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« on: February 08, 2008, 23:36 »
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Photoshop Tutorial - for Beginners and Intermediate Users

This is a extremely rare tutorial. You wont find it in any books, or tutorials on the net.
Explore all your possibilities when it comes to selections. There about 20 ways, and I use only 10

Have a look!

http://www.microstockpix.com/forum/fish/fish.html


« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 04:12 »
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audio is screwded up.

« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 04:32 »
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Works for me.

Thanks Miz. I'm gonna try it on some white rabbit images I have.

They're against a plain brown background (all I had at the time the rabbit was available) and they've defeated all my other efforts at isolation on to black or white.

« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 08:51 »
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Thanks Miz, amazing again.

Cheers,

Pierre

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 11:33 »
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audio is screwed up.

I was wondering if this was only me.  All these tutorials had fine audio in the past.  But the same tutorials, posted over the past few days, have had the audio screwed up.  There was an upgrade to flash recently.  Don't know if that's part of the problem or not.  Anyone else seeing this problem?

digiology

« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 11:43 »
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Thanks Miz!

Audio was fine for me on this one (but it was screwed up on the Reflection Tutorial)

« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 11:57 »
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Bad audio for me. Could barely understand some of it.

Mac OS 10.4.1

« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008, 12:11 »
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Same audio problem with this tutorial and reflections on Windows XP. 

« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2008, 13:57 »
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OK I just downloaded the newest update to the software I use perhaps I'll do them over again.
Thank you for reporting this to me.

Regards,
The MIZ

« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2008, 14:18 »
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Bad audio for me. Could barely understand some of it.

Mac OS 10.4.1
same here

« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2008, 17:59 »
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audio is screwed up.

I was wondering if this was only me.  All these tutorials had fine audio in the past.  But the same tutorials, posted over the past few days, have had the audio screwed up.  There was an upgrade to flash recently.  Don't know if that's part of the problem or not.  Anyone else seeing this problem?

yeah, exactly. in the past, audio was OK, but in last few tutorials (in past few days) all audios are messed up. (i watched few tutorials).

btw, tnx fot the tips miz ;)

« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2008, 21:01 »
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It's fixed now

« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 00:58 »
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Photoshop Tutorial - for Beginners and Intermediate Users

This is a extremely rare tutorial. You wont find it in any books, or tutorials on the net.
Explore all your possibilities when it comes to selections. There about 20 ways, and I use only 10

Have a look!

newbielink:http://www.microstockpix.com/forum/fish/fish.html [nonactive]



Sorry this only works on solid dark backgrounds. 

« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008, 02:40 »
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Solid dark backgrounds that are clearly the result of an existing extraction, at that! And of course the technique and a million other variations of it are all in Katrin Eisemann's Masking and Composition book (figure 8.91, p277 ) It's faster to adjust a channel mask that is so uniform in colour using levels - I could do this channel mask in about ten seconds, given that the background is solid black to start with.

Edit to add - it's a useful techniqe, and this video reminded me of it, as I'd forgotten it in the time since i originally read the Eisemann book -  and it is of course quite possible to come up with ideas independently, I'm not accusing the original poster of anything duplicitous here!
« Last Edit: February 11, 2008, 02:44 by Susan S. »

« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2008, 02:53 »
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I understand and you are correct, however for the sake of beginners and intermediate users
I always make the images simple so that everyone understands the technique and how it is applied.

It is hoped that you did not think I would use a complicated image that would have taken several steps
and in the process totally loose the beginner.

Please note, that I do NOT cater my tutorials for the advanced photoshop users. It is
CLEARLY STATED in the beginning of the post: Photoshop Tutorial - for Beginners and Intermediate Users

I have no interest in doing advanced photoshop tutorials, I only target beginners, and hope to help intermediate users.

I thank you for pointing out that you could do this extraction in 10 seconds. I got you beat as I am able to do it in 5 seconds.

We should compare portfolios one day. Perhaps I could learn a thing or two from you.

Be well my friend,
The MIZ


« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008, 06:37 »
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hehe Miz, it is a good tutorial for beginners and intermediate users but if you haven't read or seen that technique in the past 10 years you have been reading the wrong books  ;)

« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 10:49 »
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I do food images and these tools  work for me in order of most often use: pen tool, magnetic lasso,
quick mask, polygonal lasso. And that is enough for what I shoot.


« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008, 16:09 »
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Dear PS masters,

Remember that some of us are PS illiterates, so the most basic tutorials are of good help to us.  While I believe every one of us illiterates appreciate additional ideas to RJMiz's tutorials, please do not demean what he is teaching us.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2008, 18:21 »
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I have found MIZ's tutorials very useful even though I am using PSE 6.0.


Mark


 

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