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Now I'm Going To Learn How To Do It Properly!

I'm fed up with floundering around in Elements 6 not really knowing what I'm doing and using only the most basic controls. So I've booked a two day course with an Adobe certified instructor. With a maximum of three students per course the instruction should be pretty intensive and hopefully I'll gain a lot more knowledge and experience than I have now!

It should do more to improve my photography in the long run than if I'd spent the money on another lens.
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Can I ask where this course is opertated, as I too need some serious help using adobe!
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Re: Now I'm Going To Learn How To Do It Properly!

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I'm fed up with floundering around in Elements 6 not really knowing what I'm doing and using only the most basic controls. So I've booked a two day course with an Adobe certified instructor. With a maximum of three students per course the instruction should be pretty intensive and hopefully I'll gain a lot more knowledge and experience than I have now!

It should do more to improve my photography in the long run than if I'd spent the money on another lens.
Out of interest, how much will the course set you back?

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Re: Now I'm Going To Learn How To Do It Properly!

Edward and Andy,

the course is based in Devon, near Paignton. Mike Bone, who runs the courses, tailors them to the various versions of Photoshop and Elements. Some are one day, some are two. For instance, I could have booked a one day course specifically for Elements 6 (which I use) but after talking it over with Mike I opted for a two day course for Elements 7 because the difference between these versions is very small and the longer duration will give me more time to absorb and practice all that new knowledge!

Ian,

the cost of my particular course is 215. A one day course would have been 115.

Photoshop courses are typically 265. He also does one-to-one single day Photoshop courses for 195.

Obviously I have to budget for travel and accommodation in addition to the course price, but I might combine it with a couple of extra days in the area.

I will still be interested in one of your courses when you launch them, Ian!


Here's a link for those who are interested: http://www.farrowhousetraining.com/
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Devon hey!................................thats convenient!

When are you going on this course John? as I would like to use you as a guinea pig, to let us know whether it is worth it or not!
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Devon hey!................................thats convenient!

When are you going on this course John? as I would like to use you as a guinea pig, to let us know whether it is worth it or not!
Not exactly just down the road, is it Edward?

Still, it's an excuse to tagg on a couple of extra days for a longer break to make the journey worthwhile.

The course is on 26th & 27th January and I'll report back how I get on.
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Re: Now I'm Going To Learn How To Do It Properly!

Sounds very expensive!

Why not try a subscription with Lynda.com or Kelby training in my opinion you'll learn a lot more plus you can pause and playback the lessons as often as you like. Give it a try for free.

http://www.lynda.com/home/ViewCourses.aspx?lpk0=77

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Sounds very expensive!

Why not try a subscription with Lynda.com or Kelby training in my opinion you'll learn a lot more plus you can pause and playback the lessons as often as you like. Give it a try for free.

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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the links but I'm a bit of a numpty when it comes to computers in general and processing software in particular. In my own judgement it's by far the weakest link in my skill set as a photographer. If this course can bring the processing side of my work up to scratch then for me it will be money well spent. I feel that I need some personal hands-on tuition and a two day course with a tutor/student ratio of 1:3 sounds just what I need.

But of course the proof of the pudding.......I'l let you know how it goes.

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Thanks for letting us know John. If it turns out to be any good I might be able to persuade Andy to go with me, so we can hold each others hands!
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Thanks for letting us know John. If it turns out to be any good I might be able to persuade Andy to go with me, so we can hold each others hands!
I believe there is a discount if two people book together.
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Re: Now I'm Going To Learn How To Do It Properly!

I am slightly biased as I run training courses professionally (but not in anything related to photography).

We quite often have students who have tried self-training and decide in the end to pay for a course (or their employer does!). Self-training takes a lot of time and self-discipline, and you can't beat the interaction with a trainer who knows the topic well and likes running training courses. You will also pick up a stack of useful tips and techniques not strictly related to the course.

If you can afford it, go for it... I expect you will find it a very worthwhile investment.
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If it turns out to be any good I might be able to persuade Andy to go with me, so we can hold each others hands!

You never know,see how things pan out in the new year.

I agree that there nothing like a person to person training environment.When I worked we use to do many many training courses.Towards the end CBT was introduced.It's just not the same, probably about being able to "bounce"subjects around.
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Re: Now I'm Going To Learn How To Do It Properly!

I think it will be money well spent and agree it will probably improve your photography more than any new lens would.

I used to tutor QuarkXPress/PhotoShop courses at a local college.

I just wished I'd done a bit of training when I started instead of messing about for ages trying to pick things up.

I'd also second the idea of a Lynda.com video tutoral, but perhaps do this a bit after having a one-to-one (or 3) course.

The money being charged seems pretty reasonable for training.
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