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HOW DO i LEARN PHOTOSHOP

Jul 18, 2012 12:02 PM

how do I leaRN TO PHOTOSHOP

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    Jul 18, 2012 12:09 PM   in reply to kristy081

    Moving this discussion to the Photoshop General Discussion forum.

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 12:24 PM   in reply to kristy081

    If you're being serious, I'd reccomed checking out some tutorial websites for help with photoshop. Places like deviantart, tuts+, and YouTube might be good places to start. Also, just try googling 'photoshop tutorials' or 'photoshop basics'.

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 12:26 PM   in reply to kristy081

    i would highly recommend going to getting started with Photoshop. Try the tv tutorials, or the tutorials through Lynda.com.

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/topics.html

     

    Adobe TV:

    http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-photoshop-cs6/

     

    -janelle

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 1:38 PM   in reply to kristy081

    Besides watching video tutorials, you can also learn the basics with LevelUp for Photoshop. The game guides you step by step with examples to learn the most used tools in the program!

     

    http://success.adobe.com/microsites/levelup/index.html

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 3:48 PM   in reply to kristy081

    Along with the suggestions for some good tutorials, much of the answer will depend on how YOU learn best.

     

    1. Some learn better with reading.
    2. Some learn better with doing.
    3. Some learn better by watching others do it.

     

    I am a combo of 1 & 2, with emphasis on 1. My wife is a combo of 2 & 3, with emphasis on 3. It just depends on the person.

     

    One good resource for 1 & 2 is the Adobe Classroom in a Book PS CS __ , by Adobe Press. It has both the reading and then the doing, in a series of exercises. Those exercises are representative of real-world operations, and usually explore the multiple ways that PS allows the user to the same thing - the same end result is shown with several methods. As soon as CiaB comes out for my Adobe programs, I pick up a copy, and work through the exercises, while reading.

     

    Considering the popularity of tutorials, I think that # 3 is a more common learning path nowadays.

     

    Which ever path you choose, remember, you will never know everything about Photoshop. I've been using it commercially for almost two decades, and learn something new in these forums, almost every day.

     

    Good luck and happy learning.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 3:55 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Be careful of YouTube tuts, wrong version, not necessarily the easiest way, sometimes just wrong.

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 4:39 PM   in reply to Lundberg02

    Yeah, I am not much for tutorials myself, but have seen some very bad ones from YouTube. I'd rather just sit down with a "good book."

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 21, 2012 6:56 AM   in reply to kristy081

    If you do like to learn with Video tutorials, there is of course tv.adobe.com, and I'd be careful about most youtube ones, besides excellent folks like: http://www.youtube.com/user/ajwood2001?feature=watch

    or http://www.youtube.com/user/PhotoGavin for instance.

     

    There are commercial sites, like Lynda.com, totaltraining.com and video2brain.com that also offer world-class training.

     

    (disclaimer: I did a class in French with the last one I listed)

     
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    Jul 21, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to kristy081

    Excellent basics course for free: http://psd.tutsplus.com/sessions/photoshop-basix/

     
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    Jul 22, 2012 4:05 PM   in reply to conroy

    In addition to what others have said, read the manual, try using the program,

    start with simple stuff then progress to more difficult stuff as the need arises or curiosity calls.

     
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