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Old 05-20-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
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If you got a PS problem... i can try to help, I do this 8 hours a day
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Peter!

Great to have an experienced Photoshop user here
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:30 AM   #4
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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
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Old 06-12-2004, 08:29 PM   #5
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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


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Old 06-15-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:37 AM   #7
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Actually I think that's when flash is most annoying but i guess it really is about the best use of it


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Old 09-16-2004, 06:03 AM   #8
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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
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Old 09-26-2004, 07:50 PM   #9
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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
And from The National Association Of Photoshop Professionals
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

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Old 10-22-2004, 06:58 PM   #10
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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)
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