Have you ever tried using Photoshop?
Many people have and some with great success, but most will admit that they find it difficult to get going properly and often become disillusioned with it. But if you are of an impatient nature or for some reason you have not gone through a little training then of course you are going to struggle with it. There are very few guys who can glance at it and get stuck in straight away. There are lots of people who actually give up on Photoshop straight away because they never took a little time to check it out first; it’s like wanting to run before you have learned to stand up. When you want to create great photographs and you want to get the best image possible sometimes you may wish to improve them slightly or even add in some additional features and really get creative. Some people view it as cheating but myself along with the majority of photographers think it is a natural extension as an artist. However it is not easy to learn and many people need a little help. So if you are in this position I would suggest you invest in a Photoshop Training Course
It’s such a waste because if you learn to use Photoshop properly you will be rewarded tenfold with its creative capabilities and power. The first time I used Adobe Photoshop, I must admit I got stuck almost straight away, don’t get me wrong I had seen people using it and they made it look so easy using all the controls to create something beautiful after only twenty minutes and one night they told me to try my hand at using Photoshop and they gave me a simple task. All it needed included selecting an image and painting it. Wow I could hardly begin; I just didn’t know what tools I needed to grab to do the task I wanted to do, after half an hour I was ready to bin it altogether.
It was then that I realised that it’s like being thrown the keys to a truck and driving it away. Without proper specialist training it’s almost impossible to do it, so why should it be any different with using Photoshop?
Before you install Photoshop you must make sure that you computer is up to the job, if it’s a fairly new computer you should be alright but it is worth checking. If you’ve been working with another type of editor you may think that you can just jump straight onto Photoshop and away you go and it is possible and it could be worth a go. But if you want to have Photoshop earn its keep you should invest in further training. I prefer both printed forms of training so you can quickly refer to it when required but I find video training great too because you actually see someone go through the software from the top to the bottom.
The Photoshop video training also encourages you to be creative yourself and you should experiment with its tools and features yourself and to use it regularly because it is only when you are familiar with the products will you truly be at home using Photoshop. If you’ve been a user for a while and you feel okay but you fancy learning the deep secrets which the experts seem to know, you can always opt for an advanced Photoshop training course which will unlock those secrets for you.
Here is what you can expect from online training
* Discover how the new Photoshop CS3 interface can increase your productivity.
* Find out how to improve your ability to process raw images.
* Learn advanced compositing skills.
* Create a mastery of Smart Filters and Quick Selection tools.
* Get the most out of the enhanced Adobe Bridge.
* Discover how Vanishing Point has been improved.
* Gain expertise in black-and-white conversion techniques.
Photoshop is the definitely the world’s No. 1 software for digital editing and compositing. Adobe Photoshop CS3 is said to offer more productivity features to improve your work flow, it’s also got more powerful editing tools and enhanced compositing features. It appears that Photoshop left the competition behind way back, and it’s unlikely that anyone will catch up any time soon. Certainly not with the current versions of Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Anyone can try to learn on their own but the chances are it will be slow and probably frustrating; they are not likely to discover the best way to go about using the tools, which causes continual anger and hardship and prevents their progression to go on learning new things. Any time spent training with Photoshop can only be to your benefit, you will find that every time you go through the training you will glean a little more from it so keep it handy where you can refer back to it.
Photoshop training will almost certainly improve your knowledge and skill in a few days to a few weeks depending how much time you give it each day. Everything costs money and there may be YouTube videos which are free that will show you how to do certain tasks with Photoshop but in order to get the best out of this software, which is quite expensive in its own right, you really need a good professional training course for Photoshop otherwise you may well have just picked up some other cheap editing software which to be frank will not do anything near the quality of Photoshop so my advice is to get yourself good quality training.
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