Photoshop 7 help needed

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  1. D-50

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    I recently obtained a copy of photoshop 7.0. I have never used photoshop and am finding the whole thing confusing. Does anyone know a location where I can find help on using Photoshop?
     
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    google.com
     
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    or

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    depending on your level of understanding. tutorials will never compete with books.
     
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    Paperback: 1080 pages

    Wow!

    Thats a good poitn about a book vs. tutorials. Having something you can go back to a later can be very helpful. Quite often I may see something in a tutorial I want to use but can not find again.
     
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    Save it to your hard drive then. I've done that with many tutorials I liked. I've learned much more from tutorials online than books.
     
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    yeah thats a good idea. Usually I just bookmark it thinking I will eb able to find it again but then I end up with so many bookmarks that I forget where I saw it. Maybe I should start printing tutorials in PDF or something so I have them easily available.
     
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    Photoshop looks daunting, but don't let it frustrate you. Keep in mind that most photographers utilize only a fraction of what the program is capable of.

    A few areas to study to get you rolling:

    New Adjustment Layers (very important)
    Levels
    Color Balance
    Hue and Saturation
    Unsharp Mask
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I tend to do all my sharpening curve manipulations and general photo enhancments in Nikon capture on my Raw files. I use Photoshop more for artistic stuff, i.e. extracting selective coloring. Are the photo enhancing features in photoshop better than those of Nikon capture?
     
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    You can do them selectively, and blend them, which you cannot do in any raw software.
     
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    What do you mean you can do them selectively and blend them? Are you talking about using layer masks and enhancing the photo on different layers? i.e. adjust the saturation on one layer, the curves on another, and the shapening on another and then blend the three layers together? Im still not 100% on blending and opacity but Im learning.
     

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