Photoshop graphic design tuts?

Question by Sniper: Photoshop graphic design tuts?
Need tuts that would help me improve my graphic design skillz….I need tuts that would help me make logos, design images, poster cards and mixtape covers etc

here’s examples
logo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2471463&id=1044881837

image design : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=1044881837&aid=-3&s=20&hash=d81171d7bb0285910b9af55258d2babc#!/photo.php?pid=2570053&id=1044881837
I havent’t tutorials that were helpful to me, Thats why Im asking for urgent help…

Best answer:

Answer by April M
You can find plenty of great tutorials all across the web. For starters, try IceFlowStudio’s channel on YouTube, or Bert Monroy’s podcasts on Revision3. Try as many as you can, as you should start picking up tips and tricks here and there.

You can also look into getting Scott Kelby’s “Down & Dirty Tricks” books. They’ll teach you some really cool and versatile Photoshop functions that you can use over and over again. If you have the money, you should also invest in a membership to NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) for a year. There are lots of great tutorials that you can only access as a member, so do as many as you can before your membership expires. That will give you a pretty solid foundation in Photoshop.

To really excel at design, though, you’re going to need to invest in Adobe Illustrator as well as Photoshop. Logos should never be created in Photoshop, since they need to be vectorized (which the first example you linked to is definitely not). Also, I hate to say it, but those examples are very amateurish, and are made using mostly Photoshop brushes that they probably aren’t commercially licensed to use. Even the most uninitiated “designer” can make things look pretty snazzy with very little effort, but if you’re looking to make graphic design a career, you’re going to have to familiarize yourself with the actual tools in Photoshop, and not rely on quick fixes like that. Good luck!

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Answer by alpha b
*Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) adheres to important phases that are essential for developers, such as planning, analysis, design, and implementation, and are explained in the section below. There are several Systems Development Life Cycle Models in existence. The oldest model, that was originally regarded as “the Systems Development Life Cycle” is the waterfall model: a sequence of stages in which the output of each stage becomes the input for the next.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_Development_Life_Cycle

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Question by Fuentes: What are the employment outlook for people majoring in “information system”?
I would like to know how the future is for people who are majoring in: Business Administration emphasis in Information System. I read articles online and on the paper and they all say that people majoring in information system is a bad idea. Mostly because they don’t know what it is. I don’t know what it is or what kind of work they do.

There’s one article that says that people with a bachelor’s in Information System have a 13% unemployment rate and that number will go higher in the future. I want your opinion and honesty of how the outlook for people with that degree is. Is there job security in the near future (2-3 years from now) or should it be recommended that people should major in something else. If people continue to pursue with that degree how would an undergrad or recent graduate get an internship? Please be honest (brutally honest), I might be influenced with what you say.

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Answer by Richard L
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If you like Technology then this is a good degree. If you are not sure what the degree is about you need to research that before you pour money and time into getting this degree. I’ve given you a list of jobs that would be possibilities for a CIS (or eqivalent degree) graduate.

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Network Administrator – Works on routers, switches, hubs, cables, load balancers and all the other hardware that handles LAN and WAN network traffic. Also, may be responsible for IP phone service.
Systems Administrator or Systems Engineer- Works with servers, laptops and desktop computers to keep them free of problems and secure the data they contain. Responsible for Security group creation and memberships, server patching, anti-virus protection updates, password changes and any automated mechanisms that make these changes. These positions may be divided into server and desktop teams. Tier 2 support.
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Exchange and Messaging Administrator – maintains mail systems servers, other mail related devices and the company messaging infrastructure.
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Database Administrator – Maintains the company databases which may include customer and sales records, billing information, inventory and other data.
Computing Security Specialist – A company’s biggest asset is its data and the Computing Security Specialist will work to try to keep that data protected from loss. They may be dealing with and defending against viruses, hoaxes, malware, keyloggers, phishing attacks, internal attacks and domestic and foreign intrusion. Develops monitoring and interception systems, filters and strategies and works with appropriate government agencies.
Ethical Hacker – performs intrusion and vulnerability testing of systems. Works with Computing Security to insure intrusion prevention systems are working correctly.
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Data Center Administrator – Maintains the data center facilities where the company’s servers and other devices reside. They are responsible for physical security and may review badge reader and camera information to be sure that only individuals with proper access are getting close to the company’s servers and other critical devices. Also, maintain backup power devices (UPS or generators).

In a small business the list of jobs above might be performed by one or two people doing all these jobs. In a large Enterprise environment this could be hundreds of people.

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