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Photoshop newbie. Desperate for help

Hey Everyone,

I've just had a need to start using photoshop and for some reason everything (apart from one fluke) comes out pixelated and/or stretched. I feel as though I've thought of everything to no avail. I've tried other dedicated photoshop forums, but I am hoping the members of cnet can help me.

Thanks in anticipation of your help


Hayden

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There are a few Photoshop guys

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That frequent this forum. They should at least be able to get you started.
Meanwhile, it might be an idea if you could explain how you get to the "Pixelated and/or stretched" state.

Are you working with JPEG's or a Gif's?
What are you trying to do with the original that causes it to be stretched.
Do you have any publications for PhotoShop? Consider Photoshop for Dummies as a beginning.
What version of PS are you running?

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The only time I have seen the symptom

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you are reporting is when the source image is being made a whole lot bigger than is was ever intended to be.

Bob's questions are the right ones...

Being "new to PhotoShop", what image manipulation application were you using before PhotoShop?

But these - and other questions which will point us in a direction are not necessarily specific to PhotoShop - the image manipulation you do that causes the symptom you report *can* happen in other image manipulation applications.

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More info (and thanks)

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Thank you both for replying. The version of photoshop I'm using is Photoshop CS version 8. This pixelated version seems to come with practically ever format I use. The one fluke time was with a PNG format, but when tried on other occassions it didn't work.

Also at the moment I am attempting to create a logo and not edit a photo. I am only using text and slight text warp. I am new to photoshop but can usually grasp a program by messing around with the features. It doesn't seem to be helping on this occassion.

I grasp the idea of stretching an image to larger than it was meant to be, but this is an original logo.

Hopefully that gives you more to go on

Thanks again


Hayden

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what font are you using?

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Do you know if it is bitmapped (or not)? Does the symptom happen with all fonts? Is it only on your screen or when printed?

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Even more info

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Hey all,

Not too sure where the conversations gone, but anywho a strange thing happened when I put it into InDesign. It still looked blurry on the indesign screen but was clearer when exported as a pdf! What I'm doing wrong with my viewing then?

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Is this a sign of my insignificance, that

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when I do post, Bob gets the credit

Sad

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OMG... that was me...

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I beg forgiveness...

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Forgiveness is granted,

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you will be spared the slings and arrows of outrageous posts.

'til next time, that is!


Happy

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I genuflect

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in your approximate direction...

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That would explain the

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strange smell in the New York area!

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oops...

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'scuse me... Wink

(pretty good shot, though, getting all the way across the country from the left coast and all...)

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Hi Hayden

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Been awhile since I viewed this forum and saw your problem.

I can try to help but I need an exact description of what you are doing - I've read your other post but they don't explain everything.

You are making a text based logo... from scratch?

or are you making a logo from an separate image and placing text over it? If this is so...

what format is the original source image? When you open it in PS... what size and resolution is it?

I can try and help you step by step but need as much info as you can give me to avoid playing 20 questions! Happy

grim

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BTW... turn on your email link.

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It makes it easier to contact someone asking for help and it is a proxy contact that does not allow anyone to know your actual email address.

grim

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I got your message Hayden...

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but I was suggesting you turn on your contact this member option on your profile page.

Either way... for the benefit of other members... if you can describe what you are trying to do, I hopefully can talk you through it.

grim

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Hi Hayden, where did you go?

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I got your initial email to me and posted in response both here and replied via your supplied email link... but no response.

Did you figure it out and get the job done?

grim

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