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    I think I've finally cured my chronic Photoshop phobia.

    Other than the fairly basic stuff, I've struggled to get my head around Photoshop.

    Getting a grip on Layers, which seems to be the hub of Photoshop, has eluded me.

    Until today.

    While surfing the net looking for a 'Mugs Guide to Layers', I came across this website.

    http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/

    Written by Steve Patterson, the tutorials are basically a step-by-step walk through, with no assumed prior skills with the program.

    I can actually follow it, and am really excited to be finally using it, and seeing hoped for results.

    If you, like me , have felt a little intimidated by Photoshop, these free tutorials are well worth having a look at.
    Cheers
    Kev

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    Yes I have to agree that I struggled for ages until someone spent some time showing me the layers concepts and techniques. Once I got that I think I "got" the photoshop thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmlewis View Post
    Yes I have to agree that I struggled for ages until someone spent some time showing me the layers concepts and techniques. Once I got that I think I "got" the photoshop thing.
    Know the feeling.

    I worked my way through the Layer Basics, and within 15 minutes I was wondering how the hell I'd ever had a problem with it.

    I guess the way it was explained just 'clicked' with my tired old brain.

    Cheers

    Kevin

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    Thanks Kev, Love it..

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    You're welcome Roosta.

    That's what forums are all about. If you stumble onto something worthwhile, share it.

    Cheers

    Kevin

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    I 'think' I get layers but I still get frustrated when trying to manipulate them. I look forward to going through these tuts, cheers

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    Nice and informative, especially for those struggling to get ther head around the ps concept.
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    thanks for the link Kevin...will have a good look and hopefully the fog will lift a tad.
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    I've found having the tutorial open on about 1/3 of the screen, you can squish it up a fair bit without losing and info, and PS on the rest of the screen enables me to work on the photo while having access to the instructions.

    Cheers

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    Thanks for the link, it will keep me busy for a while.

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    Cool! Thanks a million

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxzook View Post
    Thanks for the link, it will keep me busy for a while.
    You are welcome zook.

    Hope it helps.

    Cheers

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearson View Post
    Cool! Thanks a million
    Hope you get as much from it as I have.

    Cheers

    Kevin

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