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Photoshop first steps

Top 10 Photoshop Tricks You Can Use Without Buying Photoshop

You can do just about anything to an image with Photoshop, but if you don’t have the cash to shell out, free program the GIMP—available for Windows, Linux, and OS X—can take you pretty far. Here are our favorite Photoshop how-tos that also work in the GIMP.

 

My Top-10 Photography & Photoshop Book Holiday Gift Guide

  • Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibiliites of Flash By Joe McNally
  • Going Pro: How to make the Leap from Aspiring to Professional Photographer by Skip Cohen and Scott Bourne
  • Photographer’s Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age By Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki
  • Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers By Corey Barker
  • Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers By Kevin Kubota
  • Captured: Lessons from the Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer by Moose Peterson
  • Enchantment: the Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions  by Guy Kawasaki
  • Fashion Flair for Portrait & Wedding Photography by Lindsay Adler
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i “From Snapshots to Great Shots” By Jeff Revell
  • Speedlighter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlights  by Syl Arena



Adobe Tutorials
These tutorials and learning resources from Adobe and community experts will give beginners and experienced users a core overview of Adobe® Photoshop® CS5.

Photoshop Basics Tutorials
Learn Photoshop With Photoshop Basics Tutorials At Photoshop Essentials.com.
These easy to follow Photoshop Basics tutorials are perfect for beginners or anyone looking to freshen up on some essential skills. Furthermore if you need printable versions of these tutorials, they’re available for download as print-ready PDFs! Enjoy learning Photoshop!

50 Great Photoshop Tutorials for Clever Beginners
Before you can create Photoshop masterworks, you need to learn the basics. Even the most complex digital artworks are built on a foundation of simple actions. These 50 tutorials are aimed at the clever beginner who wants to master Photoshop from the roots.
1. Manipulating a WW2 Fighter Aircraft
2. 6 Quick ‘n Dirty Text Effects From Scratch
4. Make a Turn of the Century Vaudeville Poster
5. Miodern Art
6. Idiots Guide to Small Planets
7. 10 Step Lighting Effect
8. 3D Transform a Colorful Cube Design
9. Silhouettes and Gradients
10. Pencil It In
11. Dramatic Wrinkles

Photoshop Basics – Tutorials for Photoshop Beginners

Get started learning Adobe Photoshop with these beginner tutorials on tools, features, and basic techniques every new user should know. Learn how to crop, rotate, resize, create basic shapes, add text, understand layers, and more.

Photoshop – your first steps
Photoshop is one of the best image editing programs, because it was originally developed for professional users, but has become the main program used by camera enthusiasts around the world.
The layout of Photoshop is, at first, quite complex to follow, especially if you have dabbled with the budget programs, such as MGI’s PhotoSuite or Adobe PhotoDeluxe, but once you become familiar with Photoshop’s toolbox and menus it’s a wonderful program that can do anything you’ve dreamed of, plus a whole load more …

Photoshop Elements – Workflow – First Steps
This document will get you going on the right workflow “track.”
What’s workflow?
Workflow used to be:
Take Pictures > Rewind > Drop Film Off at Lab > Pick Prints Up.
Nowadays, workflow is much longer.
That’s bad?
No!
Now you can do so much with just a few clicks …

Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop currently is the most widely-used graphics and image-editing software package. Photoshop also is expensive (around $300) and has a steep learning curve, neither of which make it useful in an academic environment. Luckily, Adobe also has created a lower-end program, Photoshop Elements, which has most, if not all, of the image editing features that the average users needs. The Photoshop Elements interface also is similar to other Adobe software, so learning Elements will help if you move on the full-blown version of Photoshop later.

Photoshop For Beginners – The 6 Most Important First Steps
1. Learn the image analysis tools – The Histogram, The Eyedropper, and The Info Palette
2. Learn how to straighten a tilted image – Use the ruler to find the angle of tilt.
3. Learn to crop the picture – Use the Crop tool
4. Learn to remove dust marks and blemishes – Use the Healing Brush and the Clone Stamp tools
5. Learn to correct the tonal values – Use the Levels command
6. Learn to remove colour casts – Use the Colour Balance command
First Steps in Photoshop CS5 Open Edit Save
As we are starting to introduce more advanced photography and Photoshop tutorials we would like to finalize the basics. If you do not use Photoshop yet, this is a good time to start.

Getting Started (GS) tutorials, Learn Photoshop CS5 show (Adobe TV)
GS-01: Switching And Saving Workspaces
GS-02: Straightening A Crooked Image
GS-03: Correcting Perspective With The Crop Tool
GS-04: Using The Marquee And Lasso Tools
GS-05: Introduction To Adjustment Layers
GS-06: Non-Destructive Transformations
GS-07: Warping Images
GS-08: Making A Ho-Hum Raw Image GreatUsing
The Mixer Brush
Working With The New Bristle Brush Tips
Using Improved Selecting And Masking
Create Enhanced Hdr Images With Hdr Pro
Using Faux Hdr Toning
Creating A Surreal Hdr Look & Removing “Ghosts”
Russell Brown’s Favorite Feature In Photoshop Cs5 Ext…
Retouching Images With Puppet Warp
Automatically Correcting Lens Defects
Content-Aware Filling And Healing
Refining Selection Edges
Choosing Colors Precisely With The Eyedropper
Tablet Techniques For The Mixer Brush
Painting In The 4Th Dimension With The History Brush
Arranging Layers
Creating A Panorama
Creatively Mixing Layers With Blending Modes
Tinting A Photo
Saturating Selectively With Vibrance
Creative Sepia Tones
In-Depth Hdr Pro
Recovering Detail In Raw Images
Focusing The Eye—With Lens Blur
Photo Effects
Fine-Tuning Filters
Automating Tasks With Actions
Creating Image Galleries With Adobe Bridge

Getting Started: What is Photoshop CS5?
Learn the basics of Photoshop CS5 with Getting Started and New Features tutorials by product experts.

Fresh High Quality Photoshop Tutorials from 2011
It is time to bring together brand new photoshop tutorials. There’s a ton of great various types of tutorials from text effect to Photoshop manipulations, defiantly something for everyone to tickle your fancy.
I find compilations of tutorials for Photoshop a great resource for inspiration and learning and I hope this article will be a good help for everyone trying learn some new tricks.

CS 5 tutorials

Add Text To A Landscape P.3, Create a Panoramic Photo Manipulation in Photoshop P.3, Dark Knight Rises Poster in Photoshop P.3, Create a living museum in Photoshop, …

 

Adobe Photoshop is graphics editing program.
The .PSD (Photoshop Document), Photoshop’s native format, stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop. These include layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duotone settings. The .PSD format is widely used, and it is supported to some extent by most competing software.
Photoshop uses color models RGB, lab, CMYK, grayscale, binary bitmap, and duotone and it has the ability to read and write raster and vector image formats such as .EPS, .PNG, .GIF and .JPEG.

History Brush Tool in Photoshop
Today, I thought it would be the right day to write about a simple Photoshop-tool called the “History-brush” tool and how to start using it for a number of wonderful actions that improve the quality of your images. It may  be Lights Shadows, Color Sharpness, Contrast Filter effects and much more …

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