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Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:06:33 pm »
Hiya WD's

I'm trying my luck here but anyway here goes.

I have Adobe CS4 and I am looking for LIGHTROOM

Anyone intrested in Sharing some software ?

Thanks

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 04:17:54 pm »
What do you want to do with lightroom? Raw? ..........

As an amateur I find PS overwhelming as it is.
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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 09:05:35 pm »

Hi Kobus

Yes that the problem I find PS just too much ,hear from people that Light room is more user friendly.

Doing a club shoot tomorrow night.

ANyway hope i will find someone keen on CS4

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 09:25:08 am »
Hi Hayleyscomet,
Hows it going with PS4 ? It is a very daunting programme but can be learnt fairly quickly with the right books. I have been using PS 2  and  PS 4 for a number of years now (just a hobby) and have found that the best tutorial books are by a guy called Scott Kelby. They are available in S.A but are hellish expensive. I have a few of his books and am happy to lend them to you if it will help you. Also a great site to go to is Worth 1000....here you will find the masters of the art and great competitions and tutorials. I enter a number of the competitions to improve my skills and get some terrific feed back from the real pro's on how to improve.    
Another very good site is Photoshop Cafe, some excellent tutorials which are easy to follow.
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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 09:38:01 am »
Whooops sorry about that first pic .....forgot to resize.  Compression has killed the second pic ......but you kind of get the idea.
Photo manipulation is a whole lotta fun.
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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 08:03:53 am »

HI Coxwain

WOW thank you so much for the OFFER

I bought one of scott kelbys books in December ...but i think its for advanced users as im still batteling with the basics.

Will send you a photo of the one i have ....maybe you have somthing more basic for me ?

What area are you in ?

PS you pics look stunning.

PPS A huge thank you to "Provocateur".....He PM'd me and Skyped Lightroom to me yesterday.

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 01:09:40 pm »

HI Coxwain

WOW thank you so much for the OFFER

I bought one of scott kelbys books in December ...but i think its for advanced users as im still batteling with the basics.

Will send you a photo of the one i have ....maybe you have somthing more basic for me ?

What area are you in ?

PS you pics look stunning.

PPS A huge thank you to "Provocateur".....He PM'd me and Skyped Lightroom to me yesterday.

Thanks Guys
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No problem... Im in Somerset West but I am near Durbanville most days. I should have asked but what aspect of PS are you interested in ...Photograph correction and enhancement or photo manipulation  (the fun stuff) Im guessing that you are more interested in the digital enhancement and correction. I have Scott Kelbys book The Photoshop CS2 book for Digital Photographers. which is excellent for learning enhancement techniques. I also have a book by Laurie McCanna called "How to do everything in Photoshop" Its a bit outdated but its still relevent as the basics are the same in all the PS editions. I can also lend you "Photoshop Down and dirty tricks" by Scott Kelby... brilliant book for learning photo manipulation and digital design concepts. Give me a shout on 0835591316 and we can make arrangments to drop the books off
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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 02:36:40 pm »


Thank you Brain ,was great chatting to you.
 

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 03:15:42 pm »
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PPS A huge thank you to "Provocateur".....He PM'd me and Skyped Lightroom to me yesterday.

What do you mean by that?
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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 03:20:40 pm »

Kobus

You can use SKYPE to send files from one person to anothere...Like a Peer 2 Peer.

Of Coarse you live 3 minutes from me so we wouldnt need skype !

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 04:16:28 pm »
Ja, but my point is whether that program can be installed without licence. (not that you or me would do that  >:D )

And what are you using LR for? Is it worth a try?

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 04:20:29 pm »


It Looks great , still finding my way around it.

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011, 05:00:27 pm »
Gonna try my luck also.  I don't have CS4 or Lightroom.  Can I get both please?   :peepwall:    ;D
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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 05:03:19 pm »
why don't you use the RAW software that came with the Camera!?
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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 05:11:24 pm »
do you have to shoot in raw to use the raw softwear ?
 

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2011, 05:12:29 pm »
Ja, but my point is whether that program can be installed without licence. (not that you or me would do that  >:D )

And what are you using LR for? Is it worth a try?

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2011, 05:14:03 pm »
do you have to shoot in raw to use the raw softwear ?

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2011, 05:16:01 pm »
do you have to shoot in raw to use the raw softwear ?

Yip  ;D

well then I better start shooting in raw  :thumleft:
the softwear I got with the camera is ok but I wish for something stronger or with more options to do corrections/enhancements.
 

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2011, 05:18:18 pm »
FWIW, I use Corel PhotoPaint X3 - it can do most things that PhotoShop can do and I think pretty much everything that  LR can. I find it easier to use than PS. They make a stand-alone version called  PaintShop Pro X3 for only R899.

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Re: Gonna Try my Luck - Photoshop and Lightroom
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2011, 09:45:44 pm »
do you have to shoot in raw to use the raw softwear ?

Yip  ;D

well then I better start shooting in raw  :thumleft:
the softwear I got with the camera is ok but I wish for something stronger or with more options to do corrections/enhancements.
lightroom = <3

Seriously cant be bothered to shoot anything in jpg format any more, you just loose out on all the fine control of your end result

heres a quick example, despite the image being shot as jpg originally, doing some color correction and "undo'ing" allot of what the camera does in terms of color correction and white balance etc you can still get far better end results. now had this been shit in raw I would have had even more room to get the image I want

Camera jpg


Lightroom corrections
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