Thread: how to use photoshop
August 20th, 2005, 03:12 AM #1
how to use photoshop
i just went out and bought photo shop so i can cut some peopleo ut of some pictures i have and put them into new pictures. i have never used photoshop or any thing similar to it every before so i ask can some people that know what they are doing give me some advice or point me in the direction of some where that will give me a quick run down on how to work it ( not trying to be a pro here jsut wanna know how to use it. most likely ill only use it once a year)
edit: its photoshop7.0
Last edited by proffit; August 20th, 2005 at 11:01 AM.if it is not broken, play with it till it is.
August 20th, 2005, 08:22 AM #2
If you want to cut some people out of one photo and put them into another photo, you can use the Magnetic Lasso, then Layer via Copy; or duplicate the photograph's layer and use the Filter>Extract tool to select the people. Then open a window of the other photograph (where the people should be moved to). Then you simply move the layer that you get in the first photo (with the people only) into the 2nd photo (drag&drop).
Otherwise, Photoshop is very hard to learn, there's so much stuff there, so I would just suggest reading a book.23. That's the number of people Mr. T has pitied in the time it has taken you to read this sentence.
August 20th, 2005, 08:25 AM #3
Or just try some of the free tutorials online(and there are alot), do a google for "free photoshop tutorials".
August 20th, 2005, 10:00 AM #4
Which Version of Photoshop?
Best place to start is the tutorial in the program itself.
Should be a Tutorial button in the welcome screen when you load the program.
August 20th, 2005, 10:39 AM #5
August 20th, 2005, 10:48 AM #6
Looks like it has some pretty good info too. - But the ABSOLUTE best way to learn how to photochop is to dive head first into it and start messing around.And thus it was spoken by the mighty Uss. And it was so.
August 21st, 2005, 09:24 AM #7
thx for the tips and the links they are much appreciated. i have been playing with it all day ( still have no clue what im doing) and havent realy made any progress. so would you be able to keep throwing me some links you think will be helpfull also any tips you would have.
btw. this was a spur of the moment purchese and i have no idea what it would cost normaly or if i got ripped off so could some one tell me what its worth ( dont realy want to mention what i paid in case i got taken to the cleaners).
also would there be a program out there free or pay to use which ever doesnt bother me that would be more simple for me to use for the above reason? if so whats the name money is no problem... so if it costs 5k to get but is easy to use suggest it please for my sanity's sakeif it is not broken, play with it till it is.
August 21st, 2005, 10:34 AM #8
I think Macromedia Fireworks is pretty easy to learn, and not as expensive as Photoshop, but it is weaker too. I believe Photoshop is the only high-end image-editing soft out there. (Except possibly Gimp, but I haven't tried it)23. That's the number of people Mr. T has pitied in the time it has taken you to read this sentence.
August 21st, 2005, 10:34 AM #9
Adobe photoshop is usually around $500-600, but if you're a student you can usually get around $250-300. As for another program, just stick with photoshop, once you play around with it, you will love it, pick up a book or something to help you along because this is the best program out there to use.
GIMP is free, but it is no where near as good as photoshop.
August 21st, 2005, 12:14 PM #10Originally Posted by proffit
August 23rd, 2005, 10:44 AM #11
And for an extra buck, I bet you could get him to cuddle afterward.And thus it was spoken by the mighty Uss. And it was so.
August 26th, 2005, 08:35 PM #12Originally Posted by OuTpaTienT
I'd be concerned about "mental bleed-through", though...
"OuTpaTienT is in my head!!! WAAAAAAAHH...."
I shore do like to pull his leg.
August 27th, 2005, 04:12 AM #13
August 27th, 2005, 04:21 AM #14Originally Posted by proffit
Last edited by doddsy; August 27th, 2005 at 04:25 AM.
August 27th, 2005, 06:51 AM #15
August 27th, 2005, 09:03 AM #16
Very nice tutorials, Doddsy, very helpful, thanks!23. That's the number of people Mr. T has pitied in the time it has taken you to read this sentence.
August 28th, 2005, 03:27 PM #17
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"most likely ill only use it once a year"
You spent well over $300 to only use it once a year?!!! I think photoshop elements can do what u wanted and it holds ya hand in doing it somewhat. Plus it's like $60, lol.
September 1st, 2005, 06:37 PM #18
thanks for all the responses every one. sorry i havent gotten back to you sooner but i have been flying all over the place going to meeting after meeting. and way im back home now and while i got 4 hours till i go to work ill start reading all those links.
thanks for the offer out patient but i tend not to let crazy people into my house willingly also i jsut clocked up 26 grand on my credit card ( some new laptops ( thx dell who posted 2 days early and had them waiting for me in my hotel in LA) +
4x 30" lcd TV/ monitors so i can have all the laptops working a screen of there own) btw how long is that offer open for once i get this debt paid off ill be looking for a new way to blow my cash and self improvemnt is as good a cause as any ( apart from booze money). so i might take you up on that early next year.
Originally Posted by gunstar
it was during one of my urges i figured i jsut bought 2 new PC's so i didnt need any new ones and well i been wanting a real photo editing software so when i saw it i jsut bought it. btw $840 in australian so it was one of my cheaper urges.
any way thanks again for the responses
CHRISif it is not broken, play with it till it is.
September 1st, 2005, 07:35 PM #19Originally Posted by proffit
That's the beauty of the net Chris. I could teach you all this stuff, walk you through it step by step, and never need to enter your house. I've given a number of private lessons to individuals via instant messaging. Works like a charm, easy for both parties, and keeps a record of what happened during the lesson.
Never the less if you'd rather have cash in your pocket than Photoshop skills I certainly understand. I have days I wish the same.
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