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VTECMACHINE
11-02-07, 04:03 PM
hey guys...

I have been playing around with photoshop CS2 for quite a while now, and have relised that I don't know how to use it at all. I have searched for turorials on google. Can't find anything. Does anyone have a link or something that can provide me with that will help with me Photoshop?

Rix

van
11-02-07, 05:06 PM
You can't find anything? Come on, "Photoshop Tutorials" would have to be one of the most searched-for terms after "boobs" and "Paris Hilton".

Search Results (http://www.google.com.au/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-41,GGGL:en&q=photoshop+tutorials).

http://www.good-tutorials.com/
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/Photoshop/1
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/category/tutorials/?id=tutorials
http://www.pslover.com/

VTECMACHINE
11-02-07, 05:09 PM
I suck at searching on the net!

Thanks Van... always a massive help dude!

van
11-02-07, 05:13 PM
Well I'll let my mum knows she's not the only one who doesn't know how to use Google ;)

And yer welcome!

FLEX
12-02-07, 07:38 PM
what i dont like about CS2 is the new layers palette ...
cant CTRL+Select on a layer anymore for selection.... GGRRRrrr
or does anyone know a new way for this

other than this - its OK.

Mike.V?!
12-02-07, 07:40 PM
FLEX, try ctrl+clicking the preview thumbnail in the layer palette

van
12-02-07, 07:50 PM
Yeah, Ctrl+clicking the layer itself is now for selecting multiple layers. Damn handy.

FLEX
12-02-07, 07:55 PM
oh yea
i know that ...

what i meant was in PS6, I used to be able to do selections (outline) by working on a certain layer and CTRL+select another layer for its selection.

hope that makes sense.

not physically selection multiple layers.

To do this now, I have to use the Channels tab. annoying really cause i have to do like 3 or 4 more steps to achieve the same thing.

nath
15-02-07, 09:31 PM
VTEC,

I work on CS2 all day. Give me a yell if you want me to show you a few tips....

N.

VTECMACHINE
15-02-07, 09:45 PM
awww... yes please!!!

Those tip things did nothing! LOL.

felixR
15-02-07, 10:55 PM
what do you do nath?

MrThanh
16-02-07, 01:17 AM
oh yea
i know that ...

what i meant was in PS6, I used to be able to do selections (outline) by working on a certain layer and CTRL+select another layer for its selection.

hope that makes sense.

not physically selection multiple layers.

To do this now, I have to use the Channels tab. annoying really cause i have to do like 3 or 4 more steps to achieve the same thing.


FLEX, try ctrl+clicking the preview thumbnail in the layer palette

FLEX, dont click on the text, click on the small thumbnail that's next to the layer text. If you hold CTRL and hover over the thumbnail on the layers pallette, you'll get a rectangular marquee sorta looking thing with the cursor. click and it will make the layer selection.

see HERE (http://thanh-do.net/temp/layer_selection.jpg) for an example.

FLEX
16-02-07, 01:23 AM
well done !! Thanks MrThanh

If only i moved the mouse that little extra to the left and to think all that time .. hmm

8 years of photoshop ...

van
16-02-07, 06:19 AM
Thanks MrThanh? Might wanna thank Mike.V too, since it's his post that you missed and Thanh re-quoted :P

NeoNode
16-02-07, 08:35 AM
Look towards the future! Photoshop CS3 makes things easy, It's almost idiot proof!!!

van
16-02-07, 08:42 AM
I'm looking forward to CS3's rotating canvas. It'll make digital illustration a hell of a lot easier! After all, you can turn a piece of paper to suit the curve of your hand, but you can't presently turn the canvas in Photoshop! You can rotate the image of course, but that effects the image quality if you do it too many times.

nath
16-02-07, 09:38 AM
what do you do nath?

I'm graphic designer man

Mike.V?!
16-02-07, 11:02 AM
Thanks MrThanh? Might wanna thank Mike.V too, since it's his post that you missed and Thanh re-quoted :P

OMG STEAL MY GLORY I KILL YOU

FLEX
16-02-07, 12:36 PM
hehe yea. both of yas !

next time im at the JDM meet - I'll shout ya both a drink ...

VTECMACHINE
16-02-07, 12:42 PM
me too?

MrThanh
16-02-07, 12:49 PM
I'm looking forward to CS3's rotating canvas. It'll make digital illustration a hell of a lot easier! After all, you can turn a piece of paper to suit the curve of your hand, but you can't presently turn the canvas in Photoshop! You can rotate the image of course, but that effects the image quality if you do it too many times.

are you using a graphics tablet?

van
16-02-07, 01:36 PM
Yup. Turning the tablet feels weird and doesn't sit well with me, if that's what you were going to suggest. :)

MrThanh
17-02-07, 01:24 AM
rotating monitor like the dell 2407wfp is in order :D

D CUPS
20-02-07, 02:44 PM
You can't find anything? Come on, "Photoshop Tutorials" would have to be one of the most searched-for terms after "boobs" and "Paris Hilton".

