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Thanks a lot pants. Will look forward to more updates.
* Mistgun goes to a torrent site and downloads the crack version of photoshop asap.


so did i, but it is fucked up and i will get a new one soon.
I had previously a crack version and it worked flawlessly (my friend borrowed my lappy as his team needed to create some banners etc for their project, i was a by watcher). Probably cause i am used to crack softwares ;D

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whew. That took a long time, but I think I am actually proud of my AVA. Is it any good?
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whew. That took a long time, but I think I am actually proud of my AVA. Is it any good?
Goodie doodie tiyler, but keep improving you still got a long way too go.

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whew. That took a long time, but I think I am actually proud of my AVA. Is it any good?
Goodie doodie tiyler, but keep improving you still got a long way too go.
okay. today during 4th lunch exam i messed around with photoshop in IIT, and I learned some interesting stuff.
My fave tools so far:

Lasso
Quick Select
Blur
Smudge

Fave Filters:

Liquify
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My fave tools so far:

Lasso
Quick Select
Blur
Smudge

Humm... Yes, that sounds about right for a novice. Just some things I'd like to point out:
The Lasso is great for rough selections, but may leave you wanting if you desire a more refined edge, and for many rough selections the rectangular marquee is quicker, but for messing around that's just fine. One thing you should be aware of, so you're not terrified of it later, is the 'refined edge' window - you can access it by having an active selection (the marching ants), right-clicking the canvas (with whatever selection tool still active) and clicking 'Refine Edge...'. Here you can feather, include/exclude items that are right on the edge of the selection, n'such. Look up a youtube tutorial with someone using it and try to cut out something from an image using it, sort of like what you did for your avi.
Quick Select, in spite of how powerful it may seem at first, doesn't give you the control that I find myself wanting over my projects. But, meh, I haven't mastered it, perhaps you will.
Blur, and Smudge... along with Burn, Dodge, n'such are... not quite evil... but definitely nefarious. Haven't seen too many opportunities (beside photo-retouch) where they're useful instead of destructive... Sharpen, however, has its uses in moderation - for those times where a full-canvas filter is overkill, but should (again) be used in *moderation*.
As for filters, yeah, those things are fun, just don't get carried away with them - you could just be playing around (trying this'n'that) and build up too many actions in your history. Then, when you're done messing around, you want to go back to a previous state of your work, and lose the opportunity because it's been recycled out of your computer's memory... But this'll happen to you anyway sometimes, just be aware of it.
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whew. That took a long time, but I think I am actually proud of my AVA. Is it any good?
Goodie doodie tiyler, but keep improving you still got a long way too go.
okay. today during 4th lunch exam i messed around with photoshop in IIT, and I learned some interesting stuff.
My fave tools so far:

Lasso
Quick Select
Blur
Smudge

Fave Filters:

Liquify

to add to what pants is saying, learn :

pen tool - versatile. can be used for selecting and drawing smooth curves.
quick mask - correcting small mistakes in selections.
magic wand - kinda like an improved quick select.
layer mask - duplicate layer > add layer mask > >blur filters > brush off stuff = blur tool on steroids
smudge - use it with different brush effects (scatter, etc). learned from Xyresic.


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Guys how do you increase a images size in Photoshop, i'm trying to prevent devices on the internet from killing the image quality when they optimize it.

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whew. That took a long time, but I think I am actually proud of my AVA. Is it any good?
Goodie doodie tiyler, but keep improving you still got a long way too go.
okay. today during 4th lunch exam i messed around with photoshop in IIT, and I learned some interesting stuff.
My fave tools so far:

Lasso
Quick Select
Blur
Smudge

Fave Filters:

Liquify

to add to what pants is saying, learn :

pen tool - versatile. can be used for selecting and drawing smooth curves.
quick mask - correcting small mistakes in selections.
magic wand - kinda like an improved quick select.
layer mask - duplicate layer > add layer mask > >blur filters > brush off stuff = blur tool on steroids
smudge - use it with different brush effects (scatter, etc). learned from Xyresic.


note that you can take "snapshots" of your history history. useful for experimentations.
^ those are great to learn. If you do master Lasso and understand what else you can do with it, you can manipulate the toughest parts and make them shine very well. Also, there are similar ways to do things just as how Masking can work, without the use of Mask.

PhotoShop's tools doesn't fixate on a single "you must learn this specific tool in order to get this result" type. You have several options in order to achieve the same or similar (exact) results without the need to focus on "this tool only" type. That's the best thing about PhotoShop.


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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2011, 03:11:22 am »
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #70 on: November 23, 2011, 04:37:03 am »
Great thread. I'll be adding contents of this to the wiki for the Wiki Expansion Project. :D

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2012, 08:37:33 am »
Nice thread.  Gonna go over it all more in depth later.

Here's some features in the upcoming release that impressed me.  Will save a lot of time for us dabblers, though doing it the old long way will still give the best results:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrlsnQ32YhY

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #72 on: May 14, 2012, 07:10:48 pm »
so cool
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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2013, 01:28:01 am »
Does anyone know how to optimize a gif in CS6 for Chrome/IE? I know Firefox loads gifs the faster, but I would like to optimize so it would play easily on Chrome.

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Re: Photoshop Chalk Talk - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop
« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2013, 07:01:47 pm »
This is Browser specific behaviour, I don't think you can optimize it for a specific one. But here is what I found, I think it's some sort of plugin for Chrome.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=502191