Old 15th October 2002, 19:39   #1
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Graphix Tips and Tricks.

I'm brand spankin new to this skinnin business. and from what i've seen, there are a LOT of great graphic people out there.

so i'm gonna appeal for help. i am currently using macromedia fireworks, and have been having ok success with a skin i'm working on. but it lacks that professional edge i've seen here.

i have adobe photoshop, but have no experience with it, and the tutorial they have is a giant pain in the arse to read through.

if anybody knows of a beginners guide to ps or something along those lines. i'd be very grateful.


and i'm also wondering what kind of tricks you use to getting that "real" look to your skins.

thanks,

Paul
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Old 15th October 2002, 20:13   #2
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Hey allhailskippy,

It's great that your keen on learning graphics! Theres a lot of great stuff to get your hands dirty with

Theres so much talent out there you can pretty much start anywhere.. Open up google, and search for photoshop tutorials.

But, maybe I can direct you in the right direction..

Designs By Mark (www.designsbymark.com) is a really great site for beginning with Photoshop. The tutorials are based on beginners, with fluent information.. unfortunately - they are only for purchase..

What mark did, was take all his tutorials he had on his website, and stuck it on a CD for sale.. Although you have to spend $, it is such a good investment.
I recommend these (in this specific order):
http://store.yahoo.com/designsbymark/marphot55fxc.html
http://store.yahoo.com/designsbymark/pswebpower.html
http://store.yahoo.com/designsbymark/marphot7mask.html


Now, there is other ways to learn photoshop.. heres a few links that might help you out.

- http://www.eyesondesign.net
- http://www.designsbymark.com/
- http://www.phong.com/
- http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/
- http://www.wastedyouth.org/tutorials.php
- http://www.teamphotoshop.com/photosh...als/ps_tut.php
- http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/2d/

Best of luck!
remember, practice makes perfect.

EDIT: Rebouk's site is pretty hot: http://robouk.mchost.com/

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Old 15th October 2002, 22:16   #4
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bah. I dont like them.. I submitted something for their contest. and I made it to the top25, and then.. there was no winner chosen...
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Old 15th October 2002, 22:20   #5
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That should be more than enough to get me started.

Tanks very much,

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Old 16th October 2002, 16:06   #6
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bah. I dont like them.. I submitted something for their contest. and I made it to the top25, and then.. there was no winner chosen...
i understand that u'r angry about'em, but their tuts are although great!

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hey rontz, what happened to ya? i posted a beta while back for scythe and never heard from you!
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no offense, but learn to use the search feature

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....threadid=93803

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Old 17th October 2002, 06:56   #9
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are you the same allhailskippy as from the runningforhome.net message boards?

just wondering
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hey rontz, what happened to ya? i posted a beta while back for scythe and never heard from you!
WHHOOOOPPPPSS!!! sorry!!! got a girlfriend since two weeks... don't have so much time from that point on *g* ... i'll check it out now!

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Old 18th October 2002, 02:35   #11
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are you the same allhailskippy as from the runningforhome.net message boards?

just wondering
i am indeed.

glad to see another matt good fan around.

i run primetimedeliverance.net as well.. but it's mainly just a message board now.
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Old 22nd October 2002, 00:46   #12
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i am indeed.

glad to see another matt good fan around.

i run primetimedeliverance.net as well.. but it's mainly just a message board now.
haha sweet, i thought i recognized the name, i use to be a big poster at the apa but then i stopped, and now it's done, oh well.
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Old 22nd October 2002, 02:21   #13
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the apa was shit.. too many self involved assholes.

it's still around.. but there's no mg forum..

my board is actually shut down until september.. my bandwith got eaten up due to the fact that the offical board went down.. and the apa isn't even a matt good board anymore...
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Old 22nd October 2002, 07:35   #14
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oh well, no point in debating the past, good luck with skinning!
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