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Old Sep 14, 2005, 6:36 AM   #1
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I got my first digital camera about 6 months ago and i really love it.

I need some good opinions on what photo editing software would be best for me. I really just need the basics (and the stamp tool)and I dont want it to be so complicated that I'm afraid to mess with it.

I print my own pics with a Canon printer and they look nice but the software I'm using now came with my Fuji camera and it does not have the stamper tool. I have a couple of pics that I need the stamp to remove a item from each pic and I would really like to learn just one software and use it all of the time.

I have been trying to use Adobe Photoshop 6 on a friends computer and its way to complicated for me. Microsoft Picture It Express does not have a stamp tool so i dont like it.

Please suggest some simple softwarethat has the stamp tool..............I'm going crazy here. Also what is the best way to manage my photos? Should I copy them to a CD?

Sorry for the stupid questions but I am a newbie.

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Photoshop can be a huge learning curve. Having said that, I would recommend Photoshop Elements 3.

It's aimed at the consumer photographer, whereas the full Photoshop is intended for professionals and design work. It's not the law, it just is.

Elements 3 has the clone stamp tool, also the healing brush and the spot healing brush. It is so called because it has elements of the full program, as I said aimed at the consumer.

It offers one click fixes for ease of use, but allows a great degree of user input if you so wish.

It also incorporates a version of Adobe Album, for organising your images and creating calendars and such.

If you have broadband I would suggest you download a trial from Adobe, (Big file). I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed. But don't rush in just yet. Wait for other suggestions first as it's not the only capable program at this level, just one I would recommend.


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I agree with Steve on this one and dont forget to get your feet wet a little there are a BILLION tutorials out there to help walk you through the toughest of tasks and has helped me SO MUCH also dont be afraid to ask "How did you take that shot?" and heres a few for you to start with....I hope these links are acceptable to post

