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  • ms_mandy
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    Originally posted by Floobynooby View Post
    Hi Mandy
    If you are serious about learning photoshop there are loads of books on Amazon and tutorials on the web some good ones can be found at www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/2d__and__photoshop and http://psdtuts.com/category/tutorial...cts-tutorials/ If you are looking to get professional results it's not a tutorial you need, but a book that explains the basics of the layout and how the tools work. Once you get to grip with the tools you will find there are multiple ways to achieve the same results. But for cutting things out to get professional results use the polygonal lasso tool. You can use brushes and feather the hair to get good results also. It takes a long time but the results you get can be spot on some images I have cut out in the pest for clients have taken up to 2 hours to cut out a fine detailed high res image, but the time is worth it for the end result. If you are using large high res images cut out the images in sections, because if you make a mistake with the lasso tool you end up having to start again which is very frustrating. You can also look in to using masks with your layers to hide and reveal parts of a layer and its background for subtle blending of layers.

    Hope that helps

    Khaled

    Khaled, Thank you so much for this info and the link, I'm going to look into it more this evening once the kids have gone to bed.

    I'll let you know how I get on.

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  • ms_mandy
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    Originally posted by buffybaskey View Post
    ooo i love photosshop and paintshoppro if you ever get suck just give me a shout and ill try and help xx

    Thank you ever so much, I'll def bear that in mind. x

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  • ms_mandy
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    Originally posted by onlyme View Post
    Regarding the pen thingy Argos sell a cheaply priced one if that's all you want it for (think it's listed as a graphics pen & pad?) I had one before I decided whether to buy a Wacom (expensive) brand. I used it for sketching and colouring etc, and it can also be used in conjunction with photoshop instead of the mouse. It was perfect until the dog (clumsy oaf that she is) trod on it! I now use a wacom. There's also a small wacom called a bamboo, I think it's about £50.00 or thereabouts? The one in Argos is about £30.00 I guess? Wish I still had mine I'd give it to you.

    Aaawww Gail hun that's great, thank you so much, I'll go check it out now.

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  • Floobynooby
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    Hi Mandy
    If you are serious about learning photoshop there are loads of books on Amazon and tutorials on the web some good ones can be found at http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutori...and__photoshop and http://psdtuts.com/category/tutorial...cts-tutorials/ If you are looking to get professional results it's not a tutorial you need, but a book that explains the basics of the layout and how the tools work. Once you get to grip with the tools you will find there are multiple ways to achieve the same results. But for cutting things out to get professional results use the polygonal lasso tool. You can use brushes and feather the hair to get good results also. It takes a long time but the results you get can be spot on some images I have cut out in the pest for clients have taken up to 2 hours to cut out a fine detailed high res image, but the time is worth it for the end result. If you are using large high res images cut out the images in sections, because if you make a mistake with the lasso tool you end up having to start again which is very frustrating. You can also look in to using masks with your layers to hide and reveal parts of a layer and its background for subtle blending of layers.

    Hope that helps

    Khaled

    Leave a comment:


  • buffybaskey
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    ooo i love photosshop and paintshoppro if you ever get suck just give me a shout and ill try and help xx

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  • Aviya Glass
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    try this website - has loads of tutorials, hope there is one you find useful
    http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/Photoshop/1

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  • onlyme
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    Regarding the pen thingy Argos sell a cheaply priced one if that's all you want it for (think it's listed as a graphics pen & pad?) I had one before I decided whether to buy a Wacom (expensive) brand. I used it for sketching and colouring etc, and it can also be used in conjunction with photoshop instead of the mouse. It was perfect until the dog (clumsy oaf that she is) trod on it! I now use a wacom. There's also a small wacom called a bamboo, I think it's about £50.00 or thereabouts? The one in Argos is about £30.00 I guess? Wish I still had mine I'd give it to you.

    Leave a comment:


  • ms_mandy
    started a topic Tutorials for Adobe Photoshop - Help Needed

    Tutorials for Adobe Photoshop - Help Needed

    Can anyone help? I need to find a tutorial (online, download or book, I don't mind) that will assist me in learning how to recolor some of the old vintage photo's I have and also how to add whimsical elements such as sparkles, stars etc.. using Adobe Photoshop. Also my biggest bug bear; to learn how to cut around an image, say of myself and add it to a different background in Adobe.

    Is there also such a thing as a pen type tool that could help me trace around an object on screen rather than using the mouse, which is really tricky?

    I'd really appreciate any advise you can give me as I am struggling to find
    what I need.

    Many thanks
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