What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?

Question by Kei: What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?
I need a LOT of help with Adobe Illustrator CS4 and the Wow book that I have doesn’t really teach me anything.

Any recommendations?

I need the book to have info on pretty much anything like copying things, how to gradient mesh, and how to use just about all the tools in adobe illustrator.

Best answer:

Answer by Natalie
This is what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321573781?ie=UTF8&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321573781

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Q&A: What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?

Question by Kei: What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?
I need a LOT of help with Adobe Illustrator CS4 and the Wow book that I have doesn’t really teach me anything. Any recommendations?

I need the book to have info on pretty much anything like copying things, how to gradient mesh, and how to use just about all the tools in adobe illustrator.

Best answer:

Answer by Natalie
This is what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321573781?ie=UTF8&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321573781

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Where is the best place to download photoshop brushes?

Question by Osiris: Where is the best place to download photoshop brushes?
I’m looking for glow brushes, but if I find other good ones that will be great! :]

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Answer by Morelen
I don’t really know what you mean by glow but I usually use these sites first:
http://www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com/
http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/783-Glow-Brushes-Part-I
http://hawksmont.com/blog/category/graphic_design/resources/brushes/
http://www.photoshopbrushes.com/brushes.htm
http://seishido.biz/thinkbrushy.html (tirals and paid)
http://elitebydesign.com/75-insane-high-res-photoshop-brushes/ (links)

Also, if you look for specific things try Google:
Photoshop “specific term” brush
Just remember the legal stuff when you’re using one for public work…

Usually works for me.
Deviantart is also a good place to look for brushes..
http://getbrushes.com/
http://www.psbrushes.net/

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Which is the best laptop to run Photoshop CS4 and other image editing softwares?

Question by Aftershock!: Which is the best laptop to run Photoshop CS4 and other image editing softwares?
I have a friend who is a graphic designer. He needs a laptop that is superb with Photoshop CS4 and other 3d softwares…
any ideas..Macs or Pcs…??
Thanx.

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Answer by Linda
Any will actually do as long as it has an ample amount of RAM as well as a good graphic card and a decent processor in order to process things effectively. If he wants to get away from just laptops he can build himself a desktop computer that will run the programs more effectively than any PC or Mac they have on the market. I know this because I use the Adobe CS4 Suites all the time as well as 3D CAD programs for engineering and I build my own computers from bare bones.

The preference of PC or Mac is the workflow and interface he wants. If he is more comfortable with the Mac interface then go Mac, but if he is more comfortable with the PC interface then go PC.

There are many professionals that use heavy graphic programs on both types of computers and laptops. I know several designers that use Mac, however, I also know of some top professionals and companies that use PC and they use much heavier graphic programs than any graphic designer would use (particularly in engineering research and design). Like I said, the preference between those are for the workflow and interface he is most comfortable with.

Usually on the market these days, if you see someone advertising a “gaming laptop” you can bet that it has a really good graphics card as well as a high level of RAM and a fast processor. Those are the things that he needs to look for in a laptop or computer for his line of work.

Good luck and I hope that helps you guys on his hunt and kind of points you both in the right direction! 🙂

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where can i find the most and best photoshop brushes?

Question by haleighandcaitlyn_jp: where can i find the most and best photoshop brushes?
I have a few, but I want more brushes. what website should I look on?

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Answer by aimmanster6256464637261t52356363
Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 or Paint on Windows!

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What would be the best computer for Photoshop CS4?

Question by ladeedah: What would be the best computer for Photoshop CS4?
Hi there, computer whizzes!

Okay, I have to buy a computer that can smoothly run Photoshop CS4 and my Wacom Tablet. That’s about it.

Can you tell me what would be the best laptop and/or the best desktop for my needs? I’ve heard MacBook Pro, but is there are there cheaper, nearly as good alternatives? My budget is about 1200.

Thanks for reading

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Answer by Steven
Best computer would be HP Pavillion, could take in more space than those other computers such as the Mac and the older PCs

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What is the best way to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CS4?

Question by Ichigo_sama: What is the best way to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CS4?
Are there any books or websites that you recommend that will help me get to grips with Adobe Photoshop CS4? If it is a website, a one that is tutorial based would be better

Best answer:

Answer by Toggyv2
www.tutorialized.com Use this website…trust me lol…Ive been using photoshop for over 7 years now and started with it…it has everything you could want!

🙂

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What is the best laptop (~2000) for photoshop cs4 and premiere cs4?

Question by SavannahBride: What is the best laptop (~2000) for photoshop cs4 and premiere cs4?
I currently shoot with a 5dmk2, which generate sizable RAW files. I am looking for a laptop that would work well with photoshop cs4. I am debating between a laptop with the new core i7 or the macbook pro. I am looking for reliability as well as color accuracy and performance. Any suggestions?

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Answer by Akash_Raj
I would recommend a more value for money laptop which would fulfill your purpose. Macbook Pro wont be able to handle such graphical works.

Here is a very VFM product which can easily do your job.
Acer Aspire AS5740G-6979 for $ 799
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115733
Intel Core i5-430M(2.26GHz) (4 Threads!)
4GB DDR3
500GB
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1Gb GDDR3 with DirectX 11 support:

True 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Output

Here is another very powerful laptop with excellent graphical prowess and battery efficiency due to new ATI DX11 graphics chip.
ASUS N71JQ-X1 NoteBook
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220702
Intel Core i7 720QM(1.6GHz)
4GB DDR3
500GB Hard Disk
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1GB GDDR3 with DirectX 11 support
17.3″ Screen 1600 x 900
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The present Macbook Pro with Core2Duo is a kid in front of these two laptops. Both the above laptops would be about 70-80% more powerful than the Macbook pro. Macbooks have NVIDIA 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 which is quite useless for graphical works like heavy Photoshop editing.

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What photo editing program is best?

Which photo/image editing program/software is the best for editing images…using different brushes…making backgrounds…and those sort of options? I’m looking for something besides Adobe Photoshop CS3 or CS2 (too costly for one program in my opinion even if it would meet all my expectations).