Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 32 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
Im wondering this as a local community college is offering some classes for I think like 100-150 dollars. Im considering taking them as I think it would help me out with getting photo accepts. Does anyone think these work, or is it a waste of time and money? And a big ol refrence book would work better?
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Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2455 times:
Personally I wishe there had been a course near me.... as it is I've spent so much on books and magazines that I don't think I'll bother now.
Don't get me wrong... I am by no stretch of the imagination a PS expert... far from it in fact! The more I learn about PS the more I realise how I am merely scratching the surface of this complex and hugely capable program.
I'd say go for it...
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7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
I was thinking a lot like the lines you are... Then totally by accident I stumbled upon this book that really changed the world for me. I've learnt more from it in a few weeks than from anything else over the years!
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5582 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
Before you invest money in a class, find out what it offers and what you may learn there.
Photoshop is an immensely powerful application and in my mind somewhat misnamed, it is often used for creating illustrations rather than "processing" photographs. Many courses(and books) concentrate on this aspect.
Make sure that any course or books you invest in lean towards the photography aspect of Photoshop. Authors to look out for include Scott Kelby, Tom Ang, Katrina Eismann.
The CD tutorial that Tommy mentioned may be OK but I would like to see a review of the entire product before endorsing it.(Perhaps the authors might be interested in having an experienced A.net contributor do a review of the product) I personally have suspicions about a training product like this designed for a single quite narrow outcome.
Search the internet, there are some quite good tutorials available there!!
[Edited 2006-01-03 23:05:25]
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