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Bob and me got ours this week....HELP....I aint got a clue how to use it, any tips anyone?
Let me know what you want to do. I'm no expert but got it recently, and can do some of the things i want to with it for now.

1st tip, is to understand layers. That'll save you a lot of grief wondering wft is going on. Easier to explain verbally. Let me know if you want me to chat you through some of the basics to get you going.
 

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**** - forget all about layers and use the programme for what you need it do to for you. Opening up photos, doing what you need to do to them, and then getting the hell out of the programme............I have used Photoshop for years now, and while it is an awesome programme, I still only use about 10% of it, if that. And I have never, ever used a layer yet. No offence intended at all by the way Lewisman, please do not take it that way.

Just about the best author of photography software related books is a guy called Scott Kelby - he writes in a very easy to understand way. Do yourself a huge favour and order this book here, it will make your life about a hundred times easier :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Photoshop-Eleme ... 144&sr=8-1

Hope that helps.
 

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I still only use about 10% of it, if that. And I have never, ever used a layer yet. No offence intended at all by the way Lewisman, please do not take it that way.

Just about the best author of photography software related books is a guy called Scott Kelby - he writes in a very easy to understand way. Do yourself a huge favour and order this book here, it will make your life about a hundred times easier :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Photoshop-Eleme ... 144&sr=8-1
No prob . . .as i said, i'm pretty new to it :aarrg: . I just found that when i wanted to dick-around & combine photo's, i needed to understand how to use the different layers, else i couldnt select the areas that i needed.

As for the book . . . just ordered it, as i need the help too !!
 

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mrfishjersey said:
Bob and me got ours this week....HELP....I aint got a clue how to use it, any tips anyone?
Get rid on ebay **** :muttley:

I use paint shop pro 9 and like Henry said, only use a very small amount of the full potential of the software. I open the images, crop if needed or resize, adjust using seperate items.....red eye removal/fill flash/backlighting, or just hit the one stop photo fix button. If you don't like the result click the undo button and try again.......then the flock outta there! Way more bumph in that software than I am ever gonna need :stupid:
 

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****, at the risk of being rude - RTFM?
 

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Griff said:
****, at the risk of being rude - RTFM?

ha ha ha Griff - cant belive you dont know rtfm (its read the f++++++ing manual)

its an IT saying


sorry interviews over lol
 

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All the post-processing in the world will never change the fact that a rubbish photo is always going to be rubbish, whatever is done to it. But a decent photo can really be made to "pop" and provide strong impact..........
 

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I want it for making pictures out of a couple of pictures if you know what I mean, cropping an image from one and laying it on another photo. Fogging backgrounds like spot the ball, we can play spot the bass if we get it sussed etc. I will master it, I wont let it beat me, and it doesnt come with a manual its all on the programme, which is in normal words like the first page is how to switch it on then you need a masters in computer programming to read anything after that.
 

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mrfishjersey said:
I want it for making pictures out of a couple of pictures if you know what I mean, cropping an image from one and laying it on another photo. Fogging backgrounds like spot the ball, we can play spot the bass if we get it sussed etc. I will master it, I wont let it beat me, and it doesnt come with a manual its all on the programme, which is in normal words like the first page is how to switch it on then you need a masters in computer programming to read anything after that.
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For that, layers can be usefull ! You can contact me if you need any help, I will post a picture on here soon to show you what can be done with them.
 

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HG is right about the layers thing if you're looking at fine tuning a photo. There are really only a couple of bits you need for this.

For some of the stuff you need to do though, you'll need to know about layers. I picked up Photoshop years back and tried to learn bits on my own. Needless to say, there were a lot of frustrated moments... Trying to edit with different layers selected etc.

The best thing I learnt, was to search for a tutorial online for exactly what you want to do (there are loads and loads). That way, you don't confuse yourself with irrelevant stuff you may never need.
 

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Agreed photo editing suites open up a whole new dimension, just a pity my actual photography skills are actually :wackit: Have learnt though a photo can be so much better with a bit more thought. Especially when it comes to the sun, shadows etc.
 
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