Monday, December 29, 2008

Recommendations??

About a month or so ago I acquired Photoshop Elements. It was much anticipated, and I promptly installed the program on our computer, all set to create beautiful masterpieces and digital scrapbook pages.

Uh....not so much. While I haven't had tons of time to devote to it, what little time I have played around with it I've realized I have no idea what I'm doing.

So...all you photographers/photo editors out there (and HELLO...who ISN'T a photographer these days???), send me your suggestions! Books, websites, tips, whatever! I need help!

EDIT:

Thanks to everyone who sent me amazing links, screencasts, suggestions, etc. I've been tinkering around with Elements (I have 5.0) and have already made a couple practice pages. So fun! Like I need one more addiction....

7 comments:

Yours, Mine, &, Crazy Daisy said...

Patty is really good with this program but her version may be a little old. You can call or email her. She will kill me for putting up this post.

Nick

Kathryn Sutton said...

You can get the users guide online. Which photoshop do you have 4.0, 5.0, etc.?

Nicki said...

You can teach me when you figure it out. Mine has been shelved for at least a year because I'm too lazy to really get into figuring it out and it's not as user friendly as I had hoped.

Rod and Kandace said...

If you give me your email address, I will give you what I'll share with you what I have figured out...websites, through friends, etc.

AnnP said...

I sent you an email with some basic tips. I hope that helps.

NelsonFamily said...

Alexis' screencast helped me a ton! I got Elements for Christmas too and love it. I hate downloading paper and stuff because it takes so long. But other than that I love it. I want to see some of your creations!!

Daniel Smith said...

NO way I got photoshop elements and premiere elements for christmas. I've since upgraded to photoshop cs4 cause elements doesn't have all the features I need, it's still got a lot and can be quite overwhelming. I've learned almost everything I know about computers by just trying things out. Take a picture of anything, it doesn't matter then load it into elements and then go to filters and start trying out every filter to see what they look like and adjust every slider you can. Also click on all the icons on the left like the magic wand or the magnetic lasso (both great tools for extracting only certain things from a photo). Just play with it and then you'll learn. It's fun, you can literally make anything you want in photoshop (the full version at least). But I have a feeling you won't have much time to learn it within the next 18 years!!