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  1. Rock_on

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    Photo Shop Help Desk(Help and Tutorials)

    Mac and I are working on it now, hopefully it'll be done before the 31st of August. ~ GM

    If you are looking for a Paint Shop Pro thread you can find it here
    [in the process of cleaning up this whole thread ~ mac]
    ____________________________​

    Feel free to Post some more tutorials in here ;)
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    http://www.freegraphics.com/10_Tutorials/Photoshop/
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    http://www.webslave.dircon.co.uk/photoshop/index.html
    http://www.wetzelandcompany.com/
    http://www.geocities.com/vitseeus/p...hop_recipes.htm

    Please Let Me know if there are any posted twice.

    ~Rock_On
     
  2. Rock_on

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    1) http://www.mccannas.com/pshop/photosh0.htm

    Description: Kinda more on the newbie side. Explains things pretty well though. Good if your just starting out.

    2)http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/

    Description: I like this one. It goes into more detail that number one, isnt so cutesy fartsy, and it has some pretty cool stuff on it. Must see for new photoshop users

    3)http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials.html

    Description: I only would use this for its tools section because it goes into detail about what each tool does, but you can use it all if u like. It tells you how to fix bad images, wat tools do ect.

    4)http://www.phong.com/tutorials/

    Description: One of my favorites, i like this one a lot. Its got basics, to more advanced, and has some cool things like adding dripping slime/rust to your pic ect.

    5)http://www.teamphotoshop.com/photos...ials/ps_tut.php

    Description: This one is ok, i've seen much better. It does have a few goodies in here so thats why i put it up here

    6)http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/pho...rials-tips.html

    Description: Probably one of the best sites i have found. Its got a LOT to choose from, and if your just starting out this is a MUST go to site.

    7)http://www.savvy.net/photoshop.htm

    Description: Looking for lightning? heres the place. it also has some more goodies.

    8)http://www.systemdark.com/academy/photoshop/ps.php

    Description: I like this one it gives some nice handy tips and tells how to do some expert stuff.

    9)http://www.netcorridor.yellowpipe.com/tutorials.php

    Description: On its own you wont pick up much, but use it with some stuff from these other sites (like the grid... even RIX uses the grid!) and your made!

    10)http://www.rainworld.com/psworkshop/

    Description: A few small goodies can be found here. Learn the tools, textures and some more goodies.

    11)http://www.visualxtreme.com/tutorial1.html

    Description: Burn Baby Burn!

    12)http://photoshoptoday.com/tutorials.asp

    Description: biggest archive i found. Enjoy!

    Tut by Roach of Discord:
    http://raven-crow.net/vector/

    Looking for Information in the old help desk? Look here.

    ~Rock_On
     
  3. AxL

    AxL Buggin' Out

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    [glow=blue]How to make and use gridlines[/glow]

    Step 1.

    Create a new image 5x5. Zoom in on it and try to get it to look like mine.

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    Step 2.

    Now 'Edit->Define Pattern' and name it gridline

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    Step 3.

    Now 'Edit-Fill'' and use these settings.

    [​IMG]

    Final Result

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Hot Action Akule

    Hot Action Akule Member!

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    General Tips

    By Akule, your friendly neighborhood geek



    Some things i see a lot is people use three filters, like what they see and stop. Thats a big no no. It takes me at least 2-3 hours to get just a background i like. Sometimes (before i got a job) i would take nearly 12 hours making a banner for a website. If you want a good image, put in the time.


    Another things i see is lots of choppy rough edges. This is from cutting out a pic from its background... among other things. Its best to take blur, set it on a lighter brush, and go around the edges. If its too heavy then it will look weird and odd. So play around with your settings.


    Another thing that is really helpfull is knowing your filters. Study them. Learn them. If you need something kinda abstract brush strokes/sumi and play from there with filters.

    Render/Clouds or Difference clouds are all great things to start out with if your going from scratch. You can make a nice image using them. I like to use a lot of stuff from the artistic section.



