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Jul 28, 2012 22:54 |  #1

Just wondering if anyone has any thought on a best training app. I'm at the stage in my photography that I need to sharpen my processing skills. My thought was to use a double monitor, play the video's on one screen and inter-act on the other. I know both of the people in the title have training video's......any thoughts.


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Jul 28, 2012 23:24 |  #2

If you want processing/software training Lynda is best imo. If you want photography training, Kelby is best. I really like both of the though. :)


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Jul 28, 2012 23:40 |  #3

Lynda is a great way to learn. As much as you want or can manage. Kelby is good too.




  
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Jul 29, 2012 06:23 as a reply to  @ jetcode's post |  #4

Hands down, Lynda has the better content. Lynda also has some very good photography instructional content. One of the best Photoshop instructors, IMO, is Deke McClelland whose One on One Photoshop course is one of the best I have ever seen.


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Jul 29, 2012 06:46 as a reply to  @ ssim's post |  #5

It is my impression that Lynda.com have designed the contents of their instructional videos, determined what each chapter should contain and filmed them as distinct chapters.

Kelby, on the other hand, do not seem to have designed the content but merely filmed a dialogue and cut it into pieces in post production. The effect of this seems to make the videos somewhat disjointed. Their presentation is also often terminated in mid sentence.

I also found it frustrating that the Kelby studio videos were subject to background noises; everything from people laughing in the background to what sounds like people making coffee. Distracting.

The Lynda site is also much better to search/filter for those videos in which one is interested.

So, Lynda.com by a mile.


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Jul 29, 2012 06:54 as a reply to  @ DunnoWhen's post |  #6

I like lynda.com for the shear volume of different software instructions...KelbyTr​aining for just Photoshop. They each have monthly memberships to get a "feel" for each.

BTW, Scott has one of the best compositional videos on the planet... http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=FpHMuK7Htic (external link)


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Jul 29, 2012 09:54 |  #7

Lynda gets high marks here and elsewhere




  
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Jul 29, 2012 13:01 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #8

I tried both and settled on Lynda.com. I really like Deke McClelland and a number of the other presenters. Deke vs Scott is a Ford vs Chevy kind of thing, but they seem different enough to me that I didn't care to watch both, and just settled on one. I really like Deke's One-on-One series.


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Jul 29, 2012 13:06 |  #9

I went with Lyda when I needed instruction on Premiere Elements because I could buy just that one video on DVD and keep it forever instead of having to subscribe monthly.




  
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Jul 29, 2012 22:02 as a reply to  @ mike_d's post |  #10

I've tried both and for processing I would go with lynda.com and Chris Orwig.


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Aug 02, 2012 22:58 |  #11

Thank you for the input


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