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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Zachery, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Zachery

    Zachery TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I've just bought Photoshop Elements 8, and I wondered if there was a book that could help me understand it! I'm absolutely useless when it comes to computers, so it would have to be a book written for idiots like me! Any advice would be most welcome. Thanks!

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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    iolair No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's worth taking a search on youtube too, there's lots of instructional videos (mostly home-made, so the quality runs the full range!)
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    +1 and +1 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    Looks, like you're all set there Zachery!

    Advice: As long as you keep telling yourself "I'm absolutely useless when it comes to computers" and "idiots like me!" it's a self fullfilling prophecy because you give yourself a ready excuse for failure. You are also set up to put the responsibilty on someone else, to figure it all out and then spoon feed you the answers. See my siggy.

    Or as Yoda said, "There is do, or not do, there is no try".
     
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    Zachery TPF Noob!

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  6. Zachery

    Zachery TPF Noob!

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    I'll certainly take a look on youtube. Thanks for your advice.

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    no WAY!!
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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  10. Zachery

    Zachery TPF Noob!

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    KMH, why don't you just get a life? I'm sure a smart guy like you has got better things to do, like digging holes and filling them in again! And don't bother replying to this because I'm not going to get into a discussion with a loser!
     
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    KmH actually gave you good advice and did it nicely. He didn't get all snarky and sarcastic with, "here let me Google that for you" or "wow, I'm so glad that there are forums like this where you can ask people to do your research for you instead of doing a basic search on your own".

    There was no name calling. No personal attacks. There was only advice given.

    You responded with name calling and a personal attack. That doesn't make you look the best in an established community like TPF where you're completely new and people haven't formed an opinion of you yet. Most folks here HAVE formed an opinion of KmH, however, and acting like you are isn't likely to get many folks on your side.

    Again, this is just a bit of friendly advice.
     
  12. Zachery

    Zachery TPF Noob!

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    Well, Pugs, I'm sorry if you think my reply was over the top. But it's pretty obvious that the guy was trying to be smart. When I used the word 'idiot' referring to my lack of computer skills, I only said it to make it clear that I need a book for a complete beginner. I wasn't actually trying to say that I think I'm an idiot. There is a series of of books out there with the title ....For Dummies. I don't think the authors actually believe that the folks buying these books are stupid. Using words like [idiot' 'dummies' in a title lets you know who exactly it's pitched for. I was being self-deprecating, but that doesn't mean that I needed a condescending lecture on homespun self-help psychology! And you may have noticed that I thanked all the other people who responded to my query.

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