    Make a Planet

    Step 1:
    Create a new document, any size, but for this tutorial I'll make mine 200x200. Fill the first layer with black, preferrably.

    Step 2:
    Select the elliptical marquee tool (right-click that square icon). Set the style to Fixed Aspect ratio, width & height to 1. Make the selection any size, and put it where you want it. Next, create a new layer by clicking the page icon or Layer > New > Layer... While maintaining the selection, hit D for defeault colors, do Filter > Render > Clouds.
    Step 3:
    Alright, now create another layer over Layer 2, then fill the selection (in Layer 3) with another Render Clouds.
    Now do Filter > Render > Difference Clouds a couple of times. What you want is a mostly dark image with some white. Follow that up with a Filter > Distort > Spherize... Amount: 100, Mode: Normal. Then spherize once more.

    Step 4:
    New layer!
    Again? Yup. Create this layer OVER Layer 1, but under Layer 2. I suggest you make the top two layers unvisible for now, by clicking the eye icons.
    Fill the selection with white (Ctrl+Backspace). Now deselect your current selection (Ctrl+D). Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur... You'll have to experiment with the pixel size depending on your circle size. What you want is just a small glow for the planet. I'll go with 8 pixels.

    Step 5:
    Duplicate this layer, then put the duplicated layer on the top of the other layers. Okay, now make all the layers visible and set the top layer's blend mode to Overlay, the second layer from the top to Darken, then you're finished! Now, feel free to elaborate onto it.

    Step 6 (optional):
    On Layer 4 (second layer from the bottom), play with the opacity until it just gives off a faint glow. Then, on the layers that have the planet, Ctrl+Click one of them, Select > Modify > Border... Again, pixels depending on circle size, I used 4. Now blur that selection slightly, then move onto the next layer with the planet, and do the same.
    Lastly, go to Layer 3 (second layer from the top), and give it a small Image/Adjust/Brightness/Contrast... tweak.


    E Plastic

    1
    Create a new image, about 800x800 pixels large. Select the blue RGB(26,104,175) as the foreground color. Use the Type Tool to create an e, and resize it to fill most of the image. Working bigger is better.

    This e is created with Times New Roman Bold + Italic.

    2
    Holding down Ctrl, click on the layer e, in the Layers window, to select it's transparency. Next, create a new
    Layer , contract the selection by about 16 pixels.

    Select > Modify > Contract... 16 Pixels

    3
    Select White as the foreground color, and fill the selection. Alt+Backspace

    Remove the selection Ctrl+D, and Gaussian Blur the layer by 16 pixels.

    Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur... 16 Pixels

    Then, Gaussian Blur it again by 8 pixels, and then by 4 pixels.

    Set the Layer's Opacity to 52%, and the Blending Mode to Color Dodge.

    Note: Color Dodge was busted for version 6. Here is a tip to make it work.

    4
    Now, hold down Ctrl, and in the Layers window, click on the layer e, to select it's transparency.

    In the Channels window, press the Save Selection as channel button. Now, click on the new Channel it created.

    Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur... 16 Pixels

    Then, Gaussian Blur it again by 8 pixels, 4 pixels, and finally 2 pixels.

    Invert the selection Ctrl+Shift+I, clear the selection with black Del, and finally Deselect.

    5
    Go back to the Layers window. Hold down Ctrl, and click on the e Layer, again, to select it's transparency.

    Create and new layer , and drag it above the Inner Glow Layer.

    Select the new layer, fill the selection with black, and rename the layer Highlights. Check on Preserve Transparency, and set the blending mode to Screen.

    6
    With the Highlights layer selected, go:

    Filter > Render > Lighting Effects...

    Click here to see the Lighting effects window.

    Set the Material Properties to:
    Gloss: 79
    Material: -37
    Exposure: 56
    Ambience: -100

    Change the Texture Channel to Alpha 1, or the channel you were working on before, and it's Height to 100. Create a directional light, Intensity 32, so that the lighting covers most of the the e, but the brightest parts are still on the edges.

