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Old 06-08-2002, 05:58 PM
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Smile A Welcome Note To New Members (and anyone else who wants a warm welcome)

I’d like to extend a big WELCOME to those of you who are new here at RetouchPro. My name is Jeanie and I’m your Moderator and friendly assistant in the Critiques/Opinions/Help Requested section of the RetouchPro Forums.

I think you’ll discover, just like I did, that RetouchPro is a great place to hang out! There is a ton of information to be found by wandering through the forums (and the rest of the site!) You won’t be the first person to get lost looking through old threads – only to look up and discover that 3-4 hours have passed!

But even better than the information in the archives are the people you’ll meet here! We have some of the nicest people on the web here, so don’t be shy about introducing yourself. You’re sure to get a warm welcome!

To make it a little easier for you to find your way around the forums, I’ve put together some tips and general information. These are all things that you could learn by browsing through the site, but I thought I’d try to make it a little easier for you by putting them all in one place.

1. The Great and Powerful OZ (aka the Janitor) of this site is Doug. He has posted a good overview of tips for participation in these forums, so be sure to check them out. You’ll find him helpful and attentive to any problems you might run into, so don’t be afraid of him! You can reach him either through the “Contact” link on the main menu or by sending him a Private Message (PM).

2. I’m only one of several Moderators here at RetouchPro. I am by no means an expert, but I love to help out in any way I can – just like all of the moderators here. When you click on Forums in the menu bar, you’ll be brought to the Forums main page with a list of the moderators in the right hand column next to the forum section they are responsible for. The easiest way for you to contact any of us is the click on the “Forum Leaders” link at the very bottom of the Forums main page. This will give you a full list of the moderators along with a button to send a PM to each. There is also a PM button at the bottom of every post that anyone makes. If you ever have a question or feel lost and/or confused, please don’t hesitate to send me a PM asking for help. I try to check messages multiple times per day, but some days I’m not able to check as often as I’d like. In any case, I promise to get back to you just as soon as possibly I can.

3. At the bottom of the Forums main page you’ll see a list of forum members currently online. The moderators are shown in bold type; our Wizard (Doug) is shown in bold and italicized type. Clicking on a name will bring you to the profile page for that forum member, where you will find links for PM, e-mail, websites and other info that the member has chosen to share.

4. User CP (User Control Panel), at the bottom of the forum menu panel, lets you change any of your preferences. It also lets you edit your buddy lists and turn off forum notifications. You’ll also find the ability to add and/or modify your avatar, too, under the “Edit Options” tab. An avatar is the little picture you see below many members' names. For more information on avatars, click here. If you choose to create your own avatar (many members have), remember that the rule of “50 by 50 pixels or 20K bytes (whichever is smaller)” is very strict. Your avatar will not load if your image file is larger than that. As always, if you need help, feel free to PM me or post your question in the forum. (If you search on “avatar” in the forums, you’ll see that you’re not the first person to ask questions about it! )

5. The Critiques/Opinions/Help Requested section of the RetouchPro Forums is where you get to ask for personalized help or critiques of your work. Please be as specific as you can when requesting help or feedback. That way, members can focus their comments on what will help you most. If you get feedback that you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification! We really do want to help and if our explanation just confuses you more, then we’d like to know so that we can try explaining in a different way!

Also, in this section in particular, it is very helpful to post an example image that visually shows what you are requesting help with. You can upload one image along with your post; it must be under 100KB in size, so you will find that JPG is probably your best option for format – and you may need to either reduce the quality you save the image at and/or reduce the size of the image. (Don’t worry if you’re not able to get your image to load the first time you try! It happens to just about everyone and you’ll get lots of helpful comments if you’re having difficulty.) If you want to include more than one image, you’ll have to post a reply to your thread to add more. The limit is one image per post, but there is no limit on the number of posts. You may also post a URL to point to an image elsewhere on the web, though if you are able to include an image with your post, that makes it easier for others later on when they are trying to learn from the thread. (This is because in our experience, URL’s are often deleted after members have the information they need.)

6. The RetouchPro Forums are a seemingly endless archive of posts on a very wide variety of subjects. I know from personal experience that the sheer amount of information available can be intimidating. If you’re looking for a particular subject and can’t find it, the first thing to do is perform a search (found in the Forum menu). If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to PM me and I’ll help you look. Or, start a thread on the subject you’re wondering about. If there are other threads with similar info, often times other members will point you to them.

7. Ask questions! Here at RetouchPro, we believe that the only “stupid question” is the one you never ask. If you’ve got a question, you can bet that at least one other person does too. And sometimes, what you think is a “simple question” actually spawns an in-depth discussion that is helpful to everyone.

