Monday, June 1, 2009

Picture Perfect

Alright y'all. The time has come. I have decided to buckle down and learn photoshop. I will be taking a little class (the beginners class at Pebbles) and I am looking into books.

This is where I need your help...again!! What are the best Photoshop books. Which ones do you use? Or even, how did YOU learn to use Photoshop? Any advise you might have on the subject would be greatly appreaciated.

THANKS!

9 comments:

Dennis and Kathryn Peters said...

I have several books you are welcome to borrow. But mostly I learn by trial and error!

Lauren said...

I think you're doing it the best way by taking a class. Having someone show you, and then doing it over and over again will help you a ton. The photoshop for dummies book is kind of good... but for me books didn't help much. I'm more of a visual learner.

Tristen said...

Tiffany and I both have this program, but neither of us have used it yet. Where do you get classes?? We need them!!

Elizabeth said...

Pleeeese ask Rachel!!! She is a genius on photography and has been through many programs and books! You can't go wrong with Rachel!

Jami said...

I got a bunch of books, but my favorite is "Digital SLR Photography with Photoshop CS2 for Dummies" by Kevin Ames. If there's a Dummies book for your version of photoshop I'd try that. Also, I took a digital scrapbooking class from Jessica Sprague. I know scrapbooking is probably not what you're looking for, but it still help me learn the program. She also has a ton of free little tutorials that are good at spraguelab.squarespace.com. Have fun!

Peters Family said...

Wow! Good luck learning this new skill! You'll do great.

I just got caught up on your blog. Lilly's Birthday looked so sweet. I LOVE the banner you made.

Parkinson Family said...

good luck!! a lot of people i know started with elements and they loved it...thats great your taking a class too though im sure that will help tons!

Mike & Rachel Barton said...

Hi Mikel! Did Liz tell you that? Silly girl. I'm just kind of starting out, too. I got elements for Christmas and learned it by just messing around. I found some tutorials online and learned quite a bit from those. I upgraded to CS4a few months back but would say elements is really comparable as far as the basic concepts go. I think it will be really beneficial and more efficient for you to take a class. I think the book will really help, too. Have fun!

Sarah said...

This specific software is 30 dollars off at costcoright now with a coupon you can get at there store.