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    Why didn't I do this before?

    I have tried two on-line Photoshop courses from two different community colleges in my area and didn't like them. It wasn't the Photoshop portion that I didn't like but, I had trouble with the on-line interface.

    I finally have enrolled in a Photoshop CS-5 course that is offered in a classroom sponsored by the San Diego Community College Adult Education Department. The course normally consists of seven five-hour sessions but, was cut to six sessions because of the power failure we experienced a few weeks ago in the Western United States.

    I have completed two of the six sessions which is ten hours of instruction and have learned much more than I had expected. The instructor is great! He not only has expertise in the field but, he is enthusiastic and fun to be with. He also teaches in a way that corresponds to my way of learning. Best of all the course is free of charge and also qalifies me to purchase Adobe Products at an education discount.

    I had not taken advantage of many of the capabilities of Photoshop CS-5 and some of these, like "Content Aware Fill" are almost magical. I am also working with a lot of the keyboard shortcuts which I previously had not used.

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    Re: Why didn't I do this before?

    Good on you, Richard. And it also proves the point about us always being able to learn if we're willing to seize the opportunities that are out there.

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    Re: Why didn't I do this before?

    When it comes to college courses, I'm a big fan of Open Courseware, just pick a university, subject, course, and you get all the information for free.

    How's that for an opportunity ?
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    Re: Why didn't I do this before?

    Going back sometime I played around with PS and thought I had some idea but NO. I did a course at our local Council of Adult Education and apart from learing heaps what it did give me was a structure or approach so when I sat at the computer and opened an image I know had process I could work through. It is fair to say that, like photography, you develop a style and processs to suit yourself but having a basic structure to work from helps enormously.

    I actually have 3 processes now - one for the web, one for print and one for DVD shows.

    Congratulations Richard.

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    Re: Why didn't I do this before?

    Good on you Richard. Now you'll be able to create lots of these.

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