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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2010, 01:57:26 pm »
Realy interesed in it :)
Waiting for more, till then geting ps.
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2010, 03:39:03 pm »
Don't forget to add the Reset Photoshop to Defaults tip.

http://www.lancelhoff.com/how-to-reset-photoshop-to-default-settings/

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2010, 06:20:48 pm »
Don't forget to add the Reset Photoshop to Defaults tip.

http://www.lancelhoff.com/how-to-reset-photoshop-to-default-settings/
yes, gotta admit that one IS useful. probably the most useful photoshop feature.
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2010, 08:42:31 pm »
@Pants: Which version(s) does this tutorial cover/require? What components of PS Suit should be installed, required for tutorial and for optimal work?

sample png, jpg etc images to play with
sample psd files for illustration

Also ask if you need a helping hand ...

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2010, 11:46:09 am »


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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2010, 06:01:36 pm »
I have to say this tutorial is great, possible the best tutorial I ever read. Nicely written and good "to the point" pictures with colored lines to link important stuff.

10/10 A++++++ Would read again.

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2010, 04:55:12 am »
one thing i would like to point out Pants:  

if you are decreasing an image size the correct setting is Bicubic SHARPER
if you are increasing an image size (which you should not do) use Bicubic SMOOTHER

also why not illustrate the 100px x100 pixel image by using an AVATAR?

a great place for additional info is the Bert Monroy's now defunct Pixel Perfect.  

i also devised a scanning tutorial some years back which may be useful, possibly.
techniques and terminology are discussed.

Pants consider future updates on the following topics:

1) creating avatars
2) preparing high quality images for a torrent submission.
3) pen tool - easily the most important tool
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2010, 02:54:24 pm »
hmm, nothing much. I just wanna contribute some stuff about optimizing PNG's.(i'm using CS3, but there shouldn't be a big difference)

How to optimize PNG's(transparency, filesize reduction)
(source/TL;DR version is this, via Xyrensic, thanks dude)


1. let's get a png file to optimize, obviously. let's use this one because of it's big file size.(screencap from irfanview) then open in photoshop(duh)
(note that this tutorial is also pplicable when you are making a transparent render or whatnot and saving it in PNG.)






2. now, let's check filesize>save for web and devices to see it's original filesize(for comparison)





3. now let's select the non-transparent pixels in the image. do this by CTRL+clicking the layer thumbnail(alternatively, right click the thumbnail and click Select pixels)( i already quickmasked this, red color)


4. now exit quick mask mode by pressing the button again/Q and then select inverse (selection>select inverse/SHIFT+ALT+I).
then fill the selection with black(shift+F5).(note that pic shows the fill dialog box AND the image AFTER filling with black.


5. invert selection again, then press the add layer mask button.






6. now let's check the filesize!



7. not much eh? let's posterize it then, close the save for web & devices window then image>adjust>posterize and change the value to 40(highest quality, lowest filesize reduction) you can lower this, but the lower you set it the worse your image will look. then this time save for web and devices and select PNG-24 then click done
(note that if you're working to optimize a multilayer psd. you have to make a new layer and put it on the top then image>apply image then posterize the layer you created.)







8.



original

optimized
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2010, 11:22:45 am »
Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum BUMP!

You know when you select multiple files to open in photoshop the files open in their own tab, but you need them to be all in the same tab. Well duplicating each and every image to the specified tab grows weary fast.

To open images all in one tab open photoshop then go to File > Scripts > Load files into stack.
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2011, 02:04:00 pm »
IT'S TIME TO STICKY THIS! Woop.

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2011, 03:47:27 pm »
Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum BUMP!

You know when you select multiple files to open in photoshop the files open in their own tab, but you need them to be all in the same tab. Well duplicating each and every image to the specified tab grows weary fast.

To open images all in one tab open photoshop then go to File > Scripts > Load files into stack.

Wow, didn't know that.  Thanks for the heads up, Meomix. And this is an awesome thread by the way!

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2011, 03:32:04 pm »
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2011, 04:57:19 pm »
A smooth border tip:

After having my photo transformed I go over to Blending Options, follow the three below:




After setting the layer options for border/shadowing, let's get going with smoothing.
Load the selection by going to Select ->Load Selection...

and again Select -> Modify -> Border... give in the value of 2px.

After having the new selection ready, go over to Filter -> Blur

And it's ready!

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2011, 09:32:46 pm »
Is this thread going to ever get updated?


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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2011, 07:26:50 am »
Is this thread going to ever get updated?

if you mean by pants, that's unlikely. but i think he'd be more than fine with people posting useful stuff here.
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2011, 08:36:45 am »
I'm sure Pants will be back again at some point. He tends to just disappear for a while :)

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2011, 03:27:26 pm »
Sticky'd.

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2011, 07:19:52 pm »
Sticky'd.

thread made in November 28, 2010... pants will probably marry intel for reigniting the interest on this thread and having it sticky'd. well, while you're at it, might as well make multimedia and arts(something like that) subboard?
with people making threads showcasing their talents and all.
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2011, 07:25:20 am »
Southrop suddenly looks mighty sexy today.

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2011, 04:00:42 pm »
Sticky'd.

thread made in November 28, 2010... pants will probably marry intel for reigniting the interest on this thread and having it sticky'd. well, while you're at it, might as well make multimedia and arts(something like that) subboard?
with people making threads showcasing their talents and all.
Lol, it's been like reborn of the GIF thread.I didn't even know there was a thread like this, if it wasn't you. :D I might add up a few of my old tuties here, and maybe make the new ones.

Here's an old one, quickest way of rounded borders for your GIFs.
I'll write down the steps here too if you can't read it clearly in video.
  • Open your GIF animation, in the "Layers" tab select all layers then go to "Layer>New>Layer Group From Selected"
  • Once your layers are grouped, add a layer mask to your group.
  • Insert a rounded rectangle using the "Rounded Rectangle Tool", I recommend you to insert it with "Fixed Size" option.And set a "Corner Radius" to your rounded rectangle.
  • Then go to "Select>Load Selection>Layer # Transparency".
  • Move rounded rectangle's layer down, it should be in the group, too.
  • Drag rectangle path onto group layer mask.Delete the old rectangle layer.It's only a fill layer now.
  • Select the first frame of animation then go to "Edit>Stroke", set your border settings, set "Location" to "Inside".
  • It's done...