Search Results (http://www.google.com.au/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-41,GGGL:en&q=photoshop+tutorials).

http://www.good-tutorials.com/
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/Photoshop/1
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/category/tutorials/?id=tutorials
http://www.pslover.com/

thanks to Vtechmachine for asking for help and thanks to Van for putting up the tutorials! It helped me alot for a first timer. Took me a few hours and i was able to come up with this.....please dont bag me out :neutral: Im still learning :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/djchesta/whitebackcopy-1.jpg

Hey Van, can you give me some advice....whats the quickest way to outlining or chopping (whatever you call it) a picture? Name of the tool? ie. a car sitting on the beach, but I just want to use the car and cut it out.

I did it to my car, but it took me ages and steady hands.

Marc
20-02-07, 02:49 PM
Best way of getting the outlines without worryied about steady hands is to use the polygonal lasso tool, i usually zoom in close and take my time that will give best results.

Not bad pic dude, was that your first time if so, Good work man looks good :)

FLEX
20-02-07, 02:54 PM
thats not bad for a first timer !

prob the best tool for a beginner to learn outlining would be the Lasso Tool.
You wont achieve the best clean outline, but its great for first-timers.

for me, the best way to outline an image / photo is to use a vector-based program like Illustrator / Freehand or CorelDraw ... and place the image in as a mask. This is great when you have really complex backgrounds you wish to get rid of.

get abit more advance and you have issues to deal with like hair !

heres a sample work :

BEFORE

http://www.mediateq.com.au/images/68.jpg

AFTER

http://www.mediateq.com.au/images/69.jpg

http://www.mediateq.com.au/ozzy/images/Ozzy_02_1024x768.jpg

felixR
20-02-07, 03:19 PM
nice work flex!

Marc
20-02-07, 03:29 PM
nice work flex!

X2

D CUPS
20-02-07, 03:29 PM
Best way of getting the outlines without worryied about steady hands is to use the polygonal lasso tool, i usually zoom in close and take my time that will give best results.

Not bad pic dude, was that your first time if so, Good work man looks good :)

Thanks man! i'll try it. Is there a trick to holding the lasso tool after you let go?
Because im only using a mouse and sometimes I run out of room to scroll up when zoomed.

Yeah hehe, first time....took ages though, but all in a days work. Had the day off yesterday and while I was watching the NBA All star game i was working on it.


Flex: thats not bad for a first timer !

prob the best tool for a beginner to learn outlining would be the Lasso Tool.
You wont achieve the best clean outline, but its great for first-timers.

for me, the best way to outline an image / photo is to use a vector-based program like Illustrator / Freehand or CorelDraw ... and place the image in as a mask. This is great when you have really complex backgrounds you wish to get rid of.

get abit more advance and you have issues to deal with like hair !

heres a sample work :

thanks for the tip Flex. It seems the lasso is the way to go. Illustrator? I think ive seen that software lying around with my Dad's Dreamweaver CD.

Great work Flex! Damn, can that orangy graphics stuff be done on Photoshop? I really like it, trying to do something for myspace and far out html is complicated :lol:

Marc
20-02-07, 03:46 PM
Thanks man! i'll try it. Is there a trick to holding the lasso tool after you let go?
Because im only using a mouse and sometimes I run out of room to scroll up when zoomed.

Nah man dont use that lasso, right click on the lasso tool and its the middle one, the thing is, you just click the mouse so click then it makes a straight line from that referance point then u click again. Does that make sence??

Just think of it like you have a picture and u put thumb tacks around where u want and join it together with string, it will make a straight line from point A to point B, so the more points you make and closer together the finer and better the cut.....

I hope this makes sence, feel free to slap me if it doesnt :lol:

D CUPS
20-02-07, 05:08 PM
Makes sense man, thanks again for the advice!

van
20-02-07, 05:29 PM
I use a tablet myself, can't go wrong.

Great work up there Flex, real pro! :)

FLEX
20-02-07, 08:04 PM
thx.

off topic - that 350Z is quite a cool car. twin turbo rotary i think from memory and melb based. currently revamping alot of ozzys marketing and advertising material.

as most of you would know and who reads wheels, fast fours or autosalon mags - the amount of crap chrome ads have just flooded and cheapens the mag !

Its like kids who just picked up PSD and start adding in massive wheels on cars !
so im approaching it all in a new direction. :)

RaYmO
20-02-07, 08:58 PM
Pic with the 350 looks awesome

Reminds me of some of the work that came out of 2advanced studios (2advanced.com)

Keep up the great work!