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at first glance i like it.

second glance-

a little more texture in the "your life"

make the background fade to dark more fluid so i cant really tell where one color ends and another begins.

when parts of letters are connected and they change color as soon as the new letter starts, it really erks me. this is a personal preference i'm sure, so i dont think you need to listen to that.

aside from that, never being a designer but paying attention to shit for my entire life, i'm a fan of what you did here.

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^ For some reason I want to put a woodgrain texture in the background of this. Cross-section of a tree's rings...something in the background that adds more interest.

 

I do like the alignment of the text, however it is approaching the fine line of "I can't read that shit" Maybe a bit more kerning between the letters...or not.

 

/2centsoner

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i finally got photoshop,and is hoping anyone

would like to share some tips on how you learned

the program(private lessons,school,books,youtube tuts etc)

and if you have any basic tips for making your photos look better?

1. sharpness(how much)

2. hue n saturation(exact amount)

3. brightness

and learn Photomerge for collage walls?

any help is very much appriciated!

tx

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i finally got photoshop,and is hoping anyone

would like to share some tips on how you learned

the program(private lessons,school,books,youtube tuts etc)

and if you have any basic tips for making your photos look better?

1. sharpness(how much)

2. hue n saturation(exact amount)

3. brightness

and learn Photomerge for collage walls?

any help is very much appriciated!

tx

 

 

honestly... just play around with it to get familiar with the tools.... google some tutorials and follow them to help you learn the basics (thats all school is anyway).....

i taught myself how to use it with ver 6 or 7 while designing a friends cd cover about 10 yrs ago.... it took me 3 weeks and i could probably do the entire thing in less than an hour now.... one of the best ways to get faster/more efficient with it is keyboard shortcuts..... almost every tool and/or function has one, plus you can customize em (under the 'edit' menu)....

a lot of the photo editing shit youre askin about is under the image>adjustments menu..... i would suggest making a duplicate layer (ctrl+j) of the original before you start editting so you dont have to undo (ctrl+z) every edit to get back to where you started... as far as photo editing specifics im not the one to ask b/c most of what i do with PS is from scratch.....

im kinda buzzy right now so i prolly just rambled on and didnt say much, but i have had my head buried in PS for a while now so if there are any questions i might be able to answer just ask.....

-JB

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thanks Johnny!

this is what iam trying to do,i was hoping to speed

up my knowledge,by asking for a few tips and tricks...

much apprciated!

if you have any links,books or other things to watch

let me know...

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Yeah, I learned the same way ballbags did. I had to make flyers for friends events about 6 years ago, and I ended up doing it for a living. IMO, the best way to learn is to have something to do. When I had nothing going on, I would try to re-do my favorite album covers. As long as there was a subject and some text to work with, you'll have plenty.

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yeah man.....

having a project to complete is definitely the best way to learn.... give yourself 'assignments' and complete them.....

any 'how to' book or even formal classes basically work the same way....

also just open a jpg of a photo and just fuck w all the tools 1 by 1 to get a feel for what they all do...

look at other peoples work that youre into and try to break down how they did it and recreate it.....

start small..... dont overwhelm yourself.... it seems like theres a ton of shit to learn but you will eventually pick your fav 5 or 6 tools and only use the other here and there...... almost every PS newbie gets filter happy as a phase, but you will grow out of that quick (if you even hit that phase), especially knowing how much raw talent you have, B.......

one spot i frequented for a time for tips, tricks, and tuts is creativebits.org ....... i cant recall an other specific ones right now, but i will post any that come to mind.... i spent/spend a shit ton of time just googling specific tuts based on any project im working on.....

theres really no substitute for burying your nose in your keyboard for 8 hours at a time when it comes to learning PS (or any design s/w for that matter)....its a matter of dedication and reps...theres no secret formula......

i have wasted more hours than i care to think of just staring at other peoples shit....

shiniybinary.com is a pretty fresh site that always inspires me.....

also check out brianlife.com for some fresh work.....

if youre really tryina get serious with it i would look into a wacom tablet..... i have a 9" x 12" intuos that i could not live without.....

...../more buzzy rambling....

//JB

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I'm self taught on photoshop, best place to look is youtube now for video tutorials.

I had CS3 pretty much down but recently upgraded to CS5, youtube had everything I needed to learn for free.

Plus it's better to watch a variety of techniques than just learn one way to do things.

 

I will say this though, alot of talk in here is based around graphic design, letters, font's and stuff like that.

Illustrator is much better for graphics and typography, photoshop does have some of those features built in but it's best for just working with photo's.

If you really want to do design work I'd suggest learning illustrator also.

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Thanks for all the feedback. Here are a couple new things.

 

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these are pretty nice BUT is this a existing typeface that you stretched or a free font?

 

either way, it looks really bad and makes the rest of the poster look amateur. look into classic/well designed type families (ie; knockout, din, garage gothic, interstate, trade gothic, univers, etc.)

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Hi guys im new to photoshop, Ive been looking for tutorials about brushes and stuff and made this, hope u guys enjoy it and ill take feedback and tips from all you artist thanks :)

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these are pretty nice BUT is this a existing typeface that you stretched or a free font?

 

either way, it looks really bad and makes the rest of the poster look amateur. look into classic/well designed type families (ie; knockout, din, garage gothic, interstate, trade gothic, univers, etc.)

 

Existing typeface. Taller evolution. I would never stretch a typeface more than 5-10%, and thats IF I would do it at all.

 

I think he said he hasnt gone to school and didnt really care for specific techniques of design.

 

This.

 

And yes, I'm not the best out there. Just a humble dude who is glad he gets to do this for a living.

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Adobe.com has tons of tutorials and if you have the install disks there are tons of tutorials already in there.

Most of them will be updates describing the new features but some will be basics.

 

Personally I use youtube, I hate their stupid fucking adds but if you get used to searching on there it's better.

The people making tutorials on there have competition and tend to be better than even the paid sites like linda.com

Getting used to searching and arranging the search results by relevance, most comments, most views, ect. is the key I think.

That's whats going to help you out the most, not a few links here and there, if you have specific tasks you want to learn you can pick and choose.

 

For the most part it's tough because if you don't even know what you want to do is called in photoshop talk it's tough to search for.

That's why I just watched a ton of basics and payed more attention to what different stuff is called.

Learning the names of tools, functions, stuff like that is the foundation, getting good and improving your skills with them is the never ending process.

Watching basic tutorials are mad boring though and hard to pay attention to but remembering what stuff is named is the key.

By far the first skill you have to learn is good search skills to get started.

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yeah man anyone who wants to learn some good tips, go to the adobe site, or when you open your program there should be a link in the welcome window. They got lots of vids for every program, they even got mini convention things on tour, if you got the cash and wana see it in person or whatever you might wanna look into it.

 

you can also just google what you want, i.e. "chrome text photoshop" and a bunch will come up.

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also, look into the classroom in a book they got, some of it is pretty dull, but they teach you the technique and you can apply it to whatever you want after you master it. Good books, and you might be able to find pdfs somewhere online.

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iam still a newbie to both photoshop and illustrator....

any direct links to learn some basics is appriciated!!!

 

yo mang, check sites like photoshoplady.com, might be something of use there...also, agreed on the whole thing about giving yourself assignments/projects, best way to learn i think... 99designs.com is not bad if you're starting out and want to take on some "actual" projects...

 

some work:

 

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cracksbeansback.jpg

 

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