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Tim has been interested in photography for many years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's in Environmental Science. Writing nature articles allows him to combine his interest in photography and nature into one medium.

Been Busy Improving Photoshop Skills with Kelby Training


The last few weeks I’ve been really busy improving my Photoshop skills (which has kept me away from posting), mainly by taking courses through Kelby Training.  Photoshop is a huge program with a lot of different facets to it, unlike Lightroom which primarily provides tools for photographers.  For me, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most difficult and 1 being the least, I would give Lightroom about a 4 and Photoshop a 9.5.  There is just so much to learn in Photoshop, it can be overwhelming.

Currently, I feel that I have a good handle on Lightroom, but definitely need improvement in Photoshop.  So, that’s what my focus has been recently and I feel that I’m much improved than just a few weeks ago.

Here are the recent courses that I’ve been taking through Kelby Training (and all have been excellent, by the way):

  • Photoshop in Depth:  Type (Corey Barker)
  • Photoshop Type Effects (Corey Barker)
  • 10 Things Every Photoshop Designer Should Know (Corey Barker)
  • Mastering Blend Modes in Photoshop (Corey Barker)
  • Using Wacom Tablets with Photoshop (Corey Barker) (BTW, recently bought a Wacom tablet that I’ll be discussing in another post)
  • Getting Up to Speed with Wacom Intuos 4 (Corey Barker)
  • Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Parts 1, 2, and 3
  • Photoshop CS6:  Design Features (Pete Collins)
  • Photoshop in Depth:  Tools (Pete Collins) (In progress)
  • Photoshop in Depth:  Paths and Shapes (Corey Barker)
  • Down and Dirty CS6 (Corey Barker)
  • Mastering Curves (Ben Willmore)
  • Mastering Curves:  Adjusting Tonality (Ben Willmore)
  •  Photoshop CS6:  Brushes and Painting (Pete Collins)

I didn’t realize how many courses I’ve actually been through until I started writing this post.  It’s been a lot, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and have learned tons of stuff, which I hope to use more not only in my photography, but in the production of this website.  I plan to post an update as I work through more training.  Now, back to class!

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