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« on: August 14, 2013, 10:26 »
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Hey i need help with finding a good tutorial to lift up my photoshop. I take a lot of teens pics and i want to tweak them in a funky way which is in fashion now. But am really nervous re photoshop as i dont want refusals due to overprocessing. Does anyone know of  good tutorials?




« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 11:13 »
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Free online: psd.tutsplus.com


I also highly recommend lynda.com
You can sign up for a month at a time for around 35.00.

tab62

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 13:42 »
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also Kelby is good!

dbvirago

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 14:01 »
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2nd for Kelby. You can join for one month and cram as many classes in as you can.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 15:57 »
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If you'd rather have a book, I recommend Photoshop (for the version you have) Classroom in a Book. (also for versions of Elements).

I'm in my second (paid) year of Lynda, but also CreativeLIVE has free tutorials ( within limitations, i.e.they're shown live then rebroadcast on a loop for 24 hrs (sometimes more), after that you need to pay; you can't start and stop them unless you buy them. Usually totally excellent. I'm listening to Jack Davis's tutorial on Painting with Photoshop as I type.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 19:25 »
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Also loads of free video tutorials at Adobe TV:
http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-photoshop-com
http://tv.adobe.com/channel/photography/photo-editing
and click around there for more.

« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 21:05 »
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the best advice i can give is to start from a GOOD image rather than expecting PS to make miracles.

because, you can actually do miracles with PS but in which field exactly ? if we look at Color Corrections there a re few gurus out there that with Lab Color will get incredible results, problem is it will create a LOT of noise and they never show you the image at 100% for obvious reasons !

as for sharpness, if the original is badly focused you have many good plugins and many other techniques to improve the image but then again it will not look 100% natural and it will add a lot of noise !

contrast, shadows, highlights, same as above and it will be a lot more obvious with images shot by night and i mean A LOT, so much that your only fix will be a de-noise plugin and a downsize of 50%.

of course if you print the photo it will look good but on a monitor all the issues are visible.

sensor noise is THE problem for digital photography, even at ISO 100 in daytime as you can see if you make extreme color corrections, noise will pop up from nowhere especially if your sensor has no AA-filter, and don't confuse AA with de-noising, they're two different things !


« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 21:06 »
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fully agree on PSD-TUTS, nr.1 in many ways, and some of their premium tutorials to make complex illustrations using photos are fantastic.

« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 01:54 »
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Thanks guys for good links!

Xanox i fully agree: i dont want to save any images but i just want to tweak them. I cannot imagine that those funky retro images that i am thinking of were shot that way. I always add the basic contrast, saturation etc, but there is def more photoshop in the pics i am thinking of. Or have i missed something? I can shoot a good, sharp photo but with my canon 50d and shooting RAW the photos are not automatically as super eye popping or tweaked as the ones i am thinking of. Sorry if sound fussy but i think you know what i mean...?

« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2013, 05:16 »
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Thanks guys for good links!

Xanox i fully agree: i dont want to save any images but i just want to tweak them. I cannot imagine that those funky retro images that i am thinking of were shot that way. I always add the basic contrast, saturation etc, but there is def more photoshop in the pics i am thinking of. Or have i missed something? I can shoot a good, sharp photo but with my canon 50d and shooting RAW the photos are not automatically as super eye popping or tweaked as the ones i am thinking of. Sorry if sound fussy but i think you know what i mean...?

what you have in mind is probably Illustration rather than simple color correction.

in that case, you will need to master very complex PS techniques and especially the use of brushes and textures.

or maybe you mean HDR photos ? please post a link of an example.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2013, 05:21 »
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Xanox, stop being disingenuous: there are loads of sepia, cross-processed, tinted, faux-bleached, faux-IR and some here-today-gone-tomorrow styles on the agencies.
May not be your cup of tea, but it's not an unreasonable question to ask here.

« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2013, 05:29 »
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Xanox, stop being disingenuous: there are loads of sepia, cross-processed, tinted, faux-bleached, faux-IR and some here-today-gone-tomorrow styles on the agencies.
May not be your cup of tea, but it's not an unreasonable question to ask here.

yes i admit they're not my cup of tea, but he should be a bit more specific on what he means.


« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2013, 05:58 »
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Hey i need help with finding a good tutorial to lift up my photoshop. I take a lot of teens pics and i want to tweak them in a funky way which is in fashion now. But am really nervous re photoshop as i dont want refusals due to overprocessing. Does anyone know of  good tutorials?

Look on youtube there are plenty of Gods in Photoshop there with tutorials on every subject.

« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2013, 02:36 »
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Xanox, stop being disingenuous: there are loads of sepia, cross-processed, tinted, faux-bleached, faux-IR and some here-today-gone-tomorrow styles on the agencies.


yes i admit they're not my cup of tea, but he should be a bit more specific on what he means.


Sorry for not being clear, but yes am thinking along ShadySues examples. I hate posting other ppls images, one cause i dont want to copy exactly that image and two cause i want to do more than just that kind of look, but just to try to explain a bit better, here is one:

http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-25579444-little-redhaired-sun.php?isource=EN_PHOTOFMA
- if i tried to do the sunblast, i am pretty sure i would get a rejection of burnt out details...
And again, it is not just this effect i want, it is the whole kit mentioned by shadysue!

I like the tweaked looks out there, and i have some groovy teens at home, so i can take the photos, but i get really nervous re how much to post process.

« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 16:53 »
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Hi! I am interesting about tutorials too. Recently I have found  web-site, there're lot's of useful information and you can find something for you. They also make a post about  free tutorials!
fixthephoto.com

Photodune Reject

« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2017, 21:26 »
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OLD THREAD ALERT!


 

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