photoshop, best way to learn?

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  1. pete1606

    pete1606 TPF Noob!

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    What is the "best" way to learn photoshop. Everytime I try to tinker with it to lean its seems I get nowhere. Is there any good online sources for beginners to learn. I havent found anything covering thew basics.

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    Peter
     
  2. Parago

    Parago TPF Noob!

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    I love betterphoto.com and their courses. I think they offer several different ones on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
     
  3. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What specifically do you want to learn? You mention basics. Basics to me would be stuff like noise reduction, levels adjustments, curve adjustment, and sharpening. The basics for digital developement. Search in google for the specifics, you will find plenty of info. It's all quite simple.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just search 'Photoshop Tutorials' in google. That's how I started to learn, and it really just took a basic understanding of how the workspace is organized, what each tool does and most importantly: layers. Then you learn to work with layer masks and all the different adjustment layers and you've got the basics. From there, practice and additional tutorials will teach you the more advanced stuff.
     
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    Try the Photography section at your local library. That`s what I`ve been doing and found it a great help.
    Good luck,
    Joe.
     
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    'Photoshop CS3 for Dummies'. I just picked up a copy, looks like a good reference book. And it's not too much to read it cover to cover.
    ...Terry
     
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    ..or even more specific:

    Photoshop CS3 for Photographers

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