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    Beginners Guide To PhotoShop

    I've had this idea for awhile now and thought that I would go ahead and make this thread seeing as recently we have had some new graphics artists join our forum.

    Beginners Guide To Photoshop - Tutorial (Highly Recommended)



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    Wiichat Resources & Tutorials - For All Your Signature Needs



    What does this thread include?

    - Links to the popular graphics threads here at Wiichat

    Wiichat Graphics Library - Click -

    Basic Terminology



    Tools:
    Rectangular Marquee Tool (M): It is used for making selection on the image (objects) on any active layer.
    Magic Wand Tool (W): Used for making selection (similar colors at once for example)
    Polygonal Lasso Tool (L): Used for making free selection as you go
    Slice Select Tool (K): Used for selecting slices
    Crop Tool (C): Used for cropping images
    Patch Tool (J): Used for correcting images
    Brush Tool (B): Used for drawing freehand
    History Brush Tool (Y): Used for restoring specified history state
    Clone Stamp Tool (S): Used for selecting a source and copying (drawing) it in another place
    Gradient Tool (G): Used for making gradient effect on images
    Eraser Tool (E): You are right, this tool is used for erasing
    Dodge Tool (O): Used for making images lighter (And Burn tool makes the opposite - darker)
    Horizontal Type Tool (T): Yes used for inserting text to image
    Path Selection Tool (A): Used for selecting the active path
    Custom Shape Tool (U): Used to insert pre-specified (ready) shapes to image
    Pen Tool (P): Used for creating vector shapes
    Eyedropper Tool (I): Used for selecting color
    Notes Tool (N): Used for inserting notes on the image
    Zoom Tool (Z): Yes used for zooming in or out
    Hand Tool (H): Used for dragging image when you are in the zoom in state

    Adding Fonts To Photoshop


    Once you have downloaded a font open it up and if necessary extract the file by clicking extract file. Once you have done that go to C:\WINDOWS\Fonts and then drag the font you just downloaded and or extracted into there. Once you have done that it should now show up in Photoshop.

    Downloading & Adding Brushes To Photoshop


    Where Can I Download Brushes? If you wish to download brushes to photoshop I would suggest on going to www.deviantart.com and search for the specific brush you want. Be it grunge, abstract or vector.

    I Found A Brush I Like, Now What? Once you have found a brush you like click on "download". Once you have downloaded the brush open up photoshop and click on brushes (Top Right). After that click on the small arrow and then scroll down and click on "Load Brushes". Open up the brush you downloaded and click ok.

    Another way of installing brushes:

    To install brushes to photoshop
    Download them from deviantart.com
    Copy the file
    Go to C: Drive>Program Files>Adobe>Adobe Photoshop Cs2>Presets>Brushes
    Paste them
    When in Photoshop select the brush tool and go to load brushes.It should be under where you just pasted them.Click append and you have your brushes downloaded

    Renders


    What is a render: A render is an image many signature artists use in their signature. A render is usually a image that has been previously cut out. By having the image cut out beforehand the artist doesn't have to worry about cutting out the background.

    Where can I find find render?

    Fortunately there are many sites which offer renders for users to save and or download. One of the sites being www.planetrenders.net. Please note that it is suggested you sign up on Planet Renders to view full renders and save them without having to worry about a black background.

    Other sites which offer renders:

    www.clantemplates.com
    www.gamerenders.com (?)
    - More to come..

    What Are C4D's?



    C4D = Cinema 4D

    C4D's are images many signatures artists use in their signature to make it more appealing and or interesting.

    Where Can I Find C4D's? If you are looking to save and or download some C4D images I would suggest on going to www.planetrenders.net or www.deviantart.com. Another option would be to search "C4D Render" on www.google.com


    I will be adding more later..

    Hope this helps..

    Note: If you would like me to add and or fix anything please let me know.
    Last edited by Syntax; 07-25-2007 at 11:38 AM.

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    Definately something. Star Striker's Avatar
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    Nice!

    How about linking the Graphics Library that's stickied?

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    Will do. I'll probably have this thread added into the Wiichats Graphics Library as well if others find it useful.

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    Thats a very detailed guide. Nice job Syntax.

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    Thanks for the feedback guys

    If you guys want me to add anything just let me know.

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    I'll sticky it later, great job, S.

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    you should edit the "gamingrenders" link to www.Gamerenders.com

    and nice guide, very detailed

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    Great Job Syntax, it will help many people
    Sticky it or put it on the Wiichat GFX Library.

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    I am thinking of doing a GIMP one, would people like it?

    Since GIMP is less known I think it will be good to show it to a few people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt.McCloud
    I am thinking of doing a GIMP one, would people like it?

    Since GIMP is less known I think it will be good to show it to a few people
    Go for it. Another tutorial will benefit all GIMP users.

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