http://www.good-tutorials.com/
http://www.grafx-design.com/phototut.html
http://www.ad0be.com/products/tips/photoshop.html
http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/
http://www.pegaweb.com/
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials.html
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://www.80four.co.uk/tutorials/photoshop.html
http://erk.free.fr/tips/index.htm
http://www.bluesfear.com/
http://www.designerdrugs.be/php/main.php?pagina=tut
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/
http://www.n-sane.net/tutorials/urban_decay/index.php
http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey...html?tw=design
http://www.eyesondesign.net/pshop/tuts.htm
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-tutorials
http://www.pslover.com/
http://www.handson.nu/
http://www.eyeball-design.com/fxzone/frames01.htm
http://www.tutorialized.com/
http://myjanee.home.insightbb.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.2ginc.com/tutorials/ps.html
http://www.spoono.com/photoshop/
http://browse.deviantart.com/resourc...5&limit=24
http://www.tutorialoutpost.com/textures-patterns/40
http://www.deaddreamer.com/v10/tuto/index.html
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/tut_photoshop/ps_tut.php
http://www.digitalabuse.net/index.html
http://www.wz2k.co.uk/pages/downloads/index.php
http://www.google.com/search?q=photo...8&oe=utf-8
http://www.bluesfear.com/tutorials/Blending.php
http://www.project09.com/tutorials/P.../3d-tentacles/
http://www.bluesfear.com/tutorials/Blood.php
http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/index.html
http://www.putertutor.net/photo/photosho.htm
http://www.adobe.com/products/tips/photoshop.html
http://www.siljan.se/aq/autumn2002/index.htm
http://www.rtideas.com/ticks/
http://www.phong.com/tutorials/
http://www.andygraphics.com/tutorials/index.html
http://www.mccannas.com/pshop/photosh0.htm
http://www.webreference.com/graphics/
http://rainworld.com/psworkshop/
http://www.russellbrown.com/tips/photoshop.html
http://user.fundy.net/morris/photoshop.shtml
http://www.stridingstudio.com/tutorials/
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/2d/
http://www.thinkdan.com/tutorials/photoshop.html
http://www.neofrog.com/tutorials.html
http://www.spoono.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://www.pixeljunction.com/tutorials.php
http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/
http://www.spyroteknik.com/
http://www.carbonfour.com/tutorials/
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http://jereme.gfxsites.net/
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http://www.bluesfear.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.dimitrix.net
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http://www.teamphotoshop.com/
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http://www.eyeball-design.com/page05.htm
http://asbestos.edgenetwk.com/news.htm
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http://www.jereme.com/
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http://www.autobliss.com/psp/
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http://www.graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/
http://www*****eaming-art.com/
http://www.sedergraphics.com/
http://Photoshopgurus.info/
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http://www.indigoproductions.com/free_stuff.htm
http://www.photoshop-graphics.com/
http://www.terravista.pt/copacabana/3519/web.htm
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop
http://www.go.to/designstudios
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http://user.fundy.net/morris/
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http://www.photoshopwebmagic.com/
http://www.photoshopx.net/
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/
http://www.photoshop-graphics.com/
http://www.scottswork.co.uk/
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http://www.creativstudios.net/
http://www.pdh-net.freeserve.co.uk/
http://www.thedesigncore.com/
http://www.chunkypanda.com/
http://www.toxicbug.com/digitalart/
http://www.shadowness.com
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http://www.tmedsdesign.com/
http://home.no/entie/
http://home.no.net/poek/
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http://www.designsbymark.com/
http://www.phong.com/
http://www.deviantart.com/
http://www.adobe.com
http://www.geocities.com/nessele/
http://geda-online.com/
http://www.iboost.com/build/software/pshop/index.html
http://www.pixelpunk.8m.com/
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http://www.homestead.com/photo_shop/
http://www.poidesign.com/
http://robouk.mchost.com/tuts/
http://www.sketchpad.net/photoshp.htm
http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/
http://www.webclass-101.com/photoshop6.shtml
http://www.webslave.dircon.co.uk/photoshop/index.html
http://umojan99.tripod.com/photoshop.htm
http://www.sev.com.au/dtpzone/phtips.asp
http://www.shortcutcentral.com/
http://www.orionnetlinks.com/Photoshop/photoshop.asp
http://www.redeyedesign.com.au/
http://www.ghostbone.com/
http://www.kraix.com/
http://www.geocities.com/aptutorials/
http://www.photoshopuser.com/
http://www.bizark.com/
http://www.graphicsnews.com/
http://www.dtpdomain.com/
http://www.timmbasoft.com/
http://digicollage.com/asap/index.htm
http://www.deepspaceweb.com/
http://www.effectlab.com/
http://www.mynx-home.tk/
http://www.orionnetlinks.com/default.asp
http://www.chezfree.com/sylgraph/
http://photoshopgurus.info/
http://www.pixeljunction.com/
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/2d/
http://www.eyewire.com/
http://www.dubtastic.com/tutorials.html
http://www.angryblue.com/
http://www.rasterized.org/
http://www.precisionart.net/
http://www.stridingstudio.com/tutorials/
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/2d/
http://www.deepspaceweb.com/
http://www.phong.com/tutorials/
http://www.spoono.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://www.pixeljunction.com/tutorials.php
http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/
http://www.spyroteknik.com/
http://www.carbonfour.com/tutorials/
http://www.dubtastic.com/tutorials.shtml
http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/index.html
http://www.effectlab.com/
http://www.jlswebsource.com/tutorials.html
http://www.dreaminfinity.com/tutorials/ps.htm
http://www.eyeball-design.com/page09.htm
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop.htm
http://www.myjanee.com/jnetuts.htm
http://www.eyesondesign.net/pshop/tuts.htm
http://www.savvy.net/photoshop.htm
http://www.photoshopcafe.com
http://www.phong.com/tutorials
http://robouk.gdesign.nl/tutorials/
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials.html
http://www.stewartstudio.com/tips/phototip.htm
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http://www.rtideas.com/ticks/
http://www*****eaming-art.com/tutorials.php
http://www.digitaltropic.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.perfectpixels.com/index.cfm?method=photoshop
http://www.distortion.co.uk/freebies/tutorial.html
http://www.arraich.com/ps_intro.htm
http://www.eyeland.com/tutorials.php
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http://www.webteknique.com/
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http://www.masteratwork.com/ed/7denierave/
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http://www.theroot42.org/forum/
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http://www.reality9.com/tutorials.html
http://www.spoono.com/
http://www.stridingstudio.com/tutorials/
http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/index.html
http://geda-online.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.extremephotoshop.com/tutorials.aspx
http://www.thinkdan.com/tutorials/photoshop.html
http://xen-fx.com/txt/tutorials/
http://www.aovs02.dsl.pipex.com/tuts.htm
http://www.pixelvoid.com/pageview.php?page=ps/list
http://www.deviantart.com/?tier=tutorials
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials.html
http://www.ps6.com/Tutorials/select.html
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/photosh...als/ps_tut.php
http://www.reactionzero.com/rz/ps_tutorials.php
http://www.voidix.com/tutorialsphotoshop.php
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://w1.606.telia.com/~u60607423/abbe_v3/tuts.html
http://www*****eaming-art.com/tutorials.php
http://www.deepspaceweb.com/modules.php?name=Sections
http://tutorials.yaxay.com/showsecti...=6&cpage=0
http://www.pstutorials.org
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Wow. The definitive link list for Photoshop.

Try and take a break now and again Wagaboo, maybe get some sleep .Took me two minutes to delete from the quote !!

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Got a few more around somewhere just gotta find em:?
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Definitely try before you buy. Each program has its strengths and weaknesses. I am a user of Photoimpact, and like its ease of use, and (to me at least) intuitive interface. The names of the tools, and their functions makes a bit more sense to me, but I have been using it since version 4, and it is now at 10. It has more features than Photoshop Elements, though not quite the range of CS. Also has a lot of built-in tools that you would need to try to chase down as plugins for Photoshop.

I also use PSE 3. which came with a new scanner. I must admit I like being able to view, open, and edit RAW files from my camera all in the same program. The raw converter works very well and is easy to use. The results are as good, or nearly so, as anything else. I do find it frustrating to have to remember to create a new layer to work in when I want to do something simple, PI uses an object oriented approach, so if I want to select an element of the picture to work on, I do just that, and then either merge it back or save as an object. Simplicity itself.

I could go on, and a definitive comparison of these programs is more than I care to undertake, so I'll just let it go. Good luck with your search.

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