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What kind of design tutorials would you like to see?
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x Unread post xJess   - at 11:42 am on Friday April 1 2005 x
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x Jess I've been making a list in the back of my mind of tutorials I'd like to do. Here are some ideas so far.. If you have anything you'd like to learn, please post here.

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Basic Design - Elements of Design
I think that could actually be 1 tutorial per element, otherwise it can be overwhelming for beginners. However, each one can be very basic since there isn't a lot to demonstrate - just show some examples, really. I have to jog my memory but think there's 7-9 elements depending on who's doing the teaching..

Basic Design - Principles of Design
Same as above - there are also roughly 7 principles, all can be demonstrated with examples. Some people teach more, some less.

Feng Shui - this I'm actually thinking of doing a little Flash thingy for this. Really, it's just for my own amusement.. However, I've done a lot of reading on it in the past couple of weeks so now I have to figure out how to streamline what I learned. There are two main systems (and one lesser one dealing with doors) and they can get pretty specific.

Photoshop - Processing poorly exposed digital photos (and slide scans)
How to fix levels and reduce noise in underexposed photos. I take such bad low light pics with my camera, I've become a reluctant expert at this. roll eyes

Eventually I'd like to do one for video like this one for underexposed photos.

Using vector tools
Some specifics change from program to program, but learning these tools can help you get more a lot control over your designs. Since most people (who do tutorials) use Photoshop, I'll probably stick with that.

That's all I can think of for now but it should keep me fairly busy I think..
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 11:46 am on Friday April 1 2005 x
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x Universal Sea start with the basics and get more complex. the new article system will have built-in capabilities for tutorials.
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x Unread post xJess   - at 3:26 pm on Thursday April 7 2005 x
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x Jess From a few old threads, here are where you can find other people's tutorials:

Online photoshop digital photography tutorials/resources... in Understated Photographics

Older ones from here

and ones specifically for photoshop
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x Unread post xBilly_Tascademo   - at 6:15 am on Friday April 15 2005 x
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x Billy_Tascademo Design basics definately.

I think my problem isn't so much using the sorftware, (which is just drills and tutorials), but knowing what to put where.
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x Unread post xJess   - at 10:50 am on Friday April 15 2005 x
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x Jess Thanks.. Yeah I thought it was not a bad idea and maybe it might help Sea out of his design rut.

Don't know when I'll get a chance to do them but hopefully I can work in bits & pieces on it..
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x Unread post xAudioHeaven   - at 2:55 pm on Friday April 15 2005 x
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x AudioHeaven The photoshop one, because I don't think you can ever know enough about it. I do ok, but there's plenty I'm sure I've missed out on achieving.
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x Unread post xUnderstated   - at 1:05 am on Thursday May 5 2005 x
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x Understated there be some good online tutorials for photoshop...

i think you should some that are a little different...
the design elements one sounds good, cause you could make it more suited to your style. a little something that nobody really knows about or can find online... know whattamean?
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x Unread post xJess   - at 10:09 am on Thursday May 5 2005 x
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x Jess Well when teaching, its best to avoid dealing with style. That's just something that evolves with time and practice. You can't teach style. At least, I can't... (looking at what I'm wearing right now...) I mean you can try.. but ultimately, the designer's own style is going to supercede anything they try to do, so why not just do what you can as opposed to forcing it?

I mean, I haven't really even developed a style yet. In design work, I tend to do what the client wants. And most of my painting lately has either been from observation, or working on old stuff that I've had a very definite idea of what I want. Naturally a certain amount of style goes into that, but I don't feel I have anything defined yet.

blah blah blah.. what am I talking about?

Oh yeah, I should post that site with the actions in here. It would also be good for design. Thanks for bumping this..
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Edited by Jess on May 5 2005 at 9:09 am
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x Unread post xJess   - at 10:12 am on Thursday May 5 2005 x
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x Jess free photoshop actions for digital photographers.

http://www.atncentral.com/
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x Unread post xjj_4487   - at 10:28 am on Wednesday July 20 2005 x
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x jj_4487 Photoshop, definately, I'm pretty crap at most computer-related things anyway lol
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x Unread post xxUnderstated   - at 10:36 pm on Thursday April 20 2006 x
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x Understated here's an awesome photoshop tutorial site! it links to tutorials from around the web...

http://www.good-tutorials.com
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Edited by Understated on April 20 2006 at 9:42 pm
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