When I first started photography, I was very excited to learn Photoshop. That lasted about an hour, before I realized that I was so in over my head that I could not figure out how to do the simplest tasks. Forty hours of night school at a community college, and I thought I had it down, then I picked up Photoshop magazine…..
…..and realized I was never really going to learn this software. Five years later I am at least able to follow the instructions in Photoshop magazine, but often have no earthly idea why I am doing what I am doing. Perhaps in 10 years, I will actually understand 25% of the functionality in this robust software package and can develop my own creative techniques.
This week’s project was in their March issue. It had 20 steps, 2 textures, the creation of 3 new files, and about 15 layers. I have to say I like the effect, and if one of my stepdaughters is game, I might even try it as a portrait technique later this year.
Haha.. I had Photoshop for a day. One, it didn’t smoothly on my laptop so had to uninstall and 2 I spent 2 hours on a photo to get nowhere. I’m now using light room and don’t have any desire to try Photoshop again at this moment!
I couldn’t agree with you more! LR is a very powerful piece of software, I very rarely go into PS anymore….