Good place to learn PS?

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  1. eilla05

    eilla05 TPF Noob!

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    I have PSCS5 and no clue how to use most of the features it offers.

    Can you recommend a good tutorial online? book? etc that i can learn from? I have checked my local bookstores and none of them have PS CS5 books.
     
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    figure out what you wanna do specifically and search on youtube.
    there are many tutes on there.

    theres also a ton of knowledge on here...ask and im sure it will be answered. :D
     
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    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    The most thorough book on PS5
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Photoshop-CS5-Photographers-professional/dp/0240522001/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284586933&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: a professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC (9780240522005): Martin Evening: Books[/ame]



    Another good book
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Digital-Photographers-Voices-Matter/dp/0321703561/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284586933&sr=1-2"]Amazon.com: The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) (9780321703569): Scott Kelby: Books[/ame]



    some youtube tutorials - FREE
    Google


    From this point on, remember that Google can be a good friend. ;)
    Also remember that Rome was not built in a day.....
     
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    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Go to www.lynda.com

    Find the tutorials by Deke McClelland.

    Start at the beginner course and work your way through each video lesson up to the end of the mastery course. Then groove on his LAB Color course and his sharpening course.

    The BEST PS video tutorial series I have ever seen, by FAR.

    The difference between a structured curriculum course like that and hunting and pecking your way through youtube videos and web pages picking up bits of knowledge should be obvious. It's the same reason college courses are laid out with a pre-defined curriculum that takes you through a logical learning path that starts with the basics you need to know in order to successfully move on to the more advanced stuff, and that's true no matter what the course is.

    Just my opinion: If you REALLY want to seriously learn Photoshop and be proficient at it, take the course from Step 1 through to the end in a logical manner. If you just want to learn a few things to get by, hunt and peck your way through the tubes.
     
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    Seriously? Read the instruction manual? Maybe try the "user guide" ?
     
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    I just use Lynda's video tuts.
     
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    Scott Kelby has many PhotoShop books. I have the CS3 one and still use it for CS5. But Kelbytraining.com is a great resource and it might be costly but I love it! (Mmmm..... Hours of Joe McNally video :drool:)
     
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    If I had one I obviously wouldnt be asking this question ;)
     
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    Exactly what I needed! Thank yoU!
     
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    Google is your best friend. :thumbup:
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    All the OP need do is open PSCS5 and then click on the HELP tab.
     

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