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Dechene

Location: Australia

Post Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:08 pm   Reply with quote         


Hey guys, I'm after a book or two to help me win my first comp here sometime this year, Laughing , any that you use that you recommend?

I use CS4, I'm after something that really goes through techniques using the Pen tool and also something about Colour Theory & all that jazz.

Like everyone else I've seen thousands of tutorials on the web but I'm after something I can sit & study on the train and when the boss ain't looking.

Thanks in advance, you guys always come through!




ReyRey

Location: In a world of $#!t

Post Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:15 pm   Reply with quote         


Get a Burt Monroy book. His pictures are boring but his techniques are great and very useful for realism. The best way is don't get all caught up in tricks and filters and techniques. Make believe you are using paints and canvas and start from there. Make masks with the pen tool. Masks for everything. Use them when you airbrush to control where the paint goes.
Nuff' Said Wink




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st1n3r

Location: Uranus

Post Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:26 pm   Reply with quote         


A book? Is that why I havn't won a comp???
Razz




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Location: Not on PSC

Post Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:29 pm   Reply with quote         


st1n3r wrote:
A book? Is that why I havn't won a comp???
Razz


no.. Donnie said it best. Laughing

and he was talking about me too.. Mad
Martrex

Location: California

Post Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:36 pm   Reply with quote         


Dechene wrote:
Hey guys, I'm after a book or two to help me win my first comp here sometime this year, Laughing , any that you use that you recommend?

I use CS4, I'm after something that really goes through techniques using the Pen tool and also something about Colour Theory & all that jazz.

Like everyone else I've seen thousands of tutorials on the web but I'm after something I can sit & study on the train and when the boss ain't looking.

Thanks in advance, you guys always come through!


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Dechene

Location: Australia

Post Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:41 pm   Reply with quote         


Martrex wrote:


Get a copy of The Rey Rey written Photoshop Wows in a Snap.
Available on Amazon limited edition


Nah, I've seen his work.
It's bad, I think he uses MS Paint for most of his stuff...




blue_lurker

Location: Australia

Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:56 am   Reply with quote         


I just use tutes and then modify them or change them or join them together to get the effect I want...I found I learnt more buy doing that and then letting people here comment or ask there opinion and then listening to them improved my skills 10 fold, but you have to listen and not get all shitty when people comment. Its the best way to learn here.




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Dechene

Location: Australia

Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:10 am   Reply with quote         


blue_lurker wrote:
I just use tutes and then modify them or change them or join them together to get the effect I want...I found I learnt more buy doing that and then letting people here comment or ask there opinion and then listening to them improved my skills 10 fold, but you have to listen and not get all shitty when people comment. Its the best way to learn here.


Shut up Blue what would you know? Twisted Evil

Maybe I should work on not getting shitty hey... Razz




blue_lurker

Location: Australia

Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:13 am   Reply with quote         


Dechene wrote:
blue_lurker wrote:
I just use tutes and then modify them or change them or join them together to get the effect I want...I found I learnt more buy doing that and then letting people here comment or ask there opinion and then listening to them improved my skills 10 fold, but you have to listen and not get all shitty when people comment. Its the best way to learn here.


Shut up Blue what would you know? Twisted Evil

Maybe I should work on not getting shitty hey... Razz


I feel the love...but the shitty comment was directed not at you but at every one...cept me cause Im so easy to get a long with and don't let things get to me at all...yeah ok Im full of it huh




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Location: in your monitor...

Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:04 am   Reply with quote         


after the test i'm gonna drown myself in masking.
i never used mask!
don't know what's that either.




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bigbuck

Location: Australia

Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:17 am   Reply with quote         


Yeah, books are helpful! Laughing





Cartoon Contractor

Location: I was here. Now I'm not!

Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:59 pm   Reply with quote         


Check this out!

http://www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com/

Got a lot of helpful stuff in it!

click on "how to buy the book"




ReyRey

Location: In a world of $#!t

Post Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:14 pm   Reply with quote         


Find out which book Claf uses and then get something else. Twisted Evil




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Michel

Location: Montreal, Canada

Post Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:08 pm   Reply with quote         


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Sjitske

Location: Toilet

Post Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:54 pm   Reply with quote         


Bwhahahahaha!! Laughing Laughing




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