I very rarely promote other companies products or services here on the blog – unless I find something with extraordinary value. And since today is the last day for deep discounted pricing (March 2, 2013) on one of those finds, I thought I’d better get a quick blog out about it in case any photographers or design artists would be interested.
Long story short, even though I’ve been using Photoshop since the early 90s and Lightroom since the day the first public beta was released in 2006, and I say this with a slight bit of surprise – I learned a lot tuning into Photoshop Week for the last five days. In fact I felt it had such great value, that today I bought the entire course offering this morning just as day 6, the last day was starting.
I have no affiliation with the nice humans at CreativeLive, except that I tune in from time to time as a regular viewer. Because I wrote the posting before Photoshop Week started, I really had no idea whether the 40 sessions being offered would be useful. I was turning in, just like the rest of the internet world to see what this first ever Photoshop Week was all about. But by the end of the third day, even though I consider my Photoshop and Lightroom skills to be at a high pro level, my brain was full of fast, new, alternate methods of doing what I do every day.
I’m a learn-by-doing type of artist, which is great, but it also means that some times I feel my personal knowledge base has a few gaps in it. I learn by experimenting and just spending lots of time refining my skills. It’s a good way to learn because I’m not just pushing buttons or using presets without knowing the how and why of what they do. However, learning from other professionals, or at least looking over their shoulders once in a while results in, “Ohhhhhhhhh. Wow. That’s a great shortcut. I didn’t know you could do that!”
Photoshop Week has been full of those moments for me.
Anyway, here’s the time sensitive, discount pricing information. CreativeLIVE is offering the entire 6 day schedule of over 40 classes, taught by 12 instructors for the in-progress event price of $299 U.S. through midnight tonight. It’s 70 hours of extremely well presented information. After midnight tonight, you can still buy the entire week of classes, but you’ll be paying over $1,300.
If you do photo retouching or compositing or have an extensive Lightroom catalog of photographs or care about efficiency in your workflow or just want to sharpen your skills, no matter what level of artist you are, I’d be surprised if Photoshop Week didn’t make your professional life easier and more manageable. Again, I get nothing from the CreativeLIVE people for this recommendation. I don’t know them. I’ve never even been to Seattle. I just think they have a great thing going here and I wanted to share it.
End of this rare promotional blog posting.
As always, thanks for reading.