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    Photoshop

    I've just got photoshop elements. Anyone got tips and samples/examples they'd care to share?

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    upgrade to CS4?
    You have specific questions? or just starting a conversation?

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    I use CS3. My photos are easy to date. They tend to show what button I most recently learned. That's not a good thing!

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    Not to hijack...but is anyone using Photoshop with Windows Vista? When we purchased the new desktop, Photoshop (and many other essential programs) was not compatiable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    I've just got photoshop elements. Anyone got tips and samples/examples they'd care to share?
    There was this thread:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24835

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer View Post
    upgrade to CS4?
    You have specific questions? or just starting a conversation?
    Just looking for ideas and examples. No specific questions yet. I'm just starting to play with layering. As you can see I've not got the cutting out neat enough yet, it's just time and patience and experience.



    and taking out things like power lines:


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    Have you learned about masking for taking things out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Not to hijack...but is anyone using Photoshop with Windows Vista? When we purchased the new desktop, Photoshop (and many other essential programs) was not compatiable.
    I use CS3 with Vista.
    Here is a link to show you what is compatible with Vista
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer View Post
    Have you learned about masking for taking things out?
    I will use the device to draw a border, or the wizard if there's enough definition, copy that as a layer, command J, then I know I can alter that new cut out layer if I want, is that what you mean by masking?

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    http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/

    Did you know that you can open two photographs and, using the clone tool, click on one photo, as the source, then move the clone tool to the other photo, and clone in objects, etc. from the first photo? Make sure both photos are at the same resolution and you can have some real fun.

    I've done this with skies and clouds where an otherwise decent photo has a blown out sky/ clouds. Just pull up another photo, make sure resolution is the same, then clone in the good sky into your keeper to make it even better.

    Also, if you shoot RAW, you can make HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos that are all the rage, by just creating three different exposures from the original RAW, then combining them, to bring detail out of darkness. Google HDR techniques

    And, my favorite tool is the liquify filter, which actually allows you to make big stomachs disappear, double chins, hips, thighs, etc. Do it judiciously and folks won't notice it and they will love how slender you make them look Google Liquify filter

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    So I don't need to diet, I can just liquify?
    Will my clothes still fit?

    Thanks Munchy, I'll be sure to try those tips out. I didn't know I could "cross clone".

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    First thing I did was load in two pics and cross cloned...that'll save ages cutting and layering and I can see some interesting montages coming from that function too. Thanks Munchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    So I don't need to diet, I can just liquify?
    Will my clothes still fit?

    Thanks Munchy, I'll be sure to try those tips out. I didn't know I could "cross clone".
    No, no diets necessary !

    And your clothes (in the photo) will fit just fine !

    Cross cloning, and using layers, will get you some pretty nifty creations. You can also purchase many of the Photoshop, third party filters and use them in PS Elements !

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    Steve, there's a lot of good information on Photoshop to be found at the website of the magazine Popular Photography (ahem, your's truly designed that magazine's logo--still in use--back in 2003).

    In terms of silhouetting, masking and outlining objects in images, read up on and practice making paths with the Pen Tool, which enables you to create pixel-bounding and near-perfect "silos" and shapes using bezier lines and points.

    I've been using Photoshop at least 35% of my work-day, every day for the past 16 years. Its an amazing and powerful tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessler View Post
    Steve, there's a lot of good information on Photoshop to be found at the website of the magazine Popular Photography (ahem, your's truly designed that magazine's logo--still in use--back in 2003).

    In terms of silhouetting, masking and outlining objects in images, read up on and practice making paths with the Pen Tool, which enables you to create pixel-bounding and near-perfect "silos" and shapes using bezier lines and points.

    I've been using Photoshop at least 35% of my work-day, every day for the past 16 years. Its an amazing and powerful tool.
    I'll take a look see and have a play around. It's not a priority right now, but I'll dabble as and when.

    Thanks.

    PS.....about time you pitched them for a revamp!

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