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The Photoshop/Illustrator Help Thread

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by 8onus, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    Figured untitled needed this to avoid becoming swamped with questions all over the place. It would be nice to see this young part of the forum not become like the yard with 20 threads asking the same question.
    We seem to have a good balance of pros and novices on here, post them questions.
     
  2. carlojensen

    carlojensen Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 134 Likes Received: 0
    is using the magnetic lassoo tool the best way to cut sections from images? or is it better to cut out roughly then erase the edges to smooth them? or both?

    zork
     
  3. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    no. learn to use the pen tool then make the selection into a clipping path.
    the lasso is booty.

    having said that, i almost never use the pen tool and almost always use the lasso (or the box tool).
    but thats why im a hack.
     
  4. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    ^^^^
    i just got illustrator, i am very familiar in photoshop but this shit is different!

    i am trying to cut a peice out of and image, i use the lasso to cut it out, and when i ctrl x, i get nothing, nothing happens, am i missing something here?
     
  5. DIBS

    DIBS Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 11, 2000 Messages: 1,302 Likes Received: 1
    i can try to help, i am fairly familiar w/ illustrator. if you are trying to cut/copy a selection from photoshop to illustrator. the photoshop file must be set up coorectly. illustrator will not accept jpgs or gifs. make sure your file is one of the following, tiff. psd. or photoshop eps.


    also here are some good tutorial sites for photoshop

    tutorial1

    tutorial 2

    also seeking is right, for a sharp edge, you should learn how to use the pen tool(you will need to anyway to do anything in illustrator) convert the "path" into a clipping path or a vector mask in the transpearancy pallet. then you can export them as working paths to illustrator.
     
  6. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17

    the lasso tool in Illsutrator is different from the lasso tool in photoshop. The AI lasso will allow you to select indivudual points and line segments or entire objects. If you want to select or cut bits of illustrator objects, you need to use the pathfinder and use two or more overlapping shapes to cut the shape you want.

    The pathfinder is a really powerful tool and i suggest learning how to use its features.
     
  7. carlojensen

    carlojensen Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 134 Likes Received: 0
    good free PS brushes?

    links...
     
  8. WeakSauce

    WeakSauce Banned

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 610 Likes Received: 0
    I know the people here who want to ask questions, are here because theyre fammilar/comfortable with this forum, but come on guys, there are forums that are specificly designed to help people with photoshop/illustrator that have tutorials and everything. I'm not saying that there arent qualified people here to give advice, I could help with a lot of problems, but if you took the time to google and find a forum that has nothing be photoshop nerds as members then you would get the most out of your questions there.
    just my 2 cents...
     
  9. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    i will tell you exactly why. you see, some of us are poor ass bamas. wether we're artists, bums, kids whatever, we are broke as shit. we do not have legal copies of photoshop/illustrator, therefor we cannot contact adobe with questions or log on to sites requiring a cd key or registration.

    on the other hand if you have links to unofficial sites or shit you dont need registration for...by all means post em.
     
  10. imported_YEAHMANWORD

    imported_YEAHMANWORD Member

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 985 Likes Received: 0
    I have a decent idea for this thread.


    How about a series of how-to's.

    Anyone can feel free to take their finished image and through a series of screenshots, go through the steps of what you did, what your thought process was, what tools you used, what problems you ran into... etc.

    I've basically lost all grasp of Illustrator due to the fact that I left halfway through every night class last semester in order to squeeze the gym in between getting shithoused at the bar for monday night football.

    Anyone else feeling like a tutorial style format?
     
  11. carlojensen

    carlojensen Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 134 Likes Received: 0
  12. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i might be interested in throwing a tutorial down in a few days when i have some free time for that.

    right now i'm just here in between render times.
     
  13. imported_YEAHMANWORD

    imported_YEAHMANWORD Member

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 985 Likes Received: 0
    yeah bro thatd be awesome. do what you can
     
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