8. A lot of times, the discussions in threads will wander just like real life conversations. Try to keep in mind that if the thread is on one subject, and the conversation wanders off onto an entirely different subject, any question you ask about that subject may not have the best chance of being answered, simply because someone who knows about flatbed scanners, for example, may not happen to wander through a thread on making your photos look like art. If you find yourself saying, “oh, btw, what about….,” you should start a new thread, in an appropriate place, with a clear title, in order to give yourself the best chance of getting a good answer. (You may also find the moderators will split threads which have wandered off-topic. So, don’t be surprised if you find a discussion you’ve been following has been moved to a new thread with a new topic.)

9. The most unique (and appealing) thing about RetouchPro is that unlike so many places on the Internet, the people here are all nice! We have some of the kindest, helpful, most thoughtful members I’ve ever come across (and I’ve done a lot of “traveling” on the web.) Egos are checked at the door, and respect and courtesy are highly valued here. We hope you’ll feel welcomed and that you’ll want to become a regular part of the RetouchPro family.

As I mentioned above, I’m not an expert waiting to impart all-knowing wisdom to everyone who stumbles across my path. But I do have a desire to help others achieve their goals and hope that I can help someone along the way, either with knowledge or moral support. I have received a lot of support of all kinds from the RetouchPro family and I only hope I can do the same for others.

So, come along and join the fun! You won’t regret it, I promise!

Jeanie
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Old 06-08-2002, 06:03 PM
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I am here because I wanted a warm welcome (the wind is off the ocean, the sky is overcast, and my feet are cold!)

Thanks Jeanie!

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Old 06-10-2002, 11:48 AM
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I don't consider myself a "newbie" anymore, but I'd like to say thanks for the
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Due to the "time difference", I rarely "overlap" with most of my "new" friends here...but I've always felt welcome!

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Old 10-28-2002, 04:50 AM
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hi, i'm new here at Retouch, I wanted to know if there was a tutorial any where on matching skin tones but then I saw this post and thought hey if your giving out hugs and warm welcomes I might as well put down for some of that.

Thanks jeanie that is a nice touch to make newcomers like me feel welcome
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Old 10-28-2002, 05:35 AM
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Hi Bandit.
I'm quite new here too

If you got to Resources in the menu, or here: Bruce Beard's Hair and Skin Color charts . This might be a help.

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Old 10-28-2002, 06:16 AM
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Thank you Trine,
Your a star, i've spent since 8.oclock this morning looking for this.
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Old 10-28-2002, 09:05 AM
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Talking Welcome!

Hello Bandit and Trine! So glad you found us here at RetouchPRO! (And I see you already fit right in helping one another. )

Bandit, In addition to the skin and hair color charts that Trine pointed you to, there is a technique using curves that can be used to adjust skin tones when you want to take the skin tone in one picture and apply it to a different picture. Let me know if you're interested in that and I'll start another thread.

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Old 10-28-2002, 09:31 AM
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Hi jeaniesa,
yes I would appreciate that as I often work on manipulation of images where people want their heads placed on different bodies...or is that just me.

I'm getting to grips a little bit with the levels but often it just doesn't look quite right so I would appreciate any help you can offer.

Also i'm sure there must be plenty of other people out there with the same problem.

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Old 10-28-2002, 10:52 AM
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Bandit,

I added a technique for matching skin tones here.

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Old 03-29-2003, 11:21 PM
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Hi Everyone.

I am new to this forum and look forward to try and absorb as much info as I can. I am quite sure that I will gain a lot of positive insight within Photoshop. I also belong to NAPP so between them and this group, my head should be swimming.

Best Regards..

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Old 03-30-2003, 12:58 PM
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Welcome to RetouchPro Tunney!! I think you'll find this site keeps you busy for a long time! If your head starts swimming, you might want to take a break to digest what you've learned before coming back for more. It is a little overwhelming at first, but it's easy to learn quickly on this site. I've learned more here than any other source. It's a great place to hang out!

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:08 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome, Jeaniesa...it is most appreciated this cold evening in South Australia.

Hello All.... I'm just a new member as of yesterday and I was told of this wonderful group, by one of your members and a friend of mine, Jade, who sings your praises loud and clear all the way from Western Australia....I know, because I can hear her here down in Adelaide.


I am not a professional restorer, but I would like to be. Though I have dabbled for several years in this area and done a bit of work for family, friends etc...I basically just started playing around and doing what I thought was best with what ever tools I had....but now I would like to get some more expert help in these areas. Thanks for having me. cheers, Opal
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Old 05-21-2003, 09:24 AM
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Yooohooo and Welcome

Hi Opal ... welcome to this rare group and glad you're participating already. Wonderful first contribution and well done. Great description for PSP8 so I guess I'll have to go download the Beta again. ZZZZZZzzzzzz! Goodnight.

