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2nd September 2003, 22:47
I decided to make this thread because I was thinking that some members of the forum may need help with Adobe Photoshop. Now, I'm not saying that I am an expert, but I do have six or seven years experience with the program, and I do know a thing or two about it. Now if any member has a problem, question, or just wondering about something in Photoshop, please, feel free to ask me here, or PM me. I'd be glad to help.
4th September 2003, 16:41
I suppose no one in here has a problem with Photoshop....
4th September 2003, 23:03
I do. I was wondering how so many people can scan in a drawing of something and then color it in with such clean lines and stuff.
5th September 2003, 03:30
There are a few ways to do so.
1. Use the Magic Wand Tool and select the are you want to color, and do the piece that way. However, if you don't know how to change the Magic Wands Settings, you might select something that you didn't want to color in. This takes a while, but it is tride and true.
2. A more methodic way is to use the Magnify tool and color it in by hand. Don't worry about coloring outside of the lines, you can always erase it later. Plus, if you color outside of what you had done, you could always just color over that part with a different color that you wanted to use.
5th September 2003, 05:17
tedious. but i guess you use what youve got. thanks (your second way was obvious, of course, but i figured there might be an easier way. There was!)
5th September 2003, 06:01
Any thing else I can help with?
24th September 2003, 09:11
/me reminisces about going from version 3 to version 4...
'Layers? What the hell are "LAYERS"?!" =D Ahh.. memories.
Photoshop's really not that tough to work out.. is it? I don't think so.. actually, I think that those who go to the lengths of acquiring Photoshop, pretty much resign themselves to the fact that it might take some learning. So yeah.
FYI: No, I don't know what I'm trying to say, thanks for asking. =)
edit: I can help you out with losing the blue outline from the big green dragon on your website, if you want. =D
24th September 2003, 20:56
Thanks for the offer, jazz, but I can do that when I want. I only threw that website together in a two days, so I didn't take too long on the dragon. When I find time to do so, I'll get rid of the blue lines. Thanks for the offer though. :D
24th September 2003, 23:22
another thought...maybe get rid of the stroke effect on your links...i know u did it quick...but just making sure you didn't forget. :up:
29th September 2003, 04:39
How do you do animated gifs.
Also know any tips and tricks for photoshop?
29th September 2003, 05:05
Damn, meant to post a little notice here that DragonSon is on sabbatical from the forums. And, yeah, he could have told you how to do that one on the gifs, gawd knows he's tried to explain it to me numerous times :D
29th September 2003, 05:38
Originally posted by DJHotIce
How do you do animated gifs.
Also know any tips and tricks for photoshop? Use ImageReady for animated GIFs - it's basically a minimalistic version of Photoshop, which actually comes WITH Photoshop from versions 6 and later. It's designed specifically for turning Photoshopped images into web graphics, be it for an image map, rollovers, navigation bars, animated GIFs.. the list goes on.
To make an animated GIF, open your base image in Photoshop, the go to File > Jump to > Adobe ImageReady (or something like that). This will execute ImageReady, with your image open, ready for animating.
Down the bottom left-hand corner of the ImageReady window, there will be a fat little palette with a thumbnail of your image on the left of the palette. Click the little button at the bottom of this palette which looks like a blank page - this will create a new frame to the right of the first one, which will be esactly the same as the first. Now, select the secong frame in this palette, and click V to select the MOVE tool. Now, on the editing area, drag the frame around a bit, and let it go. Okay. Click on the right-arrow-looking PLAY button at the bottom of the palette to the lower-left corner (the same palette as before). This will illustrate to you how your now-animated image will look when animated.
The rest is pretty straight forward, try that out first of all, and let me know how you go. I'm sure DragonSon will be back to help you out soon.. for now.. we'll see how I do. =)
ImageReady's really easy to use - I use Photoshop for the image creation, and ImageReady for the "webbing" - animating, slicing into buttons, mapping, whatever. Too easy. I've actually used ImageReady on my QDBA website for the links - take a look. (http://geocities.com/hughmarshall/qdba/welcome/) =D
Peace, and good luck with it. =)
P.S. Opening a GIF in Photoshop, it will warn you that it can't deal with multiple frames, and will therefore only open up the first frame. Don't save any changes to an animated GIF in Photoshop, unless you want to lose all the other frames.
edit: I rushed this post. Heh. Oh well, back to "work". =D
2nd October 2003, 21:53
well that's how I made all my animators. Including this one
5th October 2003, 12:34
Yeah you willing to help me make a website please well the template anyway
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