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I would like to create a series of tutorials with your input going from the simple to more complex...
Apr 4, 2021 17:52:24   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
While I can somehow manage wit PS CC I am as dumb as a door knob in other software title.

What I would to do is to create a simple tutorial on a subject and you to recreate in using your own software.

What are your thoughts on it, and who wants to participate?

Why am I thinking about this?
I have been going through old links and found that many are repetitive, not in the subject but because the same process is used over and over but never used as a building block.

Example (PS CC):
We know about layers but many times we just do not see what is behind them...
Composite? Texture? Special effect? Moving an object? A Layer
Removing artifacts? A layer
Adjustments? A layer
Everything about PS CC is about layers
So? Understanding layers is the first thing to learn then own they interact then... I mean you how layers works? You can do anything w/o a sweat.

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Apr 5, 2021 00:02:31   #
Wallen Loc: Middle Earth
 
Circa 1990's, I was hanging out in a game cafe, a student came in the wee hours looking for a computer that has Photoshop. He got a project where he had to reproduce a magazine advertisement. Being a gaming cafe, none of the computer have PS or Illustrator and he was on the verge of crying as it was needed by daylight.
So i stepped forward, took a look at the page and noticed that it can be reproduced and did the job in MS Word with a little help from Windows Paint.
All the while explaining each step to the kid so that he can present his project later that day.

Come evening he returned and thanked me graciously. Explaining enthusiastically how everyone in their class including the instructor was amazed by his project solution. He was so happy he paid for me 10hrs worth of game time.

I used the textbox feature of MS Word as layers. That is the power of layers. Be it Photoshop or any other software that has the feature, layer is what allows for many elements to blend together.

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Apr 5, 2021 07:52:40   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
I'm used to using Lightroom to achieve (or trying to achieve) what's normally achieved in Photoshop. If something falls into that category (and it's within the realms of possibility) I'll be happy to do a tutorial on it.

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Apr 9, 2021 01:09:52   #
rborud Loc: Minnesota
 
To those who are questioning the setup of the cougar all who decided it was based on layers are spot on. I am not a good enough code, writer to write this. the cat is done with usually 6+ layers. I try to form my image in my head first or even a pencil drawing. I decide background first I have a collection of them from several years accretion. Take the pane I am going to use and visually divide it as I deem visually pleasing and use selection tool in Corel Paint Shop Pro Then put the parts into a scratch pad where I can find them call then center , center left center right left edge right edge then move each to a useful layer, flip if needed any PP is done to the large layers as I like. At times I will use drop shadow around the smaller panes to increase the perception of more depth. I use PSP for all my PPing it seems to do this very well. The work of all this is it has to be learned.
when it is to your pleasure fatten the layers and you will have it. dig deep for patience this took me a couple of years to work out. R Borud.

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May 4, 2021 22:07:38   #
Phil Singer Loc: Beautiful Downtown Brighton Michigan
 
I have not had a Windows desktop for 7 years, and I have never touched Photoshop. However, if you give me a sample project, with instructions as to how to do it in Photoshop, I will be glad to give step-by-step instructions, with examples, as to how I would do it using GIMP or Darktable (unless Showphoto could do it, then I would punt to Showphoto)

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Feb 10, 2022 13:51:57   #
Howard5252 Loc: New York / Florida (now)
 
Here's an idea slightly off from the thread (but not too far)
Why not set up some challenge (move something in the photograph, delete something in the photograph, etc.) and let people come up with methods/solutions in the particular editing program they use.

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Feb 10, 2022 13:55:56   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
Howard5252 wrote:
Here's an idea slightly off from the thread (but not too far)
Why not set up some challenge (move something in the photograph, delete something in the photograph, etc.) and let people come up with methods/solutions in the particular editing program they use.

I do not see why not...

One would have to provide a tutorial, as just offering a solution will not do much.

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