to
    most other books, which are more theory oriented.
    Zero, Nov 22, 2003
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