Learning to use Adobe CS3

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by LERsince1991, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    I am interested in all areas of design and I thought I'd get the adobe CS3 Master Collection but I feel lost. Is there any workshops or PDF manuals people know about so I can learn how to use the software.

    I have used photoshop a bit in the past so I seem to be using it for everything and leaving out illustrator and indesign. I'm not bothered about video editing.

    I would like to learn:
    Photoshop + In Design + Illustrator

    and also

    After Effects + Fireworks + Flash

    What do you thinks the best way to learn and can I download some tutorials and manuals?

    Thanks for your time!
     
  2. Simplesimon101 macrumors regular

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    i use lynda.com... there's lots of tutorials for basically every bit of software i've ever used (inc. CS3 master edition). it's $250 for the year but i found a voucher code online and it was only $200. I think it's pretty cheap for unlimited access to all the tutorials you'd ever need.
     
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  4. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the help.
    I dont feel like I want to pay for online tuition's, its probably really good but as 'dukebound85' said I'd preffer to look at a book or a PDF book, (I use 2 screens so PDF wont really get in the way when working.

    Do adobe supply some sort of manual, tutorial resources that i can just download?
    cheers
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i have a free pdf book from somewhere when i was looking for something similar

    free free to give me an im at doctajodave on aim
     
  6. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    haha so can you remember where you got it from or would it be possible to email me it?
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    unfortunately i forgot where i found it. im sure there are others too if you google free photoshop pdf or something
     
  8. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    you speak the truth..
     
  9. jbyles macrumors newbie

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    I agree with going with lynda.com

    here is a one day free pass:

    http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/promoSignupForm.asp?promo=IDSecrets&plog={4FEF7A8A-81F9-4A49-B1F4-E1889DF1EAA0}

    try it, you might find yu never go back!

    James
     
  10. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I will try that online tutorial in a bit.

    Anyone know a good way of learning the CS3 workflows and basics for free?
    I've never really got the workflow, why use a set of 3 programs and keep switching between them? what file formats to use to switch between them?
     
  11. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    You just have to dig in and do it. It's daunting a bit at first as each program is to the nth degree complex with how far you can go.

    Use photoshop for your image manipulations, sizing and effects. Use Illustrator for your vector needs..logos, line art and Illustrations, etc. Use Indesign or Quark for your page layouts and anything, for the most part, to do with text and laying in text with images. Think of Indesign as the Mothership with photoshop and Illustrator parts within.
     
  12. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    When you purchase the software, it comes with manuals and some training. Aside from that, you need to purchase training materials.

    -mx
     

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