Photoshop CS2 book/tutorial

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deyell Junior Member • Posts: 28
Photoshop CS2 book/tutorial

Hi,

I don't know much about digital editing techniques. I just bought a PS CS2 student license, which is pretty cheap to buy just doesn't come with a manual.

Could anyone suggest any book or online tutorial. A book that will help me with everyday editing and hopefully, I can teach myself the rest slowly.

Thanks for your help
deyell.

SEMO Senior Member • Posts: 1,120
Re: Photoshop CS2 book/tutorial

I would suggest two. If you are going to shot RAW then definitly "Cameral Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2" ny Bruce Fraser. Either way, "Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers" by Martin Evening. There are other, of course but these are the one's I'm using.

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Sierasong1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,121
CS2 by Scott Kelby is very good (nt)
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Re: Photoshop CS2 book/tutorial

CS2 Links

Tools overview

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/newfeatures.html#nf1
http://www.mediaartist.com/
Scroll to Tools
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2morenew.htm
http://www.corporatemedianews.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31601-1
10 little things Kelby
http://www.photoshopuser.com/pscs2/favorite%5Fthings.html
Martin Evening pdf
http://photoshopnews.com/stories/downloads/whatsnewinPSCS2.pdf
http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com/pscs2/downloads.htm
CS2 color management
http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com/pscs2/downloads.htm

dpr
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0504/PSCS2-Whats%20New_UK.pdf
http://www.adobeevangelists.com/photoshop/index.html
videos
http://photoshop.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000207047954/

CS2 keyboard shortcuts
http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2_shortcuts.html

Vanishing point

http://www.layersmagazine.com/design/objects_perspective.php
http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://www.mediaartist.com/
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2vanishing.htm
http://www.corporatemedianews.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31601
http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/tt-cs2/vanishing-point.html
http://www.graphics.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=207
http://www.digitalcad.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31711
VP tut:
http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

Lens Correction

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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Smart Sharpen

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2smartsharpen.htm
http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/tt-cs2/smart-sharpen.html
http://www.simplygfx.com/videotutorials/smartsharpen/

Camera Raw

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://www.corporatemedianews.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31628
Curves by Fraser
http://photoshopnews.com/?p=176#more-176
http://photoshopnews.com/?p=267
http://photoshopnews.com/2005/05/03/raw-shooters-cs2-migration-guide/
look inside samples – color picker in RAW
http://www.totaltraining.com/prod/adobe/photoshopcs2_adv.asp?mscsid

Adobe Bridge

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://www.mediaartist.com/
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2adobebridge.htm
http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/bridge.html
http://www.totaltraining.com/prod/info/cs2.asp?mscsid=
Adobe forum – Bridge only
http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?14@621.nVUAewSOfJE.2@.3bb8a3bf
faq
http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?50@621.JSDgedNdkAI.27@.3bba2fd1

Warping

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2warp.htm

Smart Objects

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2smarttools.htm
http://photoshopnews.com/2005/04/29/work-smart-with-smart-objects/
http://whereisben.blogs.com/whereisben/2005/08/photoshop_insig.html
http://www.outbackphoto.com/bens_ps_tips/bt_002/essay.html
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=15061132

Noise Reduction

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2reducenoise.htm

Red eye tool

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
Scroll to PHOTOSHOP CS2 TUTORIALS & VIDEO TIPS
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=14925724

Spot Healing Brush

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2spothealing.htm

Smart Guides

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2smarttools.htm

CS2 layers

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
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http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2smarttools.htm

Exposure Adjustment

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
Scroll to PHOTOSHOP CS2 TUTORIALS & VIDEO TIPS
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=13318211
http://www.totaltraining.com/prod/adobe/photoshopcs2_adv.asp?mscsid=

Blur filters

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html
Scroll to PHOTOSHOP CS2 TUTORIALS & VIDEO TIPS

Books

http://www.dexigner.com/graphic/news-g4322.html

Trouble shooting for the Mac

http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331295.html

HDR merge tut

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/hdr.shtml
http://www.fxguide.com/article243.html&mode=nested
http://www.outbackphoto.com/tforum/viewtopic.php?TopicID=1212
Martin Evening pdf
http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com/pscs2/download/movie-03.pdf
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=13365794
http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/HDR/index.htm
using RAW files
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=14441980

Russell Brown Merge movie and scripts

http://photoshopnews.com/2005/05/02/dr-brown-new-scripts/

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Wow Kent, what a great list. Thx (nt)
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Kent C Forum Pro • Posts: 25,803
Thanks Michael....

I thought I'd give him what's available - saves money on books sometimes.
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mever Regular Member • Posts: 334
Re: Thanks Michael....

Kent, what is the cheapest way to buy CS2 right now? I am on the 30 day demo, and sold on it. My only legit version is Elements 2, so upgrade is pricey from it- what is the line here?
Thank's in advance!
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Re: Thanks Michael....

mever wrote:

Kent, what is the cheapest way to buy CS2 right now? I am on the 30
day demo, and sold on it. My only legit version is Elements 2, so
upgrade is pricey from it- what is the line here?

See the pse upgrade links and below....
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orlando madariaga Contributing Member • Posts: 618
Re: The Photoshop CS2 Help Desk book

More than a tutorial book, it is good help. I will help to know many things when you are starting use Photoshop. You can keep it beacsue always you will have questions that can be answered by this book.
http://www.photoshopsupport.com/photoshop-blog/05/06/24-sc2-help-desk.html

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Fullerphoto Regular Member • Posts: 230
Agree the Scott Kelby book is great

It is geared more towards photoshop for the photographer rather than photoshop for the graphic designer.

If you get through that book and are hungry for more then i recommend 'The Art of Photographing Woman' by Kevin Ames. Don't be fooled by the title - this is real PRO techniques but be warned, it's tough to get your head around so you need to be pretty proficient before you start it.

I shot this for a friend on my roof, she wanted an over exaggerated magazine look so i used the techniques in this book.

Bob Mc Forum Member • Posts: 75
Kent - You da man Thanks Much (nt)

yes indeed

OP deyell Junior Member • Posts: 28
thanks!

Thanks to all of you for your awesome help! And for Kent, it's very generous of you to provide all the links, must have taken quite a bit of time to collect and bookmark those.

Thanks,
deyell

James C. Murray Senior Member • Posts: 2,057
Re: Thanks Michael....

Mever, if you have a bundled version of Elements that came with say a camera (mine came with Canon 20D) Adobe, from time to time will offer an upgrade to the latest version. In my case I got CS2 for $299. You have to enter the serial # of the bundled version to qualify. A regular version of Elements may not qualify for this type of offer. You might be able to find someone who will not use their bundled version who may like to help.

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Kent C Forum Pro • Posts: 25,803
Nice work!...nt
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Re: Photoshop CS2 book/tutorial

Thanks Kent
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PadraigM Junior Member • Posts: 28
I second the Ames book.

I learned a lot from Kevin Ames book. He is very detailed in his instructions and I found myself turning his detail into actions that I use all the time.

He has a new book coming in the next few months:

Digital Photographer's Notebook: Practical Tips for Professional Photoshop Users.

He also teaches one day classes around the country.I plan to attend. I hope he teaches as well as he writes.

Books by Eismann, Kelby, Barry Haynes and Kevin Ames are worth reading more then once.

A more challenging new book is Photoshop Lab Color by Margulis. Fascinating color concepts demonstrated but I think it will be awhile before I can use it without a cheat sheet.

mever Regular Member • Posts: 334
Appreciate yours and Kents buying advice, thanks

I think I can find something on my shelf under something somewhere, $299 better than six...
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