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Old 05-21-2003, 11:29 AM
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I glad that you two already know each other, Jade and Opal, because when I saw something that Opal did in PSP - I thought of Jade right away -- looking for other PSPers on the board.

Sandra (screenname Sanda) is a long-time member on the board from Australia -- in or around Sydney. That's one of the especially wonderful advantages of the internet -- "meeting" people from around the world while sitting in my own home.

So nice to have you join with us to fix and play with photos!
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Old 05-22-2003, 04:46 AM
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Hi Jade, CJ and Fishboy....thanks for the warm welcome to this awesome group and also the kind words on my first contribution. I agree that it is a wonderful thing to sit in the comfort of your own home, whilst meeting people from all corners of the globe at the same time. I am so pleased that Jade let me know about RetouchPro...some terrific learning experiences to be found here.

As you have already gathered, I am a PSP fan and love even more, the new version 8...awesome. I do have Photo Shop 7 too and Photo Impact, used both sparingly but always end up back in PSP...I am kept fairly busy being a moderator in an advanced PSP group, also do tutorials etc...so sometimes it is easier sticking with what you are comfortable with to save time.

For any PSP'ers who may be interested, I have a tutorial page which include some nice frames done in either 7 or 8.

http://heartcreators.net/ladyoz/tutorials.html
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Hi Everyone,

I've just spent the last 3 hours going through this site and then felt compelled to register so that I could be a part of this great group of fellow ENTHUSIASTS. I've enjoyed very much; reading through many of the posts, examining the challenge entries and looking at tutorials. What I enjoyed most however was the warmth and encouragement shown to one another throughout this site. That, in my mind, is what it's all about.
It's never too late to learn and the love of learning is alive here.
Glad to be here.

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Old 06-19-2003, 09:14 AM
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That's the truth! I was in my early 50's when I first learned about Photoshop, and when I first joined here -- I thought I knew a good deal about it. After seeing what some others could do, and what they knew, I understood that I still had lots of happy learning to do.

Welcome, Howard! There certainly is lots here to learn from and practice with -- and even better -- to enjoy!
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Old 07-05-2003, 09:07 PM
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Greetings and a request for "insight"

I would like to say hello and greetings; I have just registered after looking around this great and wonderful site---I actually have been checking back for days waiting for the server change to be completed.

I am a relative newcomer to graphics programs but have been involved with digital photography and now am getting deeper and deeper into photo compositing and restoration, as well as "adjusting" exposure errors on current phtotos. I have been using PSP7 but have just switched over to version 8 and will be continuing my learning on that version.

This group and the resources seem "ideal" and "ready made" for someone in my position. My abilities and opportunities to contribute will be limited as I climb various learning curves, but I hope to share back as soon as I can.

The "insight" I am interested in hearing more about is whether this is really considered (in an unspoken fashion) a Photoshop board/site? I realize that various other programs are mentioned in some of the titles of subject areas - and I see some PSP users who have recently left messages - but in all candidness, if the vast majority of users are Photoshop users, is the likelihood smaller (even if willingness is there) for PSP users to get help with software specific questions?

In partial answer to my own question, I was browsing at the bookstore through Scott Kelby's book "The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers", and had the impression (I am still too new to know for sure) that many many techniques and commands are very similar between PSP8 and Photoshop (ver?). While this may be blasphemy to PS users, may I ask if it is not true to a large degree?

Any comments or reactions to my "insight" question? I hope I have not offended nor talked too long.

Ken
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Old 07-05-2003, 11:54 PM
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Hi Ken,

Welcome to RetouchPro! You certainly have not offended anyone with your question - it's a good one:

is this really considered (in an unspoken fashion) a Photoshop board/site?

This site was created as a resource for anyone interested in photo restoration and retouching regardless of the application they use. That said, I think it is true the majority of us are using Photoshop. However, we do our best to give "generic" advice so that people can "translate" steps to their specfic application. Sometimes we forget and write in application specific terminology, but you should never feel bad about asking questions if you don't understand something!

I do not have a lot of knowledge about PSP functionality vs. Photoshop, but it is my impression that the two are quite similar. I think the terminology may differ more than the actual functionality.

We have a few accomplished PSP users as members, so perhaps they can speak to whether they feel included in our discussions most of the time or not.

HTH, Jeanie
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:04 AM
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Hi Ken,
Welcome to the site. I'd have to agree that most members use Photoshop but speaking for myself (and I'm sure for many others),
I started out using Paint Shop Pro. I also did a brief stint with Ulead PhotoImact and MGI PhotoSuite. All in all I'd say you can accomplish similar results with each program.
The reason I switched was because of what you pointed out. The vast body of literature from books to web sites to video learning tools focus on Adobe's product. It's still difficult to find tutorials dedicated exclusively to any of the other above-mentioned products.
There will always be die-hard fans of each I believe because of having to learn "new tricks". I am one old dog who got tired of trying to remember how to do the tricks in each program.

