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    by D1cko » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:39 pm

    When taking photos I have a 'do it rite the first time' attitude. Mostly because I don't have photoshop or any other program for editing photos, and even if it did have it I wouldn't know how to use it. So where can I go to to get a bit of training in using such programs?
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    by Avalon » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:24 pm

    If you don't have any programs at all, then I'd suggest look at Picasa 3.5 first.
    It's a free download from Google, and I find it's easy to learn and does most things I need. :)
    PS If I can use it without training then ANYONE can. :?
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    by Avalon » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:51 pm

    As a follow up to this, I recently enrolled in a 3 day Brisbane TAFE course on Photoshop.
    Sadly they cancelled it but nobody from TAFE bothered to let me know. :(
    So I guess I wouldn't recommend TAFE :roll:
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    by D1cko » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:36 pm

    ok. I got an email from CQ tafe with course listings and there was ''get the most out of your digital camera'' course. I thought about it for a bit but I remember what the teachers were like when I did my apprenticeship theory.
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    by Avalon » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:39 pm

    Have you tried your local Camera Clubs?
    I know my local one often advertises courses and workshops.
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    by D1cko » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:56 pm

    I never really thought about that. I'll have a hunt and see what I can find.
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    by Avalon » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:03 pm

    Since my disappointment over the cancelled TAFE course, I have done a bit more research and have found this website to be a very useful source.
    www.beckhamdigital.co.uk

    Despite the website address, they are based on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.
    I purchased their Basic Intro to CS3 DVD and I'm finding it very helpful.

    I've also been recommended to try the free tutorials on
    http://www.photoshopusertv.com

    Best of luck. :)
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    by Big Pix » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:15 pm

    ...... some of the best on line training

    http://www.totaltraining.com/
    Cheers ....bp....

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    by kangas » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:26 pm

    just google for photoshop instructions, training etc plenty around.

    Photoshopcafe is one I remember.
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    by D1cko » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:07 pm

    thanks people. I will have a look at those sights.
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    by heartyfisher » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:35 pm

    There are lots on you tube...

    There is a really fun set where the "instructor" was a really depressed fellow whose marriage was breaking up. ! Its called "you suck at photoshop" I think... :lol:
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    by Ken182 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:55 am

    I have done training with this dude:

    David Harradine - http://www.whack.com.au/website/

    He is very good with Photoshop and with Lightroom

    If you are thinking of taking lots of photos and are wanting training in Lightroom I can especially recommend him.

    Well worth the money
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    http://www.kensphotoblog2013.com/
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    by heartyfisher » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:38 am

    LOL these guys have a wiki page and time magazine article now!..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Suck_A ... _series%29
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