Old 04-5-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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The Official FFR Photoshop Tutorial/Resources Thread

Purpose of this thread:
To help people broaden their resources when it comes to Photoshop. It also allows new artist, and original ones to share and discover new techniques that could help spark some new creativity.

http://www.photoshop.com - Interested in Photoshop; here is their main website.
http://www.gimp.org/ - Free photo editing software (PS Brushes do not work with GIMP)

Rules in this thread
  1. - You may showcase any art that you have.
  2. - Be positive and constructive.
  3. - Do not flame people's art work, or people who are simply trying to learn. Keep the drama out of this thread.
  4. - Have Photoshop.
  5. - Do not request for profiles in this thread. That is what the FFR Profile Shop is for.
  6. - When posting someone's tutorial or art, be sure to give them credit.
  7. - Leave your ego out the door.

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Brushes


Gradients


Patterns


Fonts


Tutorials
How To make a Gradient - By RuGuru

Photoshop Basics 101: How to make a gradiant

I'm going to try to make this the most interesting way I can.
There will be another addition to gradiants just some tricks. Anywhoos lets start!



Lets start with a simple gradiant, to colorize this image.



Lets start out by finding the Gradiant tool! In photoshop there are a lot of tools hidden within the tool window. The gradiant tool should be behind the Fill tool. Just simply right click the fill tool and you'll see a window pop up to select the gradiant tool.

However, perhaps the gradiant tool is already set on the tool window. Then you're already a step ahead! D:



Then at the top of the screen you will see the gradiant options. Seeeee it?



Click on the gradiant for more gradiant options! This is where the magic begins.



And vavooom more gradiant options! Now we can start.



Now lets set the colours. See the points near the colour bar? You can move those around to change your gradiants



Now how do to choose your own colours? Click one of the points on the colour bar then click the colour in the color</c> box. As shown in the image.



Then you simply choose your colour. Also if you move the cursor outside the window the eye dropper tool will be shown, and you can select the colour your want from the image! (I'll explain this better in another gradiant tutorial)



I forgot to mention the tiny points on the colour bar. You can stretch or shrink out the colour of the points with those. Just move them around.



The top points of the color bar represent the opacity. You can adjust the transparency of the gradiant here. (I will also show a tip about this in another tutorial).



Next you will need to save your gradiant! Or it will disappear D:.

You dont have to make a name for it. You can simply just press the New button and the gradiant will be saved.



Like in this image you can see my saved gradiant! (Lol @ one - i had to reset my photoshop since i got a new laptop)

Then finally just use your gradiant, in gradiant overlay or such and such.



And ta da


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Old 04-5-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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Wewttt this shall be great,

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For free photo editing software: http://www.gimp.org/
For payed photo editing software: http://www.photoshop.com/
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Old 04-5-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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talk to me about typefaces and typography in general

just throwing that out there as a designer
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Old 04-5-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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talk to me about typefaces and typography in general

just throwing that out there as a designer
I never tried it before lol. If you have experience in it, maybe you could post some stuff to put into the thread.

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* Two tutorials have been posted.
* More additional websites for resources

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Old 04-5-2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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I like the idea of this thread but I think this would be better fit in the 32bit section?
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Moved thread to 32-bit RGB forum and stickied it. I'm sure this will be very useful to many users.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #7
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what's the best way to go about learning photoshop?
should i just look at some basic tutorials and start playing around with ps

or does anybody have a really useful manual-like all-in-one guide in a neat website or pdf format? ;o i figured since ps has so many functions and tricks, i couldnt possibly figure them out all on my own
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Best way to learn all the tools and keyboard commands

http://speckyboy.com/2008/11/09/17-p...load-for-free/

It's a bunch of cheat sheets, really helpful in getting to know the program.
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thanks ds ;D
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