View Full Version : Photoshop Beginner's Guide

The PC Fascist
07-22-2002, 12:24 AM
Yeah, I downloaded Photoshop (7.0) last night and I have no idea how to use it. Does anyone have a link to a beginner's gude that could help me?

Big Ogre Umaro
07-22-2002, 03:42 AM
The best way to learn how to use Photoshop is to <i>use</i> Photoshop. But I think <a href="http://www.digitalmastery.com/7guide/index.html">this here</a> is a pretty nice-looking tutorial. I didn't read the whole thing, but it's a start. You should also take a look at <a href="http://www.webmonkey.com">Webmonkey</a>, which has the famous <a href="http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/design/graphics/tutorials/tutorial1.html">Photoshop Crash Course</a>, but that deals more with 6.0-6.5, I think. I lot of the stuff should still be relevant, though.

You REALLY have to learn a lot of it for yourself. Just experiment. It's a really bad-ass program.

The PC Fascist
07-22-2002, 03:53 AM
Thanks. I did screw with it and it ended up suxoring...just a cloud effect Pacifist Boy and a few fists with X on them.

Big Ogre Umaro
07-22-2002, 08:22 AM
Givie it a year. It'll be like your right arm with enough practice.

The PC Fascist
07-22-2002, 09:12 PM
Neato. I made one, but it's 600K (?) anyone know how to shrink the size?

(I'd attach it, but the file extension isn't allowed)

07-22-2002, 09:38 PM
Photoshop (PSD) files do get large, yes :p You can save the finished thing in different formats though, such as BMP or PNG, just use the Save As or Export As option (can't remember which) :p

The PC Fascist
07-22-2002, 09:47 PM
woo! Here it is: