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Old 22-10-2008, 10:12   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone got this guys "7 point system for CS3" ?.By concentrating on,and hopefully mastering,the most useful techniques for 'ordinary' photographers my poor wee brain may not get clogged up with all the other stuff photoshop can do,resulting in a better and more consistant workflow/end result
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Old 22-10-2008, 12:11   #2 (permalink)
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I was introduced to photoshop way back from a bundled elements 1, came with the scanner software. I look back now and see that I still do the same things to a picture I did when I start to fiddle around and think about what I want from it. The book you mention is a good work flow. My opinion is that you have to read a lot of books and all the other learning material and you will pick up a little bit here and some there and progress along at a snails pace and it will make your own work flow a little easier on the old brain freeze when it comes to being creative. I feel that I have worked harder at useing my camera then photoshop, it is like you never find an end to what you can do with it.
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I agree with Boofers, I read books , mags, etc, experiment with my cameras. A lot of what I learn goes out of my head pretty quickly but some of it sticks! I'm currently only using my 1.8 50mm in an attempt to force myself to be more creative in my compositions and I think its begining to have an effect; I do miss some good opportunities but overall its making me think very carefully about what I'm doing and in fact is helping me to recognise shots that I would otherwise have not noticed. With regards to Photoshop, Ive been trying to master that for ages; trouble is unless I am using a particular mode regularly then I tend to forget the procedure!
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Scott Kelby's book 'Photoshop CS3 for Digital Photographers' is a superb book and has enough in there, including a good model for successful workflow, which you would do very well to acquire and use. I haven't seen this '7 point system' one but it is probably a more focused version of the other book and one thing is for sure, if it's by Scott Kelby then it will be worth reading. He knows his stuff as much as anyone on this planet when it comes to Photoshop.

For those who do like reading more than one book, I can heartily recommend Martin Evening's book of the similar name: 'Adobe Photoshop for Photographers' which is absolutely superb. It is nearly 700 pages long but is not a heavy read. It is a reference tool that I frankly wouldn't be without. I absolutely love it. It's published by Focal Press and has an ISBN of: 978-0-240-52028-5.

As I remind my audiences every time I do a Photoshop Tuition evening (roughly one a week at the moment plus loads of one-to-one tuition) with Adobe Photoshop there is always more than one way to skin a cat, add a foot to a rabbit and remove a tail from a fox. I don't seek to tell people what way is the 'right way' but I present various ways that I have found personally to be helpful and then let them make up their own minds.

I discover something new about Photoshop all the time, it's like opening a new present every time I start it up

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I bought Scott Kelby's Cs3 book a few weeks ago, don't know about the 7 point aystem but this book has been a great help to me, some of the stuff I knew but a lot of stuff I did'nt know about. He has a strange sense of humour in this book but you can either smile at it or ignore it. As for learning to master CS3 then this helps a great deal, it assumes you already know some of the tools and where they are but it also shows you too. He gives shortcut keys etc for mac or pc.

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Ok guys,looks like it's 'safe' to get the '7 points system' or '..for digital photographers',just a case of deciding which one
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