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Sweet! i made the frontpage of SXC

posted by mindfreak, Jul 13, 2006 10:48 AM — 15 comments

I'm really glad that so many liked my tutorial, and it has encouraged me to make more. So at the moment i'm working on two new tutorials.

1) using layer blending modes and masking for adjusting images.

- Sounds simple but can make really great results.

2) Using Histogram, Curves & Leves - The beginners guide t basic tools for a good image.

Question is.. which one should i do first?

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1. posted by rrss, Jul 16, 2006 1:26 PM

Tough one. Both are good ideas.

I look forward to reading and learning from both.

2. posted by lazwah, Jul 15, 2006 12:02 PM

i've been using photoshop for years, but i think for the fundamentals of many more tutorials, you're better of doing number 2. when i first started out, learning levels really changed my perspective on how to do sooo many things in ps. it's good! if you don't write it, I will haha

3. posted by ssclever, Jul 13, 2006 10:30 PM

#2. As a novice I beg you. ;)

4. posted by lm913, Jul 13, 2006 7:59 PM

The first

5. posted by mindfreak, Sep 14, 2006 10:24 AM

Thank you for all your comments - i actually decided to make the turorial into one.

Since i genrally use both layers, masks and curves / levels when i edit.

It could turn out to be a big tutorial, but for now im going to try to fit it into one :)

6. posted by ecchisaru, Jul 17, 2006 5:55 AM

the second one definitely.

7. posted by gokoroko, Jul 19, 2006 10:55 AM

the first one

8. posted by tidak, Jul 20, 2006 10:33 AM

i vote for the first :) thanks mindfreak

9. posted by Mosselman, Jul 23, 2006 1:35 AM

I vote the second one, its more advanced and its hard to find good tutorials on topics like that. The first topic is pretty straight forward.

Great tutorials, I learned alot eventhough I use paint shop pro X instead of Photoshop, I could still use all the things you showed.

10. posted by mindfreak, Jul 24, 2006 3:00 PM

I think ill start working on #2 and closely followed by #1. I agree that #1 is fairly basic for most photographers, but since in my experiance SXC is a combination of both skilled and beginners in the art of photo editing, i think i will still share both :)

thanks for the comments

11. posted by g-printer, Jul 26, 2006 4:01 AM


12. posted by creative65, Aug 2, 2006 11:57 PM


13. posted by SoberTil12, Aug 21, 2006 6:20 PM

Even though I am aware of their uses of the second option, I believe that would be a good choice. Explain all the basic stuff you will possibly be doing in the future so that if you refer to something that someone may not know, you can just link back to your tutorial where you explained it.

Doing the second one will not only help out the ps new-comers, but it will also help you out in the long run.


14. posted by peapea, Sep 13, 2006 7:18 PM

LOVED your tutorial and also the fact that you want to make MORE!

I am so much of a beginner that I had a bit of problems understanding the masking process in your tutorial.

So I guess my vote is no surprise. I would love it if you would make a tutorial on:
1) using layer blending modes and masking for adjusting images.

I would REALLY LOVE IT!!!!! :)

Thanks a lot in advance! :)

PP :)

15. posted by peapea, Sep 13, 2006 7:25 PM

Forgot one thing... I would love it if you could make the tut really detailed. So that even a "slow beginner" (like me, I guess, he-he) can get the hang of it.

The only thing I missed in the other tut, was a bit more detail when you got to the masking part, filling with black, painting etc. Just there you lost me for a little while, so I realize that in order to do this to a picture, I will need to figure that part out somehow. I'm going to print the tut though, so I can use it as a step-by-step guide.

PS is really fun, but unfortunately a little difficult to get really started with (so that you know enough to be able to start *really* experimenting on your own). It is just great that people like you are willing to help others out in getting started! Thanks a lot for that! :)

PP :)

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