(Closed) Tips for Learning Photoshop?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would say that the first thing to think about when tackling PS is that it is a MASSIVE program and it takes years of constant use to really get good at it. I’m a pro graphic designer and I’ve been working with it for almost 10 years at the pro level, and I STILL learn things about the program all the time!

That said, I would say that the second thing to realize about PS is that there are several ways- several steps- to get the same results. For instance, there are at least 4 ways I can think off the top of my head, to extract part of a picture from a larger one. So, while you are playing with tutorials and lessons, realize that there may be an easier way to do something, or one answer may not be the best answer.

Third, I would say to check out anything by Scott Kelby. In my opinion, he is God of all things PhotoShop.

Lastly, PLAY, PLAY, PLAY! Go through all of the pulldown menus, all of the tools. Just keep trying things. Oh, and the very first thing you should learn is LAYERS. And always save a version of everything you do in LAYERS.



Post # 5
739 posts
Busy bee

I would find a local class or workshop so you will at least know where to start then go from there.

Have fun!

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