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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 10, 2007 6:48 pm

DQ, jy's 'n doring! (You're a champ!)

I have been working through your tuts for the last week or so and it is great to follow tips from someone that has the same objectives as I have. I got very frustrated with other CS tuts because they take you through EVERYTHING and loose you along the way.

Thanks for helping to revive my intrest in CS with your to-the-point and very acurate guidance. I doff my hat to you, Sir!
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Unread postby DuQues » Mon May 14, 2007 11:24 am

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Unread postby delboysafa » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:32 pm

DQ. any hint/tips on making pics pop in CS3, shooting in RAW?

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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:09 pm

Pop? As in looking flashy?

I would say with a border, say with Bordermaker. Maybe I'm a bit of a purist, but I do not like oversaturated (and such) photos. Much prefer the photos as is...
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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:47 pm

Lifted from our neighbours (ODP):

Free Photoshop Book (Electronic)

You can download a high-res copy of the book in PDF format here:
http://photoshop.s3.sitepoint.com/photoshopLG.zip
File Size: 64Mb

Or for the bandwidth conscious, here's the link for a low-res copy:
http://photoshop.s3.sitepoint.com/photoshopSM.zip
File Size: 23Mb
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Unread postby wildheart » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:31 pm

Can you tell me which photoshop is best. Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended or Lightroom? I saw that DQ is using Lightroom and there is a huge price difference between the 3. Also where is the best place to buy it from?

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Re: Photoshop, some lessons

Unread postby yoda » Sun May 23, 2010 10:02 pm

DuQues wrote:In this topic you can find some tutorials about working with Photoshop. It is not meant to be a Photoshop manual, but when you follow the tutorials you may find it helpfull.


Messing with the waterhole
This is about messing with pics from the waterhole, and may give you insights about selecting parts of photo's, working with layers, and resizing photo's. If you want to mess with a waterhole picture, read this.


More tutorials will follow, but give me some time to write them :lol:


Hi,

I seem to remember having seen this before. Was a lesson on how to put a hut next to a waterhole. The link though doesn't seem to work anymore. Can someone point me in the right direction.

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Unread postby yoda » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:29 pm

Re my posting above......anyone?????? :huh:

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:17 am

That one died.... The example photos were on my server, but that server had such a nasty crash that my provider could not even restore a backup. :wall:

It's not difficult though. Just select the 'thing' you want to insert into a photo. Preferably make sure it's at the same resolution as the photo you're going to put it into, or it'll be very visible.
Paste it into a new document in Photoshop, and clean up the edges. Resize if need be, copy, and paste into your photo. Then you can move it to where you want it.

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Unread postby michel367 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:59 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I can imagine why. :thumbs_up: :tongue:

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Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:06 am

Question on Photoshop: I got Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and want to know if the functionality exist to resize your photos say from 2 MB to 800B?
If not, what alternative can I explore as want to enter some pic into competition. :hmz:
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Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:37 pm

Oops, I managed to get it after playing around with the help facility.
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Re: Photoshop, some lessons

Unread postby DarkAnGeL » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:33 am

Hi there, i have been using photoshop CS2 and now the latest CS4, for the last 8 years for digital scrapbooking and would be glad to assist where i can.

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Unread postby Brunilda » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:18 am

I have a few tricks i do before i go into photoshop to do the final level adjustments etc that makes for some crystal clear pictures, thought i'd mention them, maybe someone can use it. I do mostly portraiture but itnreallyndoes something for any pictures, even landscape or wildlife.

Before i head to photoshop itself i open the raw images in adobe camerw raw. Free download if you have photoshop as it sits inside photoshop.

In there i fix colour, then th efollowing settings makes for the "pop"

In the first general tab, i set vibrance +10 and clarity+10
then on the sharpening tab i use the setting to sharpen with +25 but mask it at 65 it will make sure the sharpening is very subtle and doesnt make hair look like grass.

Then i edit in photoshop and at the end for print i will sharpen at unsharp mask 75,2,3 for web i sharpen to much more.
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Unread postby TonyW » Sat May 05, 2012 1:43 pm

Is this thread still active ??


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