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Old 04-01-2009, 03:08 AM
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Another Hello!...and some questions.

Hi all!
I've been looking at this site for a short while now and there seems to be loads of support for people just like me... a complete newbie!
I've always had an interest in photography but always thought the post production sort of stuff could only be done by professionals, until I started using PSCS2 recently. Initially I was really excited about being able to create/retouch images but I have found it hard going trying to learn the software.
There are millions of great tutorials outs there, especially on this site, and reading through them everything seems so straightforward. But when I come to actually try them or apply them to my own work I always seem to come across things that don't work (or at least I can't get them to work). The tutorials, even if they're aimed at beginners, always seem to assume that certain tools can be used without explanation and I get stuck!
Don't get me wrong there's nothing wrong with the tutorials, quite the opposite, it is just me!
With this in mind does anyone know of where I can get really basic tutorials from so that I have a base to work from? Maybe then the ones I've tried will fall into place and I will get it!
Also would you recommend going on a course to help learn? I found a fairly inexpensive one near to where I live (Herftordshire, UK) that I might check out unless anyone knows of any others?

Sorry to rant on with my first post but I'm eager to learn so that maybe one day I can help others!
Hope everyone's well and hopefully speak soon!
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:47 AM
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Re: Another Hello!...and some questions.

You Could buy Adobe Classroom in a book for photoshop.There really good and they walk you through the program starting with the basics
There is really no shortcut its important you have a good foundation
Also you can work at your own pace
I have been to St Albans nice area welcome to retouchpro
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:29 AM
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Re: Another Hello!...and some questions.

Many thanks for the welcome and advice on the book, I shall have a look for it.
What a coincidence, I live in St Albans!
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