Tomorrow, on 'Wordless Wednesday', Miss Grace's picture will publish. I had another 'lesson' last night and we did more Photoshop work on Miss Grace's picture.
When I was left to my own devices, I began to realize just how complex Photoshop is, and how difficult it is to figure out how to do what you know needs to be done.
First there's the problem of nomenclature. What things are called in your head is often different from what those same 'actions' are called in Photoshop. A lot of the stuff in Photoshop is NOT intuitive - you have to KNOW what is it you want to do, and you have to KNOW HOW to do what it is you want to do, and all of that starts after you figure out what it's CALLED in Photoshop.
Then there's the problem of 'vision'. It's one thing to know all of the Photoshop stuff - it's quite another to have the vision to see a final photograph and then use your Photoshop knowledge to produce that image. It requires and knowledge of what is possible and then, again, applying that knowledge to the source picture and creating, in your mind, the end game piece.
Photoshop is a monster. But if you can tame that beast, the world is yours to command. And that very valuable skill should be well rewarded. In a world where film is dying, if not dead, digital photography skills and especially post processing skills will become more and more valuable.
Just a thought.