Hi everyone and a big thank you for those who have visited and pushed the visitor total to 2000! The exact number, at the time of writing, is 2120 and hopefully I will continue to include content that is of interest.
The hardest part of running Andy Keeble Photography is finding, what I believe to be, good content. At the moment I add what I like to see and read in other photography websites. I also make use of Google Analytics which shows me what pages visitors are spending time on. It's a handy program to use and very easy to set up. If any of you have suggestions for site content then feel free to leave your comments or email me.
I still have a number of good quality images, destined for this website, on my hard drive which brings me very neatly onto the main purpose of this post! (WOW the content is flowing well today lol!!!).
I mentioned, in an earlier post, that I have recently purchased Adobe Photoshop CS6 to use as my main form of image editing. I still use Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 but Photoshop CS6 offers me so much more. Now this upgrade has come at a cost, not only financially but in new content. It is simply not a program that I could pick up and use without any form of training, which is why there are a plethora of courses and books advertised on the interweb!
I have always enjoyed the challenge of learning to use new software and boy does CS6 live up to that challenge! When I ran this program for the first time it swiftly dawned on me that I was going to need some help. Having spent a bit of time trawling the web I settled on a book and DVD combination called "Adobe Photoshop CS6, Learn By Video" by Kelly McCathran which cost me £35 from Amazon UK.
The booklet is a handy reference for CS6, containing some handy tips and tricks, it is the DVD that contains the learning material and the content is excellent. Not only does it include in excess of 14 hours of 1280 x 720 Hi Def video lessons, it also contains training files and images which can be copied to your PC or Mac.
The lessons are broken down into bite sized videos which vary in length dependant on the lesson content. On my PC they are crystal clear which makes watching them a real treat. Kelly has a nice clear, voice and is easily understood. As I mentioned, contained on the DVD, there is supplementary lesson material so you can practise the lessons in your own time.
Learn By Video will not make you an Adobe master overnight, there is simply far too much to learn. However it will assist anyone who is struggling to get to grips with such a complex piece of software as Photoshop CS6 and for the price, I have not come across a better way of learning.
Until next time please stay safe.