Got photoshop..what next?

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Hey,

I want to get good with graphics so I bought photoshop. What do I do next? I want to be ableto make awsome things....like the dragon logo for ozzu and things like sparks and flames..you kno, cool stuff!

Any tips?

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Practice, Experiment, Learn.

Also google search for tutorials so you can learn techniques and adapt them to your own work.

At first you will probably be a filterholic like most Photoshoppers are in the beginning (including myself), but over time you will find and refine your own style and your pieces will be more than just filters.
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congrats! great purchase, you won't be dissappointed.

I think what lostinbeta suggests is definitely the best way to learn.
Just try some stuff out and you'll pickup quickly what works for you
and what doesn't.

and I also agree, google is your friend ;)
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thanks...lol your right with the filters....look at my sig :D
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I went from...

http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/beseen.jpg
http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/eyesystems31.jpg
http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/xmp01.jpg
http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/metro.jpg

(yuk)

To...

http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/phiomiral.jpg
http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/lostvsmdipi.jpg
http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/squalidreverb.jpg
http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/soulSearching.jpg



The first 4 were chock full of filters, no real goal, just random filters, random words, random placement

The second 4 were thought out, I replaced most filters with regular tools like the dodge and burn tools, the smudge tool, etc, etc (you will figure them out as you go along). I was able to harness the concepts of layer styles and blend modes to replace filters as well.

This all came with my own personal experimentation with the tools of Photoshop, and following photoshop tutorials just to get down techniques and not always going for the particular look the tutorial was for.
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lostinbeta wrote:
chock full of filters

:lol: :lol: :lol: :P

thanks for the chuckle...made me laugh
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i donno...i think they all look good hehe. How do you get the glowing affect? the shiney?

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Which glowing effect?

It was most likely acheived through playing with layer styles, but I don't know which one you are talking about :?
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the one in "metro.jpg"
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Oh, hehe, that's all just gaussian blur (Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur).

Pretty much that is all that image is. Some brush strokes with Gaussian Blur, some lines, and some fonts.
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no nono...i mean the bright part of the backround lines...
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Just kinda happened with the guassian blur (although I might have used some layer blend modes, which are in a drop down in the layers panel)

I was a gaussian blur fiend when I started...

http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/alienmonkey.jpg
http://www.lostinbeta.com/images/gaussianflower.jpg

Still am kinda, gaussian blur is a very useful filter.
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i see
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Ive already posted a heap of great Adobe links, I forget where they are though :shock:
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http://www.ozzu.com/search.php :P






















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kissy kissy woo woo Image xox
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:shock: That reminds me.....

The Great Big Thread of Useful Tutorials and Resources
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ooo :shock:


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hehe
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Another good way to learn in which I am doing now! Right click the layer and select "blending options". This is how i did my footer! Lots of good stuff in there! :D
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hmmm lemme play with it..

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