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pedecamera
05-20-2004, 03:01 AM
If you got a PS problem... i can try to help, I do this 8 hours a day
Cheers
peter

domedia
05-20-2004, 03:04 AM
Welcome to the forum Peter!

Great to have an experienced Photoshop user here :)

Ross
05-20-2004, 03:23 PM
I wouldn't min dknowing the best way to start learning how to make templates? I have good ideas for designs but can never do them myself and it is hard getting what you want over to another designer.

underzen
06-07-2004, 03:30 AM
I wouldn't min dknowing the best way to start learning how to make templates? I have good ideas for designs but can never do them myself and it is hard getting what you want over to another designer.
I was the worst when it came to designing a website that was appealing to the eyes. I am backend programmer so design was never a specialty of mine.

Over the past year I have devoted a lot of time honing my Photoshop skills. I used to purchase templates in the past because I could not for the life of me think of a design, they always turned out horrible. After purchasing numerous templates I was able to pickup on some tips that other designers used in Photoshop. Now I only design my own sites, sure they are nothing compared to Ceonex.com or anything.

One of the things I do for a new site is first go around and look at the competitions designs. I get my ideas and inspiration from there. I'll look at several competitorsí sites for about a day. The next day I will fire up Photoshop and start designing without going back to the competitorsí sites. I find that this allows me to go on memory from what I have seen from my competitorsí sites. And what ends up happening is that ideas from all the sites I have seen get morphed into something that I came up with. Looking at the competitorsí websites or just well designed websites in general help to get the creative side of my brain going, be it a small one. :)

I always start with a simple 800x600 Photoshop canvas. I always work from the top down concentrating on the header first. Not only do I try to make the colors flow I also want to make sure that the skeleton of the front page flows. For example I wouldn't have a rounded header and then use squares for the navigation. If I am working with a dark blue theme then I try to have the base colors like the background of the nav and the right and left boxes all in a dark shade of blue or black or grey. For the navigation I tend to use a color that stands out but not something like a bright yellow. I would normally use a slightly dark orange that is easy on the eyes. This stands out to the user as something important but itís not an eye sore.

Something I can't stand are very busy websites with flash navigation and flash headers and flash here and there and colors bursting all over the place. I prefer to have one base or two base colors from which I work off of.

Hope this helps a bit :) .

By the way I still suck at web design but I'm slowly getting better

cdingman
06-12-2004, 09:29 PM
I agree - I hate sites that insist upon using all 16.7 million colors available to them and that have more animation and flash than an anime movie LOL...

I try to use one or two (or maybe three) colors that work well togther.

For example, in the site I'm working on now I used right, black and white in various shades and hues to create a site that is appealling to eyes and still comes across as clean and not too loud.

I think they should outlaw the use of bright neon colors and flash animation in mass quantity on the web as it does hurt they eyes LOL


:)

underzen
06-15-2004, 05:33 PM
It hurts the eyes and is such a turn off. About the only place I like to see flash that it doesn't bother me is like on yahoo when they are running an ad for a movie trailer or something.

cdingman
06-16-2004, 03:37 AM
Actually I think that's when flash is most annoying but i guess it really is about the best use of it :)

QPod
09-16-2004, 07:03 AM
I am a total newbie as far as Photoshop goes does anyone know where I could get some decent tutorials from. :blink:
thanks peeps in advance

gmcrone
09-26-2004, 08:50 PM
I am a total newbie as far as Photoshop goes does anyone know where I could get some decent tutorials from. :blink:
thanks peeps in advance
The 2 best places for tutorials are:
Right from the source at http://adobe.com ('http://adobe.com')
And from The National Association Of Photoshop Professionals
http://www.photoshopuser.com ('http://www.photoshopuser.com')
The second site is a membership only site, but well worth the price.

There are literally thousands of free tutorials on the web, just do a Google search on photoshop AND tutorial

Mike....

digi_mediaguru
10-22-2004, 07:58 PM
Hey boys and girls

I use Photoshop CS 8 hrs or more a day so if anyone has any questions let me know... I pretty much can say that there is not one thing that I have not used in PS CS except some filters and what not but yea if anyone has any Qs let me know and I would be more than happy to give you my input as soon as I can.

Im Gody by the way. Nice meeting you all B)

QPod
12-14-2004, 01:50 PM
I am a total newbie as far as Photoshop goes does anyone know where I could get some decent tutorials from. :blink:
thanks peeps in advance
The 2 best places for tutorials are:
Right from the source at http://adobe.com ('http://adobe.com')
And from The National Association Of Photoshop Professionals
http://www.photoshopuser.com ('http://www.photoshopuser.com')
The second site is a membership only site, but well worth the price.

There are literally thousands of free tutorials on the web, just do a Google search on photoshop AND tutorial

Mike....
Thanks did the Google search thing and came up with quite a few good ones :)This one seems to be one of the better ones for anyone who is looking for a Tutorial site http://www.good-tutorials.com/ ('http://www.good-tutorials.com/')

keith
05-21-2005, 12:58 PM
If you got a PS problem... i can try to help, I do this 8 hours a day
Cheers
peter
Hi. I have just found this forum, and am not sure how to reply to you. I think I am fairly good with Photoshop and Dreamweaver basics, but I would like to start designing for the web in Photoshop. Do you know of any tutorials I could look at. I'm particularly interested in designing web page banners

Creative Insanity
10-03-2005, 09:42 PM
Just to let you people know.. I have been using Photoshop since version 2 and I am a free lance desktop artist.
So my help is on offer also.

catherine99
10-10-2005, 10:42 PM
http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/Adobe_Photoshop/All/ ('http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/Adobe_Photoshop/All/')


this is a great site for all tutorials on Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Freehand. under the photoshop/All/ it has many including:

Animation
Banners and Web Images
Basic Help and Navigation
Brushes
Buttons and Interfaces
Color Application
Drawing
Filter Tricks
Icon Creation

I hope this is useful

by the way welcome! :)

webhed
03-06-2006, 01:59 AM
well we certainly have the photoshoppers here

me too... 10 years

:)