I see this site as an excellent resource for learning from each other in the huge study of digital manipulation no matter what tools we choose to use. In the end, it's all about pixels and shaping them to your taste.

I have visited the site many times now and always learn something new. I've come away gratified every time. Hope your expeerience will be similar. Good Luck!
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Old 08-02-2003, 11:52 AM
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Hi Jeanie,

Thank you for the very warm welcome!

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Old 10-14-2003, 08:52 AM
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Hi Jeaniesa and Member's,

I joined the board last night and have been looking at
the various pages on it.I am very new to photo restoraton
but I find it relaxing and lots of fun.I love to colorize all my
old pictures.I am a senior and have many of them.When I
complete a picture of a relative it makes me happy to see it
because it's almost like that person is close to my life again.
Most of the black and whites I have contain folks who are
long gone.I am not very good at doing the techniques to
restoration because I am mostly unknowledgable about them.
This is the kind of forum I know I will be happy in because I
can see that you folks share your expertise with other's.
Any assistance I can receive will be deeply appreciated.
Thank You.
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Old 10-14-2003, 09:41 AM
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Sage -- you got that right! You're in a good place, and should be able to improve your knowledge base and your skills at photo editing by reading some of the tutorials, tips, and many helpful threads located here AS WELL AS submitting your work on mini-challenges and the big Challenges. I have learned tons since joining, and I'd already been using PShop for years when I joined.
Welcome to RetouchPro - now pick a place to jump in - the water's fine!
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Old 10-14-2003, 10:15 AM
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Thank You C.J.

Thank you for the kind welcome C.J. I'm a slow starter but
usually pick up some speed as I go along.
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Thanks for the welcome and answering my question. Thanks to everyone else also. This is my first day and for the past hour or so I've been in this forum instead of working. But it's great! I'm happy to be here.

I want to post a photo that I like very much and have anyone and everyone work on it. My question was about file size.
I will be posting it soon with particulars.

I can't go back to get the name correct but I see someone from Italy. Hello from France! Molto lieto I hope I said and spelt that right...

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Hi Jeanie,

Have joined the forum... glad you pointed me in the right direction....

I have started work on my restoration... a rather difficult one for my first try but I am going to plug on... started as you suggested on the green channel.

I was thinking of showing the forum the problem mainly the dark stains that show on the dresses and especially the ties.... some kid painted over the original, or it may have been colored and worn off... I think the former.

Don't know how to up load, what size, etc. On Janee's site I uploaded to my webshot page. Should I do it that way here as well.

I am trying, after starting about 3 times to get some method of what to do first etc... have been reading a lot and trying out various methods...all and all having a lot of fun...

Thanks again


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Old 01-21-2004, 01:35 PM
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...I was thinking of showing the forum the problem - mainly the dark stains that show on the dresses and especially the ties.... some kid painted over the original, or it may have been colored and worn off... I think the former.

Don't know how to up load, what size, etc. On Janee's site I uploaded to my webshot page. Should I do it that way here as well....
Carol

Carol,

To post a question about your photo, you can go to the main page of this Help Requested forum and click on "New Thread" (located near the top of the page on the left hand side above the title "threads in forum"). You will need to title your thread, and then explain about your photo -- what problems you want people to look at, and/or what info or assistance you are looking for.

To upload your photo, you need to have a file that is less than 100k in file size -- if it is larger than that, the system won't upload it. You can upload it here instead of having to post a link to another webpage. After you have written about the photo, look down that page (before you press "Submit Reply" to the little tan box on the left side of the page that says "Manage Attachments" -- click on that (a new small window will pop up) and then click on "Browse" to look for your image on your hard drive. Then click "Upload" and see if it is successful -- it will show the name of your file once it has uploaded. Then close that little window, and you can hit "Submit" to finish off.

If you have any questions, lots of us are willing and able to help -- we've all been there at the beginning, trying to figure out where everything is -- in fact, with this new website upgrade, I'm still a bit lost.
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Old 01-21-2004, 02:59 PM
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Hi Carol:

Welcome from me, too.

Something that I find helpful in keeping images below the 100KB size threshold is using Photoshop's File > Save for the Web option. With it you can easily see (and adjust) the output file size.

Hope you have lots of fun here. CJ is about the best tour guide you could ever ask for!

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Old 03-09-2004, 08:42 AM
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Well hello all. My name is Barry and I just logged on to the site for the first time about 15 or so min ago. I will poke through forums a bit latter but right now my two little girls are claming on my back “literally” to get me out of the house and start our day.

Please take care,

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Old 03-09-2004, 08:51 AM
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Hi Barry - good to have you on board! We're a pretty friendly bunch here - have a poke around in the forums, ask some questions, share some of your own ideas and before you know it you'll be part of the family...
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Hola!

Hi, I'm new here at Retouch, I wanted to know if there was a tutorial any where on assambling a panoramic view,I'm having a hard time removing "overlap shadows" from the final composition,if anyone can give me any leads, much appriciated.
P.s. I'm using PS CS

Thanks!
Very nice touch to make newcomers like me feel welcome,"Bienvenidos"
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:39 AM
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Hi Musica see this thread for imformation on your problem.

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-restoration/9448-making-panorama-ps-but-having-problem.html

You are likely to get more answers to your request if you post your question as a new thread, not as an add on to an existing thread that does'nt really have relevance to your question.

Just noticed, this is your first post, so sorry if my tone seems a little brusque. Welcome to RP hope the link above helps you with your problem, if not pose, your questions there, I'm sure someone will be able to help you.

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Wow what a great site, hello to everybody here! could i ask a question, i have had a look around this site but somehow i cannot see the thumbnail images people have posted, could someone point me in the right direction,i have just started to use photoshop and already i am looking forward to finding some good tutorials and help from this forum, i have been trying to work on a picture of my brother who sadly passed away three years ago to give to my mother and father and i am sure i will find some tips on this site.

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Old 01-10-2005, 06:24 PM
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Hi Romany,

Welcome to the site, and sorry to hear about your brother, i am sure that when you have finished your work, your parents will be proud.

If you post you question in the HELP REQUESTED section, i think you will get better exposure, but in general, forums that support image uploads have this thumbnail feature. If you cannot see these images, then i would look into your browser settings first of all.

May i also mention that i live in Bridgend currently, buthave just moved from Swansea, so feel free to PM me and i will be glad to give you the lowdown on RetouchPro and make sure you are made welcome, however, you will be made welcome no matter what.

have a great time here and hope to see your work soon.

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Romany -- This page may give you some pointers on why you can't see images.
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Romany -- I would post on the Help Requested forum. That way more people will get to see your post and you should get a better range of responses. Someone like Flora will be able to tell you how to achieve marvels with that photo.
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Hi, I'm new.

I have Photoshop Elements. Is there a lot of stuff that I'm not going to be able to do since I don't have the full version? How much is left out? Anyways, I stumbled across this place looking for tutorials, and I think I'll like it here.

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Hi, I'm new.

I have Photoshop Elements. Is there a lot of stuff that I'm not going to be able to do since I don't have the full version? How much is left out? Anyways, I stumbled across this place looking for tutorials, and I think I'll like it here.

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Hello, Jessica:

I'm sure you'll like it here. Lots of nice folks willing (and able) to help.

Click HERE for information regarding Photoshop vs. Elements.

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Hello Everyone! What a great website! I'm a PSPuser and have been doing retouches as a hobby for about the past 10 years! more serious the last 5.
I hope to have my own website in the near future, and look forward to learning from you and the other type of products. I would like to hear from
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Hello Everyone! What a great website! I'm a PSPuser and have been doing retouches as a hobby for about the past 10 years! more serious the last 5.

I hope to have my own website in the near future, and look forward to learning from you and the other type of products. I would like to hear from
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Greetings, Jack...

Nice to have you. There are a number of sharp PSP users who participate here, so you're in good company.

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im a newbie and gald to be here....i am very interested in adobe photoshop in all it has to offer especially photo retouching...i was so amazed at what could be done to photos after watching americas next top model. thats one of the reasons why i like the show so much!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello i am a newbie too, spent a couple of weeks looking around and checking the site...hours and hours...its so much fun to see the great work that is being done...its just my hobby...i can spend hours on one photo seeing how i can change it....i guess what i do is photo art and manipulation...got up the nerve to post a few days ago and of course i did it all wrong...sent an email to Danny in praise of his Art modern art flexible action and then couldnt find how to attach my efforts...so i sent a mail to Doug with the pics...what am i like????I then found out how to do it the following day..so i posted to the action thread..wow...i also uploaded a few pics to the gallery...think i did something wrong there too as i sent some views of where i live, just cause they were pretty...sorry no enhancement or anything... I am new to photoshop, just had it a month, still kept my paintshop pro 9 on the computer as i really like it...love all the plugins,scripts and actions i have found...now i just have to play and improve in photoshop!!!
Written all that and havent introduced myself, my name is Patricia Kay Beaumont and i am from Leeds in Yorkshire,England but have lived in Sweden since 1992....I have one son...all grown and living in England and i am stepmother to four Swedish girls, aged from 17 to 22, i met Peter in Spain in 1991 when i was on a trip involving my work in a travel agents...the rest is history, we had a bakery and coffee shop for over 10 years and sold it a couple of years back...chilling out now...we want to spend the winters in Spain as when it gets to -27 here its just not fun!!! But how do i convince Peter i need a computer there as i will be lost without it...taking all those lovely photos and not being able to play with them!!!
So i hope i can get it right now when i am posting etc...but i know where to come for help!!!!
Sending you a snowy pic i took on Wednesday, we live on an Island about 40 mins drive from Stockholm and i love it...every season has its own beauty and i thank my lucky stars every day when i look out of my window and see the water..

Bit of a waffler, but its fun to chat, if any of your Yorkshire members read this.....i still crave for fish and chips wrapped in newspaper!!!

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Agonizing over PSP vs PS

To Patricia Kay: hi. I am not really one to welcome you as I am just starting to post here again after a long absense. It is a great site with many many very helpful people; it is a very friendly place to be.

I am most interested in your decision to get PS after using PSP9. I just upgraded my PSP8 to the new PSPx (taken over by Corel and subject to all sorts of brickbats from a PSPx newsgroup). I have PS7 on my computer and am trying to decide which program to really get into in depth (lots of study committment required). But which one (and should I upgrade to the PSCS2?

I am interested in photo improvement and manipulation as well as technical illustrating and print advertising, but which program to concentrate on? In working tutorials with both PS and PSPx, I continually find PS to be more convenient and versatile. Yet there are many who believe PSP can do things (primarily in the graphics/artwork area) that PS can not or not as conveniently.

Can you (or anyone else) comment on the choices between developing expertise in either PSP or PS and which is better and why.

If there is a better place to post this kind of question, would someone please point me to the right place.

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Thanks for the welcome, although I am new to the forums I have been using the info here as a resource for a while now. Everyone here does great work and I have learned alot from your experiences. As time permits I do plan on participating in some challenges and offering assistance where I can.
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Hi Ken...
Thanks for the reply...i am enjoying the site already...not enough hours in the day!!!
My Photoshop was a gift from my son...hes really kind to me......but i know a few people who have used it for a while and really like it....I dont know how to advise really as i still love my paint shop pro 9 and i find it quicker than photoshop...it really depends how much time i have as to which i use and i think i am a bit messy as i jump from program to program as each one i have has that special something....i am hooked on paint programs and try many out..i have a few free ones...my fave is project dogwaffle, i can make fab flower brushes in there...having said all that i like the color and quality of my printouts from photoshop.... the actions, filters and lots more...Oh i bet i have confused you even more...i would like to be an expert in something...are you doing this for a job?If not do what you enjoy most and a bit less of the other...dont know about you but i go with the feeling for the photo and just flow into it.Being new i dont know which direction to send you...but i will get back to you if i find out.....

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I`ve been using your tutorials for a while now and decided to sign up.
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I'vej been a lurker here for some times now, but I need help with a picture and I can't seem to fix it. I posted a thread about it
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Thank you for having such a beautiful site. I registered yesterday after spending the morning reading and learning. I zoned in on "Restoring an old photograph." The tutorial is wonderful! I worked with an old photo, learned my PSE5 doesn't have a color mixer and I haven't a clue how to put a mask on the photo. My buttons are certainly different than yours and reading the help pages left me really confused. However, the best is today! I can't even figure out why I am unable to fix my workspace to show the photo and levels windows side by side as I can't move my photo in the workspace! Then being frustrated with that I decided to use the levels anyway, only to find, using the adjustment layer, that when I set the color to red, green, or blue the photo isn't covered with the various colors like it was yesterday so I could move the sliders. So in short, learned a great deal yesterday, in fact more than I have reading and searching the web, but today I am close to tears. I have a great sense of humor though and decided to thank you for the warm welcome and ask you (since this is the first forum I have ever joined) where should I post this?
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Well, I am glad I found the site, it looks interesting, showed it to my son last night so he will probably be signing up also. He has a project right now that he was asking my help on, this is for a CD, he needs a fist holding a Microphone with Sweat on the fist. We plan on shooting it and then doing some retouching I'm sure he will post it later. Nice talking to you-all.
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Hi, This post is very informative, however I would like some specific information. If someone can help me then please send me a private message. Best Regards,
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A Big Warm Welcome to Eclipse, Grits, David and shahzadmasih! And I see for a couple of you, this is belated. You've taken the first step in joining in with a great bunch of talented and creative folks.
Shahzadmasih, if you'll post what sort of info you're needing, I'm sure you'll get some responses, or you can PM a member who seems to have a grasp of your subject.
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I am a new member as of today. I come from Melbourne, Australia. I came across your website in Katrina Eismann's book. I am trying to restore old family photos that I brought from overseas and I am struggling with one of them. Thank you for having me.
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Thanks for the welcome! I am kinda new at this. I use paint shop and need to learn photoshop. I am told this is a better program for photos. So I hope to learn a lot from this group. Thanks again!
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I am a new member as of today. I come from Melbourne, Australia. I came across your website in Katrina Eismann's book. I am trying to restore old family photos that I brought from overseas and I am struggling with one of them. Thank you for having me. Cate
Hi Cate: Glad you found us. The RetouchPRO site owner/admin, Doug Nelson, was one of the technical reviewers on the second edition of Ms. Eismann's unparalleled Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, so you've come to the right place.

