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Hi,

I think I am going to have a go at learning a little about how to use photoshop.
  • The first question I have is Where do people go to get images to use in photoshop with out getting into trouble with copyright?
  • Also I know there are thousands of tutorials out the but can anyone recommend any?
And any advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you Rob.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Easiest place to get pix and not have to worry about copyright is to grab your digital camera and go out and take them yourself

    Tutorials - lynda.com has quite a few photoshop tutorials, and most are well put-together and professional, by professionals. Last I checked, their subscription price was $25/mo.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
    What are your intentions for Photoshop? If you're looking at using it for web graphics then I don't think getting images is going to be a big issue. In other words if you want to make headers and flashing arrows and "Buy Now" buttons then you don't really have to worry about getting images.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostColor
    Photoshop is an excellent product, but it is very expensive and I think that you'd better use their Trial first in order to take control over it and then to buy it. They offer convinient 30 days trial. As far as for the images just go in any search angine and type "free stock images", "free photo gallery" or any similar keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
    You can also get the academic version for very good price. If you yourself are not a student then you need a friend who is in school or a teacher or who has kids in school.

    Look up "Academic Superstore" on Google. They have everything and good turn around. I bought "Adobe Production Studio" foe about $300 and it has a lot of stuff in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author julie9999
    You can click photos on your own and can work on it. But still some pic are not available to us such as famous personalities. Then we need to buy them from their owner. There are small small free pdfs are availble on internet, you can download that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech Diva
    Hi there!

    If you search Google for stock photography, you'll find a list of great sites from BigStockPhoto.com to iStock.com less commercialized websites. You can also search for free stock photos and find surprisingly good photos available for free.

    Lynda.com is awesome for teaching you about software and design-related topics. It's inexpensive and you can watch countless videos from their growing library.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shelle-K
      I don't recall seeing Dreamstime posted. It's not the best resource, but they do have some free stock photography. Just check the usage rights for each graphic to know whether you can use it or not for your specific need.

      Dreamstime - Download Free Stock Images and Photos
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Bulanek
    Welcome to Ps. Photoshop is an amazing program.

    Here is a great site Basix | Psdtuts+. This should help you out as far as learning.

    For images I just found this cool site. No, it's not free, but so cool for Photoshop users. I almost don't want to share it. Graphicriver.com Check out the addon effects. This way you can make your images. They also have images you can buy at good a price. The other sites people told you about are great too. istock and bigstock are some others sites you should check out. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author VOnline
    Make your own photos or take your own photos. Safest way (and what I prefer)
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMonkey
    Originally Posted by rob1985 View Post

    Hi,

    I think I am going to have a go at learning a little about how to use photoshop.
    • The first question I have is Where do people go to get images to use in photoshop with out getting into trouble with copyright?
    • Also I know there are thousands of tutorials out the but can anyone recommend any?
    And any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thank you Rob.
    Hey Rob,

    try: FreeFoto.com - Free Pictures - FreeFoto.com

    *Note: You can also use images under the fair use act for educational purposes as well. Anything from government or .org domain images you can use as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author soliddesign
    Lynda.com is good for general photoshop usage.

    If there's a specific task/technique you're looking to accomplish. Simply google your best description of it (e.g., reflection effect in photoshop). I guarantee there's a free tut out there no matter how obscure your request.

    Best of luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author techntuts
      Lynda.com is the best place to learn photoshop for all kind of needs such as photography and webdesigning...
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  • Profile picture of the author signity2
    visit Lynda.com for photoshop
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  • Profile picture of the author txconx
    I also recommend Lynda.com for learning. It's a good place to get a start with Photoshop (or any of the other programs they cover there). PSDTuts.com, also previously mentioned, is a good go-to resource once you know the basics - I think even their BASIX series is a bit much for someone just starting with Photoshop.
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    • Profile picture of the author sixpack01
      All you need to do is choose how you learn best and go that way. Personally I learn best from an in-person class or having an expert show me in person. When I have a question about how to find some obscure tool or how to make a command work I just choose help from the HELP menu.
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