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Alexis Alvarez

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« on: September 26, 2006, 11:41:36 PM »

I've got a handle on the very basics of Photoshop, but would really like to become more expert.  Can anyone point me to decent books/courses/urls?  Should I bother with Photoshop for Dummies?  Or the "Idiot's Guide" series?

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006, 12:28:51 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 02:37:48 AM »

Hi Alexis,

There are tons of free tutorials on the web, though it seems you may have already been there/done that. The books you mentioned are a good starting point, but you seem ready for something more.

It's time to move up to professional training, such as lynda.com (which beamstream mentioned) and other such offerings.

See the links on my Training and Education page for a useful list of online courses and offline (DVD and books) options to pursue.

Designs By Mark has fun and over-the-top Photoshop training; Total Training is more serious yet quite accessible, with big-name trainers.

Alain from Beautiful Landscape is a high-end landscape photographer, and he's got a new DVD out that takes you through the entire process of photography from shooting to selling.

So out of all this stuff, I think you'll be set!

Mike
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 03:20:24 AM »

Alexis,

It really depends what you want to focus on and what your goals are.  There are a lot of tutorials available on the web and the suggestions above are all very much to the point.

ALain
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