Photo restoration can be challenging and frustrating at times, so be patient as you develop your skills. As you have already discovered the Image Help forum is a good place to start if you get stuck on an image.

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Thanks for the welcome! I am kinda new at this. I use paint shop and need to learn photoshop. I am told this is a better program for photos. So I hope to learn a lot from this group. Thanks again!
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Hello, Peggy... Not to worry. All of us at one point or another were new at this.

re: I am told [Photoshop] is a better program for photos.
Those who adept using PSP might not agree (it's an exceptionally feature rich program), but there's no doubt that Photoshop users outnumber PSP users by a wide margin.

In any event there's plenty to learn and fun to be had regardless which program you're using.

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Welcome aboard to both of you.

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Hi.
I found this site by accident a week ago, and now i'm hooked. I am amazed at the talent and generosity of the people in this forum.
I enjoy restoring old photo back to the the original. Giving respect to past is a wonderful feeling.
I am new to forums, and it will take time to figure thing out but I look forward to the challenge.
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Another new member who just joined. Ran across the site a while ago and filed it so I'd remember to come back and look. I'm finally back looking and it looks great! Looking forward to contributing and learning!

My primary interest used to be landscape and nature photography, but I've been bitten by the portrait bug lately so that's my focus now.

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Just a quick note to say "Hi". I'm from southern Oregon, and use Elements 4, so I feel I'm about 90% there. Is there a space exclusively for Elements users?
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beatles2, paulafrog, dalphoto, Dudley,

welcome to RetouchPRO!!!!!

Happy you have 'found' us ... but even happier you came back!!!

Dudley,

personally, I use Photoshop, but from what I've read, many commands/options/procedures are the same, or at least very similar, in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements .... anyway you can find the "space exclusively for Elements users" right here ....
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My name is Doug and I am brand new to this forum. It was recommended by a friend at www.themagiccafe.com where I post regularly.

I have just discovered this new world of photo retouching in the last couple weeks. It seems as if it has been waiting for me my whole life. I used to marvel at the examples of retouched and repaired photos, but I discovered that it was done with the help of software. Until that time, it seemed like magic to me!

I was attracted to this because it perfectly fits my personality. I love to sit and do long, attention demanding, detail oriented projects, and I have a flair for the artistic.
So this is right up my alley! I have watched some tutorials on YouTube, downloaded Gimp, and completed maybe a half dozen projects, and am tickled pink by the results! (I even put hair on my bald head!) I know and am confident that I can learn and master this. I am a sponge just soaking up everything I can learn!

I am really glad to be here!
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Doug,
First, welcome to RetouchPro and we certainly hope you enjoy it.

You may also want to start a new thread in the Salon forum, which is intended for introductions. Sometimes, when you use a 2 year old thread in an unrelated forum (like Image Help), you just don't get the responses you are looking for.

I think the real fun will start when you create your first post from a work you have done, or contribute ideas to others learning the ropes. It is fun, addicting, and can be a bit of a distraction to work needing to be done. But, it has been very rewarding for me personally.

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Hi, I'm the newest noob here! I am more than an amateur, but less, way less than a pro. I came here to learn, and am I impressed! I have learned a ton of things int he hour I have spent reading here. I appreciate that everyone is KIND and not snarky too.

Thanks to everyone who takes time to help us newbies. I use PSPx2... can't afford Photo Shop, but I am quite pleased with it.

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Hi, I'm the newest noob here! I am more than an amateur, but less, way less than a pro. I came here to learn, and am I impressed! I have learned a ton of things int he hour I have spent reading here. I appreciate that everyone is KIND and not snarky too.

Thanks to everyone who takes time to help us newbies. I use PSPx2... can't afford Photo Shop, but I am quite pleased with it.

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Hello and welcome Crabcakes glad you have learnt something already, this is a great site with lovely helpful members, don't be a stranger
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:12 PM
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Glad to be here, total newbie... Looking forward to a great and friendly education.
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Hi jeanisaiesa,

I have some modeling photos that needs retouching.
how do I post a job on this sight??

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Hi all. I'm currently learning new features of PSCS4 and could always use retouching advice and suggestions. Right now I'm trying to master masking (selecting) fly-away hair using channels and/or layers.
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thanks for the welcome!
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Hi jeanisaiesa,

I have some modeling photos that needs retouching.
how do I post a job on this sight??

Thanx
lia
If I'm not imposing on anyone by saying so, I'd love to do the work for you. Cheers!

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Hi everyone. I just discovered this site when looking for photo restoration tips on Google. Looks like I have found all I was looking for. I hope to learn lots from this site as well as share what I have picked up along the way.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:22 AM
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Hello, all. I mainly wanted to post here in order to get rid of the message at the top of page telling me that I've never posted anything here before. So now I have defeated that message and crushed that system. I rock!

I've been using this site for about a solid fortnight now, learning things here and there. The key is remembering them, which is not my strong suit. heh.
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Hi everyone. I just discovered this site when looking for photo restoration tips on Google. I hope that this site will give the answers for the restoration of old photos from my family.
Greetings from Belgium
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Hello Everyone
Im new here and i hope to learn some new thing ty.Never to old to learm .
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Hi I am called Jeff.
I am new here. Have been around for a couiple weeks just reading all the wonderful ideas and processes and pretty much like a kid in a candy store.
I have been using PS for a while but I am not familiar with all the little details and then once I started reading I found out I haven't even managed to get through the candy coating of PS and then you say wow that gooey center sure looks good but also looks pretty sticky. LOL
Thanks to the whole forum, this place is a wonderful place to find.
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Lot of point to read but thanks for your welcome. I really enjoy this site, meaning i pass around 4 hours or more reading and commenting stuff... Great site you have here
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Hi all -

New here - totally lost - totally overwhelmed -

Been a photographer for 20+years - finally had to emerge from the darkroom in '05 - and been struggling ever since.

I've lurked for a while - now it's time to say 'hello.'

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Hi all -

New here - totally lost - totally overwhelmed -

Been a photographer for 20+years - finally had to emerge from the darkroom in '05 - and been struggling ever since.

I've lurked for a while - now it's time to say 'hello.'

Bill
Wow... something like The Thing! =D =D

Hello Bill
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Hello Quantum3...

'The Thing' is a good analogy...the darkroom squint is relaxing, and I'm just now able to open my eyes fully!

Thanks for the welcome and hello...
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:32 PM
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Hello Quantum3...

'The Thing' is a good analogy...the darkroom squint is relaxing, and I'm just now able to open my eyes fully!

Thanks for the welcome and hello...
Have you tried Lightroom? I would like to see your photography. You can find some of mine in the link below
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I don't know how I came here, but I love it!
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The majority of my current work is with the nude, so I can't post it here. I've updated my profile to show my blog URL and you can see my current work there. You'll also find links to my websites and such as well...

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Ok...and I've now added an avatar and signature line...
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Oh, and Quantam3 - no, I've not yet done anything with Lightroom. I'm only barely grasping the basics of PhotoShop!
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Oh, and Quantam3 - no, I've not yet done anything with Lightroom. I'm only barely grasping the basics of PhotoShop!
Go with Lightroom then. Much easier than Photoshop and much much easier if you have a darkroom background. Lightroom is just for developing photography and it's just that while PS is for much more things, so you will find all more like scattered instead in Lightroom all is organized to develop photos and nothing more. Also, you can develop RAW files in Lightroom, which is much better than the rasterized image.
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Thanks Quantum...

I've heard that before. I don't have Lightroom but when I did some reading and research on it after the first version was released, that's not the impression I had of it.

I felt like it was geared more towards someone who did a lot of batch processing and image work as opposed to handling one image file at a time - like I do - like I used to do in my darkroom.

Maybe things are different with the newer version. I'll take another look -

Thanks!
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Thanks for the welcome

Was referred here from a colleague at the office as a great resource for on topic.

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Hi Jeanie,
Thanks for the welcome. I'm interested in learning more about photo painting using Photoshop. I prefer the more painterly technique like a loose watercolor or sketchy oils vs formal portraiture. I've been trying to use the art history brush, but I have trouble with the brushes scattering. Can anyone tell me why this happens?
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Hello I am new to the forums and have just been looking around.
There is so much here that I thought I would introduce myself in the thread of your wonderful warm welcome.

Recently I have set myself a task of putting over 500 old family slides that have sat in a box for nearly 40 years, through a special Photomaker machine and getting them onto my computer, so that I can burn them to discs.
The problem is the slides are not in very good condition and I have spent over a week dusting and removing some scratches.To post some here would mean resizing them smaller and losing the little detail there is already.
If I ask for help here regarding getting the colours looking a little better, is it possible to upload some of my images to Photobucket and post a link to them here.?
In Photobucket the size of the image will be over the restrictions allowed here ,but if it is just a link to the photos is that OK? Does the larger image show in the Forum or just the link?
Thank you for any help regarding the above.
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