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    New in Photoshop

    Hi, I'm a new in Photoshop and I'm wondering if there's something I can do to practice to be better on that software. I'm also interested on Indesign and Illustrator. So I'm asking is there a way for me to be good at it? Thanks!

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    It really depends what you're wanting to use it for? Digital art? Compositing? Graphic Design?

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    Junior Member CaptainMojo is on a distinguished road
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    More on graphic design. Is there any difference between graphic design and digital art? :o

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    Watch some videos on a training site. 2 good sites are kelby training and lynda. There's all kinds of lessons on both of those sites.

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    I'm currently trying to retouch photos by following tutorials and seem to be doing well. Though I find the other retouching tools (err, is it what it's really called?) like curves, levels, similar to Lightroom. I got previous experience from Lightroom as I am an amateur photographer too! :)

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    How to learn...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMojo View Post
    Hi, I'm a new in Photoshop and I'm wondering if there's something I can do to practice to be better on that software. I'm also interested on Indesign and Illustrator. So I'm asking is there a way for me to be good at it? Thanks!
    Read Read Read....do stuff that you want...follow tutorials....
    If there is something that you cannot do...find out how to do it and you will remember.
    Make shortcuts your best friend...never stop learning....remember that CS is a family and should be used together to compliment each other! good luck!

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    When I started out with PS a long time ago, doing tutorials and experimenting with each step (so I fully knew and understand what each thing did) helped me a lot. Find something you think is fun to do with PS and keep doing it. You'll notice you get better at that task and learn the tools as you go.

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    yea, you just have to have an project. thats the easiest and most fun way. if you don't know anything just search in youtube, there are more than plenty good instructional videos!

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    Junior Member CaptainMojo is on a distinguished road
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    Wow thank you all for your suggestions! Okay, I'll go to YouTube and look for some tutorials. To be frank, I really didn't thought of YouTube, all I do is Google for some tutorials and then there. HAHA!

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    Firs, Choose the one you want it best at. Don't choose all (ps, id and illustrator etc) because it will make you not well educated + well trained designer.

    Second, join communities to gain recommendation and advice for your work.

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    Photoshop is a very, very complex program. First, you should figure out what you are using it for...then, google or search youtube.com for video tutorials on your specific task. That's how I learned. Also, try to google "Photoshop beginner guide" or something like that to find basic beginner information, so you can get a basic idea of what you're looking at! The biggest help, though, is to practice using the program and experiment with the different tools. Hands on is always the best help!

    Hope this helps you!

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    Agreed with poster above. It is complicated. THere is no better way than just playing iwth the software and trying new things.

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    Also, you should YouTube or Google any specific questions. It's rough, but once you get good, you're set to go.

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