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This is probably a question for Jaz.

I got the new photoshop CS2 last week and i havent played around with it much but i had photoshop elements before. I was wondering whats the easiest way to select stuff... I'm not liking the lasso tool that much cause i have a laptop and all i have is a scroll pad. I rememeber in elements i could use a brush or something to select big things and i could change the size to be really precise. Is that still in here or i just gotta get better with the lasso?
 

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Lasso or even magic wand should do the trick.
what you were talking about reminds me of quick mask thing where you kind of color wanted area with brush tool and after you change it back to standard mode... you have the selection done.
its a 3rd button row from bottom in toolbar.

hope this helps
 

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Learn to use Shift+Lasso(Magnetic, Precise, and Polygonal) and Alt+Lasso. While holding shift, you add to your current selection. (Let's say you missed a piece when you used the Magic Brush Selector tool; simply hold Shift and select the remaining area with the Lasso tool of choice.) Holding Alt while using the Lasso tool subtracts from your current selection.

Hope that helps.
(Btw, I've now been through 2 months of formal art college...)
 

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It depends what you need, some people that do not need car may think that 15k for car is much.

i have shoot 10000 photos with my camera in less than 2 years, i recently bought one of best quality lenses in world for camera.. it cost me that 800 bucks, just lens.. it was expensive yes, but it was worth it.
when you really need something, it may only be expensive for peoples around you.
 

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Originally posted by JazViper@Oct 4 2006, 04:14 AM
It depends what you need, some people that do not need car may think that 15k for car is much.

i have shoot 10000 photos with my camera in less than 2 years, i recently bought one of best quality lenses in world for camera.. it cost me that 800 bucks, just lens.. it was expensive yes, but it was worth it.
when you really need something, it may only be expensive for peoples around you.
Exactly! 800 bucks to make some cool looking sigs for forums isn't worth it.
 

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yeah but jani takes some awesome pics and hes probably the best freckin photochopper on here. GO JANI!
 

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Probly the best photographer too! Go jani... your my idol. but only sorta.
 

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you have any hints on an aspiring photographer? When i sold my drums last year, i was supposed to use the money to get me a Nikon, but instead i bought a celica. still a nice deal but i still wanna photograph. What would be your steps to getting better. I have a semi old camera, a 3.1mp sony but i have severals thousand pics taken.

i wanted a nikon d50. saw a couple super combos on ebay that looked decent...
 

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I originally bought 300D as my first DSLR.
now just 2 years later its nearing 11k pics
i just took alot pictures and played around with settings, tried unusual angles and stuff.
watched other peoples photos that i liked and tried to think why those were so good and tried to redo those myself.

Now i am looking 400D.. (still gonna keep my 300D in bag though)
D50 nikon is okay starter DSLR. you may be able to find canon 350D or nikon D70 that IMO are tad better than D50.
I assume you are looking DSLR anyways, and thats what you need if you take photography even little seriously.. either canon or nikon =)

You can read from here what camera has and maybe give you final choice, reviews are large and partly quite technical but very helpful too.
http://www.dpreview.com/
 

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Ok... so I've always wanted to take pictures with extended exposures... can this happen on a DSLR? Or do i need an old school film camera for this?
Also let's say im looking to take many frames per second, for example in action shots, what feature is this? just # of fps?
 

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DSLR gives you full controls over exposure and all other things, in canons i use Tv mode for long exposures and Av for normal photography.. and i never use full auto mode. it sucks on all cameras


for example, my camera is in Tv mode.
i can control how long i want exposure to be, it can be set from 30sec to 1/4000sec

Av mode controls aperture..
my primary lens draws sharpest pic at F7.1 so i keep that selected.

rest modes are rarely used by me, then there is also some other controls you can tweak under those modes like ISO sensitivity.. blaa blaa


my camera can take 4 fps in second at continous drive, new models can do more before buffer is full.
just remember that you cannot record video with DSLR !
(thats why i have old compact A70 as vid cam hehe)

7 min exposure with bulb mode, you can take pic long as your battery lasts which can be hours.

 

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Tnx! I was looking in the site you sent me and I'm thinking about getting a D80 instead. By what I've read its a pretty good camera. Now its time to save up my money...

What do you think about it?
 

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On the subject of CS2... I've found some intresting things, lately.

Ever hold Ctrl and click help > about photoshop? (Or w/e.. the third choice in that menu.)

Instead of the default view, it gives you the 'Space Monkey' (CS2's codename while it was in dev) scheme. It's pretty cool.

Anyone know about Merlin? Hold alt, and click (you'll have to hold) on the layers pallete button, and goto pallete options.... Merlin Lives!!

Just intresting stuff.. ^.^

I've done a ton in photoshop.. my gf is an art student, so I keep learning, and learning... I enjoy it, too. So.. :]
 
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