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gemitBRONZE Member
Member
71 posts
Location: Plymouth, UK


Posted:
Yay! Just got Photoshop and am all excitamatated!! Anyone got any tips to get me started making cool images that will make me look like a clever clogs?!? biggrin

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
cs annoys me, feels like a newer edition, lower end application. so i use 7 instead.
and lo the village was saved.

for quick web work/vector, i use fireworks (quicker, more extensive web exporting/preview options)

for natural media (wet, 3d, oil paintstrokes) i hear painter 3d is good, but never got it to perform.

for really good teamplay, i use counterstrike.

for photo touch-ups/putting bikinis on pictures of flid/raster work, i still use photoshop 7

for this flyer i used fireworks mx 2004 and pshop 7

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LurchBRONZE Member
old hand
929 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
Well photoshop is for photo's... hence the name wink I agree that it's not as good at other things as other programs. But it can hold its own I think how much it *can* do in a single program

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SymBRONZE Member
Geek-enviro-hippy priest
1,858 posts
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Posted:
eek flid, are you saying that you can run windows apps on linux though vmware? eek I had _no_ idea! wink

My point way that Adobe and Macromedia don't seem to take Linux in to account even though most creative computer users either use Macs or Linux, or better still a mix of both. When I have Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and Fireworks *built* for Linux I still won't use them because the Mac ones are better but it'll be more happy about the world!

I've used painter a bit. It's really nice, and much better when you have a tablet. The brushes work really nicley and the fact that you can set up the texture of what you're painting on is nice.

counterstrike is great for team play.

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flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
not to mention knifing people

Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
oi stop camping flid, or i will pwn jooo!

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polaritySILVER Member
veteran
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
Errrmm..

1. Get a graphics tablet, the non-cheap ones have pressure sensitivity, which is handy when air brushing (or clone stamping) spots out, among at least a dozen other neat things. I got a Wacom Graphire for about 80, and my brother and sister keep borrowing they love it so much.


2. Learn a few key combinations, like:

Space bar - hand tool to drag the workspace around when it's zoomed.
CTRL and spacebar - zoom in.
ALT and spacebar - zoom out.
TAB - hide all the menus.
[ and ] - make brushes bigger or smaller

They really speed up using photoshop, and save you dragging your mouse all over the screen to swap tools.


3. Always use CTRL + ALT+ SHIFT + S when you're saving picures to go on the web. You can get the file sizes really small without losing too much detail. I managed to get my portfolio down to under 3Mb, for about 30 pictures, thumbnails and loads of web code.

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LurchBRONZE Member
old hand
929 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
don't forget Shift [ and ] to feather your brush, cloning with a hard edge isn't usually the best

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