    When the Lighting Effects is done, Gaussian Blur the layer by 3 pixels, to get rid of the levels.

    7
    Now this is the step where you can use your own artistic freedom.

    Image > Adjust > Curves...

    The curves window will begin with a straight line. Click any place on the line to create a new point, and drag the points to move them. Use my curves (seen on the left), for the most plasticy effect.

    8
    Throw down a blue dropshadow (since the light is flowing through the clear plastic), and it's finished!

    Tips a)
    ePlastic looks great in other colors, too! Try a more desaturated blue, or dark green, and orange.

    b) Adjust the contrast on the Highlights layer for a more defined reflection, and you get gPlastic

    Image > Adjust > Brightness/Contrast
     
  5. AxL

    AxL Buggin' Out

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    Akule word of advice: It would help if you used pictures with your tuts. It makes them easier.

    -edit-

    You may also request a tut on this page as well.
     
  6. TheNamelessYam

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    theres still an uncountable ammount of links that dont work. maybe its just this PC. but that list hasnt improved at all.
     
  7. mthegreatone

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    this is for photoshop 7?
     
  8. Hot Action Akule

    Hot Action Akule Member!

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    Nameless: If they allow me to prune this thread (copy it to say the judicators hangout) then i would go through that list..

    AxL: Didnt have time... and i wrote that from memory on a comp without Photoshop
     
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    Need a good "Metal Effect" tutorial

    I'm looking for a good metal effect tutorial. What I'm trying to do is create a banner for a website for a Half-Life server called "Cafe of Rabid Snarks" ( www.snarkcafe.tk ). I have a great idea for a banner, I want to make it all metal-looking, realistic, 3D and stuff... could anyone give me a good tutorial for good dynamic metallic texture? Thanks.

    By the way, I'm aware of the many links posted in the sticky above--I'm looking for something quite specific.
     
  10. DigitalElite

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    This site has the best tutorials I have seen and I have been to many of those sites. Many of the GFX people know about it already but I feel it should be lited here.

    www.thesouthpole.tk

    ~::EDIT::~
    here is another that has some cool stuff for PS related to anime and manga

    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm

    Also, the background tut that AxL has made is the kind of tutorial i think we sould have in here more often
     
  11. Jason

    Jason BattleForums Guru

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    I need a full blown tut on sig borders >_>;;
     
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    AxL Buggin' Out

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    [glow=blue]Backround Tut[/glow]

    Note send put your foreground and backround colors to black/white or just press 'D'

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    Now just add some color (ctrl-u)

    Final Product:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. ReiGn

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    How to make borders
    Step 1. Create a new Image. i used 400x300.

    Step 2.
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    Step 5.
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    And finally....
    Step 6.
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    Cloud Wave Tut

    Here is a tut on how to make cloud waves

    Step 1.
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    Step 2.
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    Step 3.
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    For this step Press CTRL-L to adjust the levels and use the following settings: On the input levels box put 0 on the first box, .10 on the second and 255 on the third box.

    Step 4.
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    Final Product
    [​IMG]

    These look great on sigs when colored. Here is a sig i made with cloud waves:
    [​IMG]
    Try setting it to Hard Light or Screen to get better effects.
     
  15. AxL

    AxL Buggin' Out

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    Matrix Tut

    Make a new document any size. Set your forround and backround colors to black and white (d)

    ---

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    ....and there you have it the matrix affect :)
     
  16. Apocilipse

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    I Need Help On Something

    Where can i get Imageready? I need it for website animations..
     
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    comes with photoshop.
     
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    yea i found that out...and then got made fun of...lolz
     
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    wut is the best version of ps for a beginner like me?

    Axl wut is that u are using?
     
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    well..ive used 6 and 7 and 7 just had a couple more things and im back on 6..really there all the same but each one has a something different on it...i wouldnt really say any of them are easy to use...
     
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