I mentioned last week that one of my goals this summer is to learn to take better pictures. Well, until I get there, I’ll be living by the motto, those who can’t take great pictures, photoshop them.
My timing couldn’t have been more perfect because last week I spotted this pin on Pinterest for a free online Photoshop/Photoshop Elements class that started this week. Woo-hoo!
I stayed up late last night completing the first lesson tutorials and exercises and have already learned so much! I’d say 80% – 90% of the concepts were completely new to me. I usually don’t like watching training videos, but these were very helpful and easy to follow along. The good part about online classes is that you can work on your lessons at your convenience and at your own pace. As an extra bonus, you can sign up for a year of access to a free Photoshop mentor–how cool is that?
It’s not too late to join the class either; so if you’re interested, here’s the link along with the promo code to sign up for free: PSTOP52012. You can also sign-up for a free 30-day trial of either software at Adobe.com if you don’t have a copy yet.
And in case you’re wondering, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are both amped photo editing software, though you can do a lot more than just edit photos. Photoshop Elements is the stripped down version of the super pricey Photoshop but don’t let that fool you. It can still do tons. I picked up my copy of Photoshop Elements at Costco for $80. So far, I’ve used it to design party invitations and cupcake toppers, make tags, create my new blog banner and of course, edit pictures.