Photoshop question & Camera help!!!?

April 9, 2012
Photoshop question & Camera help!!!?

Question by amie g: Photoshop question & Camera help!!!?
I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 is there a website or book or someone who can help me learn how to work it properly?? i have this great tool to make photographs even more interesting and i cant work it… help would be much appreciated………

another question i have is:

I want to buy a new camera. I dont know if i want digital or film. Something fancy or something simple.
My thing is i want to be able to take multiple pictures faster. I believe it is called shutter speed. I dont want to have to wait 5 seconds for the flash to go off and picture to be taken. I want to hit the button and take the picture. I also want a camera that has 5 or more megapixels. At first i was thinking about this chunky Canon camera that has a lot of options on the camera itself (that i wont really use probably) but nowadays they have these really slim camera that are straight to the point.
I would only take pictures of people and nature. Anyone have any camera suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by TomTom
photoshop has a help section and a booklet.

my suggestion
go to yahoo shopping
digital cameras
digital camera GUIDE
be sure to check titles on the left side
the guide should answer your questions

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


  1. fhotoace April 9, 2012 at 1:58 am -

    Lets look at your second question

    Some point and shoot cameras do have Continuous Drive Modes 1.5 fps / 2.3 fps is about it. You will still have to deal with shutter lag, so if you are attempting to shoot action, you may be disappointed Even within the point and shoot cameras, you will find it is the “chunky” ones that usually have this feature.

    I have listed a link below so you can look for a camera that will meet your specifications.

    On the Elements issue, as you may know, there is a link when Elements opens for on-line tutorials and videos. On the other hand, you can go to most any tutorial site that provides information on Photoshop and in most ways the commands are nearly the same. I have Elements on my old notebook and use it when in the field. My new notebook sports CS2, but while I do travel with it, I keep it away from the outdoors.

  2. Shutterbug April 9, 2012 at 2:43 am -

    With respect to your Photoshop question, if I, or anyone else, were to attempt to answer it we’d have to write you a book which won’t work in this venue. I’d suggest you stop by the local book store or the library, there are many good books written about this software that can help you. Some areas also offer training and some have training videos on DVD that are a big help too.

    One word of advice, don’t try it all the first time, it’s bewildering. I’d go through a book and try those things you have a need for now. I’d also stay aware of what else the software can do so that when you have a specific problem later you’ll remember there is a solution and you can look it up then to see how its done. That’s an easier and faster way to learn.

    As to your second question, as long as you use a tiny point and shoot camera you’ll have to get used to poor response. If you go to a larger point and shoot, the high end ones like the CanonPowershot G7 (I have that one as my pocket camera) have a “continuous” function that lets you fire off a bunch of shots in rapid succession. But the way the camera achieves that performance is by doing only one exposure and focus setting and then using the same for the subsequent shots. That works in many instances where your different subjects are pretty much the same distance and exposure but other times you won’t like the results.

    If you really need high speed performance you have to go to an SLR. The Nikon I use fires off images at three frames per second consistently, more expensive ones will go even faster. However all SLRs despite their awesome performance eventually hit a wall as the internal memory fills up. At that point you have to wait for all the images to get written to the memory card. That’s not usually a big wait, two or thee seconds usually, and in the meantime you did manage to get ten to fifty shots depending on the model. The only thing is that if you go this way you’re into a lot of money and a lot of weight. My SLR case is a knapsack that weighs twenty five pounds. Mind you it has quite a few lenses and other heavy items for various uses.

    In terms of waiting for the flash to recharge, you may as well get used to that. I have a high end flash that recycles incredibly fast but even it takes about three to five seconds when the batteries are fresh and longer when they’re not. It is the nature of flash to take time to recharge. However, I have used my flash at three frames per second. The trick is to not drain it. If you can work within about a third of the flash’s distance capacity it retains enough charge after firing to fire again without hesitation.

    I hope these thoughts help a bit.