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Old 07-23-2003, 09:03 AM
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Tutorial ideas

Here's where you post tutorial ideas for others to say "hey, I could write that!"

Stuff that you'd like to see a tutorial on, or that you simply feel needs a tutorial here due to its relevance.

And those who decide they'd like to try their hand at writing a tutorial can revisit this thread for ideas on what to write about.
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Old 07-23-2003, 09:08 AM
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I'll start us off:

I've always thought it would be a good idea to have several different step-by-step restorations. something like:

Starting image
First step (screencap)
Second step (screencap)
Third step (screencap)
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Last step (screencap)
Side by side/before and after images.

We have lots of finished jobs, several of which have excellent descriptions, but I think this would clarify things a lot for many people.
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Old 08-06-2003, 04:10 AM
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I think the first/last pix should be shown at the beginning of the tutorial. This provides more motivation than just a title.

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Old 08-28-2003, 10:34 PM
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I agree. The first/last photos pretty much sum the whole thing up. I just got around to publishing a tutorial on curves adjustments on my site. I have never done one before and thought I would give it a try. If I get good feedback on it I will put it here.
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Old 08-29-2003, 12:08 AM
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An interesting thought ;

We have a Tutorial section and a challenges section ...

If one could do a tutorial of a restoration of a challenge, with sreen shots, and link that challenge submision to the tutorial and the tutorial to the challenge ....

Maybe a tutrial category of challenges, and a sub category of each challenge # so that multiple tutorials could be written and they would all be grouped together and linked...

... I know ... I like to make things complicated, but maybe this idea will spark another idea, and so on ....
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:50 AM
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I still don't understand advanced blending (blend if) very well. I'd love to see an easy to understand tutorial on that.

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Old 10-30-2003, 08:58 AM
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Stuff I'd like to see in our Tutorials section:

Making actions
Custom brushes
Patch tool
Image-based selections
Displacement maps
More colorization techniques
Keystone correction
Perspective correction
Retouching wrinkles
Reconstruction of missing details
Using curves to fix skin tones

I'm sure there's a ton more. Add your own here.
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Old 11-09-2003, 05:29 PM
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I'd really like to see a realistic sky replacement tutorial using only PS native filters and tools.

This might have been mentioned, but a tutorial on selecting specific colors or a range of colors would be handy for those trying to remove stains.

And, of course, the old standby "tutorial on how to write a tutorial", only updated for our new automated system.
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Old 11-09-2003, 09:07 PM
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Here's another: show how to use stairstep interpolation with before/after examples.

Plus, don't forget any of our tutorials could be re-done using a different editor. So re-do a Photoshop tut for PaintshopPro, or translate them for Elements, or Corel Paint, or whatever your favorite editor is. If I get enough I'll separate them into their own areas.
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Old 01-06-2004, 08:39 AM
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How to create "real" DOF?

Ok, silly newbie rushing in.

Is there a technique for creating realistic looking DOF? I don't mean the standard background-middleground-foreground, mask and Gaussian blur. It looks fake after a while. I mean something that looks like it was caused by a real optical lens. (Perhaps there is a plug-in?) Old analogue SLR photographers out there will know what I mean I think.

See this forum entry for an example:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=7175761

I don't know how long the images in that forum will be available. If they disappear, I can supply some of my own SLR photos for illustration purposes.
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