Hope all is well with you 🙂
Today I want to share something with you that I talked about last Sunday at my Photoshop “Know How” workshop and that is…how to study (and remember) Photoshop.
These days there are so many ways to pick up tips, tricks and techniques in Photoshop; we have books, magazines, DVD’s, online training, seminars and all that good stuff but it’s not access to learning that’s the problem…it’s remembering what you’ve learned.
I’ve mentioned before in a previous post [Link] that a while back now I made the commitment to study Photoshop for 30 minutes each and every day outside of the time I spend working in it. It’s a commitment for sure and there are times when I get to the end of the day and I haven’t done any studying but no matter what I’ll do some…even if 15 minutes is all I can manage before I lose the battle with the Mr Sandman; something is better than nothing right?
So how about remembering what you’ve read/watched?
Well from day one I’ve kept notebooks and each and every time I learn something I like I’ll make a note of it in my own (basic) language. This way when the time inevitably comes that I find myself wanting to use a particular technique but can’t remember exactly how to do it, rather than thumbing through a mountain of books, going online or looking through DVD’s because I can’t remember where I saw it, I simply turn to my notebook/s.
Another thing I do is to record myself doing the techniques and save them as movie files on my computer. I do this using Quick Time Player or sometimes ScreenFlow that I use to record video tutorials for my YouTube page or CD/DVD’s in magazines.
Now of course this is the way I’ve found works best for me but what about you? How do you study (and remember) Photoshop? Maybe you’re one of the lucky few with a photographic memory and see/read something once and that’s it but if like me you’re a mere mortal what do you do?
As always feel free to post a question/comment in the comments section below but in the mean time whatever you’re up to have a great Wednesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,