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I am a little stuck I want general advice or direction.
I posted awhile back www.freelancebusinessman.com
the website critique wasn't good, with me wanting to be a professional web designer, coder, programmer, there is a lot I thought I should learn, so I took a step back, I already has mastered xhtml, and was above professional level with css. I was into hand coding, which gives me some control, I also am obsessed with standards compliance, so I was on the right track, after research I picked a server side to start with, php. Then after studying it for awhile getting to the poitn where I could now start on websites and learn more php as I go, I picked a database language, I studied and create a quick reference for basic sql, so now I know how to create and put together databases, and studied all the database stuff, like different versions where to use what, got all that under my belt. Then I started digging into some other stuff, I wanted to increase my overall abilities with web layout and design, and content writing (I haven't dug into those 2 yet) I ordered adobe photoshop cs2 for images. I don't want to be a full blown god-like graphic designer. I just want to be able to
1.Create banners, logo's, backgrounds(myself)
2.Edit, manipulate images(to make them look better
3.Be able to work with text in photos
4.
basically I want to be able to build websites, I need atleast intermediate graphic design skills to do what I need to do, where do I start.
ANd I have no way to get access to photos they are all for sale, how deos everyone here get ahold of there photo's

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was that whole post for that one question?

well, you can always ask permission from someone to use their photo's for editing
you don't necessarily have to buy all pics
also they're a few websites out there that offer open source images so to speak

I don't know any off hand
just try googling around

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more of where to start learning, I don't want to go real deep as to be a graphic designer, I just want to be a web coder, programmer, designer.
I want to know, using photoshop cs2 what skills do I need to acquire to be able to do roughly anything I need with a website. as far as logo's banners, backgrounds, photo's excetera.

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Learn 'layout' by visiting well-designed sites.

Get all the high quality images you'll likely need for free from:

[a href=\"http://www.sxc.hu/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.sxc.hu/[/a]
[a href=\"http://www.morguefile.com\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.morguefile.com[/a]

And if you want to pay a pittance, then [a href=\"http://www.dreamstime.com/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.dreamstime.com/[/a] for images at $1 is just one of many similar sites

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psworkshop.net links to lots of good Photoshop tutorials.

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I'm changing the title of this thread to be lower case... there is no reason for an all caps title for this thread. Don't do it again businessman.... you've already been warned twice about stuff on these forums... you're on thin ice as far as I'm concerned.

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[a href=\"http://www.fotolia.com\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.fotolia.com[/a] has some excellent stock photos, and for relatively cheap.

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