photoshop cs2

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  1. jenufa

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    Hi
    I have just purchased photoshop cs2. Man alive this needs some serious hours working out. How have other members got on with it. :rolleyes:
     
  2. sorbiegunner

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    The good thing about it is that there are few, if any, applications with more help on the 'net'. Just type photoshop tutorial in google and you could lose days of your life learning.
     
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    It does indeed need a lot of time to get to grips with - but it's well worth the effort.
    As mentioned above there are masses of tutorials available on the web - but also check out the included help files as it covers most of what the app can do and is broken down into useful sections.
     
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    It's dead easy to use, what can't you work out?

    clone tool and Heal tool are tops for repairing old photos and removing unwanted objects (pylons and telephone poles)
     
  5. sorbiegunner

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    Like chess, it's easy enough to learn to play it.....but to play it well, that's a whole different fish in yer kettle. I don't think many people would call it 'dead easy', bits of it may be easy to use but you could spend a life time using it and still not fully master it.
     
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    I use it all the time to repair antique photos, here's one I did earlier

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    I always leave some imperfections in to make it look "realistically old"
     
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    I have PS7, not CS2, and I agree with sorbiegunner. It's not particularly difficult to get the hang of it, just a bit of a learning curve, but I certainly wouldn't say it's "dead easy to use" if you want to get into the more advanced features, or there wouldn't be any need for all the books and online tutorials. One thought. The PS software was really developed for preparing images for professional output, not amateur photo editing - there are other alternatives for that - but it's becoming quite popular, despite the cost. Any comments guys?
     
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    been using photoshop since v4 just getting the hang of it when they replace with new, :) CS2 been on mine for about 7 months now works well along side other adobe packages but ooh so expensive don't like to increase my prices every time a new version hits the street but what is one to do when the client expects you to deliver the goods on time.
     
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    Blimey, that's going back a bit - 10 years or so?
    I started using it properly in college, version 5 i think it was. I now spend about 90% of my working day using it.
     
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    thanks you just made me feel really OLD (stoat throwing?????)
     
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    I started with V4 as well, that was when it was lovely and compact! 7 was seriously bloated, but CS2 seems less so.

    As for learning to use it... I still seem to learn something new most weeks.
     
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    The big trick with photoshop is 'when to stop'
     

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