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Guitarrassdeamor
09-07-2008, 02:24 AM
So, I want to make some.

Any good tutorials I can use for PHOTOSHOP CS3? Now, I am talking about GOOD TUTORIALS. Not just one you Google'd. I need to learn the basics. I know how to crop, remove backgrounds, all that stuff. I need to learn how to use the brushes and make effects and such though.

So, anybody got some good ones?

BasketSnake
09-07-2008, 08:09 AM
You need to know how to set layer properties and how to use the burn and light tool and you're good to go.

ScytheOfGrim
09-07-2008, 11:12 AM
I've done quite a few things in Photoshop (CS2, not sure if you saw the stuff in my thread), and I've never used a tutorial.

To be honest with you, there's no better way to learn how to use Photoshop than experimenting.
Tutorials only give you a one-way path to a certain design/effect, but if you find out how to make a cool effect, the things you can do with said effect are more versatile, since you should understand what all the different buttons do.

Code1337
09-07-2008, 03:16 PM
I would just experiment with different things... that's how I learned to use GIMP.

LittleBigMidget
09-07-2008, 03:32 PM
Please use protection.

Guitarrassdeamor
09-07-2008, 10:58 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/20qgk74.png

I have managed to start creating text in this way right now.

Maltay
09-07-2008, 11:05 PM
I've done quite a few things in Photoshop (CS2, not sure if you saw the stuff in my thread), and I've never used a tutorial.

To be honest with you, there's no better way to learn how to use Photoshop than experimenting.
Tutorials only give you a one-way path to a certain design/effect, but if you find out how to make a cool effect, the things you can do with said effect are more versatile, since you should understand what all the different buttons do.

I disagree, a few months of tutorials and you'll be able to do whatever you want eventualy. I think pslover.com gives good tutorials... they USED to but I think they've gone way downhill since I last used them.

Guitarrassdeamor
09-08-2008, 04:55 AM
Ahh, screwing with tutorials is oh so fun.
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4962/heyyl9.png (http://imageshack.us)

docpac
09-08-2008, 06:52 AM
I agree with ScytheOfGrim. I learned by playing with the options and creating random stuff. The LittleBigChallenges are good way to learn stuff. It will give you a subject to work with.

As for a tutorial. If you're not completely comfortable with cropping and some of the basics then this might not help, but the author had me cracking up. :)

http://www.my****channel.com/Big_Fat_Brain/You_Suck_at_Photoshop__Season_1/YouSuckatPhotoshop1_398.aspx

ScytheOfGrim
09-08-2008, 10:19 AM
I disagree, a few months of tutorials and you'll be able to do whatever you want eventualy. I think pslover.com gives good tutorials... they USED to but I think they've gone way downhill since I last used them.

That's another thing; it's also based around personal taste.
If you're looking for something very specific, and aren't the most patient of people, then tutorials are probably for you.
But if you really don't have a clear idea as to what it is you want to do, or what effect you want to get, then just mess about with the buttons. >_<

Both have their advantages...
In the end, it's all about putting the time and effort into the program.

LittleBigMidget
09-08-2008, 11:08 AM
Ahh, screwing with tutorials is oh so fun.
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4962/heyyl9.png (http://imageshack.us)

Refer to my first post.

Guitarrassdeamor
09-08-2008, 07:21 PM
Dude, I don't care. Don't clutter my thread with that.
EDIT: Woot.
http://i34.tinypic.com/2lsjlzq.png

http://i34.tinypic.com/312i59l.png

Guitarrassdeamor
09-13-2008, 06:26 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/2v27fhg.png

My newest creation :D
Just downloaded a heck of a lot of brushes....

Code1337
09-14-2008, 01:59 AM
http://i34.tinypic.com/2v27fhg.png

My newest creation :D
Just downloaded a heck of a lot of brushes....

It's too busy for my tastes, and the colors don't go together very well... :/

bbroman
09-14-2008, 02:15 AM
Yeah, sorry Guitar, but so far I'm not a fan. I think the last one will appeal to some, but it's not my style.

Guitarrassdeamor
09-14-2008, 03:02 AM
It's too busy for my tastes, and the colors don't go together very well... :/

I was just experimenting with the new brushes I had, it was just fun.

Banner I made:
http://i38.tinypic.com/5n7r43.png

Wallpaper I made (original is 1920x1200):
http://i33.tinypic.com/2d8qg4j.jpg

bbroman
09-14-2008, 11:09 AM
Is it just me or is there nothing there?

EDIT - Nevermind. I see it now.

Guitarrassdeamor
09-18-2008, 12:04 AM
I made my signature here as well.

Whalio Cappuccino
09-18-2008, 12:11 AM
Good stuff